Honey Almond Meal Muffins

Honey Almond Meal Muffins. makes 6 muffins Wet Ingredients  2 cups almond flour 1/4 cup of arrowroot starch 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp baking soda Dry Ingredients 2 organic eggs 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup honey 1 TBL dried lavender buds (optional) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with 6 muffin…

Carrot & Date Muffins

Yesterday was a sunny winter Sunday, the warmth of the sun made up of the chill in the air. There is something special about the quiet and stillness of a Sunday morning, and for me it was being curled up on the couch drinking coffee with dogs napping on my lap. Before we traveled to…

Zenbelly’s Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake with Walnut Crumb Topping

This spiced morning cake permeates the kitchen with seasonal fragrance while creating an anticipation for a classic breakfast treat to go along with a hot, dark cup of coffee. Apples are flecked into the cake batter, adding an unexpected sweetness that complements the crumbly walnut topping that we expect with a coffee cake. This simple…

Pumpkin Pie

Another snowy morning in Maine confirms that the holidays are upon us. And in true Christmas fashion, I’ve been on a bit of a baking spree, experimenting with different grain-free flours in some of my favorite desserts. This pumpkin pie recipe adapted from the beautiful English sisters, Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley, is healthy and tasty. So…

Raw Caramel Dip

This sweet snack perfectly compliments slices of freshly cut apple slices. Since it is that time of year, this is a great treat to bring to work for an afternoon pick-me up. My coworkers spread this on “corn crisps” and on hunks of banana–so it can be versatile and not strictly for apple slices. This recipe…

Pumpkin Almond Bouchons

Over the past three weeks, I have been eating grain-free, sugar free, & mostly dairy free by following the Specific Carbohydrates Diet created by Elaine Gottschall. Well, I mostly follow it except that I do not make my own yogurt, I eat Fage 0% Greek yogurt. The diet includes no corn, no potatoes, only aged…