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Chocolate Chunk Tahini Blondies

Chocolate Chunk Tahini Blondies

Never thought I’d be baking with tahini! Turns out this creamy sesame seed paste can make your baked goods soft, fluffy, and a substitute for eggs (if needed). I really enjoyed making these blondies. Blondies are basically brownies but without the cocoa. I wanted to […]

Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Muffins

June 5, 2018
: 6 muffins
: 10 min
: 20 min
: 30 min
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup of all purpose gluten free flour
  • 2 tbsp of coconut flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/3 cup of coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1 cup of shredded zucchini
  • 3/4 bar of 80% dark chocolate (chopped)
Directions
  • Step 1 Preheat oven at 350 degrees
  • Step 2 In a mixer, add shredded zucchini, eggs, vanilla, and sugar.
  • Step 3 In a separate bowl, mix together the flours, baking soda, and baking powder.
  • Step 4 Add the flour mixture to your wet mixture and slowly incorporate everything.
  • Step 5 Fold in chocolate chunks
  • Step 6 Place in a greased muffin tin (i used flower silicon baking mold rom amazon!)
  • Step 7 Bake for 20 minutes
Turkey and Zucchini Mini Meat Loafs

Turkey and Zucchini Mini Meat Loafs

I decided to make cute little meat loafs (did I just call meat loaf cute?) to cater to the on-the-go type who doesn’t want a heavy or crazy lunch to take to work. These are simple to make, tastes delicious, and can fit in your […]

Chocolate Chip Sea Salt Cookies {GF}

Chocolate Chip Sea Salt Cookies {GF}

It’s cookie time again!

I revamped my go-to gluten-free chocolate chip cookies and they are comin’ in hot! They aren’t dairy-free this time around. BUT, I used grass fed butter and that added the soft and chewy cookie consistency I was looking for..and I literally used about 2 tbsp of it! Try these cookies out and let me know what you think <3

Chocolate Chip Sea Salt Cookies {GF}

May 22, 2018
: 20
: 20 min
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups of almond flour
  • 3 tbsp of coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup of coconut sugar
  • 1tbsp of vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 of melted coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp of grass fed unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup of chocolate chips of your choice
Directions
  • Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a lined baking sheet or two (depending if you are making an entire batch or not).
  • Step 2 In your mixer, mix together the eggs, butter, melted oil, sugar, and vanilla.
  • Step 3 Next, in a separate bowl, whisk together your almond flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Step 4 Add this flour mixer little by little into your wet mixture while the mixer is turned on. (add little flour as a time until everything is incorporated).
  • Step 5 Roll bits of your cookie dough into little balls (about 1-1.5 inches) and place on a lined baking sheet
  • Step 6 Then, sprinkle some sea salt on top of each one
  • Step 7 Bake for 15-18 minutes (keep a close watch on these) I also like to pat them down very slightly in the middle of the cookies cooking so they can deflate a bit.
  • Step 8 Let cool and enjoy!
  • Step 9 ** Also, if you don’t have a mixer, you can use those strong arms of yours! 🙂
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies (2 ways!)

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies (2 ways!)

I started using peanut butter more in my baking because 1. I’m obsessed with it and if I have a jar handy in my house, I will eat the whole thing. 2. It adds a moist/creamy texture to a lot of baked goods. I actually […]

No-Bake Protein Period Balls

No-Bake Protein Period Balls

We all go through the bloating, the mood swings, the weakness, the fatigue. It’s a once a month kinda thing and its just something we have to deal with. But what about Iron and losing other important minerals during that time? If you are someone […]

Pantry Goodies

Pantry Goodies

Hey All!

Happy weekend. I wanted to share with you some of my favorite staples to have in the kitchen.

Let’s start off with flours. I go a little overboard with the amount of flours I have, but you don’t need to. I would definitely have an almond and coconut flour (especially for the gluten free and paleo peeps) as well as an all purpose flour for baking and breading. If you are on a budget, I would check out Anthony’s Goods. They are super affordable and have all the flours and powders you need (even activated charcoal for $10!).

Snacks are a big deal to people. Don’tcha just love munchin on things throughout the day? Depends on the day, but I know I like a quick bite here and there. My favorite go-to are raw nuts and seeds. Preferably not roasted or salted (this way you eliminate harmful hydrogenated oils and excess salt). Try some raw cashews, almonds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds. They’re packed with iron, protein, healthy fat, and fiber to keep you feeling full and satisfied throughout your day. To stay on a budget, I would highly suggest buying these at the bulk section in the grocery store verses buying them already packaged in a container or bag. Calculate the amount per pound and it always comes out cheaper when you bag it yo’self! (I also store them in a air tight mason jar; helps them last longer and stay fresh!).

Ok, next stop spreads. Spreads? I mean, like butters and stuff! Coconut butter is my favorite! Along with cashew butter, almond butter, and pumpkin seeds butter. GIMME ALL THE BUTTAHS. Radiant Life has the best cashew butter I have ever tasted. You can check that out here.

And lastly, so I don’t chew your ear off, I’ll round it out with protein powder. Over the years I must have tried a hundred different brands of protein powders. From whey to plant based to green stuff to stuff that has a terrible after taste..yada yada. I have now settled on two brands that I really love. One is VegaOne protein (choco-o-lot) flavor and Purely Inspired organic protein vanilla flavored. They are both plant based and they don’t have any added sugars, processed ingredients, or terrible aftertastes. I also throw in protein powders when I bake some of my cookies and muffins for some added gainzzz.

Ok, I left out a couple of things and my pantry is constantly changing as I try out new brands, products, and other goodies out there.

Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below! 🙂

Be well,

Allie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Loaf

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Loaf

About a year ago, I was eating a pretty strict Paleo diet. For those of you not familiar with the Paleo trend, it consists of meat, fish, tons of greens, some fruits, healthy fats and oils like avocado, coconut and olive oil, nuts, and seeds. […]