Small Batch Pumpkin Cookie Dough Energy Bites (GF and Vegan)

  Hands on those of you who love energy balls but who don't actually need that much energy to fuel their mid-morning coffee breaks! Either because you are sitting at a desk all day (i.e. me) or because you can easily get addicted to those delicious sweet bites (i.e. also me). However, we still energy to fuel our (supposedly) intense intellectual effort, just in smaller quantities. This recipe is my go-to snack for revision time: it comes together in five minutes, it's not excessively sweet and only makes enough bites to fuel your brain correctly! You can also double or tripe the recipe if you are not revising/working alone. Add in any extra ingredient you wish to (seeds and nuts are a good idea) and substitute coconut flour with almond/cashew powder to experiment a … [Read more...]

UrthBox: Healthy Food, Snack Subscription

I feel the Urth move, under my feet… Snack time – for this gluten-sensitive mama, it’s a no-pleasure experience opening the pantry or snack cabinet in search of something to satisfy. Sometimes I’m seeking sweet. Sometimes it’s salty or savory. But almost all of the time I have to dig through an array of kid options, hoping that somewhere behind the pretzels, crackers and cheese puffs (I know, but these are organic!) there might be a treat for me. Do I sound a little whiney? Probably. I get that way when I’m hungry. Enter the monthly gift of Urthbox – a treasure trove of non-GMO, organic full-size goodies to delight the palate and not screw with a gluten-free diet! (In addition to Gluten-Free, they offer Diet, Classic & Vegan box options!) And try as I might to keep this … [Read more...]

Michelle’s Flourless (Gluten-Free) Chocolate Cake Recipe {for Passover}

Passover, the history-filled Jewish holiday that takes place in spring, is right around the corner. If you’re looking for a delicious dessert to share with your family and friends, your search has come to an end. Not only is my friend Michelle’s unique recipe rich and overflowing with chocolaty goodness, but it’s KOSHER, GLUTEN FREE, and with the addition of another special ingredient, HEALTHIER than any flourless chocolate cake that has passed your lips in the past. Made with finely chopped pecans instead of flour (making it gluten free!) this masterpiece is perfect for Passover. We used Earth’s Balance vegan shortening (or you can use pareve margarine), which keeps it kosher. And we added flaxseed, which is full of omega-3 essential fatty acids, lignans, and fiber, to keep it … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Recipes – Beyond Simple Roasting

The month of October brings out the pumpkins. You see them in the store, in the patch, on front porches...everywhere! The closer it gets to Halloween the more likely you are to carve a pumpkin. As a kid, my mom and I would cut off the top of the pumpkin, reach inside and start pulling out all of the "guts". The ooey-gooey, slimy pumpkin seeds and all the stringy stuff that comes with them. We'd just toss it all onto an old newspaper and when we were finished we'd fold it up and throw it in the trash. All the potentially amazing, chocked-full-of-good-for-you-goodness went straight to the trash. For real. Did you know roasted pumpkin seeds are good for you? They are. They're packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and numerous health promoting antioxidants. Today I've got a few … [Read more...]