I really wanted to try my hand at making homemade ice cream so I asked my stepmummy if I could borrow her ice cream maker…thankfully she said yes! Keeping Bryan in mind (even though he was gone all summer) I thought I would try making some coconut milk ice cream, I figured I should (more…)
I love bringing along homemade muffins with me on hotel vacations. They’re fantastic for snack or breakfast, can be filled with protein and healthy fats (which I always seem to lack when I travel), and even if they get squished during my trip, they still taste (more…)
I get given boxes of chocolates by my mother-in-law occasionally, but they always have wheat in. Added to that the amount of dairy in chocolates is enough to cause me trouble. I used to squeeze all the chocolates in a mixed box to find the ones that were firm (fortunately husband loves soft-centred chocolates) but mostly now I have just given up buying chocolates.
We have had about three hot days this summer, and thoughts turn to ice-cream. I keep coming across people posting about chocolate sorbet. This seemed a great way of having two types of treats at once.
This sorbet is very intense, and one small scoop is enough for me. It would be great with raspberries or other (more…)
“What matters most is what’s inside.” I love that line from Attune Foods. It’s true about people, and it’s true about food. Attune believes in using pure and simple ingredients that make you feel good from the inside out. So do I. That’s why I love their products. And recently, I’ve tried a new one.
I take a probiotic in capsule form daily. But lately I’ve been eating Attune Probiotic Bars. They are little gluten-free chocolate bars packed with 6.1 billion CFUs of clinically supported strains of probiotics. They come in three different flavors: Milk Chocolate Crisp, Mint Chocolate, and Dark Chocolate.
I expected these probiotic bars to taste like a health bar. But they taste like a bar you’d choose for a treat, not for your tummy! Whenever I can’t believe how delicious something is I give it to the Husband to try. I (more…)
Brownies, no doubt due to their high chocolate content, are generally loved by everyone. What is it about chocolate? Is it the ensuing relaxation from its high magnesium content, or just the mere addictive qualities attributed to chocolate? Probably, all of the above. The creative ways of using chocolate are endless.
There are also a hundred different ways of making brownies, gluten free or otherwise - and we have a few options up our sleeves! (more…)
Who doesn’t dream of a really good old-fashioned chocolate chip cookie? The kind you used to make when you were a kid? This is a very easy and quite tasty recipe from Chef Sunshine Best of Your Safe Kitchen in Chicago, IL. Chef Sunshine presented this recipe at the 2008 Gluten Free Cooking Expo and it was loved by all.
Ingredients for Flour Blend:
3/4 cup white bean flour
3/4 cup tapioca flour
3/4 cup arrowroot flour
Ingredients for Cookies:
2 1/4 cups Flour Blend (above)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup shortening, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar (more…)
Gluten-free Chocolate Truffle Cookies Image 2012 (c) Teri Lee Gruss
What makes these gluten-free cookies so good? They are moist and delicious and taste like brownies! But what really sets this recipe apart is the small amount of flour, sugar and butter called for, especially compared to most cookie recipes.
Based on a recipe for “Chocolate Truffle Cookies with Sea Salt” from Ghirardelli Chocolates, our recipe calls for a healthy measure of chopped walnuts and we’ve omitted the additional sea salt called for in Ghirardelli’s original recipe.
After baking be sure to let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for at least 10 minutes before using a spatula to remove them to a wire rack. Place the cooled cookies in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for an extra chewy brownie-like texture and (more…)
You can either serve this heated as a vegan chocolate fondue (minus the pomegranate) or chilled and made into a velvety mousse. By adding 1 Tbsp nut butter for every 1 Tbsp chocolate mousse, it also makes a great alternative to store bought chocolate/nut butter! (more…)
I’ve held on to this recipe for months and am wondering why the heck I waited this long to make it. I guess there just isn’t enough time in the day to try each and every single recipe I have pinned, tweeted and Facebooked.
But there will always be enough time for brownies, always. Even if they are months in the (more…)
I’m the kind of person who usually wants something sweet after dinner, and chocolate should be involved somehow. When I don’t have a healthier alternative, I eat junk. I decided to stop buying junk earlier this year, so I make this recipe all the time.
While eating these cookies, I get ideas. Such as, what would they be like as a crust? Could I make them bigger and really thin, then shape/roll them like brandy snaps? How would they do sandwiched together with chocolate ganache or some other kind of filling? And so on.
Instead of just making more chocolate chip cookies, yesterday I decided to see if I could bake the dough as one big rectangle and make bar cookies out of it. (more…)