In celebration of summer (which is thankfully still here, despite the air edging its way into fall temps ever so subtly), to me, strawberry shortcake is the quintessential summer sweet. Its the dessert of BBQs, days on the beach, and evening dinners al fresco. This version is a bit healthier than the usual shortcakes. Its free of refined sugar, as well as free of dairy. Though it is made with wheat flour.
Cheers to this tasty treat which you can hopefully enjoy at some of your last outdoor summer celebrations!
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Love burgers but wish they weren’t loaded with all those heavy carbs? This recipe delivers the taste without all the extra bread. Get excited for this one, its the bomb. Summer is THE time for burgers, and the season isn’t over just yet ;-). Lets milk burger season for all its worth, eh? Enjoy this healthier but just as mouthwatering rendition.
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With autumn just around the corner, I am finding myself unearthing every excuse in the book for baking with pumpkin. One of my favorite flavors and tacked tightly to the long list of reasons why autumn is my favorite season.
These pumpkin bars are just the ticket for an ideal fall snack or dessert. Gluten free, easy to make (I threw the “batter” together in roughly 5 minutes, then popped it in the oven and viola, done), low in calories and much healthier than a usual pumpkin bar dessert item.
Lightly sweet, filling, oaty, with just a bit of chocolate thrown in (optional of course, as if you aren’t a chocolate lover, they would be just as great without chocolate chips)
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Yes, another pancake recipe. This one is an old school variety (blueberry), traditional, well loved by most. But given a modern makeover, a health conscious update with the use of buckwheat flour. Which, unbeknownst to most, isn’t a wheat or grain at all but is actually a fruit seed. Making this dish entirely gluten/grain free and REALLY healthy for you!
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Recipe #100!! This ones a sauce, and a damn good one at that. As long as you have a food processor (you can get a great quality one for just $40 on Amazon.com, and you’ll use it all the time once you have it. Totally worthwhile purchase), this recipe is finished in mere minutes.
Made with just kale, basil, parmesan cheese, olive oil, cashews and garlic. Man oh man, I could eat a jar of this weekly. I basically already do (the store bought kind. Pesto being close to my heart for years now). This kind though? Light-years better. With a subtle bite from the garlic. Earthy flavor from the basil and kale. The parmesan offering the perfect pinch of zest.
Kale, by the way, is awesome for you. Its high in fiber, great for aiding in digestion, its loaded with nutrients, vitamins, folate and magnesium. For a short list of additional health benefits, click on this article.
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Holy crap. If I had known pizza without crust/gluten/grains could be this amazing, I would have started making this stuff years ago and ditched the real thing. I know. Die hard pizza fans are probably slamming their laptops shut right now, giving me the hand. I am telling you though, made this for my mom tonight who said upon tasting “whoa, absolutely delicious. That was incredible, Brooke.” Though she has liked my other recipes and remarked on them being tasty, her feedback hasn’t been this enthusiastic prior to tonight with this recipe. I too was skeptical on biting the bullet and giving this one a go. No longer. I swear, try this. You will be stunned, mouth watering as you consume the entire thing, and promptly hooked.
This recipe is grain/gluten free. Its low in calories. Loaded with flavor. Also, you don’t need to follow the measurements to a T. I improvised a bit myself and it came out incredible. Make your measurements roughly what I’ve listed below but don’t worry at all about being exact.
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Ready for a super easy, light, ultra healthy entrée recipe? And one that tastes awesome to boot? 😉 This one is grain/gluten free, dairy free and sugar free. Its filling and loaded with flavor. I have discovered Quinoa to be the perfect base for a plethora of fun, healthy dishes. So, without further ado, here is another one for ya 😉
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Can you smell it? Yes, its still summer, but autumn is in the air. Just around the corner. Especially for us New Englanders 😉 (So cool that I can say that once again!). Whether or not this excites or depresses you depends on who you are. I think autumn is the ultimate season though. The brisk air, vibrant colors on the trees, autumn nights, leaves rustling in the breeze, bonfires, walks in the woods, hot drinks in hand, bookstores, all things pumpkin flavored. Just a few of the awesome aspects of autumn.
These Pumpkin Tumeric Pancakes are another 😉
Grain/gluten free, dairy free and sugar free. Moist and totally delicious. And taking less than 15 minutes to whip these babies up. I had five for breakfast this morning. No regrets there.
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Happy Hump Day! Get excited! This recipe is sweet, delicious and ultra healthy. Its Paleo compliant, grain free, dairy free and sugar free. Whip up a batch and you’ll have a healthy, tasty treat for tea/coffee time every day this week. Awesome stuff, eh?
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Happy weekend! You know what that means…pancake time! Here’s a spin on my latest recipe but with blueberries. Summertime means berry pickin and eatin. Plus lighter recipes. This one fits the bill on all accounts. Light, fluffy, lovely. Yet grain/gluten free, dairy free and sugar free. Yum, yum!
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