posts tagged "pecans"

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 →

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Posted on November 11, 2013

My Paleo Chocolate Pecan Pie is as good as it gets when it comes to healthy Thanksgiving desserts.

I’ve been working on this Chocolate Pecan Pie for years now. And I’m happy to say that today I perfected it –just in time for you all to have a healthy Paleo Thanksgiving dessert that is gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free. My boys and their friends were more than happy to eat each test batch of this Chocolate Pecan Pie. In fact, they “snuck” ... read more →

Paleo Pecan Tart Crust

Posted on October 26, 2012

Here’s a healthy paleo tart crust made from pecans, egg and coconut flour –gluten free, of course!

This quick and easy gluten free tart crust holds together very well and has a wonderfully nutty flavor.

The first few times I made this high protein, paleo tart crust, I had it with apple filling. I think it would be even better with the pumpkin pie filling recipe in The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook. Feel free to experiment and fill this tart crust with ... read more →

Gingerbread Apple Crisp

Posted on December 9, 2011

Gingerbread Apple Crisp recipe made with juicy baked apples, crunchy almond flour-pecan topping and warming spices.

Looking for delicious and healthy dessert ideas to tide you over during the holiday season? What about apple crisp –one of the easiest desserts to make; perfect for both beginner and advanced chefs.

I developed this gluten free Gingerbread Apple Crisp recipe for Shirley Braden’s blogging event, Home for the Holidays Gluten-Free Style. Every day, from Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 23, a different ... read more →

Paleo Spiced Nuts

Posted on September 15, 2011

With black pepper, chili powder and cumin, any nut lover will enjoy the supercharged flavor of these spicy nuts!

I’m always looking for high protein snacks to keep me going during the day, and especially after a good workout at the gym. I find this little Paleo snack (my favorite recipe for spicy nuts) slightly addictive and nicely satiating.

I like to eat nuts because they’re full of good fiber, fill me up and don’t leave me hungry and lagging. In ... read more →

Apricot Power Bars

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 →

Chocolate Cranberry Power Bars

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 →

Cinnamon Pecan Brittle

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.

Georgia’s Fruit Pudding

Posted on December 8, 2010

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 has wonderful recipes.  The recipe below is my adaptation of Georgia’s grandmother’s fruit pudding, which I think you’ll enjoy.

This light and easy to eat dessert is a perfect Christmas pudding.  It’s basically made with dried ... read more →

Spiced Pecans

Posted on November 22, 2010

This recipe for Spiced Pecans is based on one I found in Dorie Greenspan’s book Around My French Table. I am in love with that book and have found so many recipes in it that are “naturally gluten free.”

I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Greenspan at Blogher Food this year where she and I both spoke on panels. On my panel, we discussed the technicalities of writing a recipe, while the inimitable Dorie (is it too familiar of ... read more →

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Posted on May 18, 2010

I’ve been wanting to make gluten free Carrot Cupcakes for a while now.  When I think of spring, I think of carrot cake and when I think of picnics and potlucks I think of carrot cake cupcake yumminess.

These little gluten free Carrot Cake Cupcakes are topped with my Creamy Cream Cheese Frosting, though if you’re looking for a vegan frosting option, you could go with my Coconut Cream Frosting.

My younger son loved these, though the whole family enjoyed ... read more →

Chocolate Espresso Power Bars

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

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Candied Pecans

Posted on November 18, 2009

I love making candied nuts during the holiday season.  There’s something very festive about them and they are satisfyingly sweet and filling at the same time.  Lately I’ve been on a candied pecans kick.  They’re super easy to make and my husband loves them.

You could jazz up this recipe with some spices like cinnamon and cayenne (I think both together would be delicious), however I’ve been enjoying the simplicity of merely sweetening the nuts lately.  These nuts make one delicious ... read more →

Gluten Free Candy Bars

Posted on June 6, 2008

Baseball is what it’s all about in our house these days. We lost in the main bracket of the post-season tournament and are now playing in the consolation round and doing well. We were winning our game yesterday against the Red Socks and had the game postponed due to rain in the bottom of the 3rd inning when we were ahead 3-0. The boys were playing well and devouring the snacks that I brought to keep them full ... read more →

Chocolate Bark

Posted on December 16, 2007

Perfect for holiday parties and potlucks, this chocolate bark is a favorite of mine. It’s another gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan dessert that doesn’t taste it. And for those with no food restrictions whatsoever? Who can say no to candy, let alone chocolate? See for yourself, try some.

Chocolate Bark

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3 tablespoons grapeseed oil or palm shortening
6 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
2 cups pecans
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
½ teaspoon cayenne
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
3 cups chocolate chunks

In a large skillet, heat oil and ... read more →

Cranberry Chocolate Biscotti

Posted on April 12, 2007

Enjoy this quick and easy gluten free biscotti recipe.

Every newly diagnosed celiac wants a good gluten free cookie recipe. This recipe for chocolate biscotti with cranberries is made with high protein almond flour which is a Paleo/primal friendly ingredient and very nutritious. Quick and easy to make this biscotti recipe is perfect with a cup of tea for a dessert or snack.

My friend Aimee was here the other day and I gave her one of these biscotti fresh out ... read more →