Looking for a healthy snack that satisfies your sweet tooth? Look no further than these delicate cinnamon-sugar kale chips. As you all know, kale chips have become quite popular over the past couple years. I still make them all the time. I haven’t gotten sick of them yet. I am in my last semester of graduate school right now (yay!) so I am always on the look out for something I can snack on while I study. Normally that little afternoon snack is something salty, but this time I went to the sweet side. I love the way the subtle flavor of the palm sugar really shines with the coconut oil and the touch of nutmeg. It’s definitely a keeper. [Read more...]
Welcome to the first recipe installment for The Gluten-Free Pizza Fest! I am so excited to share this event with you all. I hope you enjoy all the recipes we have coming up the next several days. Growing up, I always loved dessert pizzas made with apples. This is strange, because I am not a dessert person at all. As you can tell from my blog recipe index; I love to create main dishes, snacks and appetizers. Don’t get me wrong…an occasional cookie, slice of cake or key lime pie are delicious. But, I’d rather have something salty or savory. This pizza is special because it is both savory and sweet. You will enjoy this pizza time and time again! [Read more...]
You had me at chocolate spread. That is what my boyfriend said when I told him my idea for this recipe. Holy moly, this spread is amazing. I had to stop myself from eating it all in one sitting. I even turned this recipe into cookies and crackers (which will be posted after the holidays). I hope everyone is having a wonderful December. I’m currently vacationing in Palm Springs and will be heading to Jackson Hole soon. [Read more...]
It’s that time of the year again; where you see pumpkin recipes all over the place. I am not complaining, pumpkins are one of my favorite fall flavors. Creamy, decadent and rich; pumpkins always please my palette. I love to roast the whole pumpkin, including the creamy flesh and crispy seeds. The seeds make a great snack and are full of great minerals and fatty acids. Last week I was craving something sweet and rich, without being overloaded with calories. This was the perfect recipe to satisfy my craving. I hope you enjoy! [Read more...]
Dinner party… those two words can be intimidating if you are the host. Panic attacks, money, menu, drinks, what to serve? Don’t fret. I’ve come up with a list that will ease your nerves. My ABC’s of Entertaining are below with pictures from my first ever, gluten-free dinner party. It was a huge success and my guests were very pleased with the meal. Their favorite part? The wine poached pears topped with mascarpone coconut cream. Who knew I had the dessert gene in me?
A canvas sign by my sister, @jennymeyerart.
A is for Allergies: Double check with your guests to make sure they have no dietary restrictions, such as food allergies or Celiac Disease. [Read more...]
My family is obsessed with peanut butter. They go through jars and jars of the stuff. I thought it would be better to have a homemade version. That way you are controlling the ingredients: salt, sugar, dairy, etc. I came up with this creamy, peanut butter recipe one day and the best part is… it took 15 minutes to make! It stores well in the fridge or shelf, and I love the addition the coconut oil brings to the butter. [Read more...]
What do you do when your greens and fruits are on their “almost” last leg? You make a mocktail- a non alcoholic cocktail. Lately, I have experimented with different blends of vegetables and fruits to come up with either a breakfast type smoothie or a refreshing greens drink. So far, my favorite has been this green mocktail. It is super easy to make and very healthy! I used all organic ingredients and some local products, including the protein powder and honey (from a company based out of Round Rock). The protein powder, almond butter and almond milk are optional. If you want a thinner version of this drink, eliminate the ingredients listed in the above sentence and just add water along with the fruits, vegetables and honey. [Read more...]
This is as simple as it gets folks. I made this recipe in literally 5 minutes. All you need is a food processor, almonds (or any nut you like), oil, salt and honey. That is it. I am sure there are lots of other creative ways to make almond butter, but I will stick with the one that has worked best for me over the years. I have toasted the almonds before for flavor but I seem to always go back to the standard raw almond butter. Pecans, cashews and walnuts work well in this recipe. [Read more...]