FLORA EX MACHINA

What you see isn’t always what you get. The holidays are always a mixed bag for me. Heightened expectations of a warm and fuzzy holiday season mixed with a stark contrast of family drama, strained budgets, and over-indulging in the wrong foods leave me feeling ready to cleanse come the new year. Every year I […]

redefining expectations + the super man

Desserts + Baked Goods

superfood gluten-free gingerbread

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gluten free sponge cake with saffron, royal ghee and yogurt

In my opinion, desserts should be guiltless, delicious, and outrageously satisfyingly decadent at the same time. My mind goes to beautifully decorated tea cakes, flavored with floral essences, and topped with sugar flowers. Each bite is savored, the last bite lingering. Desserts are a special occasion in of themselves – a presentation fit for a queen.

a cake fit for a queen

Recipes

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Healthy indulgences may sound a bit like an oxymoron, but why can’t the decadent foods we crave be just as nutritious and crave-worthy? Can’t we have it all? In a world of contradictions and stereotypes, we crave the unknown, complex, and unobtainable while also desiring the simplistic, wholesome, and sustainable. It may be hard to […]

bark with bite: raw floral infused white chocolate charcoal bark

Desserts + Baked Goods

herbal infused white chocolate charcoal bark

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gluten free kabocha squash custard tart

Thanksgiving provides a whole host of expectations, traditions, and of course, family drama, that every holiday season we submit ourselves to willingly or unwillingly. The holidays seem to expose our best and worst selves during a time when our expectations are high and emotions higher. Sharing a meal with family is a revealing experience that […]

squashing traditions

Holiday

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Loaded with deeply nourishing ingredients, from raw cacao – containing bio-available magnesium, trace minerals and mood-lifting properties, pumpkin seeds, containing zinc, and healthy fats for mood, nervous system and hormone support, and many, many, more, these raw cacao truffles are intended to support a woman anytime in her cycle (though anyone regardless of sex or […]

raw cacao + pumpkin seed women’s truffles

Women's Health

raw cacao and pumpkin seed truffles for women's health

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Superfood fig raw bars with Royal Ghee

Way back when, when I was still beginning my healing education, I was devoted to the raw lifestyle. I dove deep into the world of blending, dehydrating and mandolining pretty much every fruit and vegetable I could get my hand on. I happened to live very close to an amazing store in NYC, Live – […]

royal summer – superfood fig + bee pollen royal ghee bars

Royal Ghee

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To be clear, I don’t have issue with Valentine’s Day; I have an issue that for most of us, the idea of Valentine’s Day is only celebrated once per year. For those of us that are in a committed relationship, 1 day of 365 days to show your partner that you are appreciated through cardboard […]

love yourself first – bon bons with benefits

Royal Ghee

Superfood cacao Royal Ghee bon bons with benefits

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summer avocado gluten flatbread

Nothing quite says summer like longer days and casual outdoor gatherings shared with friends and family, under the hot summer sun. The one major seasonal difference from the rest of the year, though, in my mind, are cravings. I’ve said before that I crave carbohydrates, especially anything doughy, or crusty, pretty much all the time […]

avocado summer berry flatbread for every occasion

Summer

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“A party without cake is just a meeting” – Julia Child RH: Leave it to Julia to perfectly describe my feelings about cake. I try to find every possible reason as to how I can justify having cake as often as possible. As a pastry chef, I make a lot of cake. I mean a […]

in defense of cake: gluten free spider cake

Desserts + Baked Goods

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his and hers valentine's day chocolate truffle recipes

In honor of Valentine’s Day we’re highlighting the food of the gods, cacao, with a his and her truffle duo. Who doesn’t like chocolate, right? And if they don’t, they’re probably not to be trusted. If you have a date for this Valentine’s holiday, make sure to make both of these recipes and share them […]

valentine’s ex machina: his and hers truffles

Desserts + Baked Goods

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In our eyes, there is no better way to settle into Fall than in front of a cozy fire, with a good book, a cup of tea and warm scone, after a morning filled with baking and some good company. Scone are one of my absolute favorite things in this world! Truly. And being gluten-free, […]

persimmon compote scone + whipped chamomile honey ghee

Desserts + Baked Goods

gluten free scone with persimmons and honey ghee

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