The best wintertime treat, no question. Well, aside from say, chocolate mousse. Chocolate chip cookies are one of those much loved, classic, quintessential desserts on every table with a truly inclusive spread of sweet treats. Personally, they are one of my favorites. Especially when freshly baked out of the oven, and the chocolate is still just a tad melty. Oh boy.
I was skeptical on making these coconut flour (aka gluten/grain free) chocolate chip cookies, worrying they would be dry, or weirdly textured. They weren’t. Tasted just like the real deal. A fluffy, cakey textured chocolate chip cookie. Yum. These are the new much obsessed over dessert in our home at the moment. Try them yourself and see. You wont be disappointed.
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Who doesnt love the whipped, light-as-air, though decadent and rich taste of chocolate mousse? Non-chocolate lovers aside, this tends to be a universal crowd pleaser. To me, chocolate mousse is romantic nights in. Its sexy and sensual. Wintery nights holed up by the fire. An extravagant ending to your meal, simple in appearance, though one that wows in taste. Behold, my version of chocolate mousse, though with no added refined sugar.
Super easy to make, tasting indulgent and delicious, though with something like half the usual amount of sugar in traditional chocolate mousse recipes. A sweet treat worth getting psyched about, to be sure.
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Happy New Year with this succulent sweet! Chocolate cheesecake continues to rein over all the desserts I have sampled, making it a stedfast favorite. I dont eat it often, for the caloric and sugar bomb it is, but man oh man, is this a tasty treat and one that when I do indulge, I revel over.
This particular version, while not sugar free, is considerably lower in sugar than usual cheesecake versions. Though there is already sugar in the Oreos and bittersweet chocolate, there is no further added sugar in the cake (which most recipes do). Though the crust contains wheat, you can easily make it without.
If you would like an equally enticing though gluten/grain free dessert, eliminate the crust. I promise, it will be just as scrumptious without.
Enjoy this decadent, sinfully sweet dessert, without so much guilt.
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Oreo Pie, coupled with Pumpkin Cheesecake, and Chocolate Cake (so maybe its more of a menage-a-trois) are, in my book, three of the most marvelous and mouthwatering desserts out there. All three are classics. Easy to make. Decadent and satisfying. Out of this world awesome, in terms of their taste.
Behold, my healthy-ish (as in, slightly better for you than the usual) Oreo Pie. However, there is absolutely no difference in taste between this one and the traditional recipe. While it’s of course, loaded with dairy, this one is way lower in sugar than typical versions and can be gluten-free if you choose “gluten-free” chocolate sandwich cookies.
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With the downturn in temperatures and thus, increase of incidence towards hustling indoors, this quinoa bowl hits the spot. Comforting, homey, and oh so yum. Tasting subtly nutty and grainy, though of course, its made without grains at all (as quinoa is actually a seed). The combination of egg and pesto, causing an explosion of umami like flavor in ones mouth. The tomatoes adding a bright, juicy pop to the entrée.
Its super easy to make, one of the best parts. So less time in the kitchen spent on these long since dark nights on returning home from work. Leaving more space for tea, reading, or watching something and cozying up.
This dish is gluten free, lactose free (save for the negligible amount in the pesto), and sugar free. Cooked quinoa and eggs aside, its raw.
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Happy Holidays, everyone! I cannot imagine autumnal and winter holidays without the accompaniment of pumpkin pie. To me, the two go hand in hand. Cool weather celebrations, and pie. Pecan, apple, chocolate cream, though for me the most preferred is pumpkin. Light, subtly spiced, homey, humble, yet delightfully delicious. This particular pumpkin pie though, is better than the rest. Thats because, while it tastes like the best bakery made or store bought among them, its grain/gluten free, and low in sugar. This is a pie in the sky thats actually legit 😉
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Chocolate cake. One of those go-to, traditional, most loved desserts. Certainly in my book, it is. This chocolate cake though? One of the best Ive ever sampled (up there with my sweet potato chocolate cake). This one however has zero grains/no gluten in it. Its also lactose free. And though it does contain some sugar, its with a far lower amount than usual cakes tend to have.
Dont be detoured by the ingredients list (this tends to be one of the first reasons I decide to forgo trying a recipe myself. Too many ingredients or recipe steps). I was pleasantly surprised by how easy this was to throw together. And the moist, fudgy taste when finished baking? Out of this world. SO yummy. Almost guaranteed to become one of your new favorite sweet recipes.
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On whipping this one up for dinner, Maxx and I were skeptical. Oh how thankfully wrong we were though. This is, hands down, one of the best lasagnas Ive tasted. And the jaw dropping part? Its without noodles/wheat/grain (aka no gluten), with sweet potatoes in place of these, as well as without dairy (crushed almonds and nutritional yeast forming a cheese-like spread instead). There is ground turkey in the dish, so its not vegan. But its grain/gluten free, and dairy free. Low in fat, and SO homey and delicious.
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Though this dish is vivid and eye catching, it also looks simple. Possibly even suggesting it being low in flavor. In fact, its quite the opposite. Loaded with “super foods,” easy to make, and packed with layered taste, this is a light and totally tasty dinner worth giving a try. I was shocked by the satisfying seasoning and flavors of everything together.
Without further ado, how to make this delectable dish:
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Love cookie dough? Though majorly bummed about all the flour, calories, sugar, and dairy its chock full of? Have no fear, I’ve got ya covered. These bars are perfect to take as a healthy sweet treat to work or elsewhere. They take 5 minutes to throw together, are dairy free, sugar free, and grain/gluten free. Most importantly, they taste awesome. This is a dessert you can truly feel good about eating, no guilt included.
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