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sweet + natural Patient Expert

New York, New York
I created Sweet + Natural as a way for me to combine and explore my passions for baking and nutrition. I test recipes, create my own and muse on related thoughts along the way - sort of like an interactive cookbook. Everything I bake on Sweet + Natural is made from whole foods. No refined... Full Bio
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The Times They Are A-Changin’ by sweet + natural Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Dear blog, My deepest apologies for these months of neglect. Please take comfort in knowing that it’s not you, it’s me. Life is changing, and it’s time for new beginnings.   ... Read on »
Carob Chip Graham Cracker Bread by sweet + natural Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The Sister scolded me the other day for not sending her any baked goodies in over a year.  How thoughtless of me!  What kind of sister am I?!  I’m surprised I haven’t been d ... Read on »
Macaroon Muffins by sweet + natural Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Coconut flour is trickier to work with than I anticipated my friends… Despite the time lapse between posts, I can assure you that I have not been totally out of the kitchen ... Read on »
Kittens! by sweet + natural Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I don’t have a new recipe for you all today.  But don’t go just yet!  I do have something to share that will explain where my mind has been for the past couple of weeks – as ... Read on »
Coconut Flour by sweet + natural Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Friends, I am EXCITED! As I mentioned in my last post, I recently – for the first time ever! - baked with coconut flour.  And I am officially, completely, utterly ... Read on »
Mini Chocolate Cupcakes + Chocolate Peppermint Frosting by sweet + natural Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Hiya blog friends!  Before I get into my latest création délicieuse, I wanted to point out a couple fun blog updates for you all. 1. If you missed my last pos ... Read on »
Twitterific by sweet + natural Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Hope you all had absolutely glorious holidays!  Mine was filled with family and friends and pets and delicious food.  So pretty much wonderful.  Dan also joined me for the t ... Read on »
Gingerbread by sweet + natural Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Merry Christmas and happy holidays… Santa Claus is coming to town… Let it snow, let is snow, let it snow… Chestnuts roasting on an open fire… It’s the most wonderful time of ... Read on »
Ashley + Dan’s European Vacation: Part III – Florence by sweet + natural Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Hope everyone had fantastic Thanksgiving weekends!   I enjoyed a relaxing few days with Dan’s family in Philadelphia.  Good company, lots of yummy food and baked goodies and ... Read on »
Sticky Tahini Date Cookies by sweet + natural Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking So glad you guys are having fun with my European vacation posts!  I love reminiscing on good times, so am happy to share.  However, before I turn into a travel guide, I thou ... Read on »
Ashley & Dan’s European Vacation: Part II – Nice by sweet + natural Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Barcelona was fantastically fun, but after the constant go-go-go, Dan and I were really looking forward to being lazy relaxing for a couple of days in… NICE! We took ... Read on »
Ashley & Dan’s European Vacation: Part I – Barcelona by sweet + natural Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Over the past few weeks, I have received several requests from travel-intrigued peeps to post about my recent vacation to Europe.  Yes, yes, I know it has nothing to do ... Read on »
Sweet & Natural’s 1st Birthday! by sweet + natural Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking One year ago today, Sweet & Natural was born.  My baby’s growing up!  I feel so old. I started this blog out of a desire to keep track of my baking adventures and ... Read on »
Pumpkin Brownies by sweet + natural Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I found myself with a whole lot of of pumpkin to use up the other day – remains from the giant-sized can I was forced to buy when my grocery store ran out of cans fo ... Read on »
Pumpkin Banana Oat Muffins by sweet + natural Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Hiiiiiiiiiiiiii. I’m back!  You’ll have to forgive me for the past couple months.  They were arguably the busiest of my entire life.  But I am baking once again! ... Read on »
Banana Coconut Bars by sweet + natural Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Well, bloggie friends, I’m moved into my new place!  And couldn’t be happier.  I can’t wait to explore the hood!  I’ve already spotted a health food store, mentally ... Read on »
Brown Rice Flour by sweet + natural Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking She’s alive!!! I hope you guys are still out there. So I’ve been super MIA for the past few weeks!  Many apologies to you, but I promise it is not without good exc ... Read on »
Lemon Honey Corn Muffins by sweet + natural Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Summer, summer, summer.  It’s finally here!  I don’t know about your town, but summer in New York took its sweet time to arrive.  It was unusually chilly for far too ... Read on »
My Sister The Blogger! by sweet + natural Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I have a very exciting announcement today… My little sister started a blog!   Guys, my sister is AWESOME – and gorgeous, right?  Look at that hair!  Her name i ... Read on »
Oh She Glows Guest Post! by sweet + natural Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Hello hello! I returned last night from a wonderful, fun-filled, active and - importantly! – much-needed VACATION! My parents and I made our way around northern Calif ... Read on »