Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Peanut Butter Flax Cups


Melt 1 cup coconut oil and blend with 1/2 cup cocoa powder and 4 Tbsp. sugar (or alt sweetener) to fully combine.
Drop a tsp of the melted chocolate mixture in each mini muffin cup.
Then place entire mini muffin pan in freezer for 10 mins.
Meanwhile, mix trader joes flax and chia peanut butter with glory bees wildflower honey and a pinch of salt.
Remove muffin pan from freezer and drop a Tbsp. Of the peanut butter mixture into each mini muffin cup.
Then drop a tsp of the melted chocolate mixture on top of each.
Freeze for an hour before enjoying.
Store in freezer- just remove from freezer a few minutes before consuming 😍

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Eggs Kale n Bacon

2 eggs sunny side up
Topped with kale, cabbage, and shredded Brussels sprouts sautéed in olive oil salt and pepper
Topped with 3 small thin sliced strips of uncured bacon
:D 
Rainy Sunday Lunch

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Cookies!!!



I made Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies using this recipe (pictured far left and far right):
http://detoxinista.com/2013/08/coconut-flour-chocolate-chip-cookies-grain-free/

I also made Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies using this recipe (pictured front and center and back center): http://minimalistbaker.com/almond-meal-cookies-with-chocolate-chips-and-coconut/
I omitted the unsweetened shredded coconut- although I plan to make them again with the coconut:)

Both of the recipes turned out SO well! I am thrilled!

Valentines Day at Farestart in Seattle!!

We had the most amazing meal at Farestart! Literally the best dinner I've ever had in my life!
Farestart is such an awesome non profit.
Farestart is a job training program for individuals who are homeless and in need of job training to get off the streets. Learn more on their website:
http://www.farestart.org/restaurant/guestchef/about/index.html
They are open for lunch M-F and for the Guest Chef Night for dinner every Thursday.
During Guest Chef night, the servers are made up of an all volunteer staff. Volunteers from Costco were serving the night we went:)

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

I made the curried butternut Squash Soup from the Gluten Free Goddess Blog:

http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2006/12/butternut-bliss.html

It was absolutely amazing.
It tasted super creamy without dairy or gluten!
The Gluten Free Goddess adds a bit of sweetener to her recipe, but I omitted as I felt it was plenty sweet for me:) A batch of this soup lasted my husband and I for a few days as a side to our lunch and dinners :)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Pancakes!


I tried a new gluten free all purpose flour that Costco just started carrying.
It is made with brown rice, flaxseed, quinoa, buckwheat and amaranth and supposedly it is a true 1 to 1 replacement for all purpose flour.
I used the recipe on the back of the pkg for pancakes, substituting almond milk and leaving out the sugar. They taste alright, but they seem undercooked in the center. Even the ones that I left on the heat until the were nearly burned. I'll need to play around with this flour some more before I decide whether or not I like it- TBD :)