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Spicy Date And Pecan Cake (glutenfree / no egg / no sugar)

Here is another delicious result of my experiments in the kitchen. This spiced cake-variation is the result after 2 previous attempts. The first 2 were also very nice, but lacked the exact taste I had hoped to achieve. :-)

The quinoa flour was on my wish list for a while already.
I made the spiced cake with Coconut Oil Extra Virgin, because that's the healthiest. But if you really don't like the taste of coconut you can also get the one where they removed the coconut smell.

Spicy Date & Pecan Cake
(no egg / no sugar / gluten free)

250 gram dates (unseeded)
300 ml water
1 teabag Yogi Himalaya tea
100 gram coconut oil (extra virgin)
200 gram quinoa flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon milled/broken flaxseed mixed with 1 tablespoon water
50 gram pecan nuts, raw

(The coconut oil is more easily processed if it's soft. In my kitchen it works to put the bowl with oil on top of my cooker, the oven underneath spreads enough heat to melt the oil a bit. But you can also hea…

Grumpy Cat - door draft stopper

Most of you will be familiar with the internet meme Grumpy Cat.

I couldn't resist making my signature look-a-like "Boink The Cat" door draft stoppers to look like her.

I bet she would be right grumpy if you used her as a sausage cat draught dodger.

The first original door draft stopper was designed to resemble the cat Bonke (hence the name Boink The Cat):
Bonke found new owners after being in Stevenshage animal shelter. 5 euro of every sold door draft stopper goes to this animal shelter in Leiden.