posts tagged "cacao powder"
Posted on March 21, 2014
Given the number of requests lately that I’ve had for gluten-free recipes that are also nut-free, I decided to create a quick and easy brownie recipe made out of sunflower butter. What is sunflower butter? It is similar to almond butter, however it is made of ground sunflower seeds. These Sunbutter Brownies are a cinch to make and a chocolatey delight.
Posted on October 23, 2013
When queried on Facebook many of my readers suggested I name these treats Chumpkin Whoopie Pies!
These Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Pumpkin Filling are not only gluten and grain-free, they’re dairy-free and nut-free as well.
Whoopie pies are little cake-like cookies filled with a rich creamy center. I’ve long wanted to make a gluten-free, grain-free whoopie pie cookie with a dairy-free filling. These treats are perfect for Halloween. No silly, these are not for your trick or treaters, give them out at ... read more →
Posted on July 8, 2013
Melt-in-your-mouth dark chocolate truffles flavored with bioflavanoid-rich orange zest.
These fantastically healthy dark chocolate truffles are full of antioxidant rich cacao powder and sweetened with honey and just a bit of vanilla stevia, which leaves a lot of room for the other flavors to come through.
Although I experimented and made these truffles with vanilla and raspberry, I ended up loving orange the best. I think orange zest and dark chocolate are a wonderful flavor combination.
Dark Chocolate Trufflesprint
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons ... read more →
Posted on June 26, 2013
Keep this Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread recipe in mind when your garden explodes with zucchini this summer.
I’ve created this Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread recipe to help gobble up all of the zucchini that emerges each summer in our gardens and CSA shares. This is a gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free recipe for the entire family to enjoy.
Coconut oil, which studies have shown can help our immune systems mount resistance to viruses, is one of the ingredients that gives this bread a moist, ... read more →
Posted on February 15, 2013
Gluten-free thin mints are a scrumptious Paleo holiday cookie and make a great gift for friends and neighbors.
Don’t be sad that it’s Girl Scout Cookie season, because now it’s gluten-free Girl Scout Cookie season, and you can partake in gluten-free Thin Mints. You can even dive into Paleo Girl Scout Cookies, otherwise known as Paleo Thin Mints.
Give thanks for this to the fabulous Tammy Credicott, author of Paleo Indulgences. Without her book, full of fabulous Paleo recipes (including a couple ... read more →
Posted on August 15, 2012
Grain free, gluten free chocolate cupcakes made with coconut oil for your Paleo celebrations.
These grain free Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes are a wonderful occasional treat –perfect for a birthday celebration. I’ve also made this a nut free cupcake for those of you with little ones who have a nut allergy, or go to a school with a nut-free policy. Of course this is a gluten free cupcake.
Made with coconut oil, this treat is dairy free as well. While I’ve been on ... read more →
Posted on February 2, 2012
Dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate, all in one gluten free chocolate chip cookie.
I can assure you, this is not a Paleo cookie. It is not even a Primal cookie. It is a special occasion cookie –a wonderful treat to serve at a gluten free Super Bowl party. It also makes a great holiday cookie (think gluten free Valentine’s Day dessert). Lately, everyone who has been over to our house –gluten free or not –has been gorging themselves on ... read more →
Posted on December 28, 2011
Gluten free, grain free, egg free, nut free, refined sugar free (everything) free brownies.
I really enjoy using almond flour –almonds are a superfood and highly nutritious. However, every now and then, someone requests a nut free dessert recipe for some type of gluten free baked good. At other times, folks are looking for an egg free recipe.
There are as many allergies out there as there are colors in the rainbow. This brownie recipe is for all the nut free, egg ... read more →
Posted on December 22, 2011
Gluten free chocolate peanut butter balls are the perfect finger food for your healthy holiday celebration –or any time of year!
If you’re in a pinch for time, I have something just for you. Here’s a quick and easy gluten free cookie recipe that requires no baking. I really like making no bake (think no hassle) cookies during the hectic holidays. This one works equally well for Christmas and Hanukkah parties –and is a wonderfully healthy snack throughout the year.
For those ... 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 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 April 29, 2011
These super duper healthy, yet easy to make Fudge Babies have recently been the source of much contention. You see, it all started when I did the giveaway for a Cuisinart Food Processor a couple of weeks ago. In that post, I asked readers to let me know of their favorite recipes using a Cuisinart. There were 2,204 comments on that post. Guess what? I read each and every one of them. No joke.
The comments were fascinating. First, I love ... read more →
Posted on March 29, 2011
This recipe was adapted from one by Pam Vagnieres‘ in an article called Make Your Own Protein Bars that ran last year in my local newspaper The Daily Camera. These high protein, gluten free power bars are easy to make and remind me of a Lärabar, though these are super fresh since they’re homemade, and they’re also not quite as sweet.
My boys and their friends loved these bars and gobbled them up during spring break, when our house was boys ... read more →
Posted on March 15, 2011
I’ve been on a gluten free Hamantaschen rampage the last few days and these are my latest and greatest. I’ll be serving them at today’s Purim party for my younger son’s Chavurah. We’re having 7 families over in a little while to celebrate Purim and the story of Esther.
I hope you all enjoy these gluten free Chocolate Raspberry Hamantaschen!
Posted on January 20, 2011
We had a huge snowstorm here last night and I made my family a batch of this warming Mexican Hot Chocolate. A hot drink is perfect for a cold day, and it’s even better when warming spices such as cinnamon, chili and cayenne are added.
There is a ton of cinnamon in this recipe, so if you’re not a cinnamon fan, you might want to reduce the amount from 1 tablespoon to 1 teaspoon. Why do I use so much cinnamon? ... read more →
Posted on March 23, 2010
Vegan Chocolate Espresso Power Bars made with pecans, dates and decaf espresso.
Who doesn’t enjoy a good power bar? One that is easy to travel with and renders a healthy snack on the go?
These gluten free Espresso Power Bars have a delicious espresso-chocolate-vanilla-ish flavor that makes them equally satisfying as a snack or dessert. I found mine were just a tad crumbly, you may need to add a dash of water to help yours hold together well.
Chocolate Espresso Power Bars
1 ... read more →
Posted on March 9, 2010
This gluten free Double Chocolate Orange Torte will make a nice treat for Passover, which is rapidly approaching! My family, however, needed no holiday or excuse to devour the entire cake on a Sunday afternoon. This treat is easy to make and even easier to eat. Go ahead, try some and see for yourself.
Double Chocolate Orange Torte
½ cup chocolate chunks
½ cup blanched almond flour
¼ cup cacao powder
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
½ cup agave nectar or honey
½ cup grapeseed oil ... read more →
Posted on June 12, 2009
The New York Times blog, Bitten, just did a feature on chocolate cupcakes, which made me realize that a recipe for gluten free chocolate cupcakes is conspicuously lacking from this site. Well, I am happy to say that is no longer the case.
In my quest for the perfect gluten free chocolate cupcake, I made these 5 times. Today. Luckily, my boys and their glutenoid friends happily scarfed the “failures.” Here, I share with you my success.
¼ cup coconut flour
¼ ... read more →
Posted on April 27, 2009
Here’s another flourless cake for those looking for an alternative to almond flour or in search of a nut-free recipe. My husband and older son loved this fruity chocolate cake. I was thinking that with a nice strawberry frosting this cake would make a delicious banana split type dessert.
This gluten-free, grain-free cake is quick and easy. You’ll just want to make sure that your bananas are quite ripe to ensure its sweetness. If you can do dairy, this cake would ... read more →
Posted on April 14, 2009
These Double Chocolate Mocha Biscotti are egg-free and gluten-free. Because eggs are a main component of biscotti, I haven’t seen a lot, if any egg-free recipes, for this type of cookie. My favorite thing about these gluten-free biscotti, however, is how simple they are to make. Just throw everything in the food processor and you’re already halfway there.
Double Chocolate Mocha Biscotti
2 ¼ cups blanched almond flour
¼ cup cacao powder
2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
1 tablespoon organic decaf coffee, espresso grind
¼ teaspoon celtic ... read more →