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 […]

Make Ahead Paleo is now in Costco stores – Let’s have a giveaway!!!

As most of you now know, Make Ahead Paleo has hit Costco stores nationwide!! (Actually, TWO of my books are in Costco now…The Healthy Gluten Free Life and Make Ahead Paleo!) To celebrate this exciting event, I’m giving away three (3) Costco Cash Cards worth $250 each!!! That’s a lot of shopping!     You’ll […]

The “We Don’t Really Know What the Actual ‘Book Release’ Date Was – So We’ll Celebrate Now!” Giveaway!!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED – CONGRATULATIONS GOES TO MEGHAN BAUER FOR WINNING THE WHOLE SHE-BANG! You may have heard that I have a new book out? No? Well, maybe you heard it was out a few weeks ago, and then not, and then yes, and then no…basically, there was a mess of a computer glitch, […]

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 […]

Avocado with Micro-greens & Balsamic Vinaigrette

Lately, with the weather warming up, I’ve been craving quick and simple sides for dinner that are packed with flavor and nutrients.  I threw this avocado salad together one evening and my whole family went nuts for it! Sometimes, it’s the simple flavors that really stand out. The creamy avocado coupled with the tangy, sweet balsamic and slight crunch […]

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 […]

Cranberry Vinaigrette – (Cranberry Sauce – Take 2)

Apparently, it’s really difficult to make a small amount of cranberry sauce.  Have you ever noticed that?  Long after the leftover turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie have vanished, there’s still that bowl of cranberry sauce sitting in the fridge.  My family loves cranberry sauce, but no matter how much we use on the big T-Day, we […]

Spiced Maple Pecans

  It’s almost Thanksgiving, and I just realized I have NO munchies for guests before dinner!  Uh-oh.  Hungry guests are a no-no in my family, so I’m whipping up some Spiced Maple Pecans, from my first book, The Healthy Gluten Free Life, to keep everyone busy while dinner is cooking.  Along with a variety of olives, munchies […]