Baking with coconut flour is one of the best options for low-carb cooking, but it can be a real challenge. Since it’s not a grain-based flour, a very small amount of flour will absorb a very large amount of liquid. However, together with almond flour, both produce delicious and high in many nutrients bake goods. After a number of failures, I found a wonderful recipe of orange loaf with dark chocolate glaze on @ambitiouskitchen blog. This is my second time making the cake because I’ve always loved the combination of orange and dark chocolate. This time I am using my vintage bundt cake mold and I think the result is unpretentiously pretty, isn’t it? Thank you Monique! premium organic coconut flour: @anthonysgoods
“...but before anything else, she wants to respect herself. As is. Even the shaky parts. Because even the shaky parts have a shine to them that doesn’t fade.” . . . I’ve always loved unstaged, raw portraits of people. Whenever I travel in the world, I always see interesting individuals in a frame, perfectly normal and mundane moments of people just getting on with their day to day life. But I still feel uncomfortable to shoot people without their knowledge. I also lack the patience of waiting for the perfect moment, light or shadow... so I never thought of myself as a street photographer, even though I truly enjoy documenting moments. Frankly, the limited times when I had approached a person for permission, no one ever refused. With time I’ve learned how to use my environment wisely. There is this mental aspect of overcoming hesitation and challenging yourself to shoot openly and honestly. . . So where do you think I found the girl with heart shaped sunglasses? Yes, I knew she knew that I was shooting her, but she didn’t mind it. There was this unspoken connection (or trust, or easiness, or perhaps carelessness) between us that I value the most in candid photography #portraitphotography (#NewOrleans – where else?)
It was only last Thursday that I was walking on the pretty empty beaches in Northwest Florida, enjoining a pleasant winter weather... while today I walked Charlie on -16°C, feels like: -28 🌬Good grief! It’s cold here!
On a day of unbearable cold, when the sun is missing, I crave colours and texture. So today I made a citrus salad from one of my favourite cook books “Small Plates & Sweet Treats”. Roasted golden beets, navel orange and grapefruit (instead of blood orange) slices arranged over mixed greens, topped with walnuts (instead of pistachio as the original recipe calls for). Yes! Full of flavours and natural sweetness, the salad simply makes you feel good and the cheerful bright colours of the sun-like fruits compensate for the winter gloominess outside. I have been following Aran Goyoaga’s blog and her progress way before the publishing of the book. Her recipes – simple and gluten-free – are perfectly presented by her simple and spring-filled food photography. Her work is an inspiring source of healthy cooking and simple living. Thank you @cannellevanille
It’s actually pretty, very pretty, in my opinion... even though it’s cold, very cold ❄️🌬 #winterstorm #Toronto
the best coffee you can have in #GreenvilleSC – pure delight, right down to the record player behind the counter...
“Life’s most precious moments are not all loud or uproarious. Silence and stillness has its own virtues.” Kilroy J. Oldster