posts tagged "cookies and bars"

Orange Dark Chocolate Chip Scones

Posted on January 24, 2011

It really is Joy the Baker’s fault.  I have been baking scones every day since I read her post for Orange and Dark Chocolate Buttermilk Scones.  I knew I would have to make my own gluten free version.  So I did.  And it’s scone mania over here.  It’s gotten so bad that last weekend I made 5 batches of scones.  All gluten free of course.

Joy, I wish I was your gluten free neighbor.  And by the way, I do not ... read more →

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 ... read more →

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 ... read more →

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 ... read more →

Spicy Power Bars

Posted on September 24, 2010

I’m eating one of these Spicy Power Bars as I type this.  I’m slightly obsessed with them.  Because they remind me of my past.

About 20 years ago, when I was living in New York City and had just hooked up with my adorable husband, I became very interested in Ayurveda.  One of the amazing practitioners that I learned from, Pratima Raichur, had created her own version of a healing tonic, referred to in Ayurvedic circles as chyawanprash.  Her product was ... read more →

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Yacon

Posted on July 15, 2010

So all you agave haters gather round.  These gluten free chocolate chip cookies are completely free of agave, I have used yacon instead.

What is yacon?  It is a perennial root, composed primarily of water and Fructooligosaccharide (FOS). These short chain sugars have a lower caloric value (as they are digested anaerobically) and high fiber content. FOS is a prebiotic that is extremely helpful with digestion. 

I use yacon as my “brown sugar” or “molasses” in my recipes.  For example, in ... read more →

Ice Cream Sandwich

Posted on July 12, 2010

If you are looking for a cooling treat during this hot spell, try this Gluten Free Ice Cream Sandwich recipe, made with my Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream.  The boys and I made it the other day and they couldn’t get enough of them!

Ice Cream Sandwich

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Primal Chocolate Chip Cookies or Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream

Scoop ice cream
Place between two chocolate chip cookies
Serve

Here’s a quick video I made some time ago on how to make my Gluten Free Chocolate ... read more →

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.

Riesling Biscuits

Posted on April 30, 2010

A while back, I posted a recipe for Cabernet Cookies, using Cabernet Grape Seed Flour from AprèsVin. I thought they turned out very well –not too sweet, full of antioxidants and rich, dark chocolate; basically, my family was hooked.

Recently, I was reviewing the comments for that post and saw this one that Jenné from sweetpotatosoul.blogspot.com left.  In it she mentioned making some cookies with grapeseed flour, so I hopped over to her blog and to take a peak. Jenne had ... read more →

Lemon Poppy Seed Bunny Cookies

Posted on April 2, 2010

The idea for these delicious gluten free Lemon Poppy Seed Bunny Cookies for Easter came from Gluten Free Foodie Heaven and her Lemon Poppy Seed Bunnies recipe.  Even though we don’t celebrate Easter, I thought they were very cute and springlike and had to make some of my own with the usual favorite ingredients that I keep on hand.

Lemon Poppy Seed Bunny Cookies

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1 ¾ cup blanched almond flour
pinch celtic sea salt
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil or palm shortening
2 tablespoons agave nectar ... read more →

Chocolate Espresso Power Bars

Posted on March 23, 2010

Vegan Chocolate Espresso Power Bars made with pecans, dates and decaf espresso.

Who doesn’t enjoy a good power bar?  One that is easy to travel with and renders a healthy snack on the go?

These gluten free Espresso Power Bars have a delicious espresso-chocolate-vanilla-ish flavor that makes them equally satisfying as a snack or dessert.  I found mine were just a tad crumbly, you may need to add a dash of water to help yours hold together well.

Chocolate Espresso Power Bars

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Mounds Candy Bars

Posted on February 23, 2010

These healthier mounds bars are a quick and easy homemade chocolate and coconut candy.

We will be making these yummy gluten free candy bars for Purim which is coming up this week.  Of course, we also plan on making Hamantaschen as well, which is one of the boys’ fave treats.

These mounds bars are easy to make and rich with dark chocolate and a coconut filling consisting of shredded coconut, coconut oil and agave.  My older son downed them and thought ... read more →

Cabernet Cookies

Posted on February 17, 2010

I’m still on my grape seed flour kick and made these yummy Cabernet Cookies the other day which were “all gone” quite quickly.  If you like the combination of red wine and chocolate, be sure to give these treats a try.

Grape seed flour is full of antioxidants, fiber and protein and adds a nice flavor and texture to baked goods.  I’m loving experimenting with it these days.  One more super food to add to the repertoire.

Cabernet Cookies

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Chocolate Chip Cookies with Grapeseed Flour

Posted on February 12, 2010

These yummy little protein-a-licious cookies are the result of a complimentary sample of Chardonnay Grapeseed Flour that I received from Eric Leber of AprèsVin.  Grapeseed flour?  Yes, you heard it right, grapeseed flour.

While these treats look like they are double chocolate chip cookies, they actually are not.  It is high protein, antioxidant rich grapeseed flour that gives them their nice dark color.  And yes, grapeseed flour comes in different flavors.  This chardonnay grapeseed flour has a buttery taste and graham ... read more →

Lemon Lavender Cookies

Posted on January 12, 2010

I think I’m on a bit of a vegan kick these days.  First came the Marcona Almond Mayo sans eggs and now these vegan Lemon Lavender Cookies.

Don’t worry, even though this recipe sounds a tad weird, it’s subtle and I think, delicious.  It kinda reminds me of the recipe in my gluten free cookbook for Rosemary Hazelnut Cookies.

Lemon Lavender Cookies

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1 ¼ cups blanched almond flour
¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons dried lavender, finely minced
¼ cup grapeseed oil
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Molasses Spice Cookies

Posted on January 5, 2010

These cookies were inspired by Dorie Greenspan’s delicious looking Molasses Spice Cookies which I saw in a recent Parade Magazine.  I read Parade every weekend (it comes in our local paper), and I especially enjoy checking out the recipes in it and then renovating them for my gluten free higher protein desires.

Spice cookies are perfect for this time of year, a little zing and boost after the holidays and warming as well, which is nice given all of the cold ... read more →

Cranberry Bars

Posted on October 28, 2009

These tart and tangy Cranberry Bars are one of my favorite treats.  I’ve been craving cranberries lately and this gluten free dessert more than hits the spot when it comes to mouth puckering goodness.

I first made these Cranberry Bars as a tart.  That was before Robyn and her children came over to have an afternoon of baking with us last week; she suggested making this as a bar, so it would more readily make an on-the-go type snack.  Robyn is ... read more →

Cranberry Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on October 7, 2009

This scrumptious fall twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie is a big hit in my household.  The tart dried cranberries and nutty, roasted goodness of walnuts, along with nutrient dense almond flour turn a plain old chocolate chip cookie into an antioxidant rich, nutritious treat.

Cranberry Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

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2 ½ cups blanched almond flour
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup grapeseed oil or palm shortening
½ cup agave nectar or honey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
½ cup dried cranberries
1 cup ... read more →

Breakfast Bars

Posted on June 16, 2009

These hearty breakfast bars remind me of a granola bar or an omega-3 packed power bar.  They’re filling and tasty.

After I made a batch of these and was waiting for them to cool before cutting and stylizing them for a “photo shoot,” my younger son proudly taunted me that he had picked out all of the raisins from the top of the bars.

Needless to say, I was quite miffed.  Especially since I have a couple of half gallon jars ... read more →

Dina’s Delightful Cookies

Posted on June 10, 2009

These delicious cookies, chock full of coconut, walnuts and raisins are the product of our very recent visit to my parents.

Today the boys and I returned home to Colorado from visiting them in California. We went to have some family bonding time and distract them from a health issue one of them has been dealing with over the past year.

While there, we were able to see my sister, Dina and hang out with her. Of course, I wanted to know ... read more →