Poppy-seed cake (gluten & dairy free)

I love December, the year end with all the awesome food creations and yummy cakes.

Since I started my journey towards healthy eating – it’s become quite a challenge though. Finding gluten free, dairy free and sugar free desserts can be quite a challenge – as I had to say goodbye to all the traditional Hungarian winter treats – including ones with poppy-seeds.

I was so happy when my mum found this recipe and it ended up one of the quickest and tastiest festive cakes for me – and to be honest for my parents as well.  Hope you will enjoy it just as much as we did 😉




  • 50g sultanas
  • 200ml water
  • 4 organic free-range eggs
  • 2 tsp agave syrup
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • 200g ground poppyseed
  • 100g shredded coconut
  • 2 medium sized organic apples


Wash the sultanas and soak them in the water.

Beat the egg-whites with a drop of lemon juice and the yolks with the xylitol and agave syrup. Add the coconut oil, poppy-seeds, shredded coconut, sultanas and water to the egg yolks. Mix them all thoroughly and then slowly start to blend them with a hand mixer and start to add the beaten egg-whites to the mixture.

Pour half the mixture into a baking tray – the size should be around 230cm x 180cm (line the tin with baking paper or coconut oil first). Shred the 2 apples evenly and then pour over the remaining of the dough.

Bake it for 20 minutes on 180 degrees Celsius and then leave it in the oven for another 10 minutes on 150 degrees – check with a fork – once it doesn’t stick – it’s done. 🙂

Let it cool and enjoy with your favourite tea! x


How to survive the festive season – any festive season ;)

Just a quick note on my recent post on the Pulsin blog about how to survive the festive season without gaining weight and how to keep healthy all throughout the holiday season.

I hope you’ll find the tips useful and easy to implement in your busy lives 🙂

I really believe that these points are valid for any festivities – not just Christmas and year end.

Healthy Xmas Tips

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Take good care.

Edi x


Getting ready for the new year

Wow! Time has gone so fast and 2015 has almost closed its curtains on us. This time of the year for me is all about reflection – and my goal with that is to find gratitude for every single thiThankyoung that happened to me throughout the year. Good or bad – who am I to judge? They all helped me grow and to become who I am right now.

It’s so easy for us to complain, to never be satisfied, to want more, to chase something new – and yet it’s so important to feel grateful for every single day we are alive, all the amazing people in our lives.

So only 4 days before the year end, I invite you too –  to count your blessings, to be thankful for all the lessons, and tap yourself on the back for being the amazing human being you are right here and now. 🙂

Time for detox! You might think – ‘here we go again, don’t want to hear about it yet’. But I mean emotional detox – let’s get rid of all the greed, anger and foolishness, the self-limiting thoughts and let’s focus on our dreams and to become the best human beings we can be this coming year – and let’s all do this our own unique way. No comparison required.


It’s also time to forgive ourselves for resolutions that have never happened, let go of the past and focus on the present and the new year and new adventures to come.

Let go of what happened and get excited about all the new opportunities a new year can bring you.

You can make it all happen! You will make it all happen!

I’m wishing you all the strength, courage and seeking spirit to achieve all your dreams and to make 2016 a very special one!

Lots of love, Edi a.k.a. Nutreena  dark-key_01