Grain Free Some-More-Ahh’s – Paleo/GF/DF*/SF

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  My second favorite Girl Scout Cookie, next to Thin Mints, are the Samoas. Something about that gooey caramel, slightly crunchy cookie and toasted coconut, with the chocolate coated bottom for good measure – that would always make me eat a box (Hey, the boxes aren’t that big!) before I knew what hit me. Now-a-days I could probably […]

Butternut Squash Soup – Paleo/GF/DF/EF/SF/NF

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  Because this is one of my all-time favorite soups, I’m giving you the recipe, straight from my first book, The Healthy Gluten Free Life! As soon as the evenings turn cool, this soup is being made on the stovetop. It’s simple, yet filling. Creamy yet dairy-free. And if you’re strict paleo, you can omit […]

Cinnamon Swirl Butternut Squash Mini Loaves – Paleo/GF/DF

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  Welcome to Day 4 of Chestnut Flour week!! All this week I’ve teamed up with Brittany Angell of Real Sustenance to bring you some amazing recipes highlighting this wonderful flour. Be sure to check out the first three recipes from the week: Maple Pumpkin Blondies 5-Spice Pumpkin Dinner Rolls Pumpkin Snickerdoodles As well as […]

Maple Pumpkin Blondies – And Chestnut Flour Week!

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

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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 […]

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

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  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 […]

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” […]