It’s been a hot minute since I posted a recipe. I’ve been focusing so much on getting my yoga business up and running and posting about yoga that I haven’t been experimenting much in the kitchen.
I’ve been baking and cooking a lot, however haven’t focused on recipes for the blog. This recipe is a good one! It’s lower on the carbs because it’s refined sugar free and is completely grain free!
Amazing Grain Free Mini-Pumpkin Pie
Making pies from scratch has been a must since finding out about my celiac disease. I don’t trust other places to make most gluten free food AND so many store bought pies (gluten free or not) have a bunch of sugar and junk in them. Because of this, I almost always make my own everything. Period.
Being a health nut and sticking to a grain free diet means I also modify my sugar and never have refined sugar. I try to limit my natural sugar (coconut sugar, pure maple syrup or honey) to 2 Tbs a day. Since staying away from a lot of sugar, I know right away when I’ve had too much. The blood sugar spike is no fun. My body becomes shaky and I have an instant brain fog. It’s nuts!
Holidays are full of treats so any time a lower sugar option is available, I take it! Or in this case, make it! ha
Now that we’ve touched on sugar, let’s talk a little about pumpkin! I love pumpkin. When it’s pumpkin season I stock up. Any pumpkins we have on hand (even non-pumpkin pie pumpkins) I use them to make my own puree. What I don’t use, I store it in the freezer. This way I can have pumpkin goodies any time of the year!
What more information on how beneficial eating pumpkin is for your health? Check out this post.
This grain free, mini-pumpkin pie is sure to please. It’s perfectly sweetened naturally and won’t make you feel overly full since it’s lower in carbs! Whether you have a couple people or a bunch you can whip this up in a little less than an hour. Make the recipe as is and you can serve about 6 people. Double the recipe and you will have enough for 10 or more, depending on the slice size.
Happy Holiday’s and enjoy!
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The summer heat is on! So many areas of the country are experiencing heat waves.
I don’t know about you but when the heat is on, I like to enjoy cool or frozen treats on a consistent basis. Since the summer heat can get pretty intense, who wants to turn the oven on, even with air conditioning? Not me, if I can help it!
This Lemon-ginger mousse was inspired when I was looking for a refreshing treat that wouldn’t take long. Even though the process for this mousse takes a bit longer than I expected, the actual “cook” and prep time is super easy.
I LOVE ginger anything. Heck, I’m a “ginger” (red head if you weren’t sure) so of course I use it whenever I can. My husband is a lemon fan so putting the two together makes this summer treat perfect for both of us. It’s even toddler approved and believe me, my toddler is SUPER picky!
Creamy Delicious Light Smooth Slightly Sour Slightly Sweet Spicy
This mousse is delicious and not overly sweet. It has a slightly sour, spicy and sweet taste. Using coconut cream and honey makes this dessert dairy free and refined sugar free. Making the ginger cream is the hardest part of this recipe and it only takes about 8 minutes, however the cream does need to sit in the fridge for at least 12 hours (24 hours is best). It comes together pretty quickly after the refrigeration.
Pair this with an asian meal or any meal really. It can also be enjoyed for a snack or, if you’re like me, breakfast! ha
Dairy free and creamy? Sign me up for this dirty chai latte! Since high school, sugar free tea has been my go to drink. At first I liked iced tea, the kind with all the sugar. Then I became a more dedicated athlete and cut all soda and sugary drinks out of my diet. I had always wanted to be a coffee drinker but I hated the taste. I would go out for coffee and study with friends but ended up with tea or plain steamed milk.
As time when on, I started to like the taste of coffee but only when it was in latte or cappuccino form and with a couple tablespoons of sugar. Never ever could I do black coffee like my family. After a bit, I started to notice that when I had more than a few sips of coffee (about 1/4 cup), I got super jittery and felt sick. So, my coffee consuming days ended. Back to tea for me.
Green tea was my go to and then I found chai tea. I loved it right away! The earthy but subtly sweet spices made each drink savory. I could drink chai tea alone or in latte form. No sugar was needed. The problem with going out to get tea latte drinks is that most have a ton of sugar and there isn’t much variety in milk alternatives. Most of the milk alternatives in coffee shops have ingredients that do not agree with me. I prefer to make nut and coconut milk at home. Having an espresso, latte, cappuccino maker at home allows me to use my own ingredients therefore I know everything is high quality and will agree with my system.
It has taken me some time to build up a coffee tolerance and I can still only have a shot or two and that’s it. Having a toddler who doesn’t like to sleep much, makes me tired and some days a plain old chai doesn’t do the trick. I enjoy a dirty chai at home from time to time mostly because I have control over the sugar content. Plus I can use a milk alternative of my choice so I can avoid the additives in non-dairy milks.
creamy earthy frothy healthy skin mildly sweet wrinkle fighting
This delicious dirty chai latte is frothy, earthy and mildly sweet. It’s a great way to start the morning or have a midmorning drink. Adding collagen is optional but it makes this recipe for a dirty chai latte extra frothy and healthy. Collagen helps improve skin and makes nails and hair stronger. It’s a add in for beauty so to speak! The low sugar (or no sugar if you prefer) content makes this drink paleo and low carb friendly. The process its self is really easy and takes five minutes or less! Win! Who doesn’t love anything delicious and simple?
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Who doesn’t love tomato soup? Especially on a day when it’s cold and snowy? Me. I mean I like a good bowl of tomato soup here and there but most of the time it gives me heartburn. When I was a kid I loved tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich. It’s weird though because up until about 7 years ago, I hated tomatoes. I couldn’t stomach them.
My best friend and college roommate also hated tomatoes. It helped to know I wasn’t the only “weirdo” who didn’t like tomatoes. Together we formed an alliance against all things tomato. Although we have both have out grown it, it made us closer, as weird as that sounds. Maybe it was the texture or maybe I never really had a good ripe tomato. Whatever the reason I stayed away from them until I met my husband.
From then on, I ate just about any type of tomato and tomato containing dish. About five years ago, I started having some major stomach issues (aside from my celiac disease issues), stress and anxiety. I was also having a hard time staying pregnant so my naturopathic doctor put me on an elimination diet that excluded nightshades. I was on this diet for a while and slowly reintroduced most of the things I had gone without for a about six months. I never got back to some of the nightshades but tomatoes were one of the first to come back into my diet.
After being nightshade free for a while, I got creative with making nightshade free sauces and soups. I’ve been having a few dietary issues as of late, so was experimenting with a tomato free, tomato soup. This No’mato Tomato Soup is pretty awesome. It’s texture and taste is similar to a thicker, hearty tomato soup. It’s bright red color is beautiful and makes it look similar to tomato soup. The flavors are:
creamy earthy fresh hearty mildly sweet savory
Even if you can have nightshades, this soup is a winner. Top it with some coconut cream or full fat yogurt and some avocado or cilantro. It’s the prefect lunch or comfort dinner. The absolute best part is that it’s healthy and gluten and grain free. Give this No’mato Tomato Soup a try the next time you are looking for a hearty, warm soup.
Do you want the easiest, healthy spinach and artichoke dip recipe? Look no further! With 8 ingredients (spices count as one ingredient, in my book) this is a simple recipe to whip up for your next occasion or night in. If you don’t devour this in one sitting, it won’t last long in your house! It’s
salty with a bit of sweet
Spinach and Artichoke dip is a great appetizer for a party or get together. I’ve tried many different versions of spinach and artichoke dip including those fat (bad fat) and gluten filled dips at many restaurants. I’ve also ventured into making vegan dip but this one by far is my favorite. It will surely be on my Super Bowl party food list!
This spinach and artichoke dip is dairy and gluten free! Anything gluten free is a winner in my book, since I have celiac disease. Things that are dairy free are also a winner because my son has a dairy allergy and sometimes it doesn’t agree with me. I use avocado oil mayo that is paleo friendly and full coconut milk for the cream. All the other ingredients are vegetables and spices. Making this dip pretty darn healthy!
No additives or preservatives keep this Spinach & Artichoke dip clean!
It’s important to use homemade or paleo friendly mayonnaise since no sugar or yucky fillers are used. Plus it makes it dairy free. I also used coconut milk that has no fillers which is important for a paleo diet but also for people like me, where gums and soy irritate my gut. Using full fat coconut milk makes the texture more creamy and smooth, which is a must in a dip recipe. The fresh spinach, onions and jarred artichoke hearts (in water) help keep this dip healthy and clean. Make sure to eat this dip up in five days or less to make sure it doesn’t spoil. It’s so good that it’s hard to keep longer than a day or two!