Gluten-Free Pastry Case / Pie Crust (Dairy-Free)

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I really didn’t want a pastry- or crustless pumpkin pie. I had thought about making the crust with a date/nut/coconut combo until I stumbled across this recipe. I have tried a few recipes for gluten-free pastry/pie crust before, and all of them fail on the texture and flavor. Most fall apart and taste like beans or something rather unpleasant. This one is different. The picture above depicts the uncooked pastry/crust. I have only used it with this pumpkin pie Continue reading

No-Bake Paleo Pumpkin Cream Pie (Dairy-Free, Honey-Sweetened)

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Ever since I made my no-bake strawberry cream pie, I wanted to make a spiced pumpkin version. Of course, I had to wait until the right time of the year to make it… At Thanksgiving, I enjoyed this slice of heaven whilst everyone else was pigging out on their pumpkin and/or pecan pie.

Not only is this pie awesome tasting, it is also gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free and refined sugar-free! Continue reading

Paleo Sweet Potato Dark Chocolate Brownies (gluten-, dairy-, refined sugar-free)

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The simplicity of the ingredients, paired up with the flavor and texture of these brownies is really something to write home about. Brownie lovers usually fall into two categories: the ones who like cakey brownies, and the ones who like dense and fudgy brownies. Not to worry, this recipe will satisfy both! If you like cakey brownies, enjoy warm or as fresh as possible. If you like dense and fudgy brownies, chill overnight. However, please eat these with an open mind. They will never be as cakey, or as dense/fudgy as the traditional brownies, but they are probably as close as you can get.

My confession to you is that I have been sitting on this recipe for almost a year now…. and we’ve been secretly eating lots of them behind your back and feeling guilty about it, Continue reading

Paleo and Dairy-Free Strawberry Cheesecake

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This cheesecake will seriously blow your mind. Not only is it grain- and gluten-free, it is also dairy- and refined sugar-free. To top things off, this cheesecake actually tastes as good as, if not better than the “traditional” dairy-, sugar-, grain-laden version. It’s dreamy, creamy, smooth, dense and comes with that trademark tang that so many paleo and dairy-free cheesecakes miss. To me, this recipe is the find of the century!

{I am so excited about this that it cannot wait its turn on my backlog of recipes I have yet to upload!}

The base/crust is made with walnuts, dried coconut, coconut flour, coconut oil, honey Continue reading

Spiced Pumpkin Coconut Cream Mousse (vegan, refined sugar-, dairy-free)

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There’s something about spiced pumpkin foods that makes me feel so warm. Many people love pumpkin based foods, but for some reason, most of us only make these things during Autumn/Fall. Why is that? There is tinned pumpkin puree in the stores all year around.

I had leftover pumpkin puree, and instead of freezing it and forgetting about it, I decided to mix it with whipped coconut cream and spice it with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. The result? A delicious, creamy, light, pumpkin-ny dream. Continue reading

Moist Rice Flour Banana Bread (gluten-, dairy-, refined sugar-free)

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Banana bread is one of those things that I have this weird relationship with. I sometimes dream about banana bread all day, but when I make it, I realize that I’m actually not that much of a fan of it. However, if it’s there, I will eat it anyway.

Don’t get me wrong, this banana bread is pretty rad; it’s moist and packed full of banana-ry goodness. Not only is it gluten-, dairy- and refined sugar-free, it is also gum-free! Continue reading

Coconut Butter Chocolate Fudge / Pudding (dairy-, refined sugar-free)

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Coconut butter, coconut concentrate and creamed coconut are all the same thing, that is, it is made from ground up coconut flesh. Some will be expensive to buy, but others can be inexpensive; some are packaged in jars, tubs and even cardboard boxes. The stuff I buy is “Let’s Do… Organic, Creamed Coconut” and comes in boxes of ~225 g (1/2 lb, almost 1 cup) for $2-3 ($1.89 during the holidays).

One of the great things about this recipe is that you can eat as a pudding (similar to a rich and dense version of Angel Delight, for the Brits out there) before it sets. Continue reading

Paleo Apple Crumble (gluten-, dairy-, refined sugar-free)

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Apple crumble used to be one of my favorite desserts. I could never decide if it was better with custard or vanilla ice cream. Funny how I don’t eat any of these foods made the “traditional” way anymore.

This dessert is very similar to the American “apple crisp”, but not quite… well, not the way I make it. I love the crumble topping and I am not ashamed to say that I am not stingy with it. Continue reading

Strawberry Cream Pie (gluten-, dairy-, refined sugar, soy-free)

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My. Oh. My.

This cheesecake-esque pie is probably the best dessert that I’ve had in a looooong time. It’s creamy, rich, dense, strawberry-ish and incredibly delicious! It’s easy to make and packed full of all the good stuff, including nuts, coconut oil, strawberries, honey and coconut. What’s better still is that it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and soy-free) and paleo-friendly!

I’ve been longing to make this recipe for a long time. Continue reading

Paleo Coconut Bread / Cake (gluten-, dairy-, refined sugar-free)

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This bread is unbelievable! It’s gluten-, dairy-, refined sugar-free and suitable for those on the paleo diet. The texture is similar to that of a dense/heavy sponge/pound cake, but it holds well enough to make sandwiches, if you’re that way inclined (i.e. me). You can make it into a sweeter “cake” by adding honey, or omit the honey and vanilla for a savory sandwich type bread.

This bread slices well, is moist and incredibly moreish. I enjoyed this bread with big dollops of fruit-sweetened peach jam. Continue reading