I’m pretty much obsessed w/ all things fall lately.

I cannot wait for tomorrow because we are supposed to get a pretty awesome cold front.

This means I will be able to sip on my coffee a little bit longer in the morning instead of chugging it in 3 seconds to avoid combining the taste of hot coffee w/ the feeling of humidity in the air.

These are only Texas problems.

Plus, cold fronts make for awesome hair weather here.

The other 99.9% of the time I look like I stepped out of a sauna.

Back to fall obsessions: pumpkin everything, orange and yellow colored leaves, espresso scented candles, crisp, cold runs in the morning, mid-day breezy walks w/ Annabelle, cozy nights watching Real Housewives of anything and everything in my robe and fuzzy slipper socks.

This is my life.

Don’t be jealous.

Favorite fall obsession: warm fruit crumbles.

I’m channeling my inner Greek grandmother this week.

It’s all about the apple and sesame seed smash bang.


Are ya feeling me?


We are making our own sesame seed flour: sesame seeds + blender = sesame seed powder.


Then we add some tahini up in thur.


Welcome to fall 2013.


Ooey, gooey, apple filling


+ crispy, buttery, tahini, sesame seed topping.


Your life is complete now.


Before, it served no purpose 😉


This serves two people but ya know…


I’m envisioning eating this whole thing by myself, w/ a scoop of ice cream on top. Duh, it’s made in a mini cast iron-skillet so it’s practically free game.


There are some things in life that you just have to be selfish with 🙂

Skillet Apple Sesame Crumble
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 1-2
Apples tossed w/ cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamon and a hint of maple syrup, and topped w/ a crispy sesame seed tahini crumble. Baked until golden! Gluten-free, paleo, vegan, refined sugar-free, nut-free.
  • For the apples:
  • 1 small apple, peeled, cored, and diced into small chunks (I used pink lady)
  • ½ t. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ t. ground nutmeg
  • ¼ t. ground cardamon
  • ½ T. pure maple syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • For the crumble:
  • ¼ c. white sesame seeds, ground in a blender until they reach a flour consistency
  • ½ t. ground cinnamon
  • 1 T. tahini (a.k.a. sesame seed butter, you should be able to find at the grocery store or international markets)
  • ½ T. maple syrup
  • 1.5 t. white sesame seeds
  • 1 T. unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • pinch of salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine all of the apple ingredients, making sure that the apples are evenly coated w/ the spices and maple syrup.
  3. Put the apple mixture into a small cast-iron skillet
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, combine all of the crumble ingredients using your hands until a crumbly consistency is reached.
  5. Top the apple mixture w/ the crumble mixture.
  6. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until lightly golden.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 290 Fat: 21.7g Saturated fat: 8.7g Unsaturated fat: 12g Carbohydrates: 23g Sugar: 12.2g Sodium: 16.8mg Fiber: 6.2g Protein: 6g Cholesterol: 0mg


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