Coconut Protein Bars with Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt (gf, paleo)

Let’s talk about chocolate and coconut…. I enjoy but rarely make ‘macaroon-type’ things – you know, stuff with shredded coconut. I don’t know why, but my first instinct would probably be to make my collagen cookie dough protein bites for the eighty-billionth time (they’re just so tasty!). Having made these delicious coconut protein bars, though, I […]

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Libido-Boosting Dark Chocolate Maca Truffles – paleo, vegan, gf

dark chocolate maca truffles - paleo, libido-boosting, gluten free, vegan

Let’s Talk A Moment About Your Libido Ah, Valentine’s Day. It’s a holiday about love and romance (and cards and candies), but it can also serve as an opportunity to check in with ourselves about our sexual health. And when I say sexual health, I mean all of the factors and concerns that contribute to […]

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Autumnal Pumpkin Spice Muffins – Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo

As Mindy says on The Mindy Project: “Autumn is the time when the leaves go from green to orange, the lattes go from vanilla to pumpkin, and girls toss their razors out the window for there will be no bare legs seen until April.” Oh Mindy, so wise. Personal grooming aside, as soon as the calendar […]

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No-Bake Muesli Energy Bars with Almond Butter

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It’s a gorgeous day here – blue skies, breezy, warm but not hot, and no humidity. I’ve gone for a bike ride, bought strawberries at the farmers market, picked up my books from the library, walked about, and now I’m blogging and eating maca chocolate. In other words, utter perfection. Let all summer days be […]

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Chocolate Chip Shortbread with Dark Chocolate and Coconut Oil – V, GF

chocolate-chip-shortbread-with coconut oil

Well, it’s Valentine’s Day! This is a day to celebrate love, in all its forms. Love for your family, your friends, your pets, your lover, your garden, your home, and above all, yourself. Today is a good day to give yourself a little extra care. Maybe an epsom salt bath, maybe a special nourishing dinner, […]

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Classic Raisin Molasses Bran Muffins – v, gf

I love bran muffins. It’s something that I easily forget when I’m busy stuffing chocolate chips into every recipe I make, but a trip to Virginia last weekend (Virginia has nothing to do with bran muffins, per se, except that I was there when I remembered how delicious bran muffins are) reminded me that the […]

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Chocolate Chunk Nut Butter Blondies (with Teff Flour)

chocolate chunk nut butter blondies with teff flour

Are you enamored with teff flour yet? I am! Teff flour is my new baking darling. Making cookies? Teff flour. Making brownies? Teff flour. Making snack bars? Heck, yes, teff flour! Even the Globe and Mail is publishing full page articles extolling the virtues of teff, and when the Globe and Mail gets on board, […]

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Tender Teff Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies

Wow, that title is a mouthful. But then again, so are these cookies. In keeping with the theme of using gluten-free flours in recipes that make them shine, these simple cookies take teff flour and let it sing. And they are certainly easy to make, straightforward, and made with simple clean ingredients. Tender Teff Peanut […]

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Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with Teff and Kamut Flour

I’m definitely new to the teff flour bandwagon. I’m not entirely sure that there even IS a teff flour bandwagon, but however small or niche it is, I’m still new to it. I’ve seen a few delicious looking teff flour recipes in one of my favourite cookbooks, Clean Food, but the only thing I’d eaten […]

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