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Category Archives: Desserts
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
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
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
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
Pineapple-Coconut Sherbet (GF/DF/V/NS)
How do you feel about sherbet? I have always thought of sherbet as the humbler cousin of rich, decadent ice cream and elegant, tangy sorbet (or sorbetto, depending on which country’s frozen confections you prefer). I discovered a new love … Continue reading
Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, Dairy-free, Desserts, fruit, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian 2 Comments
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
Have Your Cake And Eat It: A Healthier Torta Di Mandorla (GF/DF/NS)
One of the key principles of an anti-inflammatory diet is to choose foods that are as nutrient-dense and low in sugar as possible. This principle makes navigating dessert options particularly treacherous. I usually stick with dark chocolate (no more than … Continue reading
Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, Breakfast, citrus, Dairy-free, Desserts, fruit, Gluten-free, monounsaturated oils, nuts, Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian Tagged almonds, cake, dates, olive oil, oranges, torta di mandorla 2 Comments
Naturally Sweetened Coconut “Syrup” (GF/DF/V/NS)
I love coconut in all its forms. I also love pancakes. Coconut in pancakes is wonderful… so what about coconut on pancakes? Traditionally, coconut syrup is made by simmering coconut milk and an equal amount of refined sugar or corn … Continue reading
Coconut Cardamom Millet Pudding (GF/DF/V/NS)
During a little spring cleaning in the kitchen last weekend, I came across a bag of millet with less than a cup left. We don’t seem to care much for millet. We’ve tried cooking the homey grain like polenta, or … Continue reading
Posted in Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients, Breakfast, coconut oil (virgin/ unrefined), Dairy-free, Desserts, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Recipes, Snacks, spices, Vegan, Vegetarian Tagged cardamom, coconut, millet 4 Comments
Coconut Carrot Cupcakes with Caramel Cashew Icing (GF/DF/NS)
Please forgive the excessive alliteration. As promised, here is my gluten free, dairy free spin on carrotcake, sized down to oh-so-portable cupcake form. I call these cupcakes because I really do consider them a worthy dessert, in spite of their … Continue reading