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Lemon-Blueberry Greek Yogurt cake. (No butter!!)

Greek yogurt's popularity has been skyrocketing lately and since I am a fashion forward person in every way, by all means I will have to follow the food trend. Besides, I think  the benefits of consuming Greek Yogurt versus regular whole milk yogurt is worth investigating. (Simple facts : Greek Yogurt vs. Regular Yogurt

I haven't tried eating Greek Yogurt by itself since I only substitute it in my baking for all the fattier/higher sodium/higher saturated fat ingredients such as cream cheese, butter, buttermilk, mayonnaise, full fat sour cream..etc. But sooner I am done with my bake-rush mode, I will probably finish the rest of that Greek yogurt with some fresh fruits, dry fruits and some honey.... (man... plain greek yogurt is really sour .... ).  After my reading about Greek yogurt online, it summarizes that Greek Yogurt has less sodium, less carbohydrate than regular whole milk yogurt! How awesome is that!!!  

Here is my another satisfying champion baking cake. Hope you get…

Milk-free Strawberry and figs lemon curd tart layered with greek yogurt on gluten-free almond crust

Once in a blue moon, I will BAKE!! I mean the hard-core baking thing as doing everything start from the scratch. Today is the day and as usual I always alter the recipe I found online and make it into my version.  And the best part is it is definitely healthy, gluten-free and milk-free. Well, I didn't emphasize that "gluten-free" in the title just because it is a jump on the bandwagon thing, I guarantee you will enjoy this tart so much while triumph over your weight watching and make the sweat in the gym worthwhile too. 

A mouth-watering and eye-pleasing summer fruit tart 

Strawberry, blueberry and fig lemon curd tart with greek yogurt  on gluten-free almond crust  Makes 11" tart 
Lemon curd  1 tbsp lemon zest1/2 or 1/3 cup lemon juice1 egg 2 egg yolks1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons butter ( melt )
Time to turn the heat off when you reach that consistency

1. Combine all the ingredients except the lemon juice and lemon zest in the heat proof bowl first 2. Place your heat proof b…

Summer Monotone!

While black and white ensemble is still omnipresent in the summer, monotoned off-white is also refreshing. Don't you have some clothes that is just beyond versatile that you would never give them away!!! I have this lace tulle top that my friend, Cathy, gave me 3 years ago. And ever since I work it with my wardrobe every now and then, I am always content with the outlook and love it to pieces. Lace, forever eye-pleasing!! ^O^

current/elliot printed jeans, Isabel Murunt boots, Hermes Herbag with bengal green piping, Earl Gray vintage lace top, Ann Taylor trench 

Hermes Herbag 38cm

Summer is perfect for wearing airy and casual linen. 
xoxo Rachel 

What a pants!

Sometimes, it is just love at first sight. 

Lilka printed lounge pants, Jesse Kayne silver embroidery flat 

Stay calm and wear light!
xoxo Rachel