posts tagged "coconut oil"
Posted on January 15, 2013
Gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free Paleo Samoa Girl Scout Cookies will rock your world.
This recipe for gluten-free Paleo Girl Scout cookies is based on one from the wonderful cookbook Paleo Indulgences by Tammy Credicott (the book also has a fantastic forward by Robb Wolf). This Paleo cookbook is packed with healthy substitutes for your favorite treats. Tammy has done an amazing job in compiling nutritious, yet mouthwatering recipes that range from all sorts of fun gluten-free baked goods and candies to healthy […]
Posted on December 20, 2012
Paleo Candy for the holidays? Why yes! Healthy Cranberry Chocolate Truffles are chock full of coconut oil.
This “candy” is a healthy holiday snack or dessert. Made with a coconut oil base, dark chocolate, dried cranberries, and a dash of stevia, these truffles are a lovely little pick-me-up in a sea of holiday junk food.
This gluten-free truffle has a deliciously healthy coconut oil base. It is also a wonderful holiday treat if you or your loved ones have a nut allergy.
Posted on October 8, 2012
Roasted winter squash, a golden harbinger of the chilly season to come.
I’m obsessed with winter squash, especially when it’s roasted. Acorn squash is one of my favorite vegetables in the entire world. My younger son likes it just as much as I do. In fact, he and I ate so much squash when he was a baby that he had a nice orange glow to him from an (over) abundance of beta carotene.
Now he’s bigger and he still likes squash. […]
Posted on September 11, 2012
Gluten free dairy free Mint Chip Truffles are full of healthy fats to keep your motor running.
These low-carb healthy Mint Chip Truffles are a fantastic Paleo snack. In fact, I love to eat them right after I work out (my workouts, which I do several times per week are long walks, very light weight lifting, Pilates and yoga). However, they’re also the perfect post workout snack for high-intensity athletes such as CrossFitters.
On top of that? They’re a great Paleo dessert […]
Posted on August 28, 2012
Paleo Chocolate Frosting made with just three ingredients to top off your healthy celebrations.
This dairy free chocolate frosting is super easy to make and so delicious you will need to prevent yourself from eating it by the spoonful. Made with dark chocolate and coconut oil, it is a rich and creamy topping that can work on a variety of desserts.
I designed this chocolate frosting for my Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes, which my children (and their friends) have been gobbling up. I […]
Posted on August 21, 2012
Mint Chip Protein Shake, full of hemp seeds and kale to power you through the day.
I love a good protein shake. I don’t love eating a lot of protein sans vegetables or fruit. This shake solves that issue with a healthy handful of kale. Yes, you heard me, kale.
I’ve had this gluten free, dairy free protein shake for breakfast the last three days in a row. I used kale that I picked from my garden. Starting the day off with […]
Posted on August 15, 2012
Grain free, gluten free chocolate cupcakes made with coconut oil for your Paleo celebrations.
These grain free Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes are a wonderful occasional treat –perfect for a birthday celebration. I’ve also made this a nut free cupcake for those of you with little ones who have a nut allergy, or go to a school with a nut-free policy. Of course this is a gluten free cupcake.
Made with coconut oil, this treat is dairy free as well. While I’ve been on […]
Posted on April 23, 2012
Gluten free, grain free raspberry streusel bars, made with high protein almond flour, lightly sweetened with xylitol.
This recipe for vegan raspberry streusel bars is based on one by Brittany at Real Sustenance. Ever since she posted her delicious looking recipe last year during the holidays I’ve been wanting to make it.
I adjusted her recipe by removing the sweetener from the crust and by increasing the amount of high protein items in the streusel so the topping would be a bit […]
Posted on January 12, 2012
Lightly sweetened gluten free, grain free Coconut Bars contain good fats from heart healthy coconut oil.
These rich and moist coconut bars are made of not one, but three different forms of scrumptiously healthy coconut, including shredded coconut, coconut oil and coconut milk in their ingredients list.
I have Shirley at Gluten Free Easily to thank for this recipe as it is based upon her famous gluten free Crustless Coconut Pie. I’m a big fan of Shirley’s crustless pie recipes. They’re perfect […]
Posted on December 28, 2011
Gluten free, grain free, egg free, nut free, refined sugar free (everything) free brownies.
I really enjoy using almond flour –almonds are a superfood and highly nutritious. However, every now and then, someone requests a nut free dessert recipe for some type of gluten free baked good. At other times, folks are looking for an egg free recipe.
There are as many allergies out there as there are colors in the rainbow. This brownie recipe is for all the nut free, egg […]
Posted on December 15, 2011
Classic fruitcake turned Paleo, this healthy gluten free dessert is great with a cup of tea.
During the holidays I’m always looking for yummy treats to eat that won’t leave me with a high-carb hangover. This paleo dessert recipe for a moist, gluten free fruitcake fits the bill. Sweetened with one tablespoon of coconut sugar, along with dates, raisins and dried cherries, my Paleo version of this classic treat is great with a cup of tea, Dandelion Root Coffee, or makes […]
Posted on November 9, 2011
Gluten free tart crust, made with only four ingredients; the perfect base for a variety of fillings.
I love making gluten free crusts with almond flour. This gluten free flour is super easy to use, high in heart healthy protein and fats, and of course delicious.
If you wish to experiment and try to make a gluten free pie crust out of this tart crust, feel free. Just be sure to stop back by and let us know how it works.
I am […]
Posted on October 6, 2011
Baked green apples topped with high protein almond flour crisp; low carb and low sugar, sweetened with xylitol.
Here’s a lovely seasonal treat –gluten free apple crisp that’s simple and easy to make with very few, and very healthy ingredients. This recipe for Granny Smith Apple Crisp is particularly low carb because I use the low glycemic sweetener xylitol.
Since so many people have written to me to tell me they do not use agave, I thought it would be nice to […]
Posted on August 30, 2011
This gluten-free bread is easy to make, tastes great, and is full of nutrient dense ingredients.
Gluten-free isn’t necessarily healthy, especially when it comes to bread. Here’s a gluten-free bread recipe, made of high protein ingredients that won’t leave you dragging. I’m loving every slice that comes from this new Paleo diet friendly bread recipe.
This bread is just a bit lighter and fluffier than my other breads. It has a nice nutty flavor from the flax meal which makes it almost […]
Posted on August 26, 2011
Decadent yet healthy Chocolate Prune Bars full of phytonutrients.
Because I’ve been getting quite a lot of requests lately for healthy dessert recipes and because I had a pound of organic prunes that needed to be used up, I decided I would develop a gluten free prune cake recipe.
After a string of successful and not so successful prune cake experiments, I had a different, yet satisfactory result: Chocolate Prune Bars. All in all these are basically fudgey prune brownies. Whatever […]
Posted on May 12, 2011
I originally posted this date sweetened, gluten free muffin recipe the year before last in my Great Agave Debate post. Because it was part of something so much bigger, it kinda got lost in the mix. I’m re-posting it because I think it’s an easy, super tasty, healthy recipe that will please both agave lovers and haters alike.
For more information on agave, please check out my Great Agave Debate post and all of the amazing reader comments and debate […]
Posted on December 9, 2010
You may notice that some of the ingredients in this foot balm, such as coconut oil and olive oil are food. I was taught during my Ayurvedic training, that the skin is the largest organ of absorption in the human body. Therefore, I make sure that anything I put on my skin is healthy enough for me to eat.
I found the base for this recipe in the February issue of Living Without magazine –their recipe was for a body butter. I changed it […]
Posted on May 7, 2010
Thanks everyone for your cupcake suggestions. The idea for these gluten free Coconut Key Lime Cupcakes came from comments left by sas and laura in my Jelly Donut Cupcake post –the post that launched my own personal month of cupcakes.
These gluten free cupcakes were a real winner with my children. Whenever I get out the icing bag, they go bonkers and yesterday was no different. I had to hold them back when they arrived home from school, so that I […]
Posted on April 16, 2010
I’m loving this gluten free, dairy free Strawberry Lime Shake made of fresh homemade coconut milk. My boys love it too. After I took a picture of the shake yesterday and placed it in the fridge, the boys grabbed it greedily and drank it all down. They have a certain penchant for consuming my photo shoots like that.
Here’s the recipe so you can make your own.
Strawberry Lime Shakeprint
1 ½ cups coconut milk
1 10-ounce package frozen strawberries
1 tablespoon lime juice, freshly […]
Posted on March 12, 2010
These healthier and vegan Peppermint Patties only have four ingredients.
Ok, when the idea of Peppermint Patties first crossed my mind I was not enticed. “Chocolate and mint?” I said, “That sounds like toothpaste, not food.”
Well, a few weeks later, the idea lingered, gnawingly and I decided I just had to make those Peppermint Patties. So I did. And they are good. Even to someone who does not care for the idea of chocolate and mint. Someone who is Jewish and […]