Healthy Creations

As Sunday is usually the laziest day of the week (at least for me), I’ve decided to use the spare time to share with you the photos of some of my healthier creations, which I’ve been busying myself with lately. They’re not really ethnic, so I can’t categorize them properly, and they have no business being on this blog. But here they are anyway.

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Super Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Chocolate Chip CookiesYes, I know Chocolate Chip Cookies technically could be classified under American desserts, but this recipe is so far from the original that I wouldn’t dare doing something like that.

Strawberry Cheesecake

Strawberry Cheesecake

StrawberryCheesecakeWholeA healthier version of a classic New York-style cheesecake, with canned strawberries and strawberry jelly on top.

CocoaWalnutPie

Cocoa&Walnut Pie

Cocoa&Walnut Pie

You can find the recipe for Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies at my new blog – Healthy National Desserts.

 

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Miscellaneous Weekend

Although I spend as much time with my husband, my family and my two cats as a person possibly can during the week, weekends, especially Saturdays, are always the time when our fun together doubles, or even triples. This weekend was very busy for me, since I spent most of it in the kitchen, baking my sister’s a birthday cake, as well as some other sweets and treats. As I tried to combine that with my mission to bake as many culturally diverse desserts as I can, one of them was also the Nanaimo bars.

As for the cake, I wanted to make something really special, so I decided for an open book cake, which took me almost two days (or at least two afternoons) to finish. I have to say that was I bit more than I was prepared for. But it turned out absolutely beautiful, and a bit less tasty (in my opinion, at least). The thing was that I was afraid it would start falling apart if I made it a bit juicier, so it turned out too dry for my taste. My family liked it, though. It was half vanilla, half chocolate.

Anyway, this is it. In the final version, there was also some writing on the right page, but I took this photo before I added that.

OpenBook

RosesAnd these are more than twenty marzipan roses that I spent more than two hours making.

Hope you had a great weekend too.