Sundried Tomato Pizza (Paleo, Vegan, Nut-Free Crust)

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I really loved the vegan, paleo Pie Crust recipe I made a couple weeks ago, and wondered if I could adapt it to make a killer Pizza Crust. For me, there has not been a great alternative to regular pizza crust - I love the way cauliflower pizza crust tastes, but it's a pain to make, and some of the other recipes I've made - while tasty - haven't held up well after a day in the fridge. And, duh, everybody knows that pizza the next day is AWESOME. I think what you'll find with this recipe is … [Read more...]

Perfect Pie Crust (paleo, vegan, nut free)

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You may remember my good friend Laura, who inspired those delicious Chocolate Chip Raisin Cookie Pancakes a few months ago...She's got a nut allergy which presents some unique challenges for me, as I use nuts as a base for a lot of my recipes. We were planning to get together for dinner and I wanted to make a pie for dessert - but my usual nut crust wasn't going to cut it! I found some great inspiration for the crust on Jane's Healthy Kitchen and put together an incredible peach … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Spread

Sweet Potato Spread

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite fibrous vegetables. You can do so many things with them.... Sweet Potato Pancakes Sweet Potato Tots, Sweet Potato Pie Sweet Potato Sliders - even Sweet Potato Chocolate Chunk Cookies! Some of the reasons I like including them (aside from their wonderful texture and flavor): A good source of fiber, important for blood sugar regulation, letting you know when you're full and a natural cleanser of the colon. Contain Vitamins A and C - to boost … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies (paleo and vegan)

chocolate cookies

Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies (gluten free, dairy free) Yield: 12 cookies You will need: measuring cups and spoons, mixing bowl, wooden spoon, baking sheet 1 1/4 cups almond meal flour (other nut flours work too) 2-3 T cacao powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda 2 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup¬†coconut oil, avocado oil or olive oil (add about half of this to start to check the texture - see below) 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup 1/4 cup dark chocolate pieces 1. Preheat oven to 350. 2. … [Read more...]

Strawberry Vegan French Toast

strawberry vegan french toast

And...this is the kind of awesomeness that happens when I run out of eggs. One of the great things about all of the different eating styles is that they can expand your cooking and eating range immensely. Whether it's vegan, raw, paleo or vegetarian - people with different eating needs have been getting creative with food for years. In Day 5 of last week's challenge, we talked about the importance of including a broad spectrum of food in our daily diet to increase our nutrient range. I … [Read more...]