posts tagged "walnuts"

Paleo Date Walnut Bread

Posted on April 12, 2013

Nutrition-packed walnuts and naturally-sweet dates make this Paleo bread the perfect Paleo treat.

This is not your typical Date Walnut Bread, this is Paleo Date Walnut Bread. This bread is purely fruit sweetened, and has no honey, maple syrup, agave or other processed sweeteners. Because of this, the bread is not as sweet, or dessert-like as other breads of mine such as Cranberry Walnut Bread.

During the last year, I’ve worked on lowering the amount of sweeteners in my recipes, and this ... read more →

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 →

Paleo Fruitcake

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 ... read more →

Paleo Spiced Nuts

Posted on September 15, 2011

With black pepper, chili powder and cumin, any nut lover will enjoy the supercharged flavor of these spicy nuts!

I’m always looking for high protein snacks to keep me going during the day, and especially after a good workout at the gym. I find this little Paleo snack (my favorite recipe for spicy nuts) slightly addictive and nicely satiating.

I like to eat nuts because they’re full of good fiber, fill me up and don’t leave me hungry and lagging. In ... read more →

Banana Walnut Muffins

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 ... read more →

Will the Real Fudge Baby Please Stand Up

Posted on April 29, 2011

These super duper healthy, yet easy to make Fudge Babies have recently been the source of much contention.  You see, it all started when I did the giveaway for a Cuisinart Food Processor a couple of weeks ago.  In that post, I asked readers to let me know of their favorite recipes using a Cuisinart.  There were 2,204 comments on that post.  Guess what? I read each and every one of them.  No joke.

The comments were fascinating.  First, I love ... read more →

Chocolate Power Bar Balls

Posted on April 26, 2011

This scrumptious, dairy free, gluten free, vegan, super transportable snack is a power bar in the form of balls.  What I love most about it though is the flavor –they taste like raw cookie dough!

This recipe came from a comment on my Cuisinart Giveaway post, left by Karen; it is also similar to another recipe that many people mentioned on that post as their fave recipe, called Fudge Babies. Since these have just a tad sweeter than Fudge ... 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 →

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 →

Radicchio Salad with Frisée and Apples

Posted on January 26, 2010

The other night I had the privilege of eating this amazing gluten free salad at Frasca, a fabulous restaurant in downtown Boulder. Their salad however, had salami, while mine, for a little hit of protein, contains walnuts.

I served this salad with dinner Sunday night while my 3 boys (2 children and husband) watched the NFL playoffs.  Dinner (and this salad) were a hit (even though the Jets lost).

Radicchio Salad with Frisée and Apples

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1 head radicchio, thinly sliced
½ head frisee, ... read more →

Vanilla Roasted Walnuts

Posted on December 24, 2009

I’m slightly addicted to these Vanilla Roasted Walnuts and so is my husband.  They have a hint of sweetness and a nice burst of vanilla goodness.  On top of that, Walnuts are a great source of Omega-3’s, have a high antioxidant count and are also beneficial for cardiovascular health.  So I’m on the walnut bandwagon.

Here’s the recipe for another gluten free, tasty, higher protein holiday snack with nuts.

Vanilla Roasted Walnutsprint
2 cups walnuts, raw
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons agave nectar or ... read more →

Carrot Banana Muffins

Posted on November 6, 2009

When I saw this recipe for a purely fruit sweetened carrot cake from Heidi over at 101cookbooks.com I just knew I would want to make it into some sort of gluten free version.  So I did.

Last weekend our friends Chris and Larry came over to sit out on our porch and read the Sunday New York Times with us while soaking in some good Colorado sunshine and we enjoyed these descendants of Heidi’s carrot, banana, date yumminess.  Here it 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 →

Mulberry Granola

Posted on October 5, 2009

When I was in New York a couple of weeks ago, I found a raw, vegan, gluten free granola made of mulberries and walnuts.  It was absolutely delicious, though just a bit sweet for my palate.

I saved the package (it was made by International Harvest and they have other flavors as well), and this weekend found a dash of spare time to recreate their product without using the agave they add to sweeten it.  I think it’s quite sweet enough ... read more →

Cranberry Walnut Bread Revised

Posted on September 24, 2009

After receiving this comment about my gluten free Cranberry Nut Bread from a reader named Caroline I became somewhat concerned about the recipe.  I proceeded to test it several times in response.  First, though, before I share my results with you, here is Caroline’s comment:

Hello – I have just made your cranberry walnut bread using your exact recipe and strangely, my bread turned out very, very dark, as if there was molasses in it.  The batter looked much lighter in ... read more →

Roasted Banana Coconut Ice Cream

Posted on July 13, 2009

This Roasted Banana Coconut Ice Cream is naturally-sweetened, vegan, gluten-free and made with only five ingredients (don’t be scared by all the descriptors). I’ve based this healthy ice cream recipe on one from Karina’s Kitchen.

This ice cream is fairly easy to make; there are just a couple of steps involved. And I can tell you Roasted Banana Coconut Ice Cream is mighty tasty and my children love it –we hid it from my husband because we wanted more for the ... read more →

Chocolate Walnut Torte

Posted on April 10, 2009

Food is politics.  More than ever.  So, imagine my surprise when I found this comment the other day, right here on my little ol’ blog saying:

“I love your recipe blog, but really don’t agree with your political views or comments.  Try to stay more focused on the food instead of politics. You may keep more friends that way.”

I’d never thought of being less than genuine and hiding my views as way to gain friends.  Call me naive, that’s one strategy ... read more →

Peach Arugula Salad

Posted on September 12, 2008

The 8th graders at Shining Mountain Waldorf School held a huge peach sale this week and we participated by ordering two cases.  Today, the boys and I picked up 40 pounds of luscious local Colorado peaches after dismissal.  Hands and faces sticky with juice, the boys dug in before we made it to the car.

Now, we are in peach heaven, flush with fruit.  Accordingly, I have been rifling through recipes to find a variety of ways to put our massive ... read more →

Spicy Walnut Vinaigrette

Posted on June 27, 2008

How does your garden grow?

Usually I plant my garden on Mother’s Day with my husband and the boys –it is their annual gift to me.

This year, we did things a bit differently. We had someone help us with the yard and basically ripped all the flowers out of the beds and replanted with edibles. This took place before May began and gave us a good jump on the season. By the beginning of June we were reaping ... read more →

Rosemary Chocolate Truffles

Posted on May 27, 2008

Rich and decadent Rosemary Chocolate Truffles rolled in cocoa powder.

Last night was the conclusion of a “grand” Memorial Day weekend. My parents came in and took the boys down to the Boulder Creek Fest where they all had a blast. There was much spoiling –meals out, bowling, batting practice at the amusement park and overall non-stop fun. A perfect weekend with the grandparents.

After an exhausting weekend of keeping up with my seventy year old folks, I ... read more →