Category Archives: Brunch/Breakfast

Lemon Buttermilk Breakfast Cake (Low Fat)

It is customary in Brazil to have a simple light cake for breakfast, afternoon tea or coffee. By ‘light’ I refer to the texture and not calories or fat content; since cakes don’t usually feel as heavy as their ingredients. … Continue reading

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Three Bean Salad… in 5 minutes!

Beans are a basic food staple all over the world. It is a legume rich in protein, and often one of the main ingredients in a vegetarian’s diet. I love beans hot or cold: in soup, with rice, or on … Continue reading

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Simple Dessert: Pineapple with Lemon-Lime Zest & Mint

Pineapple makes a great dessert. It is sweet without being too sweet and has a nice presentation on its own without the need to dress it up. This tropical fruit has digestive properties which makes it a healthy and simple … Continue reading

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Banana Bread (Low Fat)

Every family has a favorite recipe for banana bread that goes back generations. A slice of moist banana bread always reminds me of home. As a young child, I remember my mother mashing bananas and sprinkling oatmeal and drizzling honey … Continue reading

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Easy Chocolate Soufflé (Low Fat)

Soufflé’s reputation of “French restaurant sophistication” often intimidates most people not to make it at home. When I serve it (whether savory or sweet) I’m always greeted with a very impressed crowd at the table. It is indeed a special … Continue reading

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