It feels like I haven’t shared a dessert recipe on the blog in a while; not that I haven’t indulged in anything sweet since my last cake recipe, but I just haven’t photographed any of the desserts I’ve made lately. I wanted to make something special for Valentine’s Day, a dessert that would be sweet, yet light and not too fattening. I stumbled upon these lemon pudding cakes on Once Upon A Chef‘s blog. They looked quick and easy to make, making them the perfect desserts to whip up together in no time — especially when you have a baby with you in the kitchen!
Sleep deprivation is really tough. So tough, but worth every lost second of sleep when I see our beautiful Gabriel smile and grow by the minute. If you believe that a baby sleeping a long 6-hour stretch at night qualifies as “sleeping through the night”, well then Gabriel has been sleeping through the night for a couple of weeks already, waking up once at night to feed and then starting the day at 7am. Sometimes he’s ready to party at 6am, and on days like those, a quick breakfast really comes in handy. I’m thinking yoghurt topped with granola or overnight oats made with granola.
First post of 2017…and my first post as a Mommy! I couldn’t be more excited to share the news with you and start this new year as a family of 3. Something tells me that it’s going to be an amazing year — yes, one full of sleepless nights, but surely the most exciting one yet. I gave birth to our beautiful Gabriel on December 18 at 12:54pm after 10 hours of labor on a cold Sunday morning. He decided to arrive fashionably late (3 days after my due date), but just in time to light his first Hanukkah candles with us. I’ll never forget the moment they put him on me and when he first gazed into my eyes. Gabriel filled up a space in our hearts that we didn’t even know existed. It was love at first sight and I’ve never felt more complete in my life. I can’t believe he’s already 3 weeks old and time is truly passing by too quickly…
Dearest readers, I have not forgotten about you, I promise. I know I haven’t been posting regularly, but I’ve been busy cooking freezer-friendly meals to heat up when the baby arrives, most of which I’ve also been photographing to publish on the blog. So now I have plenty of recipes to share with you for the next couple of weeks…and many blog posts to write and schedule for the first couple of weeks with our baby at home. I’m due any day now, and Savormania will keep me busy while we impatiently wait for our baby to be born. He seems in no hurry and so happy kicking around in my belly. Although I can’t wait to meet him, hug him and never let him go, I think I’m really going to miss feeling his little kicks and hiccups in my belly.
Sweet breakfast breads made with vegetables are really not a European thing…however, carrot, zucchini or pumpkin make yummy brunch cakes and should be used more often! From all the healthy breakfast breads I’ve made, this one has got to be one of my favorites. It’s nutritious, moist, naturally sweetened without being overly sweet, spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg and is just so delicious when toasted and topped with nut butter.
Sundays rhyme with pancakes. Okay, not really, but you get what I mean; there’s nothing like the smell of homemade pancakes filling up your kitchen on a Sunday morning. Although I have to admit that it’s hard to beat Aunt Jemima’s Original Pancake Mix, homemade pancake batter can be just as good and so much healthier by using nutritious ingredients, like fruits and oats instead of sugar and flour. Trust me and give these a try!