posts tagged "agave nectar"

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Posted on January 20, 2011

We had a huge snowstorm here last night and I made my family a batch of this warming Mexican Hot Chocolate.  A hot drink is perfect for a cold day, and it’s even better when warming spices such as cinnamon, chili and cayenne are added.

There is a ton of cinnamon in this recipe, so if you’re not a cinnamon fan, you might want to reduce the amount from 1 tablespoon to 1 teaspoon.  Why do I use so much cinnamon?  […]

Date Walnut Bars

Posted on January 18, 2011

These healthy, higher protein, gluten free Date Walnut Bars are a nice alternative to my more indulgent gluten free Cake Pops.  If you follow me on Facebook, you know I’m obsessed with cake pops.  After I put the words “cake pops” in my status update bar for the umpteenth time, one of my followers said, “yes, I have noticed them!” I think she may have had just a twinge if sarcasm in her response, though who can blame her.

Anyway, back […]

Cinnamon Pecan Brittle

Posted on December 27, 2010

I came up with the recipe for this Cinnamon Pecan Brittle when I messed up a recipe from Dorie Greenspan’s lovely cookbook, Around My French Table.

I had thought I was making Spiced Nuts, though when I pulled these out of the oven, I realized that I had actually made a scrumptious nut brittle. So, I made the recipe several additional times, tweaking each version along the way until I was pleased with this new permutation.

Cookie Mix in a Jar

Posted on December 7, 2010

Update: this giveaway has ended and the winner was Susan!

This year, I’m making many of the holiday gifts that I’ll be giving.  One of my favorite things to give, that you might also like to give to your friends and family, is this homemade cookie mix.

This high protein, gluten free cookie mix is quick and easy to make.  Further, you are giving a friend or loved one a very special present –the opportunity to have the smell of fresh baked […]

Spiced Pecans

Posted on November 22, 2010

This recipe for Spiced Pecans is based on one I found in Dorie Greenspan’s book Around My French Table. I am in love with that book and have found so many recipes in it that are “naturally gluten free.”

I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Greenspan at Blogher Food this year where she and I both spoke on panels. On my panel, we discussed the technicalities of writing a recipe, while the inimitable Dorie (is it too familiar of […]

Creamy Cranberry Dressing

Posted on November 3, 2010

This super tart cranberry dressing is the perfect gluten free addition to any fall meal, and is ideal for Thanksgiving.  Cranberries are a superfood, rich in antioxidants.  I like to sprinkle fresh cranberries on my salad when I use this dressing.  Because they are so mouth-puckering and tangy, I spare my husband and children, by using fruit sweetened, dried cranberries as a garnish on their salads, rather than the fresh ones.

I found this recipe in an old Sunset magazine […]

Cinnamon Apple Cake

Posted on November 1, 2010

The recipe for this gluten-free Cinnamon Apple Cake comes from one of my favorite bloggers, AndreAnna “The Primal Matriarch” and her food blog, Life as a Plate.  I adapted my version of her recipe, Apple Spice Bread, eliminating the step of pre-cooking the apples, adding a ton of cinnamon, and making a couple other changes as well.

I think that you’ll be delighted whether you go for her original recipe or my interpretation of it below.  By the way, this is […]

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Posted on October 28, 2010

Let us now praise all things pumpkin.  I’m kinda obsessed with gluten free, dairy free pumpkin dishes right now, hence the vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream here, and the Pumpkin Bars earlier this week.  And let us not forget the Pumpkin Pie Muffins of last year either.

This pumpkin pie ice cream is a delicious fall treat whether served at Halloween or Thanksgiving.  For more information on pumpkin mania, check out this funny article from Esquire called Some Pumpkin Flavoring Best Avoided […]

Pumpkin Bars

Posted on October 25, 2010

In honor of fall, I spent several days last week in a pumpkin “trance,” experimenting with various iterations of gluten free baked goods containing pumpkin.

At first, I had terrible failures. Suffice it to say that my pumpkin cookies and pumpkin scones while edible, were not at all blog worthy. Next, I decided to make pumpkin loaves –while they didn’t look too pretty, they were delicious. Finally, I made these gluten free pumpkin bars, which my 10 year old declared “addictive.”  Every day last […]

Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream

Posted on September 1, 2010

This Chocolate Ice Cream is perfect for summer’s end, which usually corresponds with the upcoming Labor Day holiday (stay tuned for a Healthy Labor Day Recipe Roundup post later this week!); the added spices warm up this vegan gluten free dessert for chilly Fall nights approaching.

My recipe is based on one from Elise of Simply Recipes –she has a great traditional Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream recipe that uses cream and eggs, which you might like to take a look at.

Mexican […]

Grilled Salmon Paprika

Posted on August 19, 2010

This recipe for quick and easy grilled salmon is based on Kalyn’s Grilled Salmon with Maple Syrup Glaze from Kalyn’s Kitchen.  I find that her site is a fantastic source overall, and particularly for protein filled entrees.  I had the pleasure of being on a panel at Blogher last year with Kalyn, and am looking forward to seeing her again this year.  The Blogher Food Conference is less than 2 months away.

Chocolate Sorbet

Posted on August 16, 2010

This gluten free, dairy free and vegan Chocolate Sorbet recipe is an oldie but goodie from my recipe archives. What are these archives of which I speak? A binder with more than a thousand of my unpublished recipes. Anyway, this frozen treat is one of my mother-in-law’s favorite gluten free desserts, and she asks me to make it every time she comes to visit us.

Chocolate Sorbet is a perfect treat for summer parties, makes a great dessert after a simple family […]

Cherry Strawberry Ice Cream

Posted on July 22, 2010

Given how hot it’s been around here lately, the boys have been jonesing for ice cream, and I’m more than happy to indulge them with my homemade, frozen treats.  They’ve been asking for a chocolate cherry ice cream, which may be coming here soon.  For now, enjoy this gluten free, dairy free Cherry Strawberry Ice Cream.

Cherry Strawberry Ice Creamprint
1 (13.5 ounce) can coconut milk
1 (10 ounce) package frozen strawberries
1 (10 ounce) packages frozen cherries
¼ cup agave nectar or honey
1 tablespoon […]

Grain-Free Peach Crisp

Posted on July 8, 2010

This new and improved gluten free Peach Crisp was a lot of fun to shoot and even more fun to eat.  I’m loving (rather than dreading) taking pictures ever since I took the Food and Light Photography Workshop.

Why another Peach Crisp?  Well, a number of you had left comments on my “old” Peach Crisp recipe, mentioning that the topping seemed wet.  So, I went back and tried the recipe myself.  I wrote that recipe 2 years ago and I guess […]

Cherry Blueberry Crumble

Posted on June 22, 2010

My children loved this gluten free Cherry Blueberry Crumble made from fresh ripe fruit.  As you can see, they placed a huge dollop of Whipped Cream on top.

Double Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on June 11, 2010

Photo courtesy of Almond Board of California

This healthy high protein version of the ultimate classic cookie is made from almond flour and speckled with sliced almonds. Easy to make and even easier to eat, enjoy for dessert, or use as a post workout snack to boost your energy.

Silver Dollar Pancakes

Posted on June 7, 2010

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Posted on May 25, 2010

I thought these gluten free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes would be a breeze to make.  I was wrong.  A dozen batches later, here is the recipe.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

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½ cup creamy peanut butter (unsalted)
½ cup agave nectar or honey
2 eggs
¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup roasted peanuts (unsalted), chopped
½ cup chocolate chunks

In a large bowl, with a hand blender, mix peanut butter, agave and eggs until creamy
Blend in salt and baking soda
Fold in peanuts […]

Blueberries and Cream Cupcakes

Posted on May 21, 2010

The idea to make these gluten free Blueberries and Cream Cupcakes came from the book Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes. You can view her original recipe over at ivillage.com.  While testing, the boys and I were referring to these yummy little gluten free treats as blueberry shortcake cupcakes and as you can imagine, the 3 of us enjoyed every bite.

My husband, unfortunately, was not privy to a tasting of these gluten free cupcakes since he was on an extended business trip […]

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Posted on May 18, 2010

I’ve been wanting to make gluten free Carrot Cupcakes for a while now.  When I think of spring, I think of carrot cake and when I think of picnics and potlucks I think of carrot cake cupcake yumminess.

These little gluten free Carrot Cake Cupcakes are topped with my Creamy Cream Cheese Frosting, though if you’re looking for a vegan frosting option, you could go with my Coconut Cream Frosting.

My younger son loved these, though the whole family enjoyed […]