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Books,Dessert,Desserts with Dairy,Health Tips 10 Jul 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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Dessert,Health Tips,Nuts & Nut Butters 9 Jun 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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Book Reviews,Books,Breakfast,Dessert,New Cookbook 14 May 0 COMMENTS

A review of The Paleo Chocolate Lover’s Cookbook

I’ve been meaning to tell you about The Paleo Chocolate Lover’s Cookbook: 80 Gluten-Free Treats For Breakfast And Dessert by Kelly Brozyna. I’ve been following Kelly’s blog for several years, watching her evolution from gluten-free, dairy-free to a grain-free, paleo diet. I’ve watched her food photos go from pretty to…

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Book Reviews,Books,Dessert,Frozen Desserts,Fruit,Fruit Dessert 14 Apr 0 COMMENTS

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Dream!!

What’s everyone’s favorite treat for cooling off in the summer heat?  Ice cream, right?!  Although, this sugary sweet goodness is one of America’s favorite desserts (and the best alternative to a broken air conditioner!), it is usually one of the most unhealthy treats. But, good news is here…it doesn’t have…

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Books,Frozen Desserts,Fruit Dessert,Health Tips,Nuts & Nut Butters 27 Mar 0 COMMENTS

Dairy-Free Mango-Orange Ice Dream

Nothing says fun like frozen desserts–– the symbol of warm weather refreshment and birthday celebrations. For those who follow dairy-free, low-sugar, or egg-free diets conventional ice cream is off limits. But who wants to miss out on the dessert course, particularly if that means shunning frozen desserts during the heat…

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Dessert,Frozen Desserts,Fruit,Fruit Dessert 21 Mar 0 COMMENTS

Scream for Dairy-Free Strawberry Ice Cream

If you love frozen desserts, July’s an ideal month to indulge. August isn’t a bad time either. The weather’s hot here in the desert of Arizona (and maybe wherever you live as well), making it an especially refreshing dessert. It’s also National Ice Cream Month, a designation made by president…

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Fruit,Healthy Holiday Tips,Healthy Snacks,Money Saving Tips 25 Feb 0 COMMENTS

Ahhh, Homemade Applesauce

Now is a great time to take advantage of the season’s freshest apples. Look for varieties grown in your state, region, or bio region, from as close to home as possible. Your local farm stand or farmers’ market is one of the best places to shop for juicy, ripe, organic…

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Books,Bread & Baked Goods,Dessert,Healthy Holiday Tips,Nuts & Nut Butters 19 Feb 0 COMMENTS

My Favorite Coconut Macaroons

Are you looking for a great dessert for the holidays? One that’s wheat-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, naturally sweetened, low in sugar, and absolutely delicious? If so, and if you like coconut, I’ve got a recipe for you. These macaroons have even pleased people who say they don’t normally care for…

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Dessert,Nuts & Nut Butters 5 Feb 0 COMMENTS

My Favorite Macaroons & Baking with Stevia

Why people don’t like stevia People often tell me that they don’t like stevia. When I hear this, I tell them that not all brands of stevia are created equal. Some brands have a strong aftertaste. Others blend easily into food without being noticed. Some brands have a cleaner taste….

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