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Healthy Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie {vegan, oil-free, GF}

Also known as a “Pizookie,” my healthy chocolate chip skillet cookie is a sweet treat that doubles as a nourishing breakfast to go. It is vegan, gluten-free and oil-free. A Healthy & Wholesome Pizookie  What on a earth is a pizookie? I had the same question when my son asked me to make one a …

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Vanilla Almond Flour Cake {vegan, oil-free}

Vegan vanilla almond flour cake, made with ease in 1 bowl! It is oil-free, grain-free, gluten-free, Paleo, and made with 6 ingredients (plus water and optional salt). I like naked cake. Forget frostings, fondants, and glazes. Hold the chocolate chips, nuts, and sprinkles. My preference is plain. Best yet, vanilla. The cake itself should be …

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Flourless Oatmeal Raisin Cookies {vegan, gluten-free, oil-free}

Healthy cookies for breakfast, fitness fueling, hiking, lunchboxes, or dessert? You’ve got it with my healthy, flourless oatmeal raisin cookies , which are vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free. It’s raining, it’s pouring, which means I’m baking cookies! Not just any cookies, but cookies that are equal parts delicious and nutritious, easy-to-make, and 100% comforting. Tender, chewy, …

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Overnight Oatmeal Cookies {vegan, gluten-free, oil-free}

Easy-to-make, vegan overnight oatmeal cookies are just what your busy morning needs. Think of them as healthy and delicious overnight oats…in cookie form! Soft, cakey, and not too sweet, they are vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free. Overnight Oatmeal, In Cookie Form After my last cookie post, I made all kinds of lists and plans to post …

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Cassava Flour Applesauce Cookies {5 ingredients, vegan, paleo, oil-free}

Soft and cakey cassava flour applesauce cookies! A cinch to make, they are vegan, Paleo, oil-free, grain-free, gluten-free, and only 36 calories each! New Year, New (Healthy!) Cookies December is inarguably all about cookies. But January needs cookies, too. January cookies need to be comforting, uncomplicated, and not-too-sweet. They should be healthy, yes, but still …

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3-Ingredient Chocolate Date Truffles {vegan, paleo, nut-free}

Easy, no-cook, 3-ingredient chocolate date truffles! They are vegan, Paleo, nut-free, added sugar-free and only 49 calories each. The holidays demand chocolate decadence. They also require ease. And a dose (make that several doses) of energy throughout. My 3-ingredient chocolate truffles cover all the bases! They are also incredibly easy to prepare, easily accesorized with …

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Vegan Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies {paleo, keto option}

Healthy almond flour chocolate chip cookies that are vegan (egg-free and dairy-free), grain-free, gluten-free and keto (with 2 simple substitutions). I have been off of my cookie-baking game this December. I am usually up to my elbows in cookie dough by this point in the season, but I have been busy cooking up other dishes …

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Cassava Flour Gingerbread Cut-Out Cookies {vegan}

Perfect, scrumptious cassava  flour gingerbread cookie cut-out cookies ! They are naturally grain-free, Paleo, gluten-free, and easy to make, too. These are the best gingerbread cut-out cookies I have ever made. The texture is perfection–subtly crisp, yet tender– and easy to bake with consistent results for the entire batch. And the flavor? Gingerbread heaven, if …

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Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies {vegan, grain-free}

Tender and slightly chewy cassava flour chocolate chip cookies that taste 100% traditional! They are grain-free, vegan, and easy-to-make, too. It’s officially cookie baking season, huzzah! To begin the cookie festivities, I’ve got an exciting addition to your repertoire: Chocolate Chip Cookies made with Cassava Flour. What is Cassava Flour? Have you tried cassava flour? …

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Sweet Potato Almond Flour Cookies {vegan, oil-free}

Easy, healthy and so delicious sweet potato almond flour cookies (they taste like sweet potato pie!). They are vegan, oil-free, grain-free, and Paleo. Oil-Free, Grain-Free & Vegan Sweet Potato Cookies  It has been a long while since I have posted a recipe using sweet potatoes, which is ridiculous given that I eat sweet potatoes all …

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Vegan Pumpkin Almond Flour Biscotti {keto option)

Healthy and delicious vegan pumpkin almond flour biscotti ! They are grain-free, oil-free, Paleo, and keto-friendly. Keep them plain, or add adornments, such as dried fruit, mini chocolate chips, or chopped nuts and seeds. Last week, Yasa wrote a comment for my 4-Ingredient Almond Flour Biscotti, asking if I thought they could be made into …

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3-Ingredient Banana Flax Bars {vegan, oil-free, grain-free}

Healthy 3-ingredient banana flax bars that taste like banana blondies! They are vegan, oil-free, grain-free, added sugar-free, and only 87 calories each. 3-Ingredient Banana Flax Bars for Breakfast, Snacks, & Dessert Some things are destiny.  For example, these bars (soon) topping your list of favorite recipes! If I could have, I would have performed a …

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Apple Almond Flour Cookies {3-ingredients, vegan, oil-free}

3-ingredient apple almond flour cookies for fall and winter, made with almond flour, a fresh apple, and cinnamon. They are vegan, oil-free, and have no added sugar. Fall is finally (mercifully!) here! We are still a long way from crisp and cool, but a drop into the 80s is inspiring me to get moving with …

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Healthy Chocolate Banana Oat Cookies {vegan, oil-free, GF}

Minimalist, yet magnificent, healthy chocolate banana oat cookies! Vegan, gluten-free and oil-free, they are also low in sugar and only 56 calories each. Do you remember chocolate no-bake cookies? I did not have them in childhood, but in graduate school. There, at Indiana University, they were (and still are) a favorite offering at the Sugar …

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Coconut Black Rice Pudding {5-ingredients, vegan}

Healthy coconut black rice pudding, an equally perfect breakfast or spa-style dessert. Made with only 5 ingredients, it is vegan, gluten-free, and easy to make. A Healthy, Thai-Inspired Take on Rice Pudding I am in love with this little recipe. A simple concoction comprising 3 primary ingredients–black rice, coconut milk, and coconut sugar–plus two (favorite) …

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Clean 70-Calorie Fudge Brownies {vegan, oil-free, GF}

Introducing my clean 70-calorie fudge brownies! They are fudgy, chocolate chipp-y, oil-free, vegan, gluten-free, super-easy to make, and DELECTABLE! Make them with oats and coconut flour. Make Nutritious Low-Calorie Brownies It’s almost time to start thinking about back-to-school lunches, including healthy options that travel well and please all. And it is always time to think …

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Strawberry Almond Flour Crumble {Vegan, Keto Option}

Celebrate summer with my 5-ingredient strawberry almond flour crumble. It is vegan, grain-free, oil-free, Paleo, and there is  a keto option, too! Healthy Strawberry Almond Flour Crumble As wonderful as it is to eat sweet, summer strawberries without any adornments, sometimes a bit of gussying is well worth the effort. My simple strawberry crumble is a …

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Healthy 2-Ingredient Coconut Biscotti {Vegan, Keto Option}

Incredible healthy 2-ingredient coconut biscotti, made with unsweetened flake coconut and a bit of sweetener. They are naturally grain-free, gluten-free, nut-free, vegan, oil-free, and keto-friendly! Flourless Coconut Biscotti that is Vegan & Keto Friendly Success is always satisfying, but it’s even sweeter when it stems from failure. Case in point, these biscotti. My original intention? …

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5-Ingredient Blueberry Oat Breakfast Bars {vegan, oil-free}

Have a very good morning with my 5-ingredient blueberry oat breakfast bars ! They are vegan, added sugar-free, oil-free, gluten-free & only 75 calories each. Healthier Fruit-Filled Cereal Bars I love the idea of a fruit-filled, portable cereal bar. I don’t love the reality of ready-to-eat cereal bars from the grocery store, including the organic, …

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4-Ingredient Almond Flour Blondies {Vegan, Grain-Free, Keto Option}

Vegan 4-ingredient almond flour blondies! They are naturally grain-free, gluten-free, oil-free, & Paleo,  plus I have a keto option! If you like (or love) my 3-ingredient Almond Flour Cookies, I am confident these easy blondies will likewise fill you with joy. They are soft and chewy, as blondies should be, sweet, but not too sweet, …

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Keto Vegan Coconut Flour Cookies {grain-free, gluten-free}

Easy, 1-bowl, keto vegan coconut flour cookies, made with almond butter. They are also grain-free & gluten-free. Coconut Flour Cookies that are Vegan & Keto Last month I shared an easy recipe for vegan coconut flour chocolate chip cookies. The results were delicious, surprising (used dates to help sweeten them, as well as add structure …

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Vegan Coconut Macaroons {keto option, oil-free}

Crisp-chewy vegan coconut macaroons that are delicious & easy-to-make by using psyllium husk They are also keto (with 1 swap), grain-free, oil-free, & refined sugar free. If you, like me, are crazy for coconuts, then it is almost a certainty that you share my love for coconut macaroons. There used to be a bakery en …

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Soft Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies {vegan, grain-free, oil-free}

Vegan coconut flour chocolate chip cookies that are equally healthy and scrumptious! They are vegan, grain-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free, and Paleo-friendly. The world always has room for another chocolate chip cookie recipe. Especially one that is easy to make, utterly delectable, and, in many respects, unlike any other. Introducing my Soft Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip …

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Vegan Coconut Flour Banana Cookies {Grain-Free}

Got ripe bananas? Then you need to make a batch of my soft vegan coconut flour banana cookies. Made without additional flours or starches, they are grain-free, gluten-free, and only 49 calories each. Banana Coconut Flour Cookies, Made without Eggs or Other Flours One thing we all need more of is cookies. Truly delicious cookies. …

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2-Ingredient Almond Flour Cut-Out Cookies {vegan, keto option}

Easy 2-ingredient almond flour cut-out cookies make any day a holiday! They are quick and easy to make, as well as grain-free & vegan. A keto variation is included, too! Just in the nick of time, a Valentine’s Day recipe that will please one and all (especially YOU!). The inspiration for these cookies comes straight …

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Vegan & Grain-Free Vanilla Layer Cake

A first! Rich, decadent, delicious vegan & grain-free vanilla layer cake that is easy and delicious. Let them eat cake! A Vanilla Layer Cake (Vegan & Grain-Free) Worth Celebrating! Hi everyone! January is my birthday month, so I got the cuckoo notion that I should attempt the creation of a vanilla layer cake that is …

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Easy Vegan Vanilla Buttercream {no cornstarch}

Easy vegan vanilla buttercream frosting is just what your vegan cakes and cupcakes need! It is made with DIY powdered sugar that is free of cornstarch! This post is short and sweet, just like the recipe! It’s for vegan vanilla buttercream that is both vegan and grain-free. I created it for use with my Grain-Free …

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Vegan Keto Chocolate Truffle Tart {No-Bake, Grain-Free}

Decadent, no-bake, and so-easy vegan keto chocolate truffle tart! It is grain-free, sugar-free, and super easy to make–perfect for celebrating and sharing with friends! If you are looking for the perfect New Year’s Eve dessert, look no further!  I have a showstopper dessert that can be shared with almost everyone on your guest list–no matter …

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Coconut Lime Chickpea Flour Shortbread {Grain-Free, Vegan}

Coconut lime chickpea flour shortbread, spiced with a hint of cardamom. The cookies are grain-free, vegan, gluten-free & easy to make. Good morning, everyone! In my previous post, I introduced my 4-Ingredient Grain-Free, Vegan Shortbread, along with a promise: that I would share my favorite variation in a subsequent post. So without further delay, allow …

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Chickpea Flour Shortbread Cookies {Grain-Free, Vegan}

Utterly delectable, super-easy, 4-ingredient chickpea flour shortbread cookies that are grain-free, vegan, and can be varied in countless ways! The primary ingredients are chickpea flour and coconut oil. Easy Grain-Free Vegan Shortbread I love shortbread. LOVE. The simplicity, the delicate yet substantial texture, and the subtle sweetness. I also have a mindset that the world …

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Almond Flour Gingerbread Cookies {Vegan, Oil-Free & Grain-Free}

Old-fashioned, yet modern, almond flour gingerbread cookies !  They taste like homestyle favorites, but are grain-free, gluten-free & vegan, plus they are incredibly easy to make! They are perfect for gift-giving, or for keeping on hand all season long. ‘Tis the season to make gingerbread cookies! These lovelies are a riff on my 3-ingredient Almond …

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3-Ingredient Banana Almond Flour Cookies {Vegan, Oil-Free}

Blissful 3-Ingredient Banana Almond Flour Cookies made with nothing more than almond flour, bananas & baking powder. They are vegan, grain-free, oil-free, & Paleo. I have been having fun stretching the possibilities of super-minimalist almond flour cookies in recent months. It started with my 3-Ingredient Almond Flour Cookies, but has expanded to include my Chocolate …

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Vegan Pumpkin Hemp Heart Cheesecake {Nut-Free}

Rich, creamy, vegan pumpkin hemp heart cheesecake! This no-bake treat is nut-free (no cashews), high in protein, and loaded with healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. This beautiful dessert merges three of my favorite foods into one: cheesecake, pumpkin, and (a surprise contender) hemp hearts! Introducing Vegan Pumpkin Hemp Heart Cheesecake. Healthy Highlights of Hemp …

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4-Ingredient Vegan Almond Flour Biscotti {Keto Option}

4-ingredient vegan almond flour biscotti that are grain-free, oil-free, low in sugar, and keto (with one ingredient swap). They are crisp, but not too hard, easy to make, and very versatile.***LOVE*** Whether you have made biscotti multiple times or never, you must give my almond flour biscotti recipe a try. It just may be the …

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4-Ingredient Chocolate Almond Flour Cookies {Grainfree, Vegan, Paleo, Oil-Free}

4-ingredient chocolate almond flour cookies that are rich, decadent, and good for you! They are vegan, oil-free, grain-free, Paleo, & only 61 calories per cookie Oh. My. Chocolate. I can hardly contain my excitement for these cookies, they are so luscious, fudgy, and decadent! And easy. EASY. As in mix-the-dough-in-under-1-minute easy. They require no more …

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Pumpkin Almond Flour Cookies {Vegan, Grain-Free, Oil-Free}

Tender, lightly sweet, and all-around perfect pumpkin almond flour cookies. Made in one bowl, in no time flat, they are also grain-free, oil-free, and vegan. Healthy Pumpkin Cookies: Vegan, Grain-Free & Gluten-Free At last. ‘Tis the official season of PUMPKIN! Some (e.g., my husband) might say I have a pumpkin problem. The reason? I eat …

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Coconut Flour Pumpkin Pie Bars {Vegan, Grain-Free, Oil-Free}

1-bowl, coconut flour pumpkin pie bars without the crust! They are vegan, grain-free, oil-free, and a mere 66 calories per bar. Resistance is futile. I’m giving in to pumpkin pie spice! Mosquito bites, intense humidity and maximum air-conditioning are still part of daily life in these parts, but I am nevertheless ready to cozy up …

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Strawberry Hemp Heart Ice Cream {Vegan, Nut-Free, High Protein}

Vegan strawberry hemp heart ice cream! It is high in protein (8.6 g per 1/2 cup) creamy, rich, healthy, easy-to-prepare, and is made without nuts, coconut or banana. Vegan Ice Cream made with Hemp Hearts It’s back to school time at our house. So I did what every good mother does: I made ice cream! …

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Vegan Coconut Flour Snickerdoodles {Paleo, Grain-Free, Nut-Free}

Easy, healthy, vegan coconut flour snickerdoodles ! These cookies are naturally Paleo, nut-free, grain-free and gluten-free, too. Egg-Free Coconut Flour Snickerdoodles I love everything about snickerdoodles, including the name, the cinnamon sugar topping, and especially their old-fashioned, comfort food appeal. My mother made them often, using the recipe from the Fannie Farmer Baking Book; I …

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Chocolate Coconut Flour Cookies {Vegan, Keto Option}

Tender, brownie-like chocolate coconut flour cookies, made with no other flours or starches! They are naturally grain-free, vegan, keto (with one simple substitution), nut-free & gluten-free. Chocolate Coconut Flour Cookies that are Egg-Free & Nut-Free Because I care so much about all of you, dear readers, I ate many–many–chocolate cookies this past week. A few …

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3-Ingredient Almond Flour Cookies {Vegan, Oil-Free, Keto Option}

  Your go-to, any occasion cookie: my 3-ingredient almond flour cookies! They are vegan, grain-free, paleo, and have a keto option, too. The Best and Easiest Almond Flour Cookies These are the cookies I want, and I am pretty certain you will want them, too. Because they are perfect. And ridiculously easy. The dough takes …

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Vegan Chickpea Flour Chocolate Cake {Grain-Free, 1-bowl}

The recipe you need for upcoming spring and summer celebrations: my vegan chickpea flour chocolate cake! Made in one bowl, it is grain-free, gluten-free and vegan. It’s not a miracle, but it is most definitely marvelous! Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope this post finds you well and (wishful thinking for all) enjoying the first glimpses …

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Chocolate Pumpkin Pudding Cups {Vegan, Grain-Free}

Chocolate pumpkin pudding cups are a superfood reinvention of a childhood classic! They are naturally vegan, oil-free, grain-free, gluten-free, and just 117 calories per serving. Healthy Vegan Chocolate Pudding Cups I know the exact moment that the idea for these breakfast pudding cups began to brew. It was when I ran into a friend at …

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Vegan Breakfast Blender Brownies {Oil-Free, Gluten-free}

Healthy vegan breakfast blender brownies for breakfast on the go! Made with oats and carrots, fudgy brownies are oil-free, gluten-free, and just 132 calories per big brownie. Begin Your Healthy Day with a Brownie Your mornings are about to be amazing. From this day forth, you can begin the day feeling virtuous, satisfied, and amped …

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Healthy Brownie Batter Hummus {vegan, oil-free}

Have you got 3 minutes? Then you have enough time to whip up a batch of healthy brownie batter hummus! It tastes like indulgence, but is a super nutritious treat! It is vegan, oil-free, & only 38 calories a serving. Brownie Batter Dip Made with Chickpeas! Hooray, the weekend is upon us! Whether your plans …

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Vegan Chocolate Bundt Cake {Gluten-Free}

Celebrate anytime with decedent vegan chocolate Bundt cake! It is a breeze to prepare and so delicious, you will want to make one asap. Good Monday morning, readers! I hope that your weekend was a restorative one. It was at our house. The decorations are up, some initial holiday baking took place, and, best of …

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Vegan Gingerbread Chickpea Blondies {oil-free, flourless, grain-free}

Vegan gingerbread chickpea blondies nourish your body as they satisfy your sweet tooth! They are flourless, vegan, oil-free, grain-free, gluten-free and low-sugar. Hello, everyone! I hope this Sunday finds you happy and well, and, for those of you in the United States, safe (and undelayed!) in your return Thanksgiving travels. I am thankful to be …

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Tiger Nut Flour Pie Crust {grain-free, vegan}

Pie crust perfection, thanks to tiger nut flour! This one-bowl, mix-press-bake tiger nut flour pie crust is naturally sweet, crisp, tender and all around amazing. It also happens to be grain-free, gluten-free, vegan & paleo. Happy Friday, everyone! As promised in yesterday’s post, I have another super-simple, grain-free crust recipe for you, just in time …

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Coconut Flour Almond Flour Pie Crust {keto, vegan, no rolling}

No-roll coconut flour almond flour pie crust is tender, delicious and foolproof! It also happens to be keto, vegan, grain-free, gluten-free, & Paleo. Good morning, everyone! In this final week before Thanksgiving, I’ve decided to share three incredible pie crust recipes that will make your baking easier than ever. First up, my Coconut Flour-Almond Flour …

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2-Ingredient Coconut Banana Cookies {vegan, grain-free, flourless}

Crispy-chewy, 2-ingredient coconut banana cookies can be made from start to finish in less than 30 minutes! They are vegan, flourless, grain-free, and sure to please one and all (especially, you!). Healthy, Easy Cookies Worth Celebrating Happy Monday, everyone! I hope that you had a good weekend. I ran a half marathon with my early …

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Vegan Tigernut Flour Brownies {grain-free, nut-free, GF}

Healthy and fudgy vegan tigernut flour brownies! They are naturally grain-free, nut-free, gluten-free, vegan & paleo. What is Tigernut Flour? Tigernut flour. Have you heard of it? It’s a delicious, nutritious, multipurpose flour that can be used in all manner of baking and cooking, including today’s dark chocolate brownie recipe. But before returning to the …

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Coconut Flour Sweet Potato Blondies {vegan, grain-free, oil-free}

These Coconut Flour Sweet Potato Blondies taste like autumn with each bite! With warm spices and nutritious ingredients, these vegan, grain-free, oil-free blondies will both empower and satisfy you! Your Monday needs these blondies. In addition to being hands-down delicious, these coconut flour-sweet potato blondies are loaded with superfood nutrition that will make you happy …

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Chocolate Chickpea Flour Banana Bread {vegan, grain-free}

Easy-to-make, nutrient-packed, double chocolate chickpea flour banana bread tastes so decadent! No one will believe that it is vegan, grain-free and gluten-free. Make Chocolate Chickpea Flour Banana Bread ASAP We keep buying bananas. And eating them. But regardless of our family’s affection for the fruit, we always end up with plenty of brown ones, too. …

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Coconut Flour Cut-Out Cookies {vegan, grain-free}

Easy Coconut Flour Cut-Out Cookies that are vegan, grain-free, gluten-free & paleo. The dough can be made ahead and baked later–easy! No, you didn’t wake up in the middle of December, it’s merely me jumping the gun with the holiday cookie baking. I hope you don’t mind. Also, if you grab some Halloween cookie cutters, …

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Almond Coconut Flour Biscotti {vegan, grain-free}

Crunchy, not-too-sweet, dunk-able, almond coconut flour biscotti (made with coconut flour & almond flour). They are vegan, grain-free, gluten-free, and delicious! Good morning and happy Monday, everyone! I’m up and going with some significant assistance from my morning brew and a giant bowl oatmeal. I managed to get in some speedwork drills on the treadmill …

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Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Balls {grain-free, gluten-free}

Easy vegan chocolate pumpkin protein balls that are grain-free (made w/ coconut flour), gluten-free, no-bake, Paleo & only 45 calories each! Healthy Protein Chocolate Treats The season of candy is upon us, with bowls of wrapped treats placed on every vacant surface at work, the dry cleaners, school, and even the gym (yes, the gym–sheesh, …

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Vegan Chocolate Oat Mini Muffins {oil-free, gluten-free}

Delectable vegan chocolate oat mini muffins are the treat you need! Easy to make, they are oil-free, gluten-free & only 39 calories each. I think we all need some good news right about now, so how about this: Eat more chocolate–it’s good for you. You can start with my double chocolate mini muffins. They are ready, …

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle {grain-free, gluten-free}

Vegan chocolate chip cookie brittle that is a healthy snack as much as it is a dessert! It is naturally grain-free & gluten-free. Fall! It’s finally here! Or so the calendar indicates. It’s still muggy and hovering around 90 degrees in my corner of the world, but I don’t care; I’m ready for baking season, …

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Chickpea Flour Biscotti Thins {vegan, grain-free}

Chickpea flour biscotti thins with cranberries and almonds are a perfect coffee- or tea-time treat! They are vegan, grain-free, and only 44 calories each. Grain-Free & Vegan Biscotti Thins These crispy, crunchy biscotti thins are my new favorite snack. And dessert. And breakfast on the run. They are based on a cookie that I have …

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One-Bowl Chickpea Flour Brownies {vegan, grain-free}

Incredible, one-bowl chickpea flour brownies that are naturally vegan, gluten-free, and grain-free. They are a cinch to make and a joy to eat! Vegan Brownies Made with Chickpea Flour I am, quite possibly, the only person on the planet with a Google alert for chickpea flour. Admittedly, I have my obsessions 🙂 I am so …

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Baked Sweet & Salty Coconut Chips {3 ingredients, vegan, GF}

Baked sweet & salty coconut chips are a healthy energy snack you can make with 3 humble ingredients! Make a double batch, because you will love them. A New Healthy Snack to Love: Baked Coconut Chips How was your weekend? Mine began with a Friday night dinner with friends (Yay! Contact with other humans! :)), …

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Vegan Pumpkin Cranberry Blondies {grain-free, oil-free}

Healthy vegan pumpkin cranberry blondies, made with coconut flour and almond butter! They are vegan, grain-free, oil-free and Paleo. Today I have a holiday treat recipe that I know you will love to make (and eat). Because I am crazy about pumpkin, I couldn’t help but bring these tender, flavor-packed pumpkin blondies to the table. Talk …

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3-Ingredient Banana Fudge Brownies {grainfree, oil-free, vegan}

Decadent, yet healthy, 3-ingredient banana fudge brownies that are grain-free, oil-free, vegan and Paleo! Made with almond butter, cocoa powder and a banana. Allow me to propose a pivot. Brownies. For breakfast. Moreover, a healthy breakfast. It gets even better. The brownies in question have only three ingredients. Three. You likely have the ingredients in your …

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Vegan Coconut Flour Zucchini Brownies {oil-free, grain-free}

Fudgy vegan coconut flour zucchini brownies made with almond butter! They taste decadent but are oil-free, grain-free, and packed with energizing ingredients.   Too Much Zucchini? Make Zucchini Brownies! Got an excess of summer zucchini? Then you have the perfect reason to make brownies. Zucchini makes great muffins and loaves, but when it comes to perfect …

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Grain-Free Vegan Crumb Coffee Cakes (NYC Style)

Grain-Free vegan crumb coffee cakes ! Made with chickpea flour and coconut flour, they are delicious, satisfying, and super-simple to prepare in a muffin tin. I love coffee and I love to feed people delicious food, so early morning events–volunteering, post-run or post-race get-togethers, weekend little league games– are right up my alley. Show up …

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Chocolate & Sunflower Seed Energy Bars {4 ingredients, no-bake, vegan}

  It’s Tuesday. Following a 3-day weekend. With visitors. Thus, chocolate.     These energy-bars-in-the-round are humble in both ingredients (four) and preparation (no-baking, roughly 5 to 10 minutes total), but not flavor (luscious) or texture (rich and candy-like). This is a new variation of my DIY LaraBars recipe from 8 years ago (still going strong …

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Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cakes {oil-free, gluten-free}

Packed with 14 grams of plant protein, these vegan oatmeal raisin protein cakes are a perfect breakfast or snack! They are oil-free, gluten-free, and baked in a muffin tin. We are a mystery to many. We are the oatmeal-raisin cookie lovers of the world. While others recoil at the mention of raisins, or cry “foul!” …

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Chocolate Mint Protein Cookies {vegan, gluten-free}

  When I want chocolate that’s all comfort–the familiar flavor of childhood–a chunk of candy just won’t cut it. I get out the bowls, measuring cups and spoons and start to bake. Even when it’s 90 (humid!) degrees outside and I recently returned from my Sunday long run. But if the results were brownie-rich, double-chocolate …

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Healthy Baked Coconut Rice Pudding Cups (vegan, gluten-free}

  These pucks are a variation of a post from earlier today: Coconut Brown Rice Pudding. It’s one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever make (i.e., dump in slow cooker and skedaddle for several hours until done). The rice pudding also happens to be a smashing-good (and healthy) breakfast or snack. So, because I am …

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Healthy Coconut Brown Rice Pudding {vegan, 5 ingredients}

Healthy coconut brown rice pudding! Made in a slow cooker with only 5 ingredients (excluding water and salt), it is both vegan and gluten-free. Healthy Rice Pudding for Breakfast or Dessert People fall into two camps with rice pudding: love or hate. I am squarely in the love camp. But I’ve made a discovery: if …

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Vegan Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies {grain-free, oil-free}

Scrumptious vegan carrot cake breakfast cookies made with chickpea flour and baked in a muffin tin! They are grain-free, gluten-free, oil-free, nut-free and only 95 calories apiece. YUM! Carrot Cake Chickpea Flour Cookies, A Perfect Breakfast to Go Eat breakfast. More vegetables, too. Don’t forget about protein, you need more. Heaps more fiber, too. Cut …

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4-Ingredient Vegan Flax Muffins {grainfree, flourless}

4-ingredient vegan flax muffins that taste like butterscotch blondies? Yes, please! They are also flourless, grain-free, gluten-free, and oil-free. How to Make Vegan Flax Muffins With blog recipes, as in life, you don’t have to re-invent the wheel to create something new. Sometimes you only need to rename the wheel. Case in point, power pucks. That’s what …

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Vegan Black Bean Brownies {gluten-free}

Decadent, yet nutritious, vegan brownies, made with black beans and oats! They are  gluten-free, and extra-easy to make in a muffin pan (no cutting required!). Make Fitness Food with Real Ingredients The market for fitness “food” is swamped with a catchall of powders, goops, bars, and countless other processed, packaged wonder-eats, all promising ultimate performance for everyone …

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Cinnamon-Sugar Donut Bites {grain-free+vegan+coconut flour}

I’m pretty sure I don’t need to convince you to eat these cinnamon-sugar donut bites. Tender, cakey, with just the right amount of sweet spice, it’s hard to stop at just one. Or two. Or eleven. But you’ll want to sprint to the kitchen to make these blissful bites when you read on about what …

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Double Chocolate Chickpea Flour Cookies {Vegan, Grain-Free}

Chocolate lovers, you have a new favorite cookie recipe: Double Chocolate Chickpea Flour Cookies! They are vegan, grain-free, gluten-free, and a cinch to make. It’s day 7 of the 7 days of Chickpea Flour Cookies! Chickpeas in chocolate cookies? Oh yes! What better way to top off a week of chickpea cookie ideas than with …

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Chickpea Flour Macaroons (Vegan, Grain-Free)

It’s day 6 of the 7 days of Chickpea Flour Cookies! Bye-bye sweetened condensed milk, eggs, sweetened coconut and refined sugar, and hello to decadently delicious, easy-to-prepare macaroons that are as good for you as they are good to eat! I am, admittedly, crazy for coconut macaroons, so it was a thoroughly self-indulgent task to …

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Merry Berry Butter Cookies made w/ Chickpea Flour {gluten-free + grain-free}

It’s day 5 of the 7 days of Chickpea Flour Cookies! If you have a Trader Joe’s in your area, you may have spotted freeze dried berries in the dried fruit section. Perhaps you have tried them, too. They are exceptionally delicious; the flavor is intense and yet not too sweet, and the texture–crisp, light …

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Chickpea Flour Snickerdoodles {dairy-free, grain-free, gluten-free}

It’s day 4 of the 7 days of Chickpea Flour Cookies! Snickerdoodles contain so many of my first independent baking adventures in my childhood home in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is one of the reasons I love them so much. The recipe I used was from the New Fannie Farmer Baking Book by …

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Chickpea Flour Biscotti {vegan, grain-free}

Crunchy, vanilla and cinnamon-scented biscotti made without eggs, dairy or grains! It’s my Vegan Chickpea Flour Biscotti. It is vegan, grain-free & gluten-free. My First (Ever) Batch of Biscotti It was a gusty, snow-slosh of a day; I trudged 45 minutes from my apartment to campus (the buses were down) to arrive 10 minutes late to …

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Lemon Cardamom Shortbread (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Nut-Free)

Good morning, everyone! I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving and, if you traveled, a safe journey home.  I spent Turkey Day with my husband’s family in Arkansas; it rained and rained, but we were cozy with lots of bustling with lots of extended family members and. of course, heaps of food. After a few days of …

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Vegan Double Chocolate Oat Cookies {gluten-free}

Vegan double chocolate oat cookies that taste like pure decadence, but are healthy and gluten-free! Make them in minutes with what you have on hand. Cookies! And not just any cookies, but double chocolate cookies!  Caramel and butterscotch  flavors are definitely my number one flavor jam, but chocolate is a close second. And when a …

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Chickpea Flour Banana Cake (Vegan, Grain-Free)

Homey and healthy chickpea flour banana cake that is grain-free, gluten-free and vegan! Ready, start to finish in 30 minutes. Banana Cake Made with Chickpea Flour Yes, you need another banana cake recipe, and lucky for you, I’ve got one well worth trying. It’s neither fussy nor precious, but it does have a special ingredient …

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Coconut Flour Peach Clafouti {Grain-Free, Paleo}

Greetings everyone! Hope all of you are having a beautiful 4th of July weekend! It is another sunny, gorgeous day here in East Texas, and, while inarguably hot and humid, it is far short of insufferable. I can’t be certain, but I may have detected the faintest nuance of a breeze on my morning walk. …

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Grain-Free Vegan Biscotti {made w/ Coconut & Chickpea Flours}

Perfect, and perfectly delicious, grain-free vegan biscotti made with chickpea flour & coconut flour! Healthy, simple to make, and gluten-free, too. I promised I’d be adding more grain-free, nut-free vegan baked goods, so here comes number two: biscotti! I designed these biscotti to have the taste and texture of their traditional counterparts. I wanted them …

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Buckwheat Almond Shortbread Cookies {vegan, gluten-free}

Swoon-worthy buckwheat almond shortbread cookies are equal parts treat and energy snack! Made with buckwheat flour, almond flour and coconut, they are vegan, gluten-free & low in sugar. Bake a Batch of Power Cookies I love my afternoon cup of tea; its a long-standing family tradition to stop everything and savor a cup…or two…or three. …

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3-Ingredient Coconut Panna Cotta {vegan & paleo}

I love custard, and panna cotta–a creamy, luxurious, Italian stovetop custard (no baking! no eggs!)–is one of my all-time favorites. It’s also one of the BEST make-ahead desserts when you have freiends or family over for a meal. It can be made a full day ahead, looks elegant, and everyone (children & adults) love it.

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Protein-Powered Breakfast Biscotti (gluten-free)

You have a container (or two) of protein powder, purchased a while back, and you keep meaning to add it to your smoothies (when you get around to making a smoothie); this is a crunchy, munchy alternative, perfect anytime you need a healthy treat to nibble alongside a cup of coffee. Or tea. Or water. …

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Double Quinoa Power Cookies {Gluten-Free, Vegan Option}

Greetings, all! My posts have been sporadic these past months, to say the least. Mea culpa, friends. I’ve been in  masochistic recipe development- and cookbook writing- mode, replete with piggy-backing deadlines, manic hair-pulling, and incessant teeth gnashing. Whee! The only way to survive has been to let a few things go, such as regular blog …

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Coconut Oil Chocolate Bark {4-Ingredients, Vegan, Paleo}

Healthy yet indulgent-tasting coconut oil chocolate bark, made with 4 ingredients! It is vegan, paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, and includes a keto option, too! An Easy, Healthy, Delicious Chocolate Bark Recipe Valentines Day is almost here, and I have a perfect recipe for gifting and celebrating. It is go-soft-in-the-knees delicious, super-simple to make, and relatively frugal, …

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Oat Banana Coconut Oil Energy Cookies {vegan, GF}

Flourless oat banana coconut oil energy cookies, perfect for breakfasts, snacks & dessert! They are vegan, gluten-free, & have no added sugar. Flourless & Vegan Banana Oat Cookies A batch of homemade drop cookies may not sound particularly Halloween-esque. Yes, I’ve given these beauties an ample dose of fall flavor in the forms of cinnamon …

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Chickpea Flour Pumpkin Cookies (grain-free, oil-free, vegan)

  Good morning everyone! I’ve been remiss in posting anything very seasonal, particularly baked goods, largely due to the persisting 90+ degree heat. It’s challenging to wax poetic about cozy cookies, cakes, stews, and soups while typing in a tank top and gym shorts. But literally overnight, the temperature dropped more than twenty degrees; autumn …

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Quinoa-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {vegan, gluten-free}

< I would like to introduce you to these chocolate chip cookies. They have no butter, eggs, gluten, dairy, or wheat flour. But that’s beside the point. What makes these crisp-tender chocolate chippers extraordinary is their sublime flavor (vanilla with subtle hints of coconut), their ease of preparation (no electric mixers required), and the incorporation …

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Quinoa Flour Biscotti (Gluten Free)

The months of 100+ heat have finally subsided; it was reaching the point where I could no longer imagine what it felt like to step outside without it feeling like a steam sauna. Literally overnight, the weather dropped almost 40 degrees, reportedly due to a Canadian cold front. Thank you, Canada! It seemed like the …

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Greek Yogurt & Raspberry Eton’s Mess (Gluten-Free)

Just when I think the house is relatively decent, I invite friends over and, behold, miniature messes spring forth. Dust bunnies dance on the windowsill, sticky splotches materialize on countertops, and tiny legos loom underfoot. So here’s to a recipe that celebrates messiness. Namely, Eton’s Mess. The Eton in question is Eton’s College in England …

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2-Ingredient Stuffed Dates (vegan + paleo)

Confession: I’m mad for anything caramel. Or butterscotch. Or generally brown sugar-y sweet. Mad. I pilfered brown sugar straight from the box as a child and scavenged for caramel candies in my gran’s jar of Brach’s candies. But caramelfiends need to consider their physical health (and teeth!) as much as their mental health, which is …

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One-Bowl Paleo Pound Cake (easy+gluten-free)

  Nickerdoodle is home today with an earache and mild fever, so we’ve spent most of the day shuttling to the doctor and pharmacy and grocery store. But now we’re home to stay, and savoring trains, trucks and Curious George. I’ve (happily) given up on the idea of getting any work done today. I’m pooped …

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Mango Banana Coconut Ice Cream {vegan, no churn}

Creamy, dreamy, mango banana coconut ice cream that requires no more than 5 minutes and 3 ingredients to prepare. It is vegan, gluten-free and does not require an ice cream maker. Eat Ice Cream for Good Health 🙂 Eat your ice cream. I insist. That’s what I instructed my 3 year old today. He was …

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Maple Tofu Cream with Berries & Almonds

Good morning everyone! Despite the heat, it is a beautiful day here in small-town Texas. It was made better still moments ago because I just finished lapping up a dish of vanilla tofu cream with toasted almonds and berries. I made it last night for dessert, but it made a heavenly (and filling) late morning breakfast, …

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Flourless Blender Oat Crepes {gluten-free, vegan option}

Healthy, easy, flourless blender oat crepes made simple! They are gluten-free and can be made vegan with a simple substitution. Versatile Oat Crepes for Sweet & Savory Fillings Crepes are one of most versatile and satisfying recipes you can learn to make. These super-simple and fast oat crepes–blended into batter in minutes–are no exception. Paper …

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No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Brownies (Bars)

Whether you call them brownies or energy bars, you will definitely call these dark chocolate treats pure bliss! We go through a lot of power bars/granola bars/ energy bars in this house, and I’m at the point where I no longer want to buy another, especially when homemade ones are profoundly more delicious, nutritious, and …

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Coconut Flour Snickerdoodles {GF, Grain-Free, Paleo}

  It’s well over 100 degrees here in my neck of the woods,and yet: (1) I went running and (2) I baked cookies These two events illustrate my slightly loony personality, as well as my (occasionally) compulsive behavior when it comes to both running and baking. Regarding the first, I was sick of being cooped …

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Lime & Ginger Coconut Pie {Vegan, GF, Paleo}

The resolutions I made in January, and haven’t been keeping, have a second chance, because today marks the start of the Thai New Year, Songkran. Songkran is an ancient celebration of the start of a new farming cycle, and it always falls sometime between the 10th and the 18th of April; this year, the celebration …

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Vegan Almond Flour Brownies {grain-free, gluten-free}

One-bowl, vegan almond flour brownies (yum!). They are fudgy, grain-free, gluten-free, & only 146 calories each. Happy Friday everyone! Let’s talk chocolate. I’m dating myself, but does anyone else remember the commercials for Betty Crocker Snackin’ Cake from the 1970s? They worked on my pee-wee brain like magic: I wanted chocolate snackin’ cake, and I …

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Vegan Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (Grain-Free, Paleo)

Grain-free and vegan coconut flour chocolate chip cookies, made with ease! Chickpea flour replaces the eggs, but the recipe can be made Paleo by using regular eggs. It’s been a wild week here in Nacogdoches: we were in the direct path of hurricane Ike. I am counting every blessing that we are ok, and that …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream {vegan, no-churn, 3-ingredients}

Healthy chocolate peanut butter banana ice cream made with 3 ingredients! No ice cream maker required, it is chocolate-peanut butter heaven. It is also naturally vegan and ready in minutes. Healthy Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Hi all!  I’d like to say that I’m well-rested after taking several days off from posting. But this …

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Strawberry Lemon & Greek Yogurt Fool

Happy April everyone, and in particular, April Fool’s! I can’t resist the opportunity to serve fool on fool’s day, but before I do, allow me to offer some seasonal folly to inaugurate a new month. For whatever reason (procrastination, perhaps?) I went on a mid-morning quest today, looking for April holidays pertaining to food and …

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Yogurt (High Protein!)

I’ll be the first to admit it. I’m obsessed. A fellow running friend, who shares my love/infatuation with all things yogurt, told me about her favorite power snack: Greek yogurt mixed with peanut butter. I went home and made it within 30 minutes of her telling me, and oh my goodness, I am smitten. It …

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Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles {Vegan, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free}

  A bittersweet chocolate truffle with a healthy profile? It sounds too good to be true. But it isn’t. Here’s how it all began. Over a one-month period last summer, I (willingly) slipped into an ice cream-making mania. If you’re wondering why I don’t weigh 500 pounds as a result of my frozen adventures, it’s …

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Overnight Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding (vegan)

Decadent, but healthy, overnight chocolate chia pudding, made without cooking! It is vegan, grain-free, high in fiber, and can be eaten for breakfast, snacks, or dessert February is finally here, and I’m glad of it.   In February, you do not need to charm or entertain, nor announce resolutions. All you have to do is …

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Vegan Sweet Potato Brownies (oil-free, grain-free)

Fudgy vegan sweet potato brownies that are equal parts decadent & healthy! They are vegan, oil-free, grain-free, gluten-free & Paleo. Healthy Brownies for a New Year While I am still enthusiastic about New Year’s focus on vegetables, I nevertheless must call a spade a spade: it’s late January, the days are short, the weather chilly …

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Oat & Blueberry Breakfast Crumble {vegan & gluten-free}

A bit of prose in praise of comfort food is almost as good as a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup on a January afternoon. Almost. Fiction, food articles, and cookbooks celebrating the solace of stews, muffins and casseroles are entertaining, soothing, and full of tender morsels of memory and inspiration. But on days like …

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