Surviving the Treats of Halloween

First and foremost, I must admit that I am not a Paleo Perfectionist by any means.  I do my best on a daily basis, but as you can tell from my current book, Paleo Indulgences, I like to bake, I like a sweet treat occasionally, and I don’t want my kids to ever feel left […]

Cherry Berry Smoothies – (GF, DF, EF, Sugar Free, Paleo)

The weather is warming up quickly here which means one thing to my kiddos…smoothies!  They love making smoothies for breakfast, snacks, whatever, then taking leftovers and freezing them into smoothie popsicles. And with ingredients like fruit and coconut milk, who can complain?  The best part about smoothies, for me, is that I can take pretty […]

Father’s Day Treat – Vanilla Maple Walnut Pecan Crunch

Father’s day is quickly upon us and when I think about my dad, I think about snacks.  He’s a snacker.  Always was, always will be.  I remember, when I was little, he would plow through a snack craving until it was exhausted, then move on to the next.  Now, back then it was the not so […]

Monkey Munch

Yesterday was a little cooler and rainy which tends to make me want to snack more.  Apparently I feel the need to store calories and be prepared for a famine when the weather cools off. To satisfy my chocolate craving but with something semi-substantial, I decided to doctor up one of my favorite on-the-go snacks […]

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 […]

Sugar Free Coconut Macaroons – With and Without Eggs

Most of my life I hated coconut.  It was stringy and had a funny texture that I just couldn’t get through.  Then,  years ago, I started eating and baking with Unsweetened Dehydrated Organic Coconut.  Wow what a difference!  I realized that I didn’t hate coconut at all…what I hated was the over-processed, over-sugared, stringy “candy” […]

Mini Pumpkin Cakes with Pecan Praline – GF & Paleo Versions

For me, one of the best parts of Fall is trying and enjoying all of the wonderful pumpkin recipes!  Pumpkin gives gluten free baked goods a great texture and mild flavor and helps those goodies keep moist.  Especially when you’re baking gluten free and dairy free AND egg free!  I like to keep canned organic pumpkin […]

Microwave Measuring Cup Cake

My family and I tend to be darn good eaters.  I would say that we fall into the 80/20 rule…except we’re probably more 90/10.  My kids and I especially need to have those little sweet treats every so often – so the 3 of us pretty much take up all of that 10%!  Of course, now our sweet treats […]

No’oat Granola

  Oats are an -iffy subject in the gluten free world.  Many folks swear by certified GF oats, but the other half of the equation cannot tolerate them and question their overall safety/digestibility.  The Maniac has always had problems with oats, even the most carefully cultivated.  That coupled with the fact that it’s the only […]