Crustless Mini Pecan Pies (grain-free)

Pie filling recipe adapted from Cooks Illustrated (membership required to view link) This recipe may have been born out of my inability to concoct a gluten-free pie crust that meets my satisfaction, but that doesn’t mean these crust-less gems give up anything that you expect in a pecan pie.  They are every bit as gooey… Continue reading Crustless Mini Pecan Pies (grain-free)

Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies (grain-free)

Modified from The Spice House’s Ginger Spice Cookies Take a break, have some tea and cookies!  I discovered crystallized ginger “nibs” at The Spice House months ago, but just now got around to adapting their recipe for ginger spice cookies to a grain-free version.  I wanted a slightly chewy, soft cookie with bursts of ginger… Continue reading Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies (grain-free)

Paleo Magic Cookie Bars

Grain-free and “dairy-optional” Remember Magic Cookie Bars?  Those gooey clusters of graham cracker crumbs covered with milk chocolate chips, nuts, sweet coconut flakes and drenched with sweetened condensed milk.  Neither do I….ha!  I’ve been in major denial of this particular obsession, but no longer.  Today we have Paleo-friendly, Magic Cookie Bars with no grains, no… Continue reading Paleo Magic Cookie Bars

Apple Pecan Torte (grain free)

“An Old-Fashioned Dessert from Southern New Mexico” (source unknown) One day I received via the USPS a plain envelope with only a recipe card tucked inside – for Apple Pecan Torte.  It came from our dear, sweet friend Malcolm….and he is indeed sweet, through and through.  This man also possesses the biggest sweet tooth known… Continue reading Apple Pecan Torte (grain free)

Lemon Blueberry Cake (grain-free)

James surprised me the other day with a copy of Wheat Belly, which I had just added to my reading list.  This book, written by a cardiologist , exposes the fallacies behind what we’ve been told for decades – that we should eat whole grains for better health.  Dr. Davis postulates that not only is… Continue reading Lemon Blueberry Cake (grain-free)

Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Original recipe – Gluten and Grain-Free, no refined sugars Be it a birthday celebration, or the end to a tough week, (or BOTH), we all need a treat now and then.  This carrot cake did it for us – and without adding any grains! Truth be told, I was skeptical about how a cake would… Continue reading Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Lime in the Coconut Cheesecake

Gluten-free, baked cheesecake… Modified from A Meandering Mango’s Baked Citrus Cheesecake It’s been a while since we’ve indulged in a decadent dessert –  we unanimously voted for cheesecake!  It is rich and satisfying, and goes well with the fresh fruit that is available in abundance this time of year.  However, we didn’t want to derail… Continue reading Lime in the Coconut Cheesecake

Berry Cocoa-Crisp

This recipe is gluten free and paleo-friendly! Summertime has landed here in Georgia like an unwelcome meteor.  With temperatures flirting with 100 degrees and the unrelenting, damp hot towel of humidity outside, I’m ready to keep my cold-loving self indoors until Mother Nature is more accommodating.  It’s not any secret that I don’t like detest… Continue reading Berry Cocoa-Crisp

Molten Chocolate Almond Cakes

Source:  5 second rule I don’t remember the last time I had chocolate cake.  Giving up wheat flour and cutting down on sugar hardly endorses the consumption of cakes and pies, and we have strayed little from our primal eating pathway to better health.  However, we are on our first week-long vacation since November and… Continue reading Molten Chocolate Almond Cakes

Stuffed Bell Peppers and Pecan-Stuffed Dates

If you’ve been following this blog, you know we recently acquired a Tagine. Every couple of days I try to cook something different in it…not only because it is a great new vessel to cook in, but also because I don’t want to figure out where to store it when it’s not in use!  Every… Continue reading Stuffed Bell Peppers and Pecan-Stuffed Dates

Roasted Coconut Cashew Nuts

Adapted from Thai The Essence of Asian Cooking, Judy Bastyra with recipes by Becky Johnson. In anticipation of our flight to Albuquerque this weekend, I have been looking for some interesting, primal-friendly snacks for the plane. Traveling in coach, one usually gets the choice of peanuts, cookie wafers, or chips – or a deep breath… Continue reading Roasted Coconut Cashew Nuts

Dark Chocolate Truffles

Adapted from The Craving Chronicles What would Valentine’s Day be without dark, decadent chocolate?  I’ll tell ya, it would be lacking!  I found this recipe on a beautiful blog, The Craving Chronicles.  Sadly, most of the treats there are off limits to us since we avoiding grains (and sugars, with limited success), but the rest… Continue reading Dark Chocolate Truffles