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Recipes by Alexandra Zeevy

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My secret weapons for staying on track + guilt free recipe included!

My secret weapons for staying on track + guilt free recipe included! by Alexandra Zeevy

So here I am, another 20 more days into the Jillian Michaels workout. I now have moved on into the Ripped in 30 program, which is divided into 4 weeks. In a way, it is pretty much like the 30 Day Shred, with variations on the movements that are not…

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Simple, Honest to God DIET.

Simple, Honest to God DIET. by Alexandra Zeevy

I was standing in front of the mirror. Oh misery.A little over 2 months ago, I decided it was time to put a stop to my weight gain. After 3 kids, the whole thing was just getting out of hand... and it's so hard when you're a foodie like me. I had no idea whatsoever how to start and how I could stick some kind of weight loss plan into…

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Queques de Manteiga "Portuguese Butter Cakes"

Queques de Manteiga "Portuguese Butter Cakes" by Alexandra Zeevy

While my kitchen is by most standards eye soring, if an Italian would step in he would know I got my priorities straight. In this small corner of South Tel Aviv, where Turkish and mud coffee reigns supreme, I own a Bezzera Giulia.Like all things Italian, it not only makes the best espresso I know, it's also beautiful and so shiny…

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And we are 5 now...

And we are 5 now... by Alexandra Zeevy

...Adele is our new little pumpkin and it's almost hard to believe she will be 5 months in two days. She has been tasting a few things here and there, like cooked pear and carrot, but she's taking it slowly and still prefers the comfort of a warm bottle of milk...The cold days are coming and I'm feeling that cooking vibe coming back.…

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A Carb-less Nifty Little Salmon dish ... and a start up to a thinner you.

A Carb-less Nifty Little Salmon dish ... and a start up to a thinner you. by Alexandra Zeevy

It has been a little over a year now that I decided to cut down on my carb frenzy and all I can say is that it has worked wonders on my health. So, no more big bowls of spaghetti and pizza is definitely a treat for special weekends. I feel lighter and…

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Passion Fruit Pie - a sweet little piece of sunshine

Passion Fruit Pie - a sweet little piece of sunshine by Alexandra Zeevy

My husband's recent birthday was the perfect excuse to prepare something sweet.Our passion fruit vine has been giving us so much fruit this year that it was meant to be... passion fruit pie. It's like a little piece of sunshine... and it's hard to just have one slice. Enjoy!Passion Fruit PieBottom CrustRemove the pulp from you passion…

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"1929 Gateau au Chocolat" aka Depression Cake by Chef Lida M. Touzalin

"1929 Gateau au Chocolat" aka Depression Cake by Chef Lida M. Touzalin by Alexandra Zeevy

Like many of you foodies out there, I own more cookbooks than I can actually keep up with and wonder if I am the only one to fantasize about actually buying a book and making each and every recipe in it. Either for the sheer challenge of it or because…

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Chinese Five-Spice Carrot Muffin

Chinese Five-Spice Carrot Muffin by Alexandra Zeevy

There are muffins... and then, there are Muffins.No, this isn't about size and these don't even count as having the famed muffin top, but they are so delicious that I thought it would be unfair not to share them with you.This one was obviously striked down with a big bite before I could take a picture, but it didn't seem to mind too…

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Jalebi - Golden Coils of Happiness

Jalebi - Golden Coils of Happiness by Alexandra Zeevy

Jalebi - Golden Coils of HappinessAdmittedly, one of the prettiest little things I made in a long time, these sweets are not only an amazing display, they are also very tasty. Unlike other fried goodies, these remain crispy due to the light caramel coating that protects them.After searching several recipes and tweaking the dough, I…

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This got me started...

This got me started... by Alexandra Zeevy

...and sure enough, it is a starter, more precisely, a sourdough starter.I had my first try at it last Winter, without much success, but this year, I came back with a vengeance.For those unfamiliar with this, sourdough is more than just a kind of bread, it's a whole different wave length when it comes to bread making... it's the hard…

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