Vegan Chocolate Waffles – gluten-free

Yes, this is a treat!  A more healthy, yet every bit as decadent, cacao waffle made without refined sugar, dairy, eggs or butter.  And it even has a decent hit of protein in it! Start with garbanzo bean flour, which is totally masked by the cacao in this recipe.  It adds a nice dense texture…

Plant-Based Stuffing

The comforting flavors of stuffing, possibly a favorite side dish during the holidays, now in such a healthy, plant-based form that you can eat it daily! Or as much as you want. I use butternut squash here,but you can also use any yellow-flesh squash, pumpkin, carrots, or cauliflower.  Whatever you decide to use, rice it! …

Apple Cider Donuts- Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Sugar-free

These little donuts are the result of a donut pan that came into my life a few weeks ago.  Baked donuts are simply marvelous.  They are basically a muffin baked into a shape that make you feel like you are indulging in a real treat. I am always trying to come up with healthy breakfast…

Blueberry Almond Scones

A comforting weekend breakfast treat, these blueberry scones are nutrient-dense and gentle on your blood sugar levels, thanks to stabilizing almond flour.  They are also gluten-free and dairy-free, and can easily be made vegan.  While traditional scones are made with sugar and white flour, these little beauties provide healthy fats and protein. They are also…

Apple Oven Pancakes – Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free

This recipe happened by accident, but has now become a delicious morning staple.  It is gluten-free, dairy-free, and sweetened only with apples and raisins. Yummy and fluffy, and you don’t have to stand over a griddle worrying about whether or not it’s time to flip the floppy things! They look like giant, soft cookies.  They…

Wild Rice and Edamame Salad

I love the nuttiness of wild rice in a salad.  This version adds sweet shredded carrots, luscious green kale and edamame for a boost of protein. Wild rice contains more protein that other varieties of rice, and it’s not really a rice at all.  Its the seed of an aquatic grass.  Wild rice boasts impressive…

Low-sugar, Gluten-free Banana Bread

Letting the sweetness come from truly overripe bananas reduces the need for added sugar.  Cinnamon and nutmeg are warming spices that further add a subtle sweetness. Generally, I don’t include eggs very often in my baking, but in this bread they really add structure.  I use coconut oil instead of butter or inflammation-causing vegetable (soy…

Pumpkin Scones

A warm, healthy breakfast treat that celebrates fall.  Gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free and sugar free. Warm cinnamon and nutmeg spices pair with delicious cooked sweet potato. Although these scones are vegan, they would be delicious slathered with ghee or grass-fed butter.  Also, almond butter, apple butter or even peanut butter. Pumpkin Scones 1 lb cooked sweet…

Gluten-free, Dairy-free Mac and Cheese

For anyone missing creamy, cheesy comfort food while avoiding gluten and dairy.  Served over rice pasta, this sauce is packed with veggies and allergy-friendly.  And it’s got an authentic orange color and tastes better than the kind that comes in a blue box.   No, you won’t be fooled into thinking you’re eating cheese, but…

Grain-free Harvest Spice Muffins

Can a muffin be grain-free and still be a muffin?  What if it is also sugar-free, dairy-free and egg-free? Does it even matter if it tastes as good as these? Well, “What the heck is in it?” you might be asking.  Plant-based protein, healthy fat and lots of goodies like apple chunks, raisins and pecans. …