posts tagged "low carb"

Vegan Raspberry Streusel Bars

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 ... read more →

Ginger Lime Mocktail

Posted on May 31, 2011

Spicy ginger and tart lime team up to make a mean mocktail.

I don’t drink alcohol, however, I absolutely love fun, girly drinks in fancy glasses.  Hence, this deliciously refreshing, non-alcoholic beverage that I am calling a Ginger Lime Mocktail.  I think you could also call this sparkling zesty drink liquid superfood.  The ginger is full of anti-oxidants, good for digestion and is also anti-viral and anti-fungal.  The lime juice is packed with Vitamin C and bioflavanoids.

Today was our first beautiful ... read more →

Multi “Grain” Crackers

Posted on February 15, 2011

The recipe for these gluten free crackers comes from my friend Betsy

Don’t be confused by these gluten free Multi “Grain” Crackers.  Because they are in fact gluten free and grain-free.  That’s right, these crackers don’t contain grains.  What are they made of?  They contain a multitude of high protein, high fiber superfoods including almonds, flax and hemp.

So as you can see, even though these are called Multi “Grain” Crackers, I have not started eating grains again.  And yes, I’ve been ... read more →

Valentine’s Day Cake Pops

Posted on February 1, 2011

All of you regular readers know that I have an obsession with making healthy (ok, “healthier”) gluten free cake pops.  Well, this obsession continues for Valentine’s Day.

I spent an afternoon in my kitchen last week in total chocolate chaos.  I even tweeted about it (if you’re not involved in the party that’s over on twitter you may want to join, I’m there several times daily, tweeting away).  On twitter I stated, or shall I say, tweeted,  “my kitchen is covered ... read more →

Double Chocolate Walnut Brownies

Posted on January 28, 2011

These healthier gluten free brownies are the perfect Super Bowl snack. My family loved them and I’m hoping my guests will too when I serve these treats along with my gluten free Super Bowl Cake Pops come next Sunday when the Packers take on the Steelers and I have my big, bad, gluten free Super Bowl party.

These brownies use high fiber coconut flour and are based on a recipe by Michelle from Gluten Free Fix; her recipe is called Gluten Free Fudge ... read more →

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 →

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?  ... read more →

Asparagus Basil Salad

Posted on July 1, 2010

This super healthy Asparagus Basil Salad is a not just nutritious, it’s a treat for the palate.  Trust me, it’s delectable, especially right now using wonderfully ripe vegetables at peak season. I found this recipe in Sunset Magazine.  Actually, I didn’t find it, our family friend Mrs. Rose found it and made it for Mr. Rose’s 75th birthday, a fabulous little gathering that the boys and I attended when we were in Davis, California visiting my folks a couple of ... read more →

Roasted Asparagus

Posted on June 1, 2010

So, the month o’ cupcakes is over here at Elana’s Pantry and none too soon.  I’m totally ready to hit the green veggies and today I have a nice roasted asparagus recipe for you all.  We are growing asparagus in our garden, though it takes about 3 years for it yield anything, so we’ve got a bit of a wait on our hands for actual productivity.

Gluten Free Girl has a wonderful post on an Asparagus Frittata, so you may want ... read more →

Bran Muffins

Posted on July 27, 2009

I have been craving a good, healthy, tasty, gluten free bran muffin for quite some time.  Finally, thanks to flaxmania (I’m on a string of flax recipes this week) here it is.

My friend Chris was one of my guinea pigs for this baking endeavor.  She took a flax muffin home from my house one day and ate it the next for breakfast.  Later, I received a phone call from her requesting this recipe.  I take that as a good ... read more →

Dark “Rye” Bread

Posted on July 24, 2009

As I mentioned the other day, Laura Dolson’s flax bread recipe has been more than inspirational. I have used it as a starting point for many other recipes which you will see here in the days and weeks to come. Today’s recipe is for a dark “rye” bread.  I like to eat this plain or lightly toasted.

Again, I was surprisingly pleased that my tasters enjoyed this bread as much as I did.  It’s very versatile and also works quite nicely for sandwiches.

Dark ... read more →

Flax Focaccia Becomes Parsley Bruschetta

Posted on July 22, 2009

This is the bread recipe that changed my life –well, at least temporarily, in a small way.  As you will see from the bruschetta below and more recipes in the days to come, I have turned this focaccia bread base into several other interesting types of baked goods.

First, however, I  do need to disclose that this focaccia recipe is really not my own.  It is Laura Dolson’s and was pointed out to me by someone in the low carb group ... read more →

Roasted Chicken with Olives and Prunes

Posted on April 3, 2009

Are you spending too much time on the computer?  That’s a question I’ve been asking myself a lot lately.  After reading this article in The Atlantic and finding out about this new site that calculates the amount of time spent on twitter, I’ve really been pondering this matter.

I haven’t been pondering it too much though.  Instead, last weekend, I took a break and left my computer off for 48 hours.  Wow, I did have quite a surprise on Monday morning, ... read more →

Turkey Bean Chili

Posted on March 20, 2009

If you look on the upper right hand side of my site you will find a photo –and link– to my forthcoming book, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook.  You can pre-order order it by clicking on the book cover image in the sidebar to the right, which takes you over to amazon.com.

I have been working on the book for the past 8 months, well, actually the past 10 years, that’s when I really began cooking and writing down my recipes ... read more →

How to Prepare Kale

Posted on March 10, 2009

I am lucky enough to say that my boys love to eat kale. There was actually a kale incident the other night whereby I only made one bunch and some grabbing occurred at the table as the boys “fought” over it. Ok, sorry to brag, however this is what sometimes happens in my house.

Because kale is a hot commodity and because I don’t get to the grocery store on a daily basis (who does?), I try to keep kale on ... read more →

Chipotle Lime Salmon

Posted on March 6, 2009

With baseball back in the picture and our afternoons filled with practices I find myself looking for quick entrees that offer a lot of protein without a lot of work. This Chipotle Lime Salmon is one of those. My husband loved it, pronouncing it blog-worthy after his first bite.

Homemade Tomato Sauce

Posted on February 10, 2009

Tonight I had this conversation with my little boy while I was tucking him into bed:

“How do you know I love you?” I asked him
“You tell me 2 billion times a day,” he replied.
“If I didn’t tell you, how would you know?  I asked.
“I can feel it in your hugs,” he said.

That really got me.  I try not to take things for granted in life.  Like my children.  Or hot showers.  Or glass bottles that I get to keep after ... read more →

Agave Lime Chicken

Posted on January 30, 2009

The other night while I was tucking in my super snuggly 10 year old into bed, we discussed possibilities for the next night’s dinner.

“Fennel” he suggested, “I really like it because it’s sweet and also very healthy!”
“What would you like for our protein dish?” I asked.  “What about that roasted chicken I made the other night that you guys gobbled up?”
“No, something else, something sweet and sour,” he replied.
“Ok,” I said.  “What about agave lime chicken?”
“Yum!  That sounds great.” my ... read more →

Savory Avocado Spread

Posted on January 6, 2009

Last night my friend Deb and I discussed our ideas and hopes for the new year and the incoming president.

Deb said she is moved to become a public school teacher.  I shared with her that I would like to set up a gardening business for young people. I think it would be great fun to get a group of kids in their 20’s fresh out of school, looking for work and help them start a business in which they would ... read more →

Tuscan White Bean Salad

Posted on July 22, 2008

It has been so hot here –Sunday was a scorching 104 degrees. Because of the toasty weather, I’ve been looking for quick, cool ways to get hits of protein.

Really, all I want to eat is fruit and lemon slushes these days. However, this white bean concoction has been a winner for the family during this hot spell. The boys have been scarfing it down plain and in quesadillas. My younger son absolutely loves it as does ... read more →