Month: November 2015

Salted Chocolate Bark (Paleo/ Vegan/ Dairy Free/ Gluten Free/ Nut Free)

The holidays are coming and with it comes sweet treats! People drop by unexpectedly all throughout December. Some people even bring some type of gift that you were definitely not expecting. As the season winds up, I like to have a variety of sweets that I can not only feed my guests, but also have little gifts on hand. This wonderful bark is not only super easy to make, but it is also absolutely delicious!

You can also wrap some into small cellophane packages and top with a pretty bow to hand out as gifts.

Salted Dark Chocolate Bark

 

Salted Dark Chocolate Bark (Paleo/ Vegan/ Dairy Free/ Gluten Free/ Nut Free)

2 c. dairy free dark chocolate

2/3 c. seeds, dried fruit or chopped nuts(if nuts are allowed)

coarse sea salt

Salted Dark Chocolate Bark

 

Melt chocolate in a double boiler (a metal bowl that fits over a pot works fine). Pour melted chocolate onto a parchment paper lined baking tray. Top with seeds or nuts, then sea salt. Put into the fridge to harden. Break into pieces. Store in the fridge or freezer in a covered container.

 

Shared On: Waste Not Want Not, Allergy Free Wednesday, Allergy Friendly Taste Buds, Gluten Free Fridays, Healthy Vegan Fridays, Gluten Free Christmas Treats, Savoring Saturdays

Pumpkin Cookies (Paleo/ Vegan/ Nut-Free/ Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free)

I think if every season had a flavour then autumn would be pumpkin spice! Seriously, can you go anywhere without hearing about pumpkin spice everything? I can’t blame anyone though. Pumpkin spice is spectacular! Well I can’t be any different can I?

I would like to introduce you to my pumpkin cookies that are filled with lovely pumpkin spice! They are not only free from gluten, dairy, sugar, grains but they are also vegan, paleo and nut free! So what is left in my cookies? Just plain old deliciousness!!

Paleo Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies (Paleo/ Vegan/ Nut-Free/ Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free)

1/3 c. tapioca starch

1/3 c. coconut flour

2/3 c. ground flax

2/3 c. palm sugar

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 Tbsp. pumpkin spice

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1/3 c. coconut oil- softened

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

1 c. pumpkin puree

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a small bowl whisk together tapioca starch, coconut flour, ground flax, palm sugar, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin spice and sea salt. Set aside.

In a medium size bowl beat coconut oil, lemon juice and pumpkin puree. Stir in dry mixture. Spoon batter into one inch balls onto parchment paper lined baking sheet. Flatten cookie balls with fork or they will remain cookie balls.

Paleo Pumpkin Cookies

Bake 10-11 minutes for soft cookies. These freeze beautifully.

Shared On: Allergy Free Wednesday, Gluten Free Fridays, Healthy Vegan Fridays, Free From Fridays, Savoring Saturdays,

15 Delicious Treats with Hidden Healthy Ingredients (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Vegan/ Refined Sugar Free/ Nut Free/ Grain Free/ Paleo)

I have said it before and I’ll say it again… I love hiding healthy unexpected ingredients into your favourite treats! Be it beets into cake, sweet potatoes into frosting or chickpeas into cookies, getting people to eat the foods that they don’t “think” they like is fun!

All of these yummy treats are gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free and many are also vegan, nut free, grain free and paleo. Check out this great array of  tricky treats!

15 Treats with Healthy Hidden Ingredients

15 Delicious Treats with Hidden Healthy Ingredients (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Vegan/ Refined Sugar Free/ Nut Free/ Paleo/ Grain Free)

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Frosting Vanilla Cupcakes

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Frosting also paleo, vegan, nut free, grain free

Chocolate Avocado Chickpea Cookies

Chocolately Avocado Chickpea Cookies also vegan, grain free

Spiced Zucchini Muffins

Spiced Zucchini Muffins also vegan

Chocolate Sweet Potato Frosting 2

Chocolate Sweet Potato Frosting also paleo, vegan, nut free, grain free

Healthy-Avocado Fudgesicles

Healthy Avocado Fudgesicles also paleo, grain free, nut free, vegan

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies 3

 

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies, also vegan, grain free

Cinnamon-Raisin Avocado Chickpea Cookies

Cinnamon Raisin Avocado Chickpea Cookies also vegan, grain free

Chocolate Zucchini Cake w Sweet Potato Frosting

 

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

 

Avocado Chocolate Pudding also vegan, paleo, nut free, grain free

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins also vegan

Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies

 

Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies also vegan, paleo, nut free, grain free

Mini "Cheese" Cake Bites

 

Raw “Cheese” Cake Bites also vegan, paleo, grain free

Raspberry Zucchini Loaf

Raspberry Zucchini Loaf also vegan

Double Chocolate Zucchini Cookies

Double Chocolate Zucchini Cookies also vegan and nut free

Chocolate Beet Cake

Red Velvet Chocolate Beet Cake also paleo, vegan, nut free, grain free

 

Shared On Allergy Free Wednesday, Waste not Want Not, Gluten Free Fridays, Savoring Saturdays, Allergy Friendly Taste Buds

 

 

Breakfast Sausage Patties (Paleo/ Gluten Free/ Grain Free/ Egg Free/ Dairy Free)

Breakfast is a wonderful thing! It is also the most important meal of the day! Since I can’t have eggs anymore, I have a hard time coming up with new ideas. Sometimes I will have smoothie, or sweet potato bacon hash, pancakes, or waffles…. Over the summer these were one of my favorites. These wonderful little sausage patties taste great on their own or on a biscuit, cooked on the bbq or in a pan. Anyway you enjoy them, works great!

Breakfast Sausage Patties

 

 

Breakfast Sausage Patties (Paleo/ Gluten Free/ Grain Free/ Egg Free/ Dairy Free)

3 lbs. lean ground pork, turkey or chicken

2 tsp. dries basil

1 tsp. dried rosemary

2 tsp. dried sage

1 tsp. chili peppers

2 tsp. black pepper

2 tsp. mustard powder

1/3 c. diced onion or 2 Tbsp. dry minced

In a large bowl mix your spices together with your meat. Divide the meat mixture into tennis balls and flatten into patties.**

Cook in skillet on medium low heat for approximately 4 minutes per side or until fully cooked.

Breakfast Sausage Patties

**To freeze, place uncooked patties onto parchment paper lined tray. Place into the freezer for two hours. Remove and cut around each pattie. Place into freeze containers having parchment paper between each pattie for easier removal.

Shared On: Allergy Free Wednesdays, Waste Not Want Not, Gluten Free Fridays, Savoring Saturdays

 

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