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Italian Gourmet Almond Passover Gluten Free Cake Recipe

April 19, 2011

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Do you like almonds? What about Italian gourmet recipes? As we know, almonds are rich in vitamin E, healthy heart monounsaturated  fat, protein and Magnesium we need to feel and look fabulous.  And almonds are used a lot in Italian cooking, so I would like to share with you this recipe by Maria Liberati, Celebrity Chef and award winning author I interviewed on “Feel and Look Fabulous with Irina”, radio show for women. We were talking about Italian gourmet recipes, healthy spring cooking  from an Italian menu, and Passover and Easter recipes.

If you are you gluten intolerant or have a gluten allergy, here is one of many Italian dessert recipes from Maria’s blog, it is very delicious and gluten free recipe.

Almond Passover Cake Recipe


6 eggsItalian Gourmet Almond Passover Gluten Free Cake Recipes

1 cup white sugar

1 cup finely chopped almonds

2 teaspoons of maraschino liqueur

juice of one fresh lemon


With an electric mixer, blend sugar with egg yolks till well blended, then add in first the chopped almonds and then liqueur and lemon juice.  In separate bowl, whip egg whites till firm with a pinch of salt. With a wooden spoon, blend in the egg whites to the egg yolk mixture, gently. When blended in, place batter in pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and let cool and serve.

Happy Passover!

Bon Appetit!

For more great recipes get your copy of The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Holidays & Special Occasions by Maria Liberati voted Best Italian Cuisine Book in America by Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

Click to listen to our interview with Maria Liberati about healthy spring cooking Mediterranean way.


Breathe, smile and be happy.

Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition and Relationship Coach

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Gluten Free Chocolate Cake as a Mood Booster and Beauty Recipe

March 8, 2011

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What if I told you that you could not only enjoy your delicious desserts, but alos use them as beauty recipes to boost your mood?  This healthy recipe will definitely help you feel fabulous.

If you are ready for some pleasure today, try  this gluten free cake recipe by LindaJoy Rose, Ph.D. from her book  Raw Fusion: Better Living Through Living Foods.

Chocolate (cacao) boosts our serotonin level to help us get in better mood. Studies also show that a good quality cacao  might make our skin smoother and more moisturized .

Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids to help us beat seasonal depression and insomnia and have a glowing skin.Gluten Free Chocolate Cake as Mood Booster and Beauty Remedy

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Creme Sauce Recipe

  • 2 ½ cup walnuts
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 10-12 medjool dates
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder (unsweetened)
  • 2 TB. coconut oil
  • 2 TB. maple syrup
  • 2 TB. water

Place walnuts and salt in food processor and process until finely ground. Add dates, vanilla, cacao, coconut oil and maple syrup and process until mixture sticks together. Add 2 tbs. water and pulse for a moment. Form into a circular cake, about 6″ diameter on a serving plate. A small slice of this rich cake goes a long way!

Options: Garnish with mint leaves or raspberries. Fantastic served with Vanille Crème Sauce Drizzle with vanilla crème or put a spoonful next to each slice.

Vanilla Creme Sauce Beauty Recipe

  • 1 cup soaked cashews
  • 1TB. Vanilla extract or seeds from 1 vanilla bean
  • 2-3 TB. Extra virgin coconut oil
  • ½ – 3/4 cup water
  • 4 TB. pure maple syrup

Prep: 2 hours ahead. Soak cashews in water. Drain and rinse.

Place drained cashews in blender with ½ cup of fresh water, maple syrup and coconut oil and blend until smooth. Add vanilla and rest of water, if needed, and blend until very silky. Refrigerate 20 minutes before serving. Can be sealed and stored for several days in fridge.

Bon Appetit!

Click to listen to our discussion with Dr.LindaJoy Rose on How to Make Healthy Romantic Dinner.


Breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition and Relationship Coach and Counselor

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