Matcha Blueberry Chia Pancakes

Oh man, its the weekend.  And you know what that means…brunching time!!  Weekends are for long, luxurious brunches.  And this unquestionably means pancakes, at least in my world ;-).  A tall stack, ideally doused in maple syrup, couples with eggs and bacon.  These ones are filled with several unique flavorings, all tossed together resulting in this loveliness.  Both to look at as well as for eating.  Pretty, aren’t they?

Matcha.  Blueberries.  Chai Seeds.  Chocolate Chips.  Honey.

Plus, they are gluten/grain free, dairy free, sugar free.  Enjoy!

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Mint Rice with Shrimp and Vegetables

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This recipe is actually called Pudina Rice.  Its an Indian recipe, which I had the honor of sampling when my dear friend, Bhakti invited me to dinner last week.  A celebratory and farewell gift for my big impending move.  And man, what a gift it was.  This was DELICIOUS, wow.  Not generally a fan of mint, finding myself hesitant when she told me it was one of the main ingredients.  But, whoa.  It was so yummy, loving every bite and even heaping a second portion onto my plate.

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Carrot Cake Pancakes

Happy weekend, all!

These carrot cake pancakes are the epitome of a perfect autumnal breakfast.  I know, I know, its way to early to be talking about fall just yet.  Still reveling within the midst of summer, the season of endless evenings, ice cream, the beach, sundresses and picnicking, and loving every minute.  However, while these do scream autumn, they would be equally as tasty during any season or occasion.  Breakfast in bed…or for dinner.  Sunday brunching.  A summer picnic entrée.  Holing up inside with some wintery comfort food when its snowing.  You name it, these are fabulous anytime.

Gluten/grain free, dairy free, sugar free and super easy to make.  Enjoy!

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Blueberry Lavender Poppyseed Pancakes

Happy summer, all!

I know, I know, yet another pancake recipe.  This one is to die for though, whoa.  Having to actively hold myself back from eating several (as I need them for brunch with friends tomorrow ;-)).  These guys are loaded with a variety of fun flavorings and ingredients.  Juicy blueberries.  The barest hint of floral with a sprinkling of lavender.  Poppyseeds, mostly for photogenic purposes.  A dash of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.  A capful of vanilla extract.  Get excited, these babies are super yummy.

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And on top of all that awesomeness?  They are grain-free, dairy-free and sugar-free.

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Get Glowing Power Muffins

Who would have thought there was such a thing as 100% healthy, energy infusing, get-glowing-skin muffins?  Packed with antioxidents, omega 3 fatty acids, protein and fiber, these guys offer a lot of bang for your nutritional buck.  Dense, slightly crunchy and lightly sweet.  And.  Low in calories as well as filling.

Sound like a dream?  Its not.

Here’s the recipe.  And its an easy one at that, so get excited!

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Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ready for some of the best chocolate chip cookie you’ve ever had?  And now for the sweet shocking twist?  These guys are grain/gluten free, dairy free AND sugar free.  (And if it matters to you, also Paleo).  How awesome is that!?  And the coolest part?  Wait, you mean there’s even more icing on the cake?  Yup.  I was able to eat a (or two) huge spoonful(s) of the raw dough without worrying about raw eggs.  Tasted just like traditional chocolate chip cookie dough.  Absolutely delicious.  Except this one is actually good for you!  Too good to be true?  Nope.  Here’s the recipe.

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Four Ingredient Sweet Potato Brownies

Who loves brownies?  If I were able to hear an answer to this through my laptop, I would assume a resounding yes would be the response (save for the few who don’t like chocolate).  Now, how about brownies that are gluten free, dairy free, sugar free AND only require four ingredients?  Yet, are still fudgy, delicious, rich and decadent.  Impossible, many of you might be saying.  Not quite.  Get excited!  Have I got the most awesome treat for you 😉

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Egg & Pesto Quinoa Bowl

This sunny, light, grain free and dairy free dish is just the ticket for those wanting-to-look-leaner summer days ahead.  Easy to make, filling, yet healthy and low in calories.  All while tasting decadent and rich via the combination of egg yolk and pesto, so yum.

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Glowing Skin Buddha Bowl

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Want glowing, healthy skin?  Have I got the thing for you.  This one is especially fitting for the rapidly arriving summertime.  This entrée is loaded with ingredients, all ideal for getting glowing skin.  The dish is low in calories, chock full of veggies, quinoa which gives it a filling, grain-like taste (yet, its grain/gluten free) and is just an all around awesome bang-for-your-buck dinner in terms of health benefits.

This recipe is grain/gluten free, dairy free and sugar free.  And aside from cooking the quinoa and salmon, its close to raw.

This recipe serves about two people.

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Avocado Fudgy Chocolate Cookies

Happy Sunday, all!  Have I got a sweet surprise in store for you.  Fudgy, chocolatey goodness.  Melt-in-your-mouth yumminess in the form of these chocolate avocado cookies.  And yet, with zero grains, dairy or sugar.  How is that possible, you ask?  With these avocado cookies.

I was skeptical prior to giving them a try.  Now, behold, a converted enthusiast.

Just 6 ingredients, mere minutes, and you have a plate full of chocolate cookies ready to enjoy!!  The best part?  Delicious eating, free of any health worries 😉

You know what else is super delish?  My avocado chocolate frosting, which can also double as a pudding.  Even easier to make than this recipe.  Creamy, satisfying, silky and fudgy, all the while made with good for you ingredients (just avocado, honey, vanilla, coconut oil and cocoa powder).

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