Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Update: I have remade this cake using sprouted spelt flour, coconut oil, and with Rapadura (evaporated cane juice) as the sweetener. Delicious! See: Spelt Lemon Cake. We haven’t enjoyed this delicious and very lemony cake since going gluten-free over a year ago. I miss it! It calls for whole wheat pastry flour. I am thinking […]

GF Chocolate Chip Bar Cookies

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gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free 1/2 cup flax seed meal 3/4 cup filtered water 1 cup unrefined coconut oil, softened 3/4 cup raw honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional) 1 teaspoon sea salt 2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder 3/4 cup buckwheat flour 3/4 cup sorghum flour (or other gluten-free flour such as sweet […]

Milk Chocolate Ice Cream Sauce — Dairy-Free

Milk Chocolate Ice Cream Topping makes about 1 cup 1/3 cup cream (from a can of unsweetened coconut milk — not light) 1/3 cup agave 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1/3 to 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional) Mix all ingredients until smooth. For a thinner glaze, add […]

Dark Chocolate Frosting — Dairy-Free

DARK CHOCOLATE FROSTING Dairy-free Makes about 3/4 cup 1/3 cup cream (from a can of unsweetened coconut milk — not light) 1/3 cup raw honey 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional) Mix all ingredients until smooth. For a thinner glaze, add unsweetened almond milk or unsweetened coconut milk […]

Peppermint Pattie Coconut Bark (and Almond Joy version)

This is a frozen coconut “candy” – but a candy that I eat before every meal! (At the time of this update 10/29/2009.) In the book “Eat Fat, Lose Fat,” by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig, the authors note that unrefined, virgin coconut oil provides “vital nourishment to every cell in your body…” but it also helps one feel satisfied, decreasing cravings and persistent hunger.

Homemade Chocolate Chunks

Here are chocolate chunks that I made using honey as the sweetener. These are not overly sweet either. One could reduce the coconut oil and increase the honey to increase the overall sweetening. 1/3 cup plus 1 teaspoon coconut oil 2/3 cup raw honey (or agave, though not recommended) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon […]

(Variation) Nutty Minty Carob Fudge Balls

When we recently tested our food allergies, I discovered that I am allergic to sesame seeds, and therefore, tahini. I challenged myself by consuming tahini recently and discovered that I experience uncomfortable symptoms when I eat them — so I am definitely allergic. That’s a bummer, considering my Middle Eastern heritage and my love for […]

Banana Pudding Pie — Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free

Here’s a delicious banana pudding pie that doesn’t contain any dairy, eggs, or gluten. I make the crust from shredded coconut and the filling uses a nut milk base. The filling has a really nice nut flavor. An idea for the future — I think using a combination of nut milk with coconut milk would […]

Date-Apple Bars — Gluten-Free

I know there is a controversy whether or not oats are gluten-free. In my research, I have gathered that the issue is whether or not the oats are contaminated with gluten at the place where they are packaged/processed. I am satisfied that our oats are not contaminated, so we continue to eat oats. To us, […]