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Bread & Baked Goods,Breakfast,Dessert,Product Review 2 Jul 1 COMMENTS

Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Low-Carb Baked Goods

If you follow a paleo, primal, low-starch, wheat-free, gluten-free, grain-free, low GI, dairy-free, whole foods, or real foods diet and you’re getting away from refined vegetable oils, refined sugar, starchy baked goods and sugary desserts, you don’t have to miss out on the appetizer or the dessert course. You can…

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Dessert,Desserts with Dairy 23 Jun 0 COMMENTS

Ricotta Chocolate Mousse

Last spring I was leading a series of private cooking classes for one of my clients who wanted to learn how to make chocolate mousse. I knew he probably wouldn’t make a fussy or difficult recipe so I searched on line for something simple. I prefer making and eating dairy…

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Books,Dessert,Frozen Desserts,Nuts & Nut Butters 1 Jun 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 15 May 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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Books,Dessert,Desserts with Dairy,Health Tips 11 May 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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Bread & Baked Goods,Dessert,Eggs 8 May 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,Fruit,Fruit Dessert 4 May 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 18 Apr 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 12 Apr 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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