Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake (Gluten-Free; Dairy-Free)

There is nothing like a warm chocolate chip cookie right out of the oven. And, there's nothing like a delicious chocolate chip cookie cake for celebrations...especially one that's delicious AND free of gluten, dairy, eggs & refined sugar!

Ingredients:
Dry Ingredients:
2 cups Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 All-Purpose Gluten-free Baking Flour 
1 1/2 cup Coconut sugar 
1/4 cup Flax meal 
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon sea salt

 

Wet Ingredients:
1 cup coconut oil (melted)
6 T unsweetened applesauce
2 T vanilla
1 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips (or chips of your choice)

 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 ºF.

Line baking sheet with parchment paper (I use a 15x11 baking pan, you can use something smaller, just change the cooking times).

In a medium bowl, sift together the dry ingredients.

In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and stir until a dough is formed.

Gently fold in the chocolate chips until they are...

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Chocolate Hot Chocolate & Mousse (non-dairy, no refined sugar)

dairy-free gluten-free Dec 08, 2020

This recipe, like many of my others, happened purely by accident.

I made a delicious sugar-free Hot Chocolate then put the leftovers in the fridge for later. When I went to heat it up again, it was solid in state and I realized that it was as good (if not better) than the Hot Chocolate.

Because I like really easy recipes, I did some simple tweaks and this Chocolate Mousse was born. And has been HIT overtime I bring it with me to parties.

Some things to know:

I make in a Vitamix—I haven’t tried it in a regular blender so I can’t guarantee what it will turn out like (a friend did it and said it was good).

If you really love chocolate--double the recipe to make A LOT.  While that may seem like a lot, when you try it, you will be glad that you have so much. What I typically do is portion out 1 cup servings and have one (or two, lol) a day.

Feel free to add your own flavorings to change it up--I'm a big fan of mint and chocolate together or cinnamon, the...

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Sloppy Joe's (Lentil Style)

I found this recipe in Veganomicon, The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook and it so surprisingly tastes just like a Sloppy Joe that you’ll never miss the meat (don’t worry, it’s just as sloppy as the meat-version).

Wanting a little more of a kick I added in cayenne and black pepper (which is surprising since I’m not one for “kick” in my food).

If you have a good gluten-free bun then you’ll be taken back to childhood. Or, you can do it like I do and forgo the bun (In the not-so-pretty picture it’s on a piece of gluten-free bread, open-face style…oh, and I didn't have any green peppers so that's why it looks so blah & mono-color).

What’s Amazing About This Dish?

Lentils--For those of us with blood sugar issues, lentils are our best friends! Their protein content and soluble fiber trap carbohydrates slowing down digestion so we don’t have crazy blood sugar plummets. And that keeps ups Smart and Sexy all day long!

Cayenne...

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Quinoa with Chickpeas and Spinach

I wish that I could take credit for this dish because it is Delish!

This recipe is one of my favorites from the cookbook "Greens Glorious Greens."

It may seem complicated to make at first but once you get it down, you’ll be able to make it in a snap!

What’s Amazing About This Dish?

Quinoa--Pronounced “Keen-wah” (not “kwin-oh-ah”) Quinoa was considered to be sacred by the Inca’s. It has all of the essential amino acids, which makes it a complete protein and is gluten-free.

Chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans)--High in fiber and protein chickpeas are great for those of us who want to keep our blood sugar levels stable.

Spinach--Here’s an Interesting Fact--Despite what Popeye said about Spinach being high in iron, it isn’t.

Why did he mislead us?

Before his time, a typist misplaced a decimal point, making spinach look almost as good as iron fillings.

But…it is great to keep our immune systems strong and inflammation down (make sure...

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