Sugar No More 😱😢…for 40 days though ðŸ‘…😜

Hi everyone!! hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July!! So after this awesome holiday I overindulged, well I have been overindulging for the past couple of weeks & after yesterday’s sugar overdose I decided to take this challenge for myself. I am giving up sugar for 40 days.
If you know me you know that sugar is my life. I cannot go a day without adding it in my coffee or having a dessert. Well today I am challenging myself. I am saying byebye to sugar, at least for 40 days. I do not know how long I will last. My goal is to be away from it for 40 days.
You may ask why 40 days? Well I have recently finish a meditation challenge of 40 days. I was able to do it, in fact it improved my life & I miss it. I am waiting for my next 40 day meditation challenge, and with that in mind I decided to challenge myself physically by giving up my guilty indulgence and to show myself that I can live without it.
So here is my challenge, I will be keeping you updated with my progress on my Instagram stories & here!
Anyway let’s see how it goes! 🤞🙏

PS: Two last pictures taken from google.

LP Adventure 🗻

Happy Friday everyone! 🙂 as I am journeying back to the US I had to make a stop at La Paz, it is a beautiful city at 3,700 mt high from sea level. 

As they took me to new places I went to this new restaurant that is vegan! To be honest it has been one of the greatest culinary experiences I have had. 

The ambience was priceless, the decoration made you feel at home, and the food took you into a journey where you could appreciate the love and passion of the chef & owner as well as his employees.

Below are the images of that priceless precious feast

Outfit details 

Jeans: Rag & Bone 

T-shirt: citizensofhumanity 

Leather jacket: lær

Boots: Alexander Wang NY 

Sunglasses: Gentle Monster 










Sundaze Homemade Pizzaaa 🍕 

Happy Sunday to you all!! For today’s post I am sharing my pizza recipe 

What you’ll need 

Dough 

2 tsp yeast 

1 tsp sugar 

4 cups AP flour 

2 T sugar 

1 T salt 

1 1/2 cups of warm water

3 T olive oil 

First prepare your yeast by adding the 2 tsp and 1 tsp sugar with a little bit of water, set it aside and let it rise. In a mixer place your dry ingredients, mix them. Then to your yeast mixture add the water and olive oil. Put the dough paddle and in slow speed start adding the water mixture. Once added completely mix at medium speed for 5 minutes. Remove it from bowl and on a floured surface kneat for 2 or 3 minutes. Make a ball and cover a bowl with olive oil and set it inside. Let it rise for at least 3 hours cut it in half and let it rise for about 20 minutes or until double the size. You can save your dough or use it all. I usually use just one half. 

Filling 

3 tomatoes finely chopped in squares 

1 T olive oil 

1 tsp balsamic vinegar 

Salt and pepper to taste 

100 grs. of mozzarella 

And any toppings you may like 

Place the tomatoes on a bowl and add the olive oil, salt & balsamic vinegar. I use that as my tomatoe base. Place all the toppings you wany 

Turn on your oven to 420 F or 225 C. Place a rock plate (you can get those at Bed Bath & Beyond and they make the bottom of your pizza crispy) 

On a floured surface place your dough and flatten it out and trying to keep it as circular as possible, add your tomatoe, then shredded cheese, and place any toppings you want. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. 

Enjoy! 🍕🤤 







Love me some layers ðŸ‘…🤤

Happy humpday everybody!! Today I wanted to share my favorite recipe for the “One thousand layer cake” *side note it won’t be 1k layers but it does feel like you are making one like that, totally worth it though 👌

The recipe is from Miriam Baptista’s cooking book. You will need to prepare the dough 2 days ahead *repeat it is tootallyyy worth it* 

What you will need:

1 or 227 gr of butter 

1 1/2 cups of sugar 

3 eggs or egg replacement 

1/2 cup of milk 

2 tsp vanilla extract

5 cup AP flour

1/2 tsp salt

3 tsp baking powder 

1 1/2 or 2 cups of dulce de leche 

2 cups of cream 

2 T shredded coconut 

Preparation 

2 days ahead 

Sift your dry ingredients set aside. On a mixer soften the butter and slowly add the sugar. Once mixed together slowly add the eggs or egg replacement and vanilla extract. Once mixed in start adding the flour and milk. Place on wrap paper fully covered and leave on the fridge for one day. 

1 day ahead 

Use a round plate (regular serving plate) or a cake mold and make rounds. Cut them and set them aside. Divide your dough on 14 peaces and flatten the dough on the parchment paper as pictures. Bake at 350 F or 175 C for about 5 minutes or until golden on the sides. Be careful because they bake fast. As they come out of the oven place them on top of each other. Once all baked set them aside and leave them resting over night. 

Serving day 

On the serving day you will fill the cake. Purchase dulce de leche or make your own*just place canned condense milk, I would do 3 or 4 cans just incase, in a big pot and set to boil for approximately 4 hours* Prepare your cream and set aside. You can layer the cake 1 dulce de leche 1 cream, I personally prefer doing 2 dulce de leche and 1 cream. Just make sure the top of your cake is dulce de leche. Once finishing layering on the top part sprinkle the shreded coconut and that is it! Enjoy! 

PS: this cake gets better the day after 😏👌 

Pics below! 

White Sangria Mood

Happy weekend to everyone!! There is nothing better than a sunny Saturday barbecue by the pool! Of course we must have alcohol, so here is a recipe I found of white sangria. It is my favorite! It is very simple to make, you barely taste the alcohol, and is the best alcoholic beverage for a hot summer day.

What you will need:

1 cup of sugar

1 1/2 cups of water

2 cinnamon sticks

5 mint leaves

2 green apples

1 pear

1 peach

1 cup of peach juice

3 limes (thinly sliced)

2 bottles of white wine (whatever you prefer, I use Sauvignon Blanc)

1 bottle of apple cider

Preparation

Put in a pot the sugar, water, cinnamon sticks, and mint. Place it on the stove at medium heat/temperature. Stir it once, bring it to boil and immediately remove it. Set aside to cool. Chop your fruit thinly (look at image below) except for your lime place it in a serving bowl. With a strainer place the syrup you did with the sugar etc. in your bowl. Add the wine, then the pear juice. For serving put ice, then your sangria, put a slice of lime and a splash of your apple cider. Enjoy! 🙃 (always drink carefully)!!

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Baked Buns 

For today’s baking post dish I wanted to share my recipe for burger buns. I was able to find this recipe at http://www.aseasyasapplepie.com I loved her take at this traditional bread but I have done my own twerks to the recipe.

Hope you guys enjoy & happy Saturday! 😊

You will need:

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup water

1/3 cup hot water

2 7/8 T butter (I use salted & room temperature)

7 T sugar * I like my bread sweet, if you don’t you can put whatever amount you want (ex: 2T)

1 tsp salt * If you do not put 7T of sugar you can skip this step

4 cups AP Flour

3/4 tsp yeast and less than 1/2 tsp sugar *

*for the yeast you put the dry yeast with the tsp of sugar and add a little bit of water so it covers the yeast and sugar. Set it aside and let it rise while you prep the rest of your ingredients. (See image below)

On a mixer with the hook tool you first put the flour, sugar, and salt. Mix it a little on slow and add the room temperature butter. Mix it for a moment and slowly add your yeast with the milk and water. Mix it at medium speed for 5 minutes. If your dough looks dry it is okay let it mix and everything will incorporate (see image below). When ready remove the hook and just knead it for a moment. Remove it from mixing bowl, make it round and place it on a round container. Cover it until it has doubled in size. Once it has reached the desired size (see image below) make small balls or the size you want your buns to be. Place on a sheet pan with parchment paper and brush them with milk. Let them rise for 1 hour and once ready (when you put your finger and the dough comes back) brush once more with milk and bake at 350 F or 175 C for 10 minutes or until golden.112345678910111223456789101112

 

 

 

 

Monday Soulful Baking

Hello everyone! For today’s post I am sharing a special recipe. It is a typical savory pastry from where I am from. We call it “Rollo de Queso” or “Cheese roll up” though it is not so much of a roll up as it is the dough flipped to the center. This recipe is very special as it was my great grandmas but my mother did some twerks to make it better!

Hope you guys enjoy! 👅

You will need:

Dry Ingredients

3 cups AP Flour

3 tsp baking powder

Wet Ingredients

100 gr of butter

3/4 cup of sugar

3 egg replacement* or 4 egg yolks

1/2 Kilo of white cheese* or any other cheese you prefer

1 tsp olive oil

1 tsp milk

Milk to what your dough needs (maybe 1/4 cup)

*for the egg replacement we use for each egg

1 tsp baking powder

1 T olive oil

1 T water

*For the white cheese, the one we use back home is very salty so for the one you find in the U.S. you can add 1T kosher salt

*For the white cheese if you are not using the eggs you add 1tsp olive oil and 1 tsp of milk. If you are using eggs, you add the egg whites to the cheese leaving some behind for the paint brush of the roll up

Preparation

Sift the dry ingredients and set aside. On a mixer soften the butter (see image below), add the sugar and once everything mixed together start adding the dry ingredients. You add some milk whenever your mixture is too dry. Once everything is mixed together you divide the dough in fours. With a roller you extend the dough and add the cheese in the center (see image below) you fold it and brush it with milk or egg whites. Bake it at 350 F or 175 C for 15 minutes or more. Enjoy!

PS: they don’t look too beautiful but I swear the taste is 👌

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