Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll

Good Morning loves! Welcome back πŸ™‚

Everyone who knows me will tell you that I am a Pumpkin lover; I use Pumpkin in almost everything.

November is here already and it’s great that the weather is still nice and I am still enjoying my morning coffee in the garden. During the Fall season, Provence has a very nice feel and its local products are very tasty. This makes it the perfect time to enjoy a tasty recipe with some of these local products.

Today I am sharing with you my favorite Cinnamon roll with PUMPKIN recipe:


  • 3/4 cup of flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tbs baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tbs ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract



  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 tbs butter softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tbs kosher salt



First, heat the oven to 180 degrees and prepare a tray with parchment paper.

In a medium-sized bowl mix together the spices, baking soda, baking powder, and flour.

Whisk well and leave aside.

In a separate bowl, add the sugar and vanilla, mix well then add the eggs and mix again.

Add the Pumpkin and whisk very well until the mix is smooth.

Now we have the mixes ready πŸ˜‰

Now add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.

Pour the mix onto the baking sheet in the tray and smooth.

Bake it for 12 minutes.

Remove the tray from the oven and carefully remove the cake from the pan to a cutting board covered with a dishtowel.

Roll the cake up from end to end, rolling the towel up with the cake.

Let it cool completely.

Meanwhile, prepare the filling.

In a small bowl mix together all the filling ingredients until smooth using a mixer.

Unroll the cake and spread the filling. Afterward, roll the cake up peeling the parchment paper from its back as you go. 

Refrigerate 1 for 1 hour.

Then enjoy it with friends and family for a nice tea or coffee break!


Bon Appetite…


                                                                         xoxo gracy ...

How to Get Rid of Water Retention before Summer

The human body consists of approximately 60% water. Water is vital in helping the body function properly and is largely responsible for dissolving nutrients and eliminating waste. When the body fails to eliminate excess water, this is referred to as water retention

Water retention is often temporary and is easily treated.


What causes Water Retention?

Plane flights, hormone changes, and too much salt can all cause your body to retain excess water. When your hydration level is not balanced, your body tends to hang on to that water. 

Indication of Water Retention:

One indication of water retention is difficulty to lose weight despite diet efforts. Physical signs of water retention include swollen ankles and unexplained weight gain over a short period of time. Also, rings may not fit anymore and the stomach may feel swollen.

One way to find out if you are retaining water is by gently pressing the foot, ankle or calf with slow, steady pressure using the thumb. If edema is present, an indentation will show on the skin.

Here are few tips to help reduce water retention:

  • Avoid processed foods
  • Decrease sodium intake
  • Regular movement is a must
  • Drink 8-12 glasses of water
  • Consume more citrus fruits and green, leafy vegetables
  • Avoid read meat 
  • Eat small meals in regular intervals.
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Do you know what 100 calories is about?

Hi everyone welcome back!

Today I was asked how many pieces of watermelon makes 100 calories, after I researched different items that we frequently use I came up with a list of how many pieces makes a 100 calories; 

Eating healthy won’t necessarly help you loosing weight. We have to eat the right quantity. Take a look on the list below 

100 Rasberry make 100 Calories











4 to 5 small pieces Dark Chocolate make 100 Calories









129 Blueberries make 100 Calories








2 1/2 Cup of Watermelon make 100 Calories









16 Medium pieces of Strawberry make 100 Calories








1 Medium Apple make 100 Calories










1 Medium Pear make 100 Calories








21 Cherries make 100 Calories









24 Grappes make 100 Calories












3/4 spoon of Olive Oil make 100 Calories









28 Small Carrots make 100 Calories










2 small Oranges make 100 Calories











1  medium Banana make 100 Calories










1/2 small Avocado make 100 Calories











You can always be healthy but we also have to be careful with the quantities

Bon Apetite


                                                                                              xoxo gracy ...