SCD Safe Strawberry Pie

A light, summery no-bake pie that is safe for those following an SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet). The SCD is a common diet option for those suffering from celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. The diet severely limits carbohydrates and so finding a dessert that is allowable and enjoyable can be…

Grain-free, Vegan, Paleo Pancakes

Made with almond flour, these pancakes deliver more protein that the usual grain-based breakfast treat.  Tapioca starch bind the almond flour, keeping the pancakes from crumbling.  They need to cook for a bit longer, and the result is pleasantly crispy with delicious depth of flavor. Sweetened with applesauce, vanilla and a touch of maple syrup,…

Super Seaweed Slaw

Seaweeds are an excellent, natural source of iodine, and precious few natural foods contain iodine.  Iodine is essential for the proper functioning of your thyroid.  It also benefits healthy hair and nails, improves energy and stamina, boosts immunity and detoxifies.  However, they tend to be forgotten in Western diets.  The biggest problem is, how the…

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…

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! …

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. …

Forbidden Rice and Coconut Mango Parfait

This idea is a spin off of a Jamie Oliver breakfast recipe that I came across.  Forbidden rice, or black rice, is a rich source of antioxidants.  This recipe is sweetened only with fruit, which provides ample vitamins and minerals as well as a delicious taste. Topped with shredded coconut and macadamia nuts, this parfait…

Green Curry Fish and Veggie Chowder

  Simple, fresh and flavorful.  This is a dairy-free and paleo chowder that borrows flavors from green curry.  You can use just about any fish in this, or shrimp. You can also include whatever vegetables you have on hand.  It’s a really flexible recipe and super easy and quick to pull together. Here, I used…

Grain-free, Sugar-free Apple Spice Muffins

It’s only mid-August but I’m already starting to think about apples, pumpkins and the wonderful spices associated with fall weather.   It’s such a comforting combination; harvest fresh fruit and the scent of cinnamon and nutmeg.  I love that treats like this can be delicious and healthy! These delicious little apple muffins are packed with protein…