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FAQ: Almond Flour


measuring almond flour

…ond flour has been tested in my recipes numerous times and the results are consistently poor. Its coarse texture yields runny results. It is also more expensive than any of the almond flours that I recommend. Homemade Almond Flour? Q. Will your rec…


Cauliflower Rice


cauliflower rice paleo recipe

…ce: For people with celiac disease, baking is not always easy, results often not too pleasing and very often not too healthy either. This book addresses these 3 problems in a magnificent way. The recipes are super easy, the results absolutely delicio…


Cranberry Walnut Bread Revised


gluten free cranberry walnut bread

After receiving this comment about my gluten free Cranberry Nut Bread from a reader named Caroline I became somewhat concerned about the recipe.  I proceeded to test it several times in response.  First, though, before I share my results with you,…


Roasted Red Pepper Salmon with Spinach


roasted red pepper tomato sauce with spinach and salmon

This high protein salmon dish with Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup from Pacific Foods was a big hit with my husband, and children as well. The sweet, smoky taste of the sauce (which simply uses the above soup) along with healthy spinach and salted s…


Healthy School Lunch


healthy gluten-free school lunch

When Ali at Whole Life Kitchen told me she was hosting this month’s Go Ahead Honey It’s Gluten-Free: Ideas for Packing a Healthy School Lunch, I knew I would want to participate in this blogging fête.  Healthy food for children is a pas…


Carrot French Fries


carrot french fries oven roasted gluten-free

My boys love these carrot fries hot out of the oven.  I like baking them as it eliminates the messy splattering that results from the typical preparation of French fries –frying. Speaking of messes, I feel like I’m cleaning up a lot of…


Dill Pickles


canning dill pickles

My garden is over run by cucumbers –in fact, we have a total cucumber infestation, so I am busy pickling away.  This recipe for Dill Pickles is one of my favorites. The recipe is based on one from Carol Gold, mother of my good friend Susie Go…


Gluten-Free Cupcakes Cookbook


gluten-free cupcakes cookbook elana amsterdam

It’s been a busy summer, with baseball, boys and everything else that goes on around here.  Now that it’s the “harvest,” it’s the perfect time to announce what I grew over the summer.  I cultivated a new book called: G…


On a Personal Note


So now, for something personal.  I don’t usually go into a ton of detail on the overarching factors of my life.  However, today, I do want to share a bit of information.  And I hope you will take it as no more than that. Just about 3 years ago…


Raw Cranberry Sauce


raw cranberry sauce relish recipe

Fresh raw cranberries with dates, orange and lemon. From the recipe archive: Originally posted in 2008. This homemade cranberry sauce is a perfect side for your healthy Paleo Thanksgiving dinner. This sweet yet tart raw cranberry sauce is one of m…


Chocolate Covered Cherries


chocolate covered cherries homemade recipe

Ok, I confess, it took a few batches to get this recipe “just right,” which for me means a couple of things. First, I had to get these babies to to look decent, edible, desirable even.  Let’s just say my first attempts were rather…


Georgia’s Fruit Pudding


fruit pudding recipe gluten-free

I recently fell in love with Georgia Pellegrini’s book Food Heroes and will be giving it to various friends for the holidays.  I am also giving away a copy to one lucky winner on my Food Heroes post from Monday. It’s a great read and h…


Nut Butter Cups


gluten free nut butter cups

A healthier version of the classic peanut butter cup, homemade nut butter cups or balls make the perfect chocolate candy. When I posted the recipe for Vanilla Almond Butter I had planned on sharing my Nut Butter Cup recipe with you shortly thereaf…


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes


peanut butter chocolate chip gluten free flourless cupcakes

I thought these gluten free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes would be a breeze to make.  I was wrong.  A dozen batches later, here is the recipe. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes print ½ cup creamy peanut butter (unsalted) ½ cup aga…


Muesli Scones


muesli scones paleo gluten-free recipe

Did you know that I am obsessed with all things muesli?  I have a recipe for muesli bread in my book, and I make just about everything else I can with muesli.  While traditionally muesli has oats in it, I make mine grain free, as I follow as diet t…


Vanilla Fig Bars


vanilla fig bars gluten-free dessert bar recipe

Easy Vanilla Fig Bars made with dried figs, shredded coconut and almonds –gluten free, Paleo, Primal, delicious. I’ve been working on various power bar recipes lately as I need some easy to pack snacks for an upcoming adventure. My husb…


Gluten Free Lipsticks


gluten-free lip stick

Photo by jwinfred on Flickr For the most part, I’m a tomboy.  I wear gym clothes just about everyday.  As I sit here writing this, I’m wearing a pair of ratty old sweat pants and my husband’s frayed t-shirt.  I don’t like…


Paleo Pumpkin Bars


Paleo Pumpkin Bars recipe

‘Tis time for all things pumpkin and squash, including velvety Paleo pumpkin bars. Pumpkin season is my favorite time of year. When the days get shorter, the nights cool and crisp, I indulge in my fascination with those odd shaped, brightly c…


Pumpkin Bread Pudding


paleo pumpkin bread pudding recipe

‘Tis the season for both comfort foods and pumpkin recipes galore! I’m a big fan of warm comfort foods and this Pumpkin Bread Pudding truly fits that bill. Made with nut-free Paleo Pumpkin Bars, coconut milk, currants, and eggs, this is…



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