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Pumpkin Ginger Cake

November 10, 2014
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The sweet earthiness of pumpkin paired with warming ginger in this seasonal cake adapted from FOLK magazine is simply divine. Oh and that frosting…. CAKE Gather 3 cups coconut sugar 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 cup coconut oil 1 teaspoon ground cloves 4 eggs 3-1/2 cups coconut flour 2/3 cup water 2 teaspoons baking soda 15 oz. pumpkin puree 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoon ground ginger 1-1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon allspice SPICED FROSTING 3 cups powdered sugar 1…

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Carrot, Coconut & Banana Cupcakes w. Honey-Lime Frosting

November 13, 2013
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These cupcakes adapted from The Green Kitchen are filled with wonderful warm spices that fill the kitchen as they bake in the oven. They are very light and airy, not too sweet and can be enjoyed for breakfast or dessert. Gather Cupcakes 1/2 cup unsalted butter (or Earth Balance) 4 tablespoons maple syrup 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 vanilla bean or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups ground almonds (or almond meal) 1/2 cup gluten-free flour (i.e. coconut,…

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Pumpkin Spice & Coconut Muffins

October 23, 2013
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These seasonal muffins from Green Kitchen Stories are not overly sweet and can be enjoyed for breakfast or served with frosting for dessert. The coconut milk makes them satisfying but light, and the orange and spices lend a warming flavor perfect for Fall. Gather Dry Ingredients 1/2  cup almond flour 1/2  cup coconut flour 1/2 cup buckwheat flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 pinch sea…

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Harvest Cake w. Coconut Vanilla Cream

October 11, 2013
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Bring together the flavors of the season with this comforting cake adapted from Roost blog. Slightly spiced, naturally sweetened and entirely free of grain, gluten and dairy, this earthy cake is delicious and leaves you feeling good. If you prefer a layered cake, simply double the recipe. For a smaller morsel, this recipe would make a fine batch of muffins. Gather 3 cups almond or coconut flour 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon…

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Banana Nut Love Bread

October 3, 2013
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I started baking this delicious bread when my husband and I first got married. Little did I know that the heavenly aroma that filled our home also had something to do with the love-fest that usually followed… You see, in the late ‘90s, neurologist Alan Hirsch of the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago set out to discover which scents really push people’s buttons. He exposed subjects to several scents and measured their sexual arousal by monitoring…

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Açaí Berry Cheesecake in a Cacao Walnut Crust

September 27, 2013
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This is one beautifully decadent “cheesecake” to be made for truly special occasions. Loaded with antioxidants and superfood goodness, this naturally sweetened dessert is deeply indulgent without any of the guilt! Gather 1 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked in water for 2 hours to soften, then drained 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons agave nectar (I use maple syrup) 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted 1/2 cup açaí powder 1 tablespoon lucuma powder 2/3 cup mashed bananas 1 tablespoon tahini…

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Chocolate-Drizzled Oatmeal Shortbread Cookies

September 19, 2013
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I have been craving more savory than sweet this pregnancy but I do enjoy an occasional treat. One of my favorite cookbooks, The Sprouted Kitchen: A Tastier Take on Whole Foods by Sara Forte has a delicious shortbread cookie recipe. They aren’t overly sweet and can be enjoyed any time of the day. There’s nothing like a freshly baked cookie and cold glass of almond milk. Yum! Gather 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (or GF oats) 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room…

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Almond Meal Cookies w. Coconut & Cacao Nibs

September 9, 2013
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These gluten-free cookies are fabulously nutty and have a toasty, espresso-like flavor. Just another wholesome yet delicious recipe from The Sprouted Kitchen that will please even the most discerning ‘lil cookie lover. Enjoy with a cold glass of your favorite kind of milk! Gather 1 1/4 cups almond meal 1/4 cup cacao nibs (omit for lil babes) 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/3 cup muscovado sugar 1 egg* 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla…

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Raw Superfood Balls

February 20, 2013
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These tasty little snacks are packed with nutrient-rich superfoods that keep you satisfied and energized when on-the-go! Gather 1/2 cup almond butter 1/2 cup chia seeds 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/4 cup organic raw cacao nibs or raw cacao powder 2 tablespoons hemp oil 2 tablespoons maca powder 1 tablespoon organic raw honey (sub maple syrup for vegan) 1 teaspoon cinnamon Pinch of Sea salt Method Throw all ingredients into a bowl and mix together thoroughly. Place in the…

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Warm Apple Crisp

June 10, 2012

Who doesn’t love a warm Apple Crisp topped with ice cream? This recipe from The Waldorf Kindergarten Snack Book is simple, comforting, healthy and delicious! Gather Lots of apples (I usually use about 6 Pink Lady apples) 4-5 cups oats (I use GF Harvest Organic Gluten-Free Rolled Oats) 1 stick of butter, melted (or 1/2 cup melted Organic Earth Balance) 1/2 cup maple syrup 2 tablespoons Safflower oil Pinch of Sea salt Love Method 1. Peel and Slice the apples. (An old-fashioned apple…

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