posts tagged "stevia"
Posted on August 15, 2014
Have you ever wondered how to make lemonade? It seems like such a simple thing. Until you actually try to do it. Making lemonade from scratch is fantastic for a bunch of reasons.
First, it tastes incredible. There’s nothing like freshly squeezed juice from real lemons. Making your own also allows you to avoid the nasty chemicals and preservatives in store bought lemonade. However, the biggest reason I like to make homemade lemonade is to avoid the sugar in the store ... read more →
Posted on April 23, 2014
If you’re as big a fan of my Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes as the Boulder High Freshman Baseball Team, you’ll love them topped with my luscious Peanut Butter Frosting. There’s nothing quite like the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter. You could even call this grain-free treat a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup style cupcake.
The best thing though, is that if you’re following a strict Paleo diet, or if you’re allergic to peanuts, you can easily make this Peanut Butter Frosting ... read more →
Posted on January 7, 2014
This Paleo Carrot Soup recipe with spicy ginger and rich coconut milk will warm you to the bone on a snowy day.
During the last year my husband and I were lucky enough to eat at the Post Ranch Inn in Northern California. We had an incredible meal which included a stunning salad as well as carrot ginger soup, and more. I spoke to our server to get an idea of what was in that amazing carrot soup so that I ... read more →
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 September 19, 2013
Fruit juice-sweetened Gummy Bears are ideal as an after-school snack and work just as well for Halloween.
My children were very upset with me last night when they saw I was making gummy bears. Why? I told them they could not eat any as I needed them for a morning photo shoot…for you all. The boys will be happy this afternoon when they get home from school and find this healthy candy ready to eat. These gluten-free gummy bears are the ... 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 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.
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2 tablespoons coconut oil
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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 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 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 →
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 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 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 →
Posted on October 17, 2012
Filled with freshly ground cinnamon and other antioxidant rich spices, I serve healing Pumpkin Spice Lattes piping hot.
Now you can make your own dairy free Pumpkin Spice Latte with coconut milk instead of cow’s milk. Make this beverage low sugar as well by using honey and stevia in place of refined sugar. I based my recipe on the Pumpkin Spice Latte from recipegirl.com. Lori’s site, gorgeous and hip, is a wonderful source of inspiration.
Did you ever wonder what’s in Starbucks ... read more →
Posted on March 9, 2012
Paleo Breakfast Bread makes a great grain free treat for brunch or a quick breakfast on rushed weekday mornings.
I made this easy gluten free bread recipe on camera last month (which you can view below) for FOX31 and had a blast with host Joana Canals. I was surprised to find myself on TV talking about the Paleo Diet. It seems that this way of eating is gaining mainstream awareness.
That’s why in addition to sharing this bread recipe with you, I’m ... read more →
Posted on January 12, 2012
Lightly sweetened gluten free, grain free Coconut Bars contain good fats from heart healthy coconut oil.
These rich and moist coconut bars are made of not one, but three different forms of scrumptiously healthy coconut, including shredded coconut, coconut oil and coconut milk in their ingredients list.
I have Shirley at Gluten Free Easily to thank for this recipe as it is based upon her famous gluten free Crustless Coconut Pie. I’m a big fan of Shirley’s crustless pie recipes. They’re perfect ... 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 2, 2011
Homemade and dairy free Peppermint Hot Chocolate to keep you warm and cozy on a cold winter’s night.
Peppermint Hot Chocolate is easy to make, and far better than the instant hot chocolate that comes in a package, which is loaded with sugar and definitely not dairy free. Additionally, I find this soothing and healthy beverage to be a great substitute for all of the peppermint candy floating around this time of year.
I make this dairy free hot chocolate with coconut ... read more →
Posted on October 12, 2011
Easy gluten free pumpkin bread recipe spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves.
Nothing says “fall” like the smell of fresh pumpkin bread wafting from the oven. This lusciously moist, gluten free, dairy free pumpkin quick bread is made with high protein almond flour, and came about by popular demand.
So many of you left comments on my Paleo Bread post requesting a healthy pumpkin bread, that I was moved to make yet another Paleo quick bread for all of you.
Posted on September 8, 2011
These gluten free Goji Power Bars were a hit at the gym the other day.
My fellow gym rats were delighted when I brought these Paleo friendly, high protein, gluten free snacks to the gym last week. The consensus? These gluten free power bars hit the spot.
Made with healthy, high protein almond flour and nutritious goji berries, the gang wolfed these down, then asked for more. I promised them I would post this recipe for gluten free power bars and so ... read more →