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  • Nut-Free Granola Bars

    It’s maple syrup season in these parts and I am making the most of it.  How can we not when the stuff is flowing from the trees, begging us to use it! As you know, I’m in love with pumpkin seed flour so naturally I had to try my hand at a nut-free granola bar recipe. Pumpkin seeds feature prominently in this recipe, and why not?  They’re naturally high in iron, magnesium, and zinc; all are essential minerals for women’s health and wellness. Honestly, you’d never ...
  • Pumpkin Seed Chocolate Chip Cookies

    I have a new favorite flour – pumpkin seed flour.  I’ve been experimenting with it for a month or so now and I just can’t get enough!  Oh, and you won’t believe how well it pairs with maple syrup – it just happens to be maple syrup season in these parts! There’s so much to love about pumpkin seed flour: I can make it at home with my coffee grinder; Pumpkin seeds are high in iron and zinc; Pumpkin seed flour is a nut-free replacement for almond flour; They add ...
  • Gluten-Free and Vegan Gingersnaps

    Make sure you subscribe to my newsletter to get your copy of 10 Easy Recipes For The Gluten-Free Beginner. A baby shower is such a good excuse to make some fabulous food and a super-cute invitation. Did you know you can even throw your far-away friend a baby shower?  Yep, and that’s what we’re doing today.  Hallie and I are hosting a baby shower for our amazing friend Amy Green from Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free. We may be thousands of miles away from each other, but that’s not ...
  • Cookie Dough Milkshake – Swap Your Sweeteners

    Welcome to the third installment of New Year, New You! Hallie of Daily Bites and Lexie of Lexie's Kitchen have organized an inspirational blogging event with the goal of encouraging all of us to Take the Pure Living Plunge! What does Pure Living mean? For me pure living refers to eating whole foods and nutritious foods. Pure living also means eating foods that keep your body clean, and make you feel your very best. Pete and I spent most of 2011 taking the pure living plunge, and ...
  • Dairy-Free Candy Cane Ice Cream

    Home for the holidays means a lot to me. My family has made some pretty amazing Christmas memories and traditions over the years. One of my favorite parts about Christmas dinner was dessert (I know I'm not alone here).  My Mom always had a tray of delicious homemade cookies and of course some Candy Cane Ice Cream stashed in the freezer! I knew it would be such a treat to make Candy Cane Ice Cream for my kids so they could enjoy it too. And now the tradition continues because this was ...
  • Peanut Butter Cups

    It’s time to start thinking about some amazing and delicious gluten-free gifts we can share with friends and family over the holidays. A couple of years ago my friend Alta shared some fabulously healthier gifts – I made her chocolate dipped spiced dates for friends of ours. They were a big hit! I love sharing gluten-free goodies during the holidays. It’s a great way to spread the delicious gluten-free love, to show people how simple gluten-free can be, and to show the kids that ...
  • Chocolate Chip Cupcakes (Or Zombie Eyeball Cupcakes)

    Cupcakes are a regular occurrence at our house.  Between birthday parties and school parties, it seems I'm making them every couple of weeks. It's okay though, because I’ve found a few ways to make sure my kids are eating healthier cupcakes. It’s pretty easy to healthify a recipe! Here’s how I did it: I used quinoa flour to add some protein (we make our cupcakes nut-free for the sake of other kids). I limited the amount of starch. I used coconut oil and full-fat coconut ...
  • Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

    As most of you know, I love my afternoon smoothies. Creamy, delicious, date-sweetened heaven. Lately I’ve been drinking lots of these, but it’s time for a change. Enter the Pumpkin Pie Smoothie. Play around with the flavors. Feel free to add some nutmeg, or use a pumpkin pie spice mix. I’m not a lover of nutmeg so I didn’t add any. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie 3 dates, pitted and soaked 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (any non-dairy milk will do) 1 teaspoon vanilla ¾ teaspoon ...
  • Dairy-Free Strawberry Ice Cream

    One of my favorite brands of ice cream used to be Häagen Dazs.  Strawberry ice cream?  Yes please! But we’ve been living dairy-free for over a year now and I have to tell you, ice cream tastes even better without the dairy! Maybe it’s because I know it won’t give us a tummy ache.  Or maybe it’s because homemade ice cream can’t be beat! And don’t worry, homemade ice cream is much easier than you think. So move on over Häagen Dazs. Dairy-Free Strawberry Ice ...
  • Easy Gluten-Free Living: The Preschooler Version (and Vanilla Cupcakes)

    Living with gluten-free preschoolers is a lot easier than you might think. Callum, our almost five-year-old, has been living gluten-free and dairy-free for a year and a half. His two-year-old sister has never had gluten. Callum’s diagnosis was probably the hardest part. I knew how to live with a gluten-free husband, but I wasn’t sure where to begin with gluten-free kids. The first decision we made was a tough one. We decided to become a gluten-free family. No gluten in our house, ...