Despite Christmas being over, I still think its “that time” of year. Meaning, for gingerbread. To me, this treat isn’t relegated merely to Christmas but is an aptly enjoyed whole winter treat 😀 However, traditional gingerbread is loaded with wheat, dairy and sugar. I found and adapted this healthier but just as delectable version for your tasting pleasure. Its super easy to whip together, its grain/gluten free, dairy free and quite low in sugar. How bout that. And its tastes sweet, lightly spiced and delish, just like the real deal.
Enough raving about it. Here’s how to make it.
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Man oh man, do I love chocolate, frosting and cupcakes. The moist, cakey texture. The rich, sugary taste of frosting. The charming and oh so perfect small size making it nearly impossible to eat just one. Queue mouth watering. However, damn what a bummer how unhealthy they are. Loaded with sugar, dairy and grains.
On Pinterest one day, I stumbled across several Paleo cupcake recipes, which I automatically assumed were likely to taste terrible. However I decided to experiment with making a batch last night. WHOA. Like the astoundingly awesome, flavorful cauliflower pizza I made a couple weeks ago, these blew my mind.
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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 Saturday, Everyone!
I have a recipe for you that hits all the major checkmarks of an awesome dish. Ready for it? This one takes less then five minutes to make, its gluten-free, sugar-free, lactose-free, raw, AND mouthwateringly yummy. I bet I have your attention now. Oh, the cherry on top: only five items needed to make it.
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I know, with Spring underfoot, you are likely thinking of flavors more along the lines of fruity, light, juicy, and with just the barest hints of sweet. I am too. I am awaiting the summery season with bated breath. However in the meantime, there are still several more chilly winter(ish) weekends remaining and for those, I am a strong advocate for all things pumpkin. One of my favorite ingredients with which to cook. Pumpkin is the bomb. You can make SO many mouthwatering things with this delicious addition. The list is endless, but to name a few: Pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin macaroni and cheese, pumpkin bread, pumpkin risotto, etc.
Pumpkin is not only awesome for your health but its homey and delicious. In fact on its own, pumpkin doesn’t have a strong taste, so its easy to stir into loads of different things without being overwhelmed by intense flavor. Pumpkin is a more mild form of deliciousness.
Here is my super duper easy recipe for pumpkin cookies. Its refined sugar-free and lactose-free. Enjoy!
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Brownies and pudding. Two of the best desserts ever. Were you one of the kids who loved eating raw brownie dough? I certainly was, and with enthusiasm. No shame there. This recipe offers a revisiting of that childhood nostalgic deliciousness. Mouthwatering. Fudgy. Rich. Decadent. And ultra easy to make. Get excited!!
Talk about the ultimate move marathon afternoon or Saturday with a book and tea treat.
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Calling all chocolate lovers, I have a succulent recipe for your eating pleasure. Behold, chocolate cream pie. This one (recipe #45) however, unlike the majority of others in its family, is gluten-free AND refined sugar-free! The texture of it is lovely. Silky smooth. The flavor is rich and chocolatey, but the pie itself is light. Be careful, it would be easy to eat several slices of this one in one sitting.
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Calling all chocoholics! Who ever heard of delicious brownies without all the refined sugar? I have. And I made them especially for you 😉
These guys (recipe #37) are not only refined sugar-free, they are also lactose-free, totally tasty and chocolatey.
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Happy New Year, all!!!
For recipe #35, I thought I would venture back into sweet territory. You guys know I cant stay away for too long 😉
This particular recipe dances on the line between dessert and mildly healthy snack. It is refined sugar-free, save for the small handful of mini chocolate chips thrown in at the end. Therefore, if you want 100% sugar free, omit the chocolate chips (or, if you can find sugar free ones, use those). They are gluten-free and basically lactose-free (again, save for the small amount of chocolate chips).
These are super easy to make, less then 10 minutes, and shockingly they are a favorite among those who have sampled them. They taste almost like eating raw peanut butter cookie dough. Mmmmmm. Really delicious. Be careful, these guys are rather addictive. Dont say I didn’t warn you…
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Hi all! I thought I would follow up the sweetest of holidays with a super sweet recipe (except that its not, because its refined sugar-free ;-p). Sweet potato pie! This was my first attempt at making one, giving me a slight flutter of anticipation and nerves as I awaited with bated breath wondering how the finished product would come out.
Whoa, was I pleasantly, delightfully, deliciously, delectably surprised with recipe #32. This one might just become a staple among my regular dessert repertoire. It was FANTASTIC. It was absolutely as good as pumpkin pie. Possibly, just possibly, even better. I am already dreaming of whipping up another one next weekend.
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