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Blueberry Maple Baked Pancake {vegan, made w/ chickpea flour}

5 ingredient blueberry maple baked pancake made with chickpea flour! Similar to French clafouti, it is vegan, grain-free, nut-free, gluten-free, and oil-free. I have just the recipe to make you smile as we head into the weekend. It tastes like a cross between a puffed pancake and rich French dessert, yet is loaded with superfoods. …

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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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3-Ingredient Grain-Free Granola Bars {Vegan, Keto Option}

Amazing, 3-ingredient grain-free granola bars that are vegan, a cinch to make, and have endless options for variation! I even have an easy keto-friendly option. I am who I am because of granola bars. Really, I’m serious. Granola bars have fueled me, and my various activities, all my life. Portable food is definitely my thing. …

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Cranberry Orange Chickpea Flour Muffins {Grain-Free, Vegan}

Fresh cranberry orange chickpea flour muffins, made without eggs, dairy or grains and sweetened with maple syrup! They are perfect for fall and winter mornings. Classic Cranberry Orange Muffins, Made Vegan & Grain-Free Following banana bread, cranberry-orange bread is the quick bread I have made most often over the years. The combination of  tart, ruby …

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No-Bake Tahini Protein Bars {Vegan, Nut-Free, GF}

Quick & easy, no-bake tahini protein bars (13+ grams protein per bar), with two Middle Eastern flavor twists: orange & cardamom. They are vegan, nut-free & gluten-free. Good morning everyone, I hope your Monday is treating you well so far! I am starting this week with a delicious homemade protein bar that I devised last …

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How to Make Low-Calorie Granola (vegan, gluten-free, 72 calories)

Learn how to make low-calorie granola from whole grains and freeze-dried fruit! It s vegan, gluten-free and 72 calories a serving. Low-Calorie Granola for Breakfast and Snacking I’m a granola enthusiast. Whether ready-made, home-made, grain-free, gluten-free, nut-laden, fruit-filled, or all of the above, I love its nutrient-dense goodness. But that nutrient density doesn’t always love …

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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 Chickpea Flour Banana Bread {grain-free, oil-free}

Vegan chickpea flour banana bread ! It is grain-free, oil-free, nut-fee, gluten-free, and sweetened by bananas and a small amount of maple syrup. Grain-Free Vegan Banana Bread For anyone trying to cut back on grains, or eliminate them entirely, the idea of a quick-to-make, toothsome bread sounds too good to be true. However, a quick …

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Muffin Tin Blueberry French Toast {vegan, gluten-free}

  I hope all of you will forgive me, but sometimes a weekend post needs to be short and sweet. Children and partners need attention, meals must be delivered at church, weeds require plucking, laundry awaits washing and folding, and a British mystery that needs reading is threatening to put everything on hold. But we all need to eat, …

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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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Blueberry Chickpea Flour No-Cornbread (Vegan, Grain-Free)

Forget about grains and make a batch of my blueberry chickpea flour no-cornbread instead! It is vegan, grain-free, and gluten-free! Eek! Ack! I have no idea how it is the Monday before Thanksgiving, and yet the calendar insists it is so. I have a terrible habit of posting holiday-themed recipes AFTER the holiday, but not …

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Oil-Free Buckwheat Granola {Vegan, Oat-Free, GF}

Oat-free & oil-free buckwheat granola that is crunchy and scrumptious! It is naturally vegan & gluten-free, and mostly sweetened with banana. Oil-Free Oat-Free Buckwheat Granola Oh, this? This golden-brown avalanche of nuts, seeds, coconut and dried fruit-flecked deliciousness? I know, it doesn’t look like your everyday, run-of-the-mill cereal. Because it’s not. And that’s why you …

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Vegan Cashew Cheesecake {Grain-Free, Easy}

The best vegan cashew cheesecake is also one of the easiest desserts you can make! No cooking required, it is grain-free, gluten-free, & Paleo, too. Cheesecake, Made with Neither Eggs nor Dairy Cheesecake. Vegan. These two things do not go together. Unless, that is, you blow up the rules for what a cheesecake should be. …

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Vegan Almond Flour Waffles {Oil-Free, Grain-Free}

Make your morning more delicious with 1-bowl vegan almond flour waffles. They are super-nutritious, oil-free, grain-free, and easy to make. It’s a freezing, grey morning here in Texas. I am delighted. I’ve just put the kettle on to boil for a big pot of tea, and I am sitting on my secret weapon (heating pad) …

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Maple Almond Flour Cut-Out Cookies {vegan, grain-free}

Crisp-tender, delicious and easy maple almond flour cut-out cookies that are also Paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar free! It’s finally time for cookies! We decorated the house last night so I’m in full-Christmas mode. Hence, I decided to experiment and make maple-sweetened almond flour cut-out cookies. I was nervous about whether these cookies would …

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Vanilla Quinoa Pudding {Gluten-Free, Vegan}

Healthy, vegan and gluten-free vanilla quinoa pudding, made with ease on the stovetop. Enjoy it for dessert, breakfast or dessert. Superfood Vanilla Pudding Made with Quinoa Happy National Vanilla Pudding Day!  I know, who knew such a day existed?  I researched (in a non-academic, google-y way) origins of this holiday, but came up blank. I …

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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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1-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake (gluten-free, grain-free, Paleo)

Sometimes you need chocolate in a hurry. For example, for an impromptu celebration. Or to revive your spirits . Or because it is Wednesday. Umm, today is Wednesday. I’m here to tell you that choclate any day is a wonderful thing. Chocolate and cocoa powder are rich in cell-protecting antioxidants–natural compounds found in fruits, vegetables, grains and …

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Apple-Cinnamon Coconut Flour Muffins {Grain-Free, Paleo}

It has been a beautiful but quiet day here in East Texas. One word explains the quiet component: headcold. I was in denial the past few days, but it hit me hard yesterday at about 9:30. As I sat working at my computer, I began sweating like a heathen, and, keeping up my denial, my …

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2-Ingredient Strawberry Sorbet {vegan, no-churn}

Easy, healthy, 2-ingredient strawberry sorbet made with strawberries & maple syrup! It take minutes to prepare and does not require an ice cream maker. Healthy & Easy Strawberry Sorbet I made it back, safe and relatively sound, from my trip to California. My husband and I are photographic proof of the eponymous red-eye flight we …

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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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Coconut Oil Granola (vegan+glutenfree)

Classically trained chefs can teach you to make countless masterpieces. For example, a silken hollandaise, a skillfully seared lamb chop,  or a delicate dacquoise. But they cannot guide you in the making of a perfect granola. Granola is an American invention, and is better off made with the old-fashioned American ingenuity of the home cook. In my early …

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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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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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Quatre Epices-Maple Candied Nuts {Vegan, Paleo}

Update: I made yet another nut recipe, and it is incredible! You can use any nuts you prefer, but this time the star sweetener is maple syrup. I also added quatre epices. Quatre epices is a spice used mainly in France—it literally translates as “four spices” (it’s nice to know my high school French wasn’t …

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