White Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Log

I was inspired by a dessert that one of my aunts had made for us on a visit to New York during the holidays one year. She always made these beautiful rolled cakes in the shape of logs. This is a beautiful dessert that begins on the stove top and ends in the refrigerator. I … Continue reading White Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Log

Greek Semolina Halva

Have you ever had halva made from semolina? This is the recipe that my mother would make when I was a child. Halvas Simigdalenios - or Semolina Halva. It is studded with nuts like pistachio, pine nuts or almonds, and dried fruit like raisins. Spiced with cinnamon & flavored with orange or lemon zest. It’s … Continue reading Greek Semolina Halva

Gravlax

Have you ever heard of gravlax? I hadn't! But one afternoon, I had seen an article in the food section of the New York Times about gravlax. I love lox. They looked similar. And so, my interest was peaked! Gravlax is Nordic in origin and the traditional way to make it is to bury it … Continue reading Gravlax

Cranberry Curd Tart

So this year I wanted to try a little something different for this Thanksgiving and stear away from the usual apple and pumpkin pies. So I started searching to see what desserts one can make from cranberries. Now, cranberries in of themselves are not keto, however when when you play with alternative sweeteners and crusts, … Continue reading Cranberry Curd Tart

Castelvetrano Olives & Marcona Almonds

The first time that I ate this combination of flavors, I was at a Santa Monica hot spot for dinner with friends, and these were an appetizer. I instantly fell in love with the combination or flavors! Castelvetrano olive & Marcona almonds Simple and ready in five minutes! An amazing addition to any charcuterie board. … Continue reading Castelvetrano Olives & Marcona Almonds