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...]

Peanut Butter Protein Crepes

Photo Jul 28, 12 06 56 PM

I Love Peanut Butter I was totally craving peanut butter the other day, and decided to try my hand at a variation of one my favorite breakfast foods growing up: crepes! My recipes has some protein powder to make these extra nutrient-dense (and extra delicious in my opinion), and while I was initially worried that they might not roll up well you can see the texture is perfect. I used to be afraid to eat fat, because I thought it would "make me fat" but that is a total fallacy - there are … [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)

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Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies (gluten free, dairy free) 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 grape seed oil (or coconut oil, just melt it first) 1/4 cup agave (or honey) 1/4 cup dark chocolate pieces 1. Preheat oven to 350. 2. Mix almond meal, cacao powder, salt and baking soda. 3. Stir in vanilla, agave and oil and mix well. 4. Add chocolate pieces. Bake for 7-9 minutes. Hope … [Read more...]

Gluten Free, Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes

Photo Mar 22, 23 06 58

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPdOrymADXA This delicious dessert has become my go-to treat for taking to dinner parties and making for friends. It's so easy - all you need are measuring cups and spoons and a blender!  Add an extra tablespoon of cacao powder to make it even darker, and let me know if you like the video by hitting the thumbs up and subscribing so I'll make some more.  Gluten Free, Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes Ingredients: 1-15 oz can black soy beans, drained 5 … [Read more...]