posts tagged "grain free"

Mango Salsa

Posted on January 26, 2014

Mango Salsa is the perfect dip for football season, or a wonderful accompaniment to grilled fish during the warmer months.

Fresh mango chopped with cucumber, cilantro, and scallion, make this vibrant, colorful Mexican salsa (it could also be considered a mango-cucumber pico de gallo) the perfect accompaniment to fish, chicken, or beef. It’s also incredible in fish tacos. Better yet? If you are looking for a recipe for mango salsa, this is as easy as it gets.

My boys and their friends ... read more →

Ginger Shortbread Cookies

Posted on December 13, 2013

Dip your Ginger Shortbread Cookies in dark chocolate for a wonderfully decadent holiday treat.

Nothing says Christmas like Ginger Shortbread Cookies. This recipe for grain-free, Paleo Ginger Shortbread Cookies is as quick and easy as it gets. The cookie itself has only six ingredients. You can dip these gluten-free cookies in chocolate and sprinkles (as pictured above), or eat them straight up.

I want to thank all of you who chat with me over on my Facebook page for letting me know ... read more →

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Posted on December 9, 2013

Mexican Wedding Cookies are a classic Christmas cookie, and now both gluten-free and grain-free.

The other day on Twitter one of my readers asked me to create a recipe for Paleo Mexican Wedding cookies. Well here you go –these Mexican Wedding Cookies are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free. They’re also quick and easy to make. Paleo Mexican Wedding Cookies? Yes please!

According to Wikipedia, Mexican wedding cookies have quite a few other names and are also commonly referred to as Russian ... read more →

Hazelnut Fudge

Posted on December 4, 2013

Quick & easy Hazelnut Fudge made with dark chocolate is a delightful treat for Christmas… or any time of year!

When I was a girl I loved making Christmas cookies and candy for our neighbors. Back in those days (the 1970′s) I used a lot of sugar and gluten in my dessert recipes; this Hazelnut Fudge however, is both dairy-free and gluten-free and makes a wonderful Christmas treat for regular old folks as well as those with food allergies; frankly, no ... read more →

Squash with Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts

Posted on November 20, 2013

Squash with Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts is a festive, quick and easy dish to make for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Squash with Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts is a classic Thanksgiving recipe. I make it year after year. It’s festive enough to make both a healthy Thanksgiving side dish as well as a wonderful vegetable dish for Christmas.

I love Squash with Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts because it is an especially wonderful combination of fall vegetables. Sweet butternut squash (any winter squash is likely ... read more →

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Posted on November 6, 2013

‘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 a wonderful Paleo Thanksgiving dessert recipe.

Every time I make this Paleo dessert I eliminate the chocolate from my Paleo Pumpkin Bars (the bars serve as the “bread” in this recipe). Why? I think this Pumpkin Bread Pudding is rich enough ... read more →

Citrus Smash

Posted on May 22, 2013

The Citrus Smash is a fresh juice that my younger son created and photographed on his own.

Looking for a refreshing way to start your day? Look no further. My younger son presents you with his Citrus Smash (which he both created and named). He loves using our juicer before going to school and after dinner to make delicious fresh fruit juices from scratch.

This fresh squeezed orange juice, spiked with grapefruit and lemon, is packed with vitamin C and bioflavonoids. He ... read more →

Banana Cream Pie

Posted on May 16, 2013

Banana Cream Pie –made with coconut milk, coconut oil, bananas, dates and stevia– is the perfect after dinner treat.

If you made my Paleo Pie Crust but didn’t fill it with anything yet, fear not. This dairy-free Banana Cream Pie filling is the perfect companion for it. It’s made with five ingredients (coconut milk, coconut oil, bananas, dates, and stevia) and primarily fruit sweetened.

You’ll also appreciate the fact that it’s a quick and easy recipe. Bake your pie crust ahead of ... read more →

Paleo Curried Almonds

Posted on April 9, 2013

Curry is a blend of spices –these Curried Almonds are packed with spices that contain highly nutritious compounds.

According to Wikipedia, curry is a generic term used in Western culture that refers to a wide variety of dishes whose origins are from India and other East Asian countries. In traditional cuisines, the precise spice blend of a curry can be determined by everything from regional preferences to family customs. The spices in curries can be both whole and ground.

Wikipedia also states ... read more →

Chicken with Cauliflower and Olives

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 →

Paleo Girl Scout Cookies: Thin Mints

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 →

Simple Green Juice

Posted on January 5, 2013

Simple Green Juice made with just three ingredients (cucumber, parsley, and lemon) is ultra refreshing.

Happy New Year! Just in case you are still deciding on your New Year’s resolutions, I found a bunch of quick and easy ones in Esquire Magazine.

If you’re going to sit naked on a couch, put a towel down
In emails, use capital letters at the start of sentences, except when in a real hurry
Join a gym. (I’m not saying go. Just join.)
Chew your food two times ... read more →

Cranberry Chocolate Truffles

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.

Paleo Turkey Hash

Posted on November 23, 2012

Paleo Turkey Hash is the perfect remanifestation of your Thanksgiving leftovers.

It’s the day after Thanksgiving and you wonder, what to do with all of those leftovers? In fact, you might puzzle over this all weekend. What to do with the remains of a feast that have now become “must go’s”? Gluten free turkey hash is the answer to your post-Thanksgiving woes, and to that perennial question, what to do with all of that leftover turkey.

With just 3 main ingredients (onion, ... read more →

Cranberry Cherry Relish

Posted on November 15, 2012

Fresh cranberry sauce made with only 4 ingredients, no sugar.

I’ve had cranberry sauce on my mind. So I researched cranberry sauce recipes, and found that most have anywhere from ¼ to 1 ¾ cups of sugar. I like a tart cranberry sauce, one that almost makes my mouth pucker, so I developed this stevia and fruit-sweetened cranberry sauce. While it’s nicely tart, the cherries and orange juice make it quite sweet too.

This is a naturally sweetened lower-glycemic cranberry relish recipe, ... read more →

Paleo Apple Tart

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 →

Paleo Honey Cake

Posted on September 18, 2012

Paleo Honey Cake made with high protein almond flour for your High Holiday celebrations.

Honey Cake, also known as Lebkuchen, is a traditional Jewish dessert eaten during Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year); my family sometimes serves it during Yom Kippur Break Fast as well since it is a warming, comforting food. Traditionally, we eat honey during the High Holidays as this ritual sets the tone for a sweet new year. It is common to dip apples in honey at the ... read more →

Basil Salad Dressing

Posted on September 7, 2012

If your garden is overflowing with fresh basil, I have the perfect recipe for you.

We planted more than ten little basil plants earlier this year and now my garden is overgrown with luscious green goodness. Since I have an entire bed of basil, I am of course, on the lookout for basil recipes.

When I looked back in my files, I found this one by Charlie Palmer. This recipe is not “inspired by” his, it is my version of his. If ... read more →

Paleo Chocolate Frosting

Posted on August 28, 2012

Paleo Chocolate Frosting made with just three ingredients to top off your healthy celebrations.

This dairy free chocolate frosting is super easy to make and so delicious you will need to prevent yourself from eating it by the spoonful. Made with dark chocolate and coconut oil, it is a rich and creamy topping that can work on a variety of desserts.

I designed this chocolate frosting for my Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes, which my children (and their friends) have been gobbling up. ... read more →

Mint Chip Protein Shake

Posted on August 21, 2012

Mint Chip Protein Shake, full of hemp seeds and kale to power you through the day.

I love a good protein shake. I don’t love eating a lot of protein sans vegetables or fruit. This shake solves that issue with a healthy handful of kale. Yes, you heard me, kale.

I’ve had this gluten free, dairy free protein shake for breakfast the last three days in a row. I used kale that I picked from my garden. Starting the day off with ... read more →