Desserts 45 results
  • 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, ...
  • Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies (With A Twist)

    One cannot have enough cookie recipes. Sometimes I’m in the mood for double chocolate chip cookies and sometimes I’m in the mood for peanut butter cookies. This time though, I had a hankering for classic chocolate chip cookies. We’ve redefined the word classic in our house. We take classic and twist it four times. Once to make it gluten-free, a second time to make it dairy-free, a third time to make it egg-free, and a fourth time to make it a little bit healthier. I jumped ...
  • Peanut Butter & Chocolate Smoothie

    In case you haven't noticed, I’ve basically given up refined sugars. It was a really hard thing for me to do, but now that I’ve done it, my life has changed. I finally see food as a source of energy. I finally taste the sweetness of real food. I find it much easier to get through the day with two wild lovely ones running around now that I don’t rely on refined sugars to give me a false burst of energy mid-afternoon (only to crash in a pile of crayons half an hour later). ...
  • Chocolate fRAWsty (or Fudgesicles)

    I am excited to share a RAW food recipe with you! So what does the term ‘raw food’ really mean? I’m sure some of you reading this post are thinking, Well it’s obviously sushi. Really? Maggie’s going to post a sushi recipe? I thought she was vegetarian. And a few of you are probably thinking, Well it’s obviously fruits and veggies right? Anyone can do that. Cut them up, put them in a bowl, serve them with some ranch dip, and you’ve got raw food. Geez, thanks Maggie. ...
  • Chocolate Cereal Bars

    Craving chocolate, but it’s breakfast time? I’ve got just the thing for you. Personally, I like my chocolate to be dark. The darker the better. I think it’s because of the little chocolate buzz I get. Oh, and it helps to know that dark chocolate is a brain food! These chocolate cereal bars are an easy, nutritious, and incredibly satisfying nut-free snack for your little ones who are headed to school. But they’re also great for you when you need a chocolate fix but want ...
  • Chocolate Peanut Power Bars

    I had you at chocolate, right? I am a big fan of chocolate. I love the way it melts in my mouth, the way it makes me buzz just a little bit, and the way it makes all of my troubles disappear at the end of a long day. Pete loves chocolate too; his parents are British so he was raised on the stuff. But what he loves more than chocolate is chocolate and peanut butter. Together. Who doesn’t really? So how about chocolate and peanut butter in a super healthy, naturally sweetened power ...
  • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

    I’ve been on a bit of a cookie kick lately. I think we’re all in search of the perfect cookie, right? And right now, this is the perfect cookie. It happens to be a gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free cookie. I received two issues of  Cooks Illustrated for Christmas (thanks to my Mom). I’d never read it before and wanted to test it out before going for a full on subscription. Well, I am hooked. I’ve already learned so much from just two issues! Each article is FULL of ...