Festive Granola

Spice up your granola with warming spices.  Inspired by the holiday season and the green and red in the cranberries and pistachios, I added cloves to my granola this time.  The millet in this recipe is also an added bonus, as unlike most grains, millet has an alkalinizing effect on the body. Subtle and delicious, … More Festive Granola

Gluten Free Gingerbread

While this recipe still has sugar (in the form of molasses), it is too good to pass up during the holiday season.  Bring it to a party or serve it in your home and wow people.  They won’t believe it’s gluten free.  This bread comes out moist and with an irresistible aroma.

Maltodextrin, Dextrin and Dextrose Demystified

Originally posted on http://www.bobsredmill.com Sometimes reading food labels can seem a little mysterious. Ingredients like milk, eggs, and whole wheat pastry flour are all pretty self-explanatory, but what about the other things that are sometimes found listed as ingredients? You know, the ones that aren’t readily recognizable as food or even that easy to pronounce. … More Maltodextrin, Dextrin and Dextrose Demystified

Raw Date Paste

So if you haven’t already gathered, my favorite alternative sweetner is dates.  They are super sweet, and when you blend them with water they make a perfect liquid-esque sweetner that is perfect for baked goods, smoothies, oatmeal, puddings…it’s one of my staples and SUPER easy to make.

Thumb Print Cookies

These cookies are gluten-free, flour-free, and can be sugar-free depending on ingredients you choose.  Whether sweetened with date paste or maple syrup, these are a crowd pleaser…and 2 or 3 make a great snack. Ingredients: 1 cup almonds 1 cup garbanzo bean flour, coconut flour, pecan flour, or almond flour pinch of sea salt 1 … More Thumb Print Cookies

Sugar Alcohols

As people are wising up to the dangers of artificial sweeteners and refined sugar, sugar alcohols are becoming a common alternative.  Why?  Sugar alcohols do not raise blood sugar as sharply as table sugar because they require little or no insulin for metabolism.  Other benefits include:

Roasted Roots

The roots of any plant are its anchor and foundation; they are the essential parts that support and nourish the plant. Root vegetables lend these properties to us when we eat them, making us feel physically and mentally grounded and rooted, increasing our stability, stamina and endurance. Roots are a rich source of nutritious complex … More Roasted Roots