Dessert

Thanksgiving Throwdown: Part 4

The reason I fill my Thanksgiving dinner plate with mostly turkey and non-starchy veggies is quite simple…. SO I CAN HAVE DESSERT!   I have a killer sweet tooth, and I no longer make apologies for it! In fact, embracing the sweet things has actually taken away their power, whereas going…

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Gluten-Free Cranberry Shortbread

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Adapted from Bon Appetit Makes 16 squares INGREDIENTS For the crust: 1 c. Pamela’s Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Mix 1/4 c. coconut sugar or Sucanat 1/4 tsp. sea salt 1 stick of chilled, unsalted butter, cut into 1/2″ cubes For the filling:  10 oz. fresh cranberries 1/2 c. coconut sugar or…

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Last weekend, my work as a Les Mills trainer took me to Bethesda, Maryland. I tacked on an extra day before and after my training since it’s so close to home. (“Home” meaning: Northern Virginia.  Was I born there? Did I grow up there? No, but it’s where my friends…

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A few months ago, my dear friend Kate of BeyondFit Physiques asked me to be a part of a special event she was planning: A weekend retreat for women who love fitness and nutrition, and who deserve a little break from the hectic, 24-7 hustle & bustle of daily life. She…

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This coffee cake is an homage to my DC days when I fueled my mornings with sugar and caffeine. Every morning, I’d go to St. Elmo’s in Del Ray and order a Low-fat Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffin (“that one with all the icing, please”) and a small coffee. This combo…

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