posts tagged "primal"
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 August 22, 2011
Strawberries are higher in antioxidants than just about every other fruit.
Strawberry Sorbet is the perfectly refreshing dessert for any summer meal. This sorbet recipe is loaded with wholesome strawberries, which have numerous health benefits. Strawberries are thought to be a cancer fighting food as well as high in vitamin C, anti-inflammatory and good for the cardiovascular system. Research has also shown that strawberries can help to regulate blood sugar and decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes.
I’m highlighting this sorbet […]
Posted on August 19, 2011
I’m a big fan of gluten free cookies, especially gluten free biscotti.
These Paleo friendly gluten free treats are a great addition to a high protein breakfast and also perfectly suited for dunking in healthy coffee for an afternoon snack that won’t leave you dragging. My children like them too. So do their friends. I wish I could certify certain gluten free desserts that I make as “kid friendly,” like some sort of good housekeeping seal of approval. Alas, no such luck.
Posted on August 16, 2011
As I type this, my yard is overflowing with dark green leafy vegetables; they are literally taking over our tiny property. So what’s a girl with a garden to do? Every morning I go outside, bowl and scissors in hand, and harvest greens.
I braise the greens with a bit of garlic and red pepper and eat them with a side of scrambled eggs, starting my day with a glorious Paleo breakfast. If I’m really hungry, I’ll add a side of […]
Posted on August 12, 2011
Serve a couple scoops with a slice of Gluten Free Carrot Cake
Hey all you vegans out there, this dairy free Piña Colada Ice Cream might be just what you’re looking for on a hot summer day. With a mere 3 ingredients (coconut milk, agave and pineapple), this simple vegan ice cream recipe will appeal to moms too. I like the quick and easy dimension of the recipe and my boys love the flavor –they’ve been lapping it up all summer.
Posted on August 9, 2011
There’s nothing like a refreshing salad on a hot summer’s day; this gluten free Arugula Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette hits the spot. Finding gluten free salad is easy (arugula and raspberries don’t contain gluten). Finding gluten free salad dressing is another story altogether.
Gluten lurks in the strangest places. And salad dressing can contain various binders and flavorings (such as soy sauce) that are not gluten free. That’s why I like to make my salad dressings from scratch –it’s a lot […]
Posted on July 29, 2011
These peanut butter cookies are gluten free, grain free and vegan to boot. I based them on Heidi’s Peanut Butter Cookie recipe over at 101 Cookbooks, one of my favorite websites. Though I did cut the amount of sweetener in half and make a couple of other changes.
I have been on a bit of a peanut butter kick lately. I didn’t eat peanut butter for a long time. I just didn’t feel great when I ate it, however, I’m feeling […]
Posted on July 27, 2011
I discovered this hot cereal on Ricki Heller’s blog, Diet Dessert and Dogs, after she tweeted it a couple of days ago. I’ve had it for my gluten free breakfast every day since! You can call it hot cereal or Paleo porridge, either way, it’s a super food way to start your day, and quick and easy at that. What is porridge? According to Wikipedia, porridge is a dish made by boiling grains such as oats or other cereal meals […]
Posted on July 18, 2011
Last night I had a hunkering for gluten free peanut butter cookies. I went over to Elise’s site, Simply Recipes, and found a yummy looking recipe for gluten-filled Peanut Butter Cookies. I experimented a bit, made a couple of changes to her recipe and came up with a nice gluten free cookie dough. I then decided that it might be fun to make a gluten free peanut butter and jelly cookie.
So here you have it, high protein, gluten free peanut […]
Posted on July 14, 2011
These healthy and simple energy bars are packed with energy.
Apricot Power Bars are a great grab and go breakfast or the perfect pick me up on the way home from the gym. Kid-friendly (with white chocolate) and Paleo-friendly (with dark chocolate, or no chocolate at all) I’ve made these gluten free bars each and every way.
I used white chocolate chips from my local Whole Foods when I made these for the boys. The chips come in a little unmarked […]
Posted on July 7, 2011
I love a good cool, yet spicy drink in the summer. This Iced Ginger Chai recipe is based on one of my favorite products, Bhakti Chai. It’s heavy on the ginger, cardamom and black pepper which I love.
While I love Bhakti Chai, it does not like me; there is way too much caffeine in this drink for my body type (vata). Even the decaffeinated product contains small amounts of caffeine, so in my version, I use roiboos tea as […]
Posted on July 5, 2011
This Coconut Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is the perfect refreshment for a hot summer day. Since every child in the neighborhood seems to be at my house at present, bouncing on our trampoline, it is going to make the perfect afternoon snack in a few short minutes.
It’s fun (and super easy) to make dairy free ice cream from coconut milk. Low in sugar, and high in protein and good fat, I feel great about feeding it to the gang.
Coconut Chocolate […]
Posted on June 29, 2011
I’m absolutely thrilled that Lillian of Lillian’s Test Kitchen, made this video of my Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies. Lillian, a professional actress and the best vlogger I know, creates videos of her favorite gluten free recipes –what could be better for those on a gluten free diet?
In this video Lillian demonstrates in her own inimitable, wacky way, how to make gluten free cookies from The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook. For more great video recipes make sure to head over […]
Posted on June 28, 2011
Summer is definitely here and our house is the place to be. The neighborhood boys congregate on our trampoline –with the sprinklers aimed at it for a good cool down and a great deal of healthy fun.
With all of this activity I keep the food flowing morning, noon and night. From the time they arrive until dinner (sometimes a bunch of them stay for the evening meal too) I am setting out munchies –snacks, lunch, etc. They really are a […]
Posted on June 7, 2011
This high protein, Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse is made with anti-oxidant rich dark chocolate and contains no dairy products –a double win. I’ve also used coconut palm sugar to sweeten it.
Summer is moving along for us over here. The boys made over $300 at their lemonade stand last weekend during the Mapleton Hill rummage sale. They ran the stand with 2 other friends and baked tons of cookies from scratch for their little business. I was so proud of them. Maybe […]
Posted on June 3, 2011
There’s nothing like baked fruit desserts in summer. With seasonal, fresh, luscious ingredients, this gluten free Apple Blackberry Crisp is the perfect healthy and scrumptious, warm weather delight. When finished off with a high protein almond flour topping, baked treats such as this are superfood in the form of dessert. Now what’s better than that?
Our summer started last Thursday when the boys finished school, and we are having an excellent time thus far. Our house has been the setting for […]
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 […]
Posted on May 24, 2011
When I was a child I loved crackers. Still do. I especially loved Wheat Thins. Can’t have those anymore. Solution? I’ve made my own. These tasty Wheat Thins remind me of the yummy little crackers in the yellow package of my childhood. The ones my mother bought for parties. The ones that weren’t gluten free.
That was back in the days before we knew about celiac disease and gluten free living. Before my mother was diagnosed with celiac. Before I was […]
Posted on May 20, 2011
A giant stinging nettles bush climbs up the side of the little red barn in my backyard. Although we’ve been in this house for 9 years, it’s taken me half that time to pay any mind to it.
The bush literally caught up with the boys first; they complained that it “bit” them whenever a 3-way collision of plant, child and a baseball occurred. Back in those days, with 2 little ones, and always in a rush to clean something, cook […]
Posted on May 17, 2011
Can’t get your family to eat their greens? Try this healthy, gluten free, soy free, Garlic Ginger Bok Choy recipe. This Asian veggie dish is delicious paired with the Sesame Salmon Burger recipe I posted last week.
This recipe is actually based on a recipe I found in Fine Cooking Magazine called Stir-Fried Bok Choy with Garlic, Ginger, and Scallions by Susie Middleton. I changed mine up a bit, eliminating the corn starch and chicken stock from it. I hope you […]