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My Husband, The Chef

May 20, 2015

Where do I begin? My husband is amazing. He is so supportive in all that I do. We have been married for almost 5 years now and it has been an amazing journey. He’s awesome at everything he does, especially cooking. He has always been a better cook than me. I don’t have the patience to cook.

When we were dating he would do a lot of experimenting with different recipes. Sometimes they were not that good. Especially the time when he made me eat raw beans. They weren’t raw, but they were pretty hard. But, practice makes perfect. Today he prepares delicious dishes without using recipes.

Every time I ask him what he used to make a dish taste so amazing, he loses me five minutes into the conversation. He is just too good, I can’t even handle it. I encouraged him to make a website with some of his awesome dishes. He hasn’t added many recipes on the website in a while, but the recipes on there are amazing.

My favorite recipe from the website is called Vaca Frita. It’s a cuban inspired dish. I grew up in Miami, where there is a big cuban influence. When we visited Miami for the first time, 5 years ago, he tried Vaca Frita for the first time. He came back determined to re create the dish for me. He makes it every time I miss home (every three weeks). It’s so good. I would eat it every day if I could.

The best part about this recipe is that it makes a large quantity so we have plenty of left overs for the week. Every time I take left overs to work people ask what that amazing smell is. Check out the recipes on his website: Vicariously Paleo. The recipes are all delicious. I know because I’ve tried them all.


Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

May 8, 2015

I have tried so many “flourless” recipes. I have never enjoyed any flourless recipes I’ve tried, but this recipe is my favorite. I found this recipe on Pinterest and I decided to give it a try.

You can find the original recipe here. 

I have made this recipe so many times. I have modified the recipe by trial and error. Here is how I made these delicious flourless/gluten free cookies.


  • 1 cup of crunchy almond butter (I use MaraNatha crunchy almond butter)
  • 1/3 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 oz chocolate chips (I use enjoy life chocolate chips, you can buy these at whole foods or sprouts)
  • Coconut oil spray


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a bowl, mix together the egg, almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla, baking soda, and salt. Mix until smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips. Mix everything together.

3. Spray a baking sheet with coconut oil spray to avoid sticking. Drop tablespoon sized balls of the dough onto a baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they are golden brown on the bottom. The batch makes about 18 cookies.

I like to eat my cookies with a glass of almond milk. Enjoy.