posts tagged "agave free dessert"
Posted on November 9, 2011
Gluten free tart crust, made with only four ingredients; the perfect base for a variety of fillings.
I love making gluten free crusts with almond flour. This gluten free flour is super easy to use, high in heart healthy protein and fats, and of course delicious.
If you wish to experiment and try to make a gluten free pie crust out of this tart crust, feel free. Just be sure to stop back by and let us know how it works.
I am ... read more →
Posted on October 6, 2011
Baked green apples topped with high protein almond flour crisp; low carb and low sugar, sweetened with xylitol.
Here’s a lovely seasonal treat –gluten free apple crisp that’s simple and easy to make with very few, and very healthy ingredients. This recipe for Granny Smith Apple Crisp is particularly low carb because I use the low glycemic sweetener xylitol.
Since so many people have written to me to tell me they do not use agave, I thought it would be nice to ... read more →
Posted on August 22, 2011
Strawberries are higher in antioxidants than just about every other fruit.
Strawberry Sorbet is the perfectly refreshing dessert for any summer meal. This sorbet recipe is loaded with wholesome strawberries, which have numerous health benefits. Strawberries are thought to be a cancer fighting food as well as high in vitamin C, anti-inflammatory and good for the cardiovascular system. Research has also shown that strawberries can help to regulate blood sugar and decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes.
I’m highlighting this sorbet ... read more →
Posted on August 19, 2011
I’m a big fan of gluten free cookies, especially gluten free biscotti.
These Paleo friendly gluten free treats are a great addition to a high protein breakfast and also perfectly suited for dunking in healthy coffee for an afternoon snack that won’t leave you dragging. My children like them too. So do their friends. I wish I could certify certain gluten free desserts that I make as “kid friendly,” like some sort of good housekeeping seal of approval. Alas, no ... read more →
Posted on August 18, 2011
This simple gluten free shortcake recipe is easy enough to make with your children
One summer evening as I baked countless batches of gluten free cookies, my older son popped into the kitchen. Determined to join me in my culinary adventures, he decided to make gluten free strawberry shortcake from scratch (as in using no cookbook or recipe). The twist? He’s a chocolate lover, so he made Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake.
As you may know, Jewish mothers tend to think of their sons ... read more →
Posted on August 12, 2011
Serve a couple scoops with a slice of Gluten Free Carrot Cake
Hey all you vegans out there, this dairy free Piña Colada Ice Cream might be just what you’re looking for on a hot summer day. With a mere 3 ingredients (coconut milk, agave and pineapple), this simple vegan ice cream recipe will appeal to moms too. I like the quick and easy dimension of the recipe and my boys love the flavor –they’ve been lapping it up all summer.
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Posted on July 29, 2011
These peanut butter cookies are gluten free, grain free and vegan to boot. I based them on Heidi’s Peanut Butter Cookie recipe over at 101 Cookbooks, one of my favorite websites. Though I did cut the amount of sweetener in half and make a couple of other changes.
I have been on a bit of a peanut butter kick lately. I didn’t eat peanut butter for a long time. I just didn’t feel great when I ate it, however, I’m feeling ... read more →
Posted on July 18, 2011
Last night I had a hunkering for gluten free peanut butter cookies. I went over to Elise’s site, Simply Recipes, and found a yummy looking recipe for gluten-filled Peanut Butter Cookies. I experimented a bit, made a couple of changes to her recipe and came up with a nice gluten free cookie dough. I then decided that it might be fun to make a gluten free peanut butter and jelly cookie.
So here you have it, high protein, gluten free peanut ... read more →
Posted on July 14, 2011
These healthy and simple energy bars are packed with energy.
Apricot Power Bars are a great grab and go breakfast or the perfect pick me up on the way home from the gym. Kid-friendly (with white chocolate) and Paleo-friendly (with dark chocolate, or no chocolate at all) I’ve made these gluten free bars each and every way.
I used white chocolate chips from my local Whole Foods when I made these for the boys. The chips come in a little unmarked ... read more →
Posted on July 5, 2011
This Coconut Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is the perfect refreshment for a hot summer day. Since every child in the neighborhood seems to be at my house at present, bouncing on our trampoline, it is going to make the perfect afternoon snack in a few short minutes.
It’s fun (and super easy) to make dairy free ice cream from coconut milk. Low in sugar, and high in protein and good fat, I feel great about feeding it to the gang.
Posted on June 28, 2011
Summer is definitely here and our house is the place to be. The neighborhood boys congregate on our trampoline –with the sprinklers aimed at it for a good cool down and a great deal of healthy fun.
With all of this activity I keep the food flowing morning, noon and night. From the time they arrive until dinner (sometimes a bunch of them stay for the evening meal too) I am setting out munchies –snacks, lunch, etc. They really are a ... read more →
Posted on June 14, 2011
I was working my way through the Cook’s Illustrated website the other night and came across an amazing recipe for Triple Chocolate Espresso Brownies. As soon as I laid eyes on that recipe I knew I had to create a high protein, gluten free version. While my husband enjoys all of my gluten free chocolate recipes, this is his fave. He even left a special love note on the fridge for me late last night after sampling them.
Of course this ... read more →
Posted on June 10, 2011
These gluten free Chocolate Almond Joy Bars were inspired by Carrie of GingerLemonGirl.com who wrote a recipe for Almond Joy Impossible Pie. Who doesn’t like the combination of chocolate, almonds and coconut in the form of a high protein, gluten free treat?
I don’t generally discuss nutrition because I assume most people who find this site know that that my recipes are different than most other gluten free offerings. Ingredients such as almond flour and coconut flour do not compare to ... read more →
Posted on April 21, 2011
I met Silvana last year at Blogher Food and felt an instant connection with her. She is magnetic in a smart, sophisticated, New York kinda way, and I was more than happy to spend a full day at the conference sitting with her for every session and sharing breaks together chatting.
During the day, our stories unfolded, and we learned that in terms of our children, we have much in common. Silvana, the former editor-in-chief at Rachael Ray Everyday, began cooking ... read more →
Posted on February 18, 2011
Looking for a quick and easy gluten free chocolate cake? This one is so simple that you can make it one pot and it doesn’t need a drop of frosting. I’m hooked on this thick, fudgey, yet cakey treat. I made it a couple of weeks ago during our Super Bowl party and it was gobbled up in mere minutes by our boisterous gang of guests.
If you are not in the mood for white chocolate, or wish to make a ... read more →
Posted on January 28, 2011
These healthier gluten free brownies are the perfect Super Bowl snack. My family loved them and I’m hoping my guests will too when I serve these treats along with my gluten free Super Bowl Cake Pops come next Sunday when the Packers take on the Steelers and I have my big, bad, gluten free Super Bowl party.
These brownies use high fiber coconut flour and are based on a recipe by Michelle from Gluten Free Fix; her recipe is called Gluten Free Fudge ... read more →
Posted on January 18, 2011
These healthy, higher protein, gluten free Date Walnut Bars are a nice alternative to my more indulgent gluten free Cake Pops. If you follow me on Facebook, you know I’m obsessed with cake pops. After I put the words “cake pops” in my status update bar for the umpteenth time, one of my followers said, “yes, I have noticed them!” I think she may have had just a twinge if sarcasm in her response, though who can blame her.
Anyway, back ... read more →
Posted on December 27, 2010
I came up with the recipe for this Cinnamon Pecan Brittle when I messed up a recipe from Dorie Greenspan’s lovely cookbook, Around My French Table.
I had thought I was making Spiced Nuts, though when I pulled these out of the oven, I realized that I had actually made a scrumptious nut brittle. So, I made the recipe several additional times, tweaking each version along the way until I was pleased with this new permutation.
Posted on December 20, 2010
I was thrilled to have the darling Kelly and her adorable family over for dinner during one night of Hanukkah a couple of weeks ago. We made a delicious meal using various recipes from each of our cookbooks and websites, and then had the absolutely scrumptious dessert pictured above: Banana Coconut Cream Pie (made by Kelly, a recipe from her 2nd book) with Sunbutter Ice Cream (made by me, another recipe from Kelly’s awesome 2nd book).
Kelly also brought over some ... read more →
Posted on December 10, 2010
I am digging this yummy Christmas Chocolate Bark. Studded with rich pistachios, tart dried cranberries, and speckled with coarse chunks of salt, it’s a winner.
I believe the ideas for this flavor combo came from the fabulous Alison. I think this bark would make a wonderful gift for the holidays. Just don’t eat too much of it, as it’s very addictive.