Vegan Chocolate Cake – Dairy Free, Gluten-free, Refined Sugar-free

A beautiful, decadent, over-the top dark and fudgey cake without dairy, eggs, butter, sugar?!  It seems impossible but this the the closest thing to a guilt-free cake I’ve come across.  It’s based on a recipe by Megan Gilmore of Detoxinista – I highly recommend her recipes! The cake is sweetened with coconut sugar and fattened…

Grain-free Spice Snack Muffins

Here’s a healthy muffin recipe that suits both Paleo and Vegan diets, won’t spike your blood sugar and delivers a nice dose of antioxidants.  Cold weather gets me baking, and yearning for warm goodies from the oven.  In order to balance out my desire for increased carbohydrates, I keep these grain-free, high in healthy fats…

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…

Apple Breakfast Cereal

This recipe is so simple, but also so delicious.  The title says “breakfast  cereal” but I eat this quite often after dinner as a dessert.  It’s like eating apple pie filling, minus the sugar but with all the benefits of apples and spices. Apples are full of flavonoids, a type of phytochemical that may inhibit…

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…