Grain-free Walnut Orange Cake

This is what spring looks and feels like.

There are tufts of fresh green grass growing along the sidewalk; the skies are a deep gorgeous blue, and as the sun warms city, there’s a skip in my step.

This is the start of my favorite season, one which brings forth new life; fresh beginnings and plenty of opportunities.

Grain-free Walnut Orange Cake

On the previously barren trees are now flowers blooming with a vibrant, bright vigor. The coldest and greyest days of the year are now gone, and they won’t be back for a long, long time. That’s reason enough to celebrate for me.

I’ve got Corrine May‘s sweet voice plugged in my headphones, and I sing along with her – this is what joy and peace is to me.

Grain-free Walnut Orange Cake

So this is spring, dear friends. But not just any spring. It is THIS spring.

There’s an innately strong feeling brewing inside of me – one that hints of opened doors and fulfilled dreams, of brand-new chances and the possibility of living life doing what I love best.

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Gluten-free Skillet Cornbread

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Gluten-free Sandwich Bread

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Grain-free Lemon Sandwich Cookies

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Grain-free Cashew Bread

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Grain-free Berry & Cream Tart

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