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3 Amazing Energy Bars You Can Whip Up In Your Kitchen. Have you been to the energy bar section of the grocery store lately?

3 Amazing Energy Bars You Can Whip Up In Your Kitchen

Ultimate Coconut Flour Pancakes. Coconut flour pancakes seem lovely in theory, but often lead to a disappointing breakfast of dense, pale pucks of dough.

Ultimate Coconut Flour Pancakes

These grain free pancakes, however, do justice to memories of Aunt Jemima’s chemical-filled goodness piled sky-high on breakfast plates. Coconut Flour Pancake Secrets First secret to perfect coconut flour pancakes? It’s not really a secret, more of a widely accepted fact of coconut flour baked goods: use lots of eggs. Here, I use one egg per tablespoon of coconut flour.

Pumpkin Ice Cream: No Churn and Only 2 Ingredients! The blender is my best friend when it comes to ice cream.

Pumpkin Ice Cream: No Churn and Only 2 Ingredients!

Remember Strawberry Ginger Sorbet and Banana Chai Ice Cream? When it comes to ice cream, I prefer an instantly gratifying answer. And, of course, it must be made with real food. This recipe fits the bill! Technically, this is an all-fruit dessert. And yes, pumpkin is a fruit. Use the basic recipe as a jumping-off point for your own flavor combos. That sounds extremely enticing, actually. Two Ingredient Pumpkin Ice Cream Ingredients 4 large or 6 small very ripe bananas (lots of black spots), frozen 1/2 cup fresh or canned pumpkin puree (this canned pumpkin doesn't have undisclosed ingredients like many supermarket canned pumpkin!)

Instructions Blend the frozen bananas and pumpkin together in a high speed blender or food processor until creamy. Healthy Homemade Chocolate Recipe - Delicious and Simple. Coconut Oil Chocolate: The Ultimate Metabolism-Boosting Snack. “I can’t overdo it on the chocolate or my bed sheets get drenched with sweat.”

Coconut Oil Chocolate: The Ultimate Metabolism-Boosting Snack

-Matt Stone, Eat for Heat Whew! Avocado ice creams « Cooking Blog - Find the best recipes, cooking and food tips at Our Kitchen. Evil chef mom: the best ever buttermilk pancakes. "I really don't like breakfast for breakfast.

evil chef mom: the best ever buttermilk pancakes

Healthy Thanksgiving recipe - Low Fat Pumpkin Pie. Nothing’s more traditional than pumpkin pie for a Thanksgiving dessert, so I just had to include one in this series.

Healthy Thanksgiving recipe - Low Fat Pumpkin Pie

For my more heart-healthy version, beaten egg whites make for a wonderfully light and fluffy filling, and almond milk stands in for the usual half & half or evaporated milk. The crust, adapted from this recipe, is made from whole wheat pastry flour, ground pecans and oats. - StumbleUpon. Gluten-Free Banana Pancakes - Banana Oat Pancakes Recipe. So You Know: Cookie Monster's Famous Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe. We all know Cookie Monster loves to eat cookies, but it turns out he's quite the baker, too!

So You Know: Cookie Monster's Famous Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe

Cookie Monster's famous cookie dough recipe first appeared in Big Bird's Busy Book, from the 1970's. If you like a bit of nostalgia mixed in with your sugar and eggs, this recipe is for you: If it's difficult to read the instructions above, here they are verbatim: Ingredients 3/4 cup unsalted butter or margarine, softened1 cup sugar2 eggs, slightly beaten1 teaspoon vanilla2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking flour1 teaspoon salt Equipment Medium-sized mixing bowlMeasuring cup and spoonsA fork Instructions 1. Put 3/4 cup of butter or margarine (that's a stick and a half) into your mixing bowl. 2. There are no instructions for baking from this print, but a quick search for others' experiences with the recipe and recommendations say to roll out cookies 1/4 inch thick, sprinkle with sugar, and bake at 400 degrees.

Have you ever made Cookie Monster's cookie dough recipe? (Images: 1. The Ultimate Chocolate Layered Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Birthday Cake! First of all, thanks to everyone who participated in the Layer Cake Shop giveaway.

The Ultimate Chocolate Layered Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Birthday Cake!

I knew you all would love it just like I did. See the bottom of my post for the winner! What a fabulous Labor Day Weekend we had. My family from AZ made a surprise visit and my boys reaction was just priceless! We woke them up in the morning with their favorite Chihuahua “Roxy” licking their faces. Semolina cake. I was so ready for frankenstorm Sandy.

Semolina cake

We had the generator up on the front steps ready to go, installed a new sump pump outside the basement door (after finding out the old one was burned out) so this didn’t happen again, extended the downspouts from the house out away from the foundation and even baked these expecting spend some serious time indoors over the next few days. Healthy Holiday Recipe - Butternut Squash Hummus. If you’re getting ready for a New Year’s Eve bash, this butternut squash hummus is a nice alternative to the usual dips. I had seen recipes for hummus that called for both chickpeas and butternut squash – but when I was making this batch, I stopped and tasted it before adding the chickpeas and decided it was perfect as is.

You’d think this would be super sweet, but it’s actually surprisingly hummus-like, thanks to the garlic, tahini and lemon. And of course, you can feel good about eating it because butternut squash is rich in fiber, antioxidants and other good stuff. Flourless Orange Cake Recipe. "All for One" Grain Free Chocolate Cake - Foodie Fiasco. I don’t really have much to say here.

"All for One" Grain Free Chocolate Cake - Foodie Fiasco

Because, frankly, I just don’t need to. Grain free, low carb chocolate cake for 60 calories that can be in your mouth in less than five minutes flat. 10 Highly Healthy And Delicious Vegan Snacks Recipes. There are two misconceptions about Veganism that I’ve been coming across a lot lately. The first is that most meat-eaters presume that vegan food is boring and lacking in flavor.

The second is that Vegan diets aren’t that healthy because of all the dodgy meat and dairy substitutes available. Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes. Edited to Add: You must check out the latest update on this recipe including tips and tricks. When it comes to an easy breakfast I love pancakes. As you can probably tell from my soaked buckwheat pancakes and soaked, flour-free oatmeal pancakes. They are just so simple to cook – mix, ladle, flip, eat. No wonder our pioneer foremothers served them frequently on their trek out west. But for those of us who don’t eat grains or are restricting our carbohydrates the smell of pancakes can feel a bit isolating. So I tweaked, tested, and tweaked again and finally came up with a pancake that is fluffy, not overly eggy, and pretty darn tasty. My husband said these taste like donuts as he slathered them in coconut oil and honey. Finally, a coconut flour pancake worth eating. Coconut Flour Pancakes (Vegan/Grain Free/Paleo) French Apple Cake. It’s interesting that there are so many views of Paris, which you notice if you follow the variety of voices that write about life in the city.

I tend to find all the quirks and report on the sardonic side of things, which for some reason, always find their way into my life. But the main reason is that I live here full-time and deal with not just sampling my way through the lovely pastry shops and meeting chocolatiers, but also spend a fair amount of time wresting with perplexing bureaucracy and other idioms of life in the City of Fight Light. For example, last week I went to the largest fabric store in Paris where I always buy étamine (cotton gauze), which I couldn’t locate so I asked a salesperson. He was having a nice chat with his co-workers but was kind enough to take a moment to tell me “Non”, they didn’t carry it, and went back to his conversation.

Fortunately painted on the walls of the fabric store, in very large block letters, were the words “Pas d’échantillons!”