posts tagged "agave free"
Posted on March 10, 2014
It’s that time of year again –Purim. Which means time for Nut Free Chocolate Hamantaschen. This year because so many of you requested it on my Facebook page, I’ve developed Hamantaschen that are not only gluten and grain-free, they are nut-free as well.
Making gluten-free cookies without grains, nuts, butter, and sugar took quite some time to perfect. While I typically use almond flour to make cookies here, I use coconut flour –a very dense flour that is highly absorbent and soaks up tons of liquid and fat. In my experience, coconut flour yields fantastic muffins, cakes, and baked goods. This is the first time that I have developed a gluten-free cookie recipe using coconut flour.
Posted on March 5, 2014
I first made this Spicy Chicken with Grilled Lime recipe for a Sunday night dinner when my in-laws were visiting. They were delighted by this easy chicken recipe and impressed with how quickly I was able to throw it together after we arrived home with them from a weekend in the mountains. The best thing about grilled chicken? The grill! As in no messy pans or baking dishes to clean up.
Posted on March 1, 2014
These super scrumpdidlyicious healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes are made from only seven ingredients. That includes the coconut oil in which you sauté them. The base of these pancakes (one of my super easy breakfast recipes) is cashews –that’s right, no flour, not even almond flour.
Replacing high-carb wheat flour with lower-carb cashews is fantastic for those watching their blood sugar. Cashews also work well in baking (see my Cashew Bread recipe) for folks who are gluten-free, which is another reason I use them.
While these quick and easy pancakes are a fantastic breakfast on a weekend morning, I also like to serve them along with an egg dish on Sunday nights for dinner. Breakfast for dinner is a family favorite in our house, and the boys especially appreciate the change in routine.
Posted on February 25, 2014
During winter I roast vegetables several nights per week. I learned in my Ayurvedic training during the early 1990′s that it’s important to adapt both cooking and eating to the seasons. Mostly, though, it’s just common sense to eat local root vegetables in the winter (this is one of my favorite carrot recipes) and to run a nice toasty oven on a cold evening.
Roasted vegetables are an amazing dish –affordable, easy to make, and quite healthy. One of the best things about this Roasted Cauliflower, Carrots, and Zucchini is the beautiful mini-rainbow of colors the vegetables in this dish create.
So if you’re looking for a roasted vegetable recipe, take a peak at this one –it’s perfect for the most seasoned of chefs, as well as beginner cooks. Personally, I think this is the best way to cook zucchini and carrots… and cauliflower too!
Posted on February 21, 2014
My mother-in-law (aka Grandma Marylyn) is obsessed with all things crispy, crunchy, and Paleo. Like me, she has celiac disease and has followed a strict gluten-free diet for years. I created this Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe just for her. Grandma Marylyn is a huge fan of my Cranberry Chocolate Biscotti, as well as my Chocolate Orange Scones, and presents me with freshly made batches of each of these every time we have a visit.
Grandma has been asking me for years to develop a thin and crispy cookie recipe. She has no idea that I’ve created these Paleo chocolate chip cookies for her!
Posted on February 16, 2014
Beef Brisket served with Mashed Cauliflower is easy to make and a favorite Paleo dinner in our family.
Growing up I loved the brisket that my Bubby made. It was melt in your mouth amazing. My mother also made an incredible brisket. Now it’s my turn to take a whirl at Beef Brisket –the perfect Paleo dinner entree.
Since I started eating red meat religiously a couple of years ago (rather than every now and then) I have watched my iron levels ... read more →
Posted on February 11, 2014
Frozen Banana Bites made with just three ingredients are a super easy treat to make for your Valentine.
I know you guys come here for great grain-free recipes. I also know that you count on me to create healthy recipes that don’t have a trillion ingredients. That’s why I made this Paleo Frozen Banana Bites recipe for you. These chocolate-dipped bananas are not only fabulous for Valentine’s Day, they’ll also prevent you from spending your entire life in the kitchen! What ... read more →
Posted on February 7, 2014
Paleo Chai Latte made with organic warming spices will heat you up on a chilly day.
The perfect breakfast beverage, Paleo Chai Latte, made with warming Ayurvedic spices will keep you cozy during this crazy spell of cold weather.
Made with eggs, coconut oil, and antioxidant rich chai spices (cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves), this rich hot drink makes a great on-the-go breakfast. Sometimes I serve Paleo Chai Latte as a healthy snack in the afternoon, as it gives me a nice ... read more →
Posted on January 19, 2014
Salt and Pepper Crackers will satisfy your need for a healthy, crunchy snack.
Instead of running to the store and grabbing a box of highly processed, expensive gluten-free crackers (with who knows what ingredients in them?!) you can make these Salt and Pepper Crackers. My boys and their friends says that these Salt and Pepper Crackers are the best crackers. I like them too, especially because they’re quick and easy to make.
It’s even easier to make gluten-free, grain-free crackers from scratch ... read more →
Posted on December 22, 2013
Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are fabulous for any special occasion or holiday, though especially at Christmas.
A couple of weeks ago I posted a recipe for Mexican Wedding Cookies and asked y’all what other Paleo Christmas cookie recipes you would like me to share. Here is a comment that was left by reader Marlene Placido requesting one of my all time favorite cookies:
I have been looking for years for a recipe for a raspberry thumbprint almond cookie… a traditional Christmas cookie from ... read more →
Posted on August 26, 2013
Harness the power of coconut butter, hemp seed, flaxmeal and dried cranberries in this Paleo power bar.
Cranberry Coconut Power Bars are not only gluten-free and grain-free, they are nut-free to boot. Eat them after you go to your CrossFit workout, or if you’re more of a middle aged woman such as myself who prefers sleep to exercise, eat them after a long walk in the foothills, or a restorative yoga class.
I’m using Steve’s unsweetened dried cranberries for this recipe, which ... read more →
Posted on June 17, 2013
Dairy-free Chocolate Pots de Creme made with a mere five ingredients.
This recipe for dairy-free Chocolate Pots de Creme is based on an award winning recipe by one of my favorite bloggers, Michelle of Nom Nom Paleo. Michelle is an amazing person and chef, and both she and her recipes are beloved and admired in the Paleo community.
While the name “pot de creme” is quite fancy, don’t be intimidated. This recipe is easy to make with only 5 ingredients –dark chocolate, ... read more →
Posted on April 18, 2013
These dark chocolate brownies are lightly-sweetened with dates and packed with other Paleo perks such as coconut oil.
These Paleo brownies are simply unbelievable- moist, chocolatey, and full of gluten-free goodness. They will knock the socks off of even the most die-hard gluten-full brownie lover. All of my taste testers said they could not believe these Paleo Brownies were not only gluten-free, but grain-free as well.
Sweetened with a mere seven dates in the entire batch of brownies, and a bit of ... read more →
Posted on March 4, 2013
This high-protein chicken dinner (full of cauliflower and olives) is a wonderful Paleo one pot meal.
This hearty, grain-free, savory Paleo dinner dish is a hit with adults and teens alike in our house. I often serve it with a Spinach Salad for a filling, vegetable heavy dinner.
While we eat chicken once or twice per week, I also try to serve the boys (all 3 of them) steak each week as that is their favorite dinner. They are more than happy when ... read more →
Posted on January 28, 2013
Paleo Chocolate Chip Scones are a delicious gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free treat; naturally sweetened with honey.
I really don’t write a lot on my website because:
I’m not a writer.
I figure you all come here for the recipes anyway.
What’s the point? I like short and sweet. Literally.
Every now and then though, I do get the itch to write just a bit. And this recent comment on Facebook tickled my writing fancy:
I absolutely adore your recipes. I’ve been Paleo for over a ... read more →
Posted on January 15, 2013
Gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free Paleo Samoa Girl Scout Cookies will rock your world.
This recipe for gluten-free Paleo Girl Scout cookies is based on one from the wonderful cookbook Paleo Indulgences by Tammy Credicott (the book also has a fantastic forward by Robb Wolf). This Paleo cookbook is packed with healthy substitutes for your favorite treats. Tammy has done an amazing job in compiling nutritious, yet mouthwatering recipes that range from all sorts of fun gluten-free baked goods and candies to healthy ... read more →
Posted on December 20, 2012
Paleo Candy for the holidays? Why yes! Healthy Cranberry Chocolate Truffles are chock full of coconut oil.
This “candy” is a healthy holiday snack or dessert. Made with a coconut oil base, dark chocolate, dried cranberries, and a dash of stevia, these truffles are a lovely little pick-me-up in a sea of holiday junk food.
This gluten-free truffle has a deliciously healthy coconut oil base. It is also a wonderful holiday treat if you or your loved ones have a nut allergy.
Posted on December 16, 2012
Healthy Hot Toddies for the holidays offer a cup of pure deliciousness in a sea of junk food.
The perfect drink for your neighborhood Christmas cookie exchange or New Year’s Eve party, I serve these healthy Hot Toddies to both adults and children, and sometimes I make ‘em as an after school treat for the boys and the gaggle of friends they bring home.
It is best to start making this spicy, warming drink several hours before you plan to serve it ... read more →
Posted on November 12, 2012
Use vegan Pumpkin Whipped Cream on gluten free pancakes, muffins and cupcakes.
This luscious vegan spread is made from coconut cream. The kind that comes in the can. A dairy-free frosting that’s quick and easy to make? Yes! And just for fall, I have made it pumpkin flavored, though you can thank Marla at familyfreshcooking.com for that, as it was her idea.
I have been enamored with vegan frostings and toppings made from coconut cream for some time, and have a recipe ... read more →
Posted on October 29, 2012
When chilly weather arrives the boys ask for Paleo Apple Tart with Pecan Crust on a nightly basis.
Cold weather means apple pie (or some version thereof) in my house. Our favorite is this cinnamon-spiked apple tart encased in a pecan crust. Since my boys go gaga for anything involving baked apples, this gluten free apple tart with a high protein, grain free crust doesn’t last long around here.
I love that the boys (and their friends) gobble down a treat high ... read more →