January 2, 2024

Strawberry Almond Cake

This almond cake recipe works well with gluten-free flour. I prefer the taste and texture of Cup4Cup flour. I also use monk fruit sweetener, which works beautifully as a sugar substitute. I recommend buying a brand that has been blended with erythritol so that you can replace it 1:1 with white sugar, like Lakanto, which makes both a classic variety and a Golden variety that substitutes for brown sugar. It’s available on Amazon, in Walmart, or in health-food stores. This cake is delicious even without the whipped-cream topping. Benefits: Monk fruit sweetener is made from the juice of the monk […]
August 16, 2023

It’s a Picnic, So Let Them Eat Cake!

No one lives by bread alone. Every so often you need something delicious, like cake. I truly believe that eating well doesn’t mean sacrificing the foods you love or special treats. With an eye toward healthful ingredients and the right kind of recipes, you can make luscious desserts like cake work for you. Both of my cookbooks contain indulgent recipes that provide important nutrients such as antioxidants, vitamins and fiber. Now that it’s summer, I enjoy taking picnics to the beach or outdoor concert venues like the Hollywood Bowl. When it comes to dessert, you want something that will pack […]
June 6, 2023

Got a Skillet? Then Let’s Bake a Cake

Do you have a cast iron skillet among your pots and pans? I do, and I have to admit that I have a love/hate relationship with it. The thing is heavy! I can barely lift the nine-inch one with one hand. And cleaning them is something else. You’re not supposed to use soap—just scrape, rinse and dry immediately. Don’t leave it wet or you risk rust! It should be stored seasoned with a little neutral oil (like avocado) and covered in parchment so it doesn’t mess up your other pans. BUT– The way a cast iron skillet cooks food is […]
February 15, 2021

Grain-Free Avocado Sweet Potato Cake Bites

We love this recipe because we can sneak healthy fats from avocado plus fiber and antioxidants from sweet
October 31, 2017

Attention! Let Them Eat Cookbook (Cake)

On a recent trip to Germany, I stayed in the Sofitel Frankfurt Opera hotel.  The Sofitel prides itself on its world-class service and attention to detail. They utterly surprised me when I checked in. To my delight and astonishment, Matthias Schulze, the hotel Butler, had done some research on me before I had arrived. He found out that I was a cookbook author, and asked the pastry chef to prepare this dainty cake in the shape of my Age Gracefully Cookbook. What a thrill!
June 6, 2017

A Cool Carrot Cake for Warm Weather

Coconut flour varies greatly between brands. We prefer Bob’s Red Mill coconut flour for these cakes because it is moister. Since unsweetened, shredded coconut is also dry, you may need to add the water gradually or add more water to get to the desired texture. It’s Gluten Free and Dairy Free, too. Ingredients: FOR THE RAW CASHEW FROSTING: 1½ cups raw cashews, soaked at least 2 hours and up to 12 hours ½ cup almond milk 2 tsp. vanilla extract ¼ cup honey Juice of 1 lemon Pinch of sea salt ¼ cup raw coconut oil, melted on low heat […]