About a year ago, I mixed up this coconut-flour based pumpkin bread. It was good. Really good. Especially after a day in the fridge for everything to meld together. But this morning when I wanted to make some pumpkin bread, I didn’t feel like getting out a recipe (yes, I use my own blog like


This is more of a dessert than an appetizer, by far. The dates sort of caramelize inside of the bacon, and the bacon lends a nice saltiness and crisp. If you’ve never had bacon-wrapped dates, don’t let their rough exterior scare you away – it certainly doesn’t detract from their deliciousness. Preheat the oven to


Shortbread is probably one of my favorite cookies. What can I say? Butter is awesome. And it is one of the specific things I’ve missed a bit since going grain-free. So when I came across this recipe, I had to try it out. It’s originally from Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, a book I


I don’t know why, but I’ve been on a chocolate kick lately. Paleo hot chocolate, chocolate-dipped macaroons, and now this. I wanted to make some chocolate milk but we didn’t have any of the powdered stuff or chocolate syrup, so I whipped up my own. It was so easy that I’m wondering why I haven’t


So incredibly simple, so delicious. Sweet husband and I are enjoying mugs of it, watching the latest episode of Bones on Hulu while our baby girl sleeps in the other room. (Grossly enough, this Bones episode has them finding a decomposed body in the world’s largest chocolate bar… but it doesn’t bother me at all


Reader Stefanie recommended the site Health-Bent to me, and while I was glancing over it, I saw these coconut macaroons. I actually happened to have some egg whites in the fridge, from when I made a hollandaise sauce earlier in the week, so I (literally) whipped up some macaroons. I did them a tiny bit

Low-Sugar Chocolate Fudge

Most fudge has scads and scads of sugar – usually multiple kinds: confectioner’s sugar, evaporated milk, milk chocolate, brown sugar, granulated sugar… most recipes have at least 2 types. Here’s a refreshingly simple recipe for fudge that only has a bit of honey, instead of tons of sugar. I’ve adapted it from the recipe here.

Coconut Cream “Health Fudge”

I saw this recipe on the Tropical Traditions site, and made a version of it (changed a couple things to suit what ingredients I had). Aren’t they pretty little squares? Coconut Cream “Health Fudge” In a bowl, mix: 1/2 cup honey 1/4 cup coconut cream concentrate 3/4 cup natural peanut butter 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder

Happy Birthday to my Sweetie

Well, happy birthday to him yesterday. And as a birthday gift to all of you? I give you this cake. And since I made it with a 3-week-old baby who is nursing constantly when she is awake… you know it must be easy. Plus it’s grain-free and gluten-free. Score! And my husband just wouldn’t be

Grain-Free Gluten-Free Cookies of Awesomeness

Yes, I’m still pregnant, still in Prodromal Labor… consistent contractions all day and night, but that’s just the “problem.” They’re not getting more intense, so… I’m left in limbo. And what do people in limbo do? Bake cookies! (And make tomato basil sauce out of the TONS of tomatoes from our garden, but I didn’t

Homemade York Peppermint Patty Recipe

One of my husband’s favorite candies is the York Peppermint Patty. This minty-chocolate treat might not be the most popular candy bar on the market, but it’s not that far of a stretch from his favorite ice cream, mint chocolate chip. But take a look at this ingredient list: sugar, corn syrup, semi- sweet chocolate

Grain-free Chocolate Chocolate-Chunk Muffins

My foray into baking with nut butters began with this gluten-free grain-free muffin recipe. It was delicious, but as I mentioned, the next day they were a tad dry (easily remedied by spreading on some butter). In my next incarnation of the grain-free cake recipe, I added a banana, which rectified the dryness completely. With

as seen onas seen onas seen onas seen onas seen on

© 2016 Joyful Abode | Designed by OSN