posts tagged "vanilla creme stevia"

Chestnut Praline Latte

Posted on December 11, 2014

When I discovered that Starbucks was coming out with a Chestnut Praline Latte, I decided it was on! Yes, I’m taking on the behemoth of beverages with my healthy version of this festive holiday drink. My caffeine-free Chestnut Praline Latte is made with real chestnuts, coconut milk, and nourishing Dandelion Coffee. According to Starbucks, their Chestnut Praline Latte contains “espresso, steamed milk, and flavors of caramelized chestnuts and spices.”

Yes, I know it’s mighty easy to go to Starbucks and order […]

Eggnog

Posted on December 5, 2014

Just the other day, my children and I were discussing the etymology (i.e., derivation) of the word “eggnog.” According to Wikipedia, the drink may have originated in England, and it is possible that it developed from a drink called “posset,” a beverage made of hot milk. Eggnog’s second syllable, “nog,” seems to have come from the word “noggin” which is from 16th century English and appears to mean “small cup or mug.”

This Eggnog recipe is based on Alton Brown’s eggnog. […]

Cranberry Chocolate Truffles

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.

Pumpkin Whipped Cream

Posted on November 12, 2012

Use vegan Pumpkin Whipped Cream on gluten free pancakes, muffins and cupcakes.

This luscious vegan spread is made from coconut cream. The kind that comes in the can. A dairy-free frosting that’s quick and easy to make? Yes! And just for fall, I have made it pumpkin flavored, though you can thank Marla at familyfreshcooking.com for that, as it was her idea.

I have been enamored with vegan frostings and toppings made from coconut cream for some time, and have a recipe […]

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Posted on November 5, 2012

Celebrate fall with gluten free muffins made from freshly roasted pumpkin and coconut flour, along with a glass of almond milk.

If I had a grain free muffin of the month club November would be pumpkin spice muffins. September would be banana muffins and May would be blueberry muffins. Of course, I have no such club, however, I do love a good healthy muffin.

For those of you who have nut allergies? These grain free Pumpkin Spice Muffins are nut free.

The roasted […]

Mint Chip Truffles

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 […]

Mint Chip Protein Shake

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 […]

Vanilla Fig Bars

Posted on May 17, 2012

Easy Vanilla Fig Bars made with dried figs, shredded coconut and almonds –gluten free, Paleo, Primal, delicious.

I’ve been working on various power bar recipes lately as I need some easy to pack snacks for an upcoming adventure. My husband and I are planning on climbing a 14’er (that would be a 14,000 foot mountain) this summer and of course I want to make sure we have the proper nourishment. These bars will work well for the two of us given […]

Breakfast Power Smoothie

Posted on February 16, 2012

 

Have you seen Hallie Klecker’s new book The Pure Kitchen?

This cookbook is a lovely collection of healthy gluten free, dairy free recipes. I absolutely love the “Energizing Breakfasts” section which contains quick and easy smoothie recipes full of superfoods; the book also contains wonderful recipes such as Spring Pesto Drizzle, which is packed with healthy greens.

I had the pleasure of meeting Hallie at a conference last year, and can assure you she is every bit as lovely in person […]

Cherry Vanilla Power Bars

Posted on May 6, 2011

Way back when, in 1997, during the dark ages of gluten free, I was diagnosed with celiac disease.  Now, 14 years later, this disease has had a devastating effect on my family –my mother has celiac, my sister has it, even my 12 year old son was diagnosed with celiac when he was 3 years old.  On the other side of the family, my mother-in-law lives with celiac disease.  This disease has been a scourge on my loved ones.

Celiac is […]

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?  […]