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Sweet Potato Pie Mini Oat Donuts

Monday, July 8, 2013

It's been a while since I've posted a recipe. So I figured, what's the best food to start up again? Donuts, of course.

I have this weird obsession with donuts and my goal in life is to make them as healthy as possible, but still taste good. Maybe when I master that, I will share my goodness (and by goodness I mean donuts) with the local folk.

So here are my sweet potato pie mini donuts. Gluten free, vegan, and maybe even paleo.

  • 1 large sweet potato, cooked
  • 1/4 cup gluten free oats
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1/2 - 1 cup almond flour (if you want your donut more gooey-ish, use less flour)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 drops of stevia sweetener (or 1/4 cup sugar)

  • Handful of gluten free and vegan marshmallows
  • Small drizzle of almond milk
  • Some cinnamon for garnish

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. You can add more flour if you want your donut consistency to be thicker.
  3. Pour your mixture in a donut pan, your Baby Cakes Donut Maker, or a muffin pan (like I did, just make sure to not add too much batter in each cup.
  4. Let bake for 20-30 minutes until filling is cooked.
  5. Take out of oven and let cool. 
  6. If using muffin pan, pop out your little cakes and let cool. After cooled, take a water bottle top and cut out the middle. (thanks Undressed Skeleton of this neat idea).
  7. Add marshmallows and milk in small bowl and microwave for 10-15 seconds or until melted (could take 30 seconds, but you want to make sure it doesn't burn, so only microwave for 10 seconds at a time).
  8. Dip the tops of your cooled donuts in marshmallow and let cool. Place in refrigerator for quicker hardening. The tops are still a little sticky, but that's okay! It's ooey gooey goodness.

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Chicken Nuggets and Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

One of the foods I miss eating is chicken fingers and chicken nuggets. Not like I was ever a fan of fast food chicken nuggets, but as a salad topper, chicken fingers are amazing. Below is a recipe for some delicious paleo, gluten-free, and dairy free chicken nuggets that can be eaten on its own or on top of your salad of choice (I would recommend like a chef's salad though).

For this recipe, I did not use specific measurements (sorry), but they all ended up tasting mighty delicious.

Chicken Nuggets
Sliced chicken (to your preference, fingers or nuggets)
Gluten free flour (of any kind)
Almond meal (not flour, you want some crunch)
Spices to taste (garlic powder, paprika, s and p, basil, dry mustard, Emeril's seasoning or you can use Lowry's salt)

Preheat oven to 350.

Get out your 3 bowls. Below is the order and what to put in each bowl. Once filled, dip your chicken pieces into bowls 1-3.
Bowl 1: Flour- Emeril's seasoning, dry mustard, basil, s and p, and garlic powder.
Bowl 2: Eggs, but make sure to whisk them with a fork.
Bowl 3: Almond meal- garlic, paprika, s and p, basil, dry mustard, Emeril's seasoning

Place your chicken pieces on a rack (like below) so chicken does not stick to pan. Sprinkle some more garlic powder and paprika on top and bake for 30-40 minutes until breading is brown and crispy.

For the honey mustard dip

Grey Poupon's mustard

Mix these two beauties in a bowl. If you LOVE honey like I do, add some extra honey to your mix. And enjoy!

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Pumpkin Paleo Pancakes with Coconut Maple Syrup

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Every weekend, I try to make the perfect pancake without the help of another recipe. This is a delicious pumpkin paleo pancake.

Ingredients (makes 2 pancakes)
1 egg
1/4 cup almond milk
2 tbsp pumpkin puree
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tbsp coconut sugar 
1/4 cup Outrageous Baking gluten free flour

1 tsp coconut sugar
1 tbsp maple syrup
handful of shredded coconut
drizzle some gluten free, dairy free chocolate chips

1. In a bowl, mix the first 5 ingredients until well blended.
2. Add in the flour and mix. If the batter seems too dry, add some more almond milk.
3. On a medium heat, non-stick pan, spoon your pancakes and let fry for 4-6 minutes on each side. You'll know your pancakes are flippable when they look like they aren't sticking to the pan. Test this out by putting your spatula under it lightly.

4. To make the coconut maple syrup, melt your syrup in the microwave (about 10-15 seconds).
5. Mix in the coconut sugar and shredded coconut and pour on top of your pancakes.
6. Top with some chocolate chips.

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Potato and Rosemary Pizza

Saturday, May 11, 2013

I can't find the exact post, but I remember coming across a similar recipe over at Stone Soup. Although not gluten free, I turned it into my own.

Gluten free pizza mix
1/2 potato sliced thinly (I used a mandolin)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 (or less) sprig of rosemary
salt and pepper to taste
optional red pepper flakes

1. Prepare crust as directed on package
2. Coat your pizza pan with a little bit of olive oil (I used a pan because my gluten free crust was really hard to work with)
3. Place crust on pan
4. In a small bowl, mix together your potato slices and olive oil
5. Place potato slices on top of pizza and sprinkle with s and p and red pepper
6. Place in 370 degree oven and let cook for 10 minutes
7. Take pizza out and put rosemary on top
8. Put pizza back in oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until crust is cooked throughout

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Paleo Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

I came home today and had a craving for a chocolate chip cookie. A gooey one at that. So I made a delicious cookie in my mug in the microwave and in seconds!

1 tbsp coconut butter
1/4 cup almond flour
1 tbsp coconut sugar
1 tbsp agave
1 egg
handful of Enjoy Life dairy-free chocolate chips

  1. Melt butter in mug
  2. Mix in sugar, agave, egg in with the butter
  3. Add in flour and mix again
  4. Mix in chocolate chips
  5. Microwave for 1 minute
  6. Let cool
Easy as pie! Well.. easy as an easy chocolate chip cookie in a mug!

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Gluten Free Asian Pear, Fig, and Prosciutto Pizza

I don't understand WHY I keep coming back to these combinations, but it's such an amazing taste, it's hard not to cook with them. Like my recent GF pear, fig, and prosciutto pizza.

I have to be honest though.. I have never eaten prosciutto EVER. But I was walking around Whole Foods the other day and I was like, that sounds like it would be good. So I bought a few slices, because let's face it, at $32 a pound for a meat I've never tasted, would be absolutely absurd! I'll stop rambling and get to the important part...

GF pizza crust mix
1/2 sweet onion, sliced
1 Asian pear, sliced
1/4 cup dried figs, sliced
a few slices of prosciutto, ripped to pieces
drizzle of olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
optional: vegan or rice mozzarella cheese

  1. Make your crust as directed on the package and place crust on pizza pan
  2. In a saute pan, add your onions and balsamic and let shrink/caramelize
  3. After you see a good caramelization happening with your onions, throw in your sliced pears and coat with the balsamic vinegar- cook for about 5-10 minutes
  4. If using cheese, put cheese as your first layer
  5. Dump the rest of your ingredients on top of the crust
  6. Drizzle the top with olive oil
  7. Place in oven at 350 degrees and bake until crust is brown (usually 20-25 minutes)


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Chicken Noodle Soup Minus the Chicken and Noodle

Sunday, April 28, 2013

This dish was not planned in my weekly meals last week. And I know I sound crazy when I say that I plan out my weekly meals. But this came about when I wasn't feeling so well and all I wanted was a bowl of chicken noodle soup, knowing I couldn't have noodles. So here is my EASY version of an alternative to chicken noodle soup.

3 cups water
1 cup quina (washed and strained)
Chicken bullion square
2 sticks of carrots (chopped into pieces)
1/2 onion (chopped)
1 tsp basil
1/4 to 1/2 cups of tofu squares (some packages come already cut)

Put all ingredients except for tofu in a pot and bring to a boil.
Bring down temperature and let simmer for about 30-45 minutes, depending on how soft you want the vegetables.
Add in tofu squares and let sit for another 10 minutes.

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