Guest Post for Dixie Chik Cooks: Sugar-Free Chocolate Cashew Butter (Raw, Vegan)

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This post originally aired over at Dixie Chik Cooks.  While Shea (the original Dixie Chik) is not gluten-free or dairy-free, many of her creations are naturally safe for those of us who are.  Creative, spicy, and beautifully talented, be sure to visit Dixie Chik Cooks for some beautifully southern inspiration.   It is always an […]

Grain-Free Irish Soda Bread, 2-ways

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My red hair is generally a dead giveaway to one of the most distinct parts of my family ancestry. While I grew up proud of every part of my rich, mixed family history which includes: American Indian, English, Dutch and (as mentioned before) Irish, the two portions I studied most closely were definitely my American […]

ICM, Giveaway and the Chocolate Mint Green Monster (AKA, the healthiest Shamrock Shake this side of the pacific)

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Happy Ingredient-Challenge Monday! As Shea and I announced last month, the 2nd Monday of every month is now dedicated to our ICM challenge! As mentioned this past Saturday, we have a lot in store for you this month. First, our featured ingredient for this month: Kale! Like I have said before, I love love love […]

no-bake cookies (allergy-free, refined sugar-free, grain-free, vegan)

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About a week ago I pinned these beautiful, paleo-friendly no-bake cookies which were originally shared by Alison Lewis from ingredients, inc. While Alison’s recipe is good, really good, this recipe has been the cause of much discussion over the last week. One of the main discussions that really stuck with me is where on earth […]

Perfectly Sweet Fruit Roll-Ups

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Growing up as a child of the 80′s, fruit roll-ups were one of those quintessential items.  I mean, what was lunch without a vivid green and blue, sugary sweet roll of fruity deliciousness? And fruit roll-ups are made with fruit so they are good for you, right? Riiiiight. When the key ingredients include corn syrup, […]

Roasted Fennel Infused Strawberry-Lemon Bars

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Two weeks ago, Shea and I opened a challenge to our readers. Using our Ingredient Challenge Monday format, where we feature one whole-food ingredient and challenge our readers to join in on the creativity, we challenged each of you to use fennel in the most creative, most delicious way you could imagine. To open the […]

Red Velvet Truffles (Allergy-Free, Sugar-Free, Raw, Vegan)

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A short while back I was contacted by Cara, the mastermind behind Fork and Beans, a lovely Gluten-Free and Vegan that I have fallen absolutely in love with, regarding her Valentine’s Day Bake-Off. Given that many of my recipes, especially my dessert recipes, are naturally vegan…this contest seemed right up my alley.   Early on […]

Smoked ‘Cheddar’ Bacon Soup

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This month’s Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten-Free event is focused on foods that bring healing to your mind, body and soul.  Hosted by Maggie over at She Let Them Eat Cake , this is a great opportunity to start the New Year off with some amazingly delicious and wonderfully healing recipes.   As mentioned in […]

Raw, Vegan, Sugar-Free Red Velvet Fudge

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When Food Network first offered up their Fall Fest calendar, there were a number of ingredients that I was excited to work with…then there were a few that made me think: “What on earth am I going to do with those?” This is one of those weeks. You see, I don’t normally work with beets. […]

Guest Post for Dixie Chik Cooks…Sugar-Free Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie in a Jar

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When my friend Shea asked if I would be interested in doing a guest-post on her site, I was extremely honored and a bit intimidated. Anyone who followed our Ingredient Challenge Monday posts knows that, because of medical reasons, I live a gluten-free and dairy-free lifestyle, and Shea does not. So how am I to […]

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