Ever since I moved abroad and lived in Europe, I have evolved as a pastry chef. If you were to take a look in my pantry you would only find natural sweeteners like honey, raisins, dried fruits, molasses, dates and maple syrup, in addition to whole wheat, high fiber and gluten free flours. My pallete […]
At 33 weeks now, it was about the mid-point during my pregnancy I decided to really hone in my diet. I noticed I was uncomfortable after I ate certain foods and there were heightened adverse effects on my weight gain and overall bodilly functions when I ate others, namely baked sugary foods and dairy products. […]
It’s summer, and the markets are brimming with seasonal fruits, melon, peaches, cherries, strawberries and nectarines. With this seemingly unending abundance of fresh fruit at our fingertips, I thought I would get creative in the kitchen. This healthy alternative to the classic fruit crumble with vanilla ice cream is tasty and delicious. The added bonus? […]
I get requests for these beauties all the time. They are a crowd favorite and even better yet, they are a snap to make. Always keep a couple bars of white chocolate and toasted almonds on hand in the cupboard because in no time flat you can bake these morsels off and be enjoying them […]
Just in time for the holidays! I adapted this recipe from an old family favorite. My Grandma Lois used whip this up as a pie, which had a crust made of lard. While I know this used to be a popular base for pies, it is my intention to provide healthier alternatives. With that said, […]
The markets here in Barcelona are brimming full of beautiful seasonal fruits from melon in every shape, size and color to stone fruits, cherries, peaches, plums, and of course nectarines. The eye dances from stall to stall in happy jubilee. A feast of a magnificent harvest, a shoppers paradise, a baker’s playground. From childhood, I […]
High in both FIBER & PROTEIN, these easy GRAB & GO bars are ideal for breakfast, snack time, or even dessert. Ditch the store bought granola bars, smart bars, power bars, the like and take these to the office or toss one in the gym bag for an after workout treat, rebuilding both your carbohydrate […]
I love cheesecake! Ever since I was a little girl I would order NY Style cheesecake every chance I could get when we went out for dinner at a restaurant, with strawberries of course. My grandma Lois had the same sweet tooth, same addiction, and we always felt less guilty for our indulgences if we […]
This rustic French dessert is one of my favorites because it is so versatile. In this recipe I use cherries because they are in season and in plentiful abundance. Market stalls in Gdansk sell these sweet jewels for 2 euros a kilo. I find myself stocking up every time I am in the old city […]
A healthy rendition of one of my personal favorites, the traditional lemon bars with shortbread crust. I am not the type of girl that craves chocolate, but would rather indulge in a pastry made with fruit or nuts, and this little gem hits the spot, satisfying my ever incessant sweet tooth! The chewy crust is a bit unusual incorporating […]
HELLO! MY NAME IS
EMILY DAWN SZAJDA
I am a professional chef, writer, yoga & meditation instructor, sports nutritionist and adventurous traveler.Discover more
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