Category Archives: dark chocolate (70% cocoa or more)

Winter Warmer Oatmeal Cookies (GF/DF)

Juggling a day job I love with managing a chronic illness has not left much time for deliberate recipe development lately. However, the Gent and I have been enjoying delicious variations of these gluten-free, dairy-free cookies all winter, and this particular … Continue reading

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Mesquite & Cocoa Pancakes (GF/DF/No Added Sugar)

After reading ultramarathoner Scott Jurek’s memoir Eat and Run, the Gent suggested we experiment with mesquite flour. Mesquite flour is made from the dried, ground pods of the mesquite tree. Its fragrant, slightly nutty flavor has a sweetness reminiscent of molasses.  One … Continue reading

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Chocolate-Dipped Cookie Dough Bites (GF/DF/V/NS/Grain Free)

As you may know, I have a sweet tooth, a deep and abiding love for sweets that has been a beast to tame in the transition from my former I-exercise-so-I-can-eat-whatever-I-want mentality to a more balanced lifestyle that focuses on nutrient-dense … Continue reading

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Pão (de Queijo) Dairy-Free Variations Part II: The Sweet (GF/DF)

My last post featured variations on the small, savory Brazilian snackie bread called Pão de Queijo. This time around, I’ve eliminated the cheese in favor of sweet flavorings, making these pão into tasty little bite-sized dessert pastries that won’t blow your daily … Continue reading

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Simplest, Fudgiest, No-Bake Brownies (GF/DF/V/NS)

These brownies are impossibly chewy, gooey, and fudgy.  They are also gluten-free and dairy-free, contain no refined sugars, and require no baking — but you can keep that to yourself when you serve them, and let folks marvel at the … Continue reading

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Good to the Last Bite: Gluten-Free Banana Bread (GF/DF)

I have made three batches of this banana bread — with and without chocolate chips and shredded coconut — over the last month, and each time, it disappeared so quickly, I didn’t find the time for a decent photo-shoot.  So, … Continue reading

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Campfire Cooking on a Gluten-Free, Anti-Inflammatory Diet

At first, packing a gluten-free, anti-inflammatory camp pantry for a week-long camping trip in Minnesota seemed a bit daunting.  Then I really thought about it, and realized that a lot of what we eat translates fairly well to cooking over … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Swirl Fudge Pops (GF/DF/NS)

The Midwestern Gentleman ran a 50-mile leg of RAGBRAI last Tuesday (yes, he ran it), so I wanted to make a cool treat for him to enjoy when he finally arrived home after this latest insane accomplishment.  He loves the … Continue reading

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Tobago Cocoa Estate & Trinitario Chocolate

Remember my post on Crio Bru brewed cocoa, when I mentioned that the Gent and I would be visiting a cocoa plantation on our visit to Trinidad & Tobago?  Well, we actually did, and it was delightful!  I expected to … Continue reading

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Brewed Hot Chocolate: Crio Bru

Crio Bru brewed cocoa was hands-down my favorite foodie discovery of 2012.  I almost didn’t tell you about it because all the hot cocoa is for me.  Then I decided that things really do taste better when shared. You can … Continue reading

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