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Books,Dessert,Desserts with Dairy,Health Tips 18 Sep 2 COMMENTS

Flourless Quinoa Chocolate Cake & Cupcakes

If you love or once loved chocolate cake and you eat a wheat-free or gluten-free diet or you follow a primal diet that occasionally includes quinoa, I have a great recipe for you! I’ve made it a handful of times and it’s been a hit in cooking classes and with…

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Books,Dessert,Frozen Desserts,Nuts & Nut Butters 6 Sep 1 COMMENTS

Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Minus the Moo

Ice cream, love it or leave it? During the hottest days of the year, you may be wanting it but not wanting the milk, cream, high sugar and carb count, or the preservatives, additives, and fillers found in most conventional ice creams. Most dairy free frozen desserts contain refined vegetable…

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Bread & Baked Goods,Dessert,Eggs 25 Aug 0 COMMENTS

Baking with Coconut Flour, part 3

I started baking with coconut flour in the Spring. I like the flour’s nutritional value: it’s high in protein and fiber, low in net carbs, grain-free, and a source of immune enhancing fatty acids.  If you’ve baked with it, you know that you can’t use it cup for cup to…

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Bread & Baked Goods,Dessert,Eggs 22 Aug 0 COMMENTS

Cooking & Baking with Coconut Flour, part 2

Are you baffled about how to cook and bake with coconut flour? Have your experiments with it produced disappointing results: brick breads, hockey pucks, and crackery cookies? Don’t give up. With practice, precise measuring, and some basic principles, you can crack the coconut flour code. If you read my article,”…

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Dessert,Desserts with Dairy,Eco Tips,New Developments 20 Aug 0 COMMENTS

Decorate cakes & cupcakes like a pro

After seeing Todd’s exquistely frosted, ribbon topped Bon Appetit cake pictures and comparing them to the photos in Elana’s new Gluten Free Cupcakes book and the delicious, but less than stellar job I did of frosting mini cupcakes a friend’s wedding reception in early May, I realized that I needed…

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Appetizers & Dips,Breakfast,Cooked Vegetables,Dessert,New Cookbook,New Developments,Restaurant Reviews,Salad Dressings,Vegetables 17 Aug 0 COMMENTS

Dinner with Todd & Felicia

I had incredibly delicious meal this past week. I didn’t have to plan it, shop for ingredients, prepare it, or even wash the dishes. I had dinner with two new friends and their four children. I met Felicia and Todd at PrimalCon, Mark Sisson’s primal diet and fitness conference in…

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Dessert,Desserts with Dairy,Fruit,Fruit Dessert 14 Aug 0 COMMENTS

Gluten-Free Strawberry Cupcakes

Friday I made two more cupcake recipes and one frosting recipe from Elana Amsterdam’s new book, Gluten-Free Cupcakes: 50 Irresistible Recipes Made with Almond and Coconut Flour. I tested Flourless Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes (p. 42), Strawberry Cupcakes (p. 24), and Orange Cream Cheese Frosting (p. 96). The occasion was the…

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Book Reviews,Books,Dessert,Fruit Dessert,Nuts & Nut Butters,Vegetables 27 Jul 3 COMMENTS

Sweet Potato Power: Smart Carbs Paleo & Personalized

Not all carbs are created equal. There are healthy carbs, unhealthy carbs, and many gradations in between. In Sweet Potato Power: Paleo and Personalized, Design Strategist Ashley Tudor makes a convincing case for consuming sweet potatoes (and what are typically labeled yams in the U.S.) on a frequent, if not…

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Dessert,Health Tips,Nuts & Nut Butters 16 Jul 1 COMMENTS

Brownie Redux: Secrets for Cutting the Sugar & Keeping the Flavor

Everyone enjoys treats. Problem is that most desserts contain large amounts of sugar, something we would all do well to minimize. Even if you’re using honey, maple syrup, or coconut palm sugar, you’re still taking in sugar, just a less refined form of it. But what if you could take…

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