Maple Pumpkin Blondies – And Chestnut Flour Week!

  Hello! And welcome to Chestnut Flour Week here on The Healthy GF Life! Why chestnut flour you ask? Well, because it’s pure awesomeness in gluten and grain-free baked goods, and I really wanted everyone to know about it! Guess who else loves chestnut flour? The incomparable Brittany Angell from Real Sustenance! Once we discovered our […]

Paleo Graham Crackers (No: gluten, grains, dairy, nuts, soy, cane sugar)

Summer for my family means swimming, fishing and a lot of camping.  When I was growing up, camping trips always, ALWAYS included s’mores.  And while I don’t carry on the Hostess donut, Tang (come on, you know you remember Tang!) and Snicker’s Bar traditions that took place in my childhood (there’s a reason why I struggled with my weight later […]

Paleo Red, White & Blue Cobbler Bars – free of gluten, grains, dairy, *nuts, soy, cane sugar

I don’t know about where you are, but where I live, it’s hot.  Dang hot.  And while I’m not a fan of triple digit temps, I am a fan of summer.  Ahh, the long, warm evenings, the lazy afternoons, swimming, camping, playing, and best of all, fresh summer fruits and veggies!! I typically don’t crave […]

Double Chocolate White Chocolate Chip Cookies (gf, grain free, df, ef, nf, sf, refined sugar free)

I frequently get asked questions regarding my use of eggs in paleo baking.  As many of you know from my first book, The Healthy Gluten Free Life, my hubby can’t have eggs.  So why do I use eggs in my second book, Paleo Indulgences?  Well, mostly because my husband doesn’t eat sweets all that often so most of the treats I make, he doesn’t […]

Paleo “Sugar” Cookies with Cinnamon Maple Frosting (plus options!)

  With Christmas fast approaching, I wanted to give my wonderful readers an early present…a sneak preview of not one, but TWO recipes from my latest book, Paleo Indulgences!!  That first Christmas after switching to a Paleo lifestyle, I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to make sugar cookies with my daughters, which had been […]

Paleo Flourless Banana Chocolate Cakes

It’s simple really.  I love chocolate.   Yep, that about covers it. Today I was craving something dense, chocolate-y, but not a sugar-laden mess.  I’ve also been thinking about chocolate covered bananas.  I have no idea why, except that the flavor combo of chocolate and bananas really floats my boat. Sometimes you just have to face these things […]

Macadamia Thumbprint Cookies (No Bake!)

(Grain free/Paleo) I love making no bake cookies with my kids.  They can really get elbow deep in it from start to finish, without the long wait time of baking and cooling.  In case you haven’t heard, patience is not a star quality in most 10 and 6 year olds. We tried these out over the […]

Making Some Memories…and Yummy Scones!

Last weekend, my oldest daughter came to me with my cookbook in her little hands, and a gleam in her eye.  She was both proud and excited to be holding the large cookbook that her very own Mom had created, and she was determined to bake something from the book, by herself.  I tell you, you have […]

Grain Free Peppermint Chocolate Cake

The Holiday Season is filled with lots of bad food and bad choices…but…with a little planning, it can be filled with scrumptious, healthy, flavorful foods that are also free of gluten!  For any Holiday gathering, or maybe just because it’s Tuesday, you can’t go wrong with a yummy chocolate dessert, made from scratch of course […]

Christmas Sugar Cookies & Icing

If you’ve ever wondered how to make that classic sugar cookie cut-out, but gluten free, with icing that spreads perfectly and dries a little bit hard and shiny without cracking, then look no further!  These cookies are flavorful and durable, without crumbling into a heap when you frost them.  And the frosting is subtle in flavor but gorgeous […]