Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Chefs That Inspire Me: Ashlae W of Oh,Ladycakes!

Continuing my little interview series 'Chefs That Inspire Me' I had to include the amazing Ashlae from the beautiful blog, Oh, Ladycakes!
Ashlae's blog is one I find myself going back to time and time again, not only for her amazing recipes but also her wonderful photography! It's the kind of blog I love to sit and look at on cold rainy nights with a hot almond chai drink and be whisked away into her wonderful world of Salted Caramel Cake and Pumpkin Pretzels! So go check out her blog and find all her gorgeous recipe treats! Enjoy! X

DBB:  Not only are your recipes dairy and egg free, but I have noticed a lot more gluten free and raw recipes sneaking in! But they still manage to look decadent, naughty and delicious! Are you transitioning to a raw and gluten free diet?  

OLC: I could never eat completely raw, but I have been eating a mostly gluten free diet for the past year. In regards to recipes on the blog, I've always preferred raw, wholesome desserts to those loaded with flour, sugar, butter, etc. But I think that comes with the territory of being an athlete.

Caramel Apple Hand Pies.
DBB: Tell us about a meal or dessert that evokes a special memory for you and why!

OLC: The sauerkraut and mashed potato feast my family has every New Year's Day reigns supreme. Up until I moved to Denver (four years ago), I started every year with that meal. My guy and I do our own version of it out here, but it's just not the same without my wacky family around.

Roasted Blueberry frozen yoghurt.

DBB: What are three ingredients you couldn't live without?

OLC: Cacao nibs, Grade B maple syrup, and Madagascar vanilla beans.

Raw Cacao Truffles.

DBB: I give you a bag containing these ingredients, broccoli, cashews, orange, mango, miso, chilli and ginger, what would you make?

OLC: Raw broccoli slaw with a tangy cashew dressing.

Speculoos Swirl Brownies

DBB: What is your favourite recipe book?

OLC: An old address book that contains hand written recipes from my Great Oma. I was fortunate enough to inherit it after her passing, and it's what I study for most of my baking. But as of late, I've been pouring myself into The Sprouted Kitchen cookbook. It's incredibly beautiful.

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

DBB: One of the things I love about your blog is your photography! It's amazing! Did you study photography or are you a natural?

OLC: Thank you! I'm completely self taught - but I wouldn't mind enrolling in a photography class, or ten.

Maple Oat Scones

DBB: What would be your perfect afternoon?

OLC: My perfect afternoon only exists in October, when the leaves are falling and it's chilly enough for a coat. My handsome man and I would take a stroll through the park with hot cider in hand and - since it's perfect -  he'd rake a pile of leaves and let me jump in them all afternoon.

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  1. Great interview, I love looking at the beautiful pictures on Oh, Ladycakes' blog.

  2. Her photos are amazing! And of course her bakes! A true inspirational blog! X