Gluten Free

Even if you’re not allergic to gluten, you could have a gluten intolerance. Large quantities of gluten are likely very hard on most of us. These gluten free recipes were carefully crafted to ensure taste and texture are not sacrificed when removing gluten, especially from baked goods.

Peanut Butter Truffles

If you love peanut butter and very dark chocolate, and if you expect your chocolate-based desserts to be intensely chocolaty rather than very sweet, then you will love these rich, decadent peanut butter truffles. Click for the recipe

Beef Bourguignon

Classic French cooking is not about speed or simplicity, nor is it about low-fat or low-cal, and Beef Bourguignon is no exception. It’s a dish that requires quite a few steps, and provides a hefty amount of calories, but assuming this is a once in awhile affair rather than a daily occurrence, I find the reward, an earthy, multi-layered stew that exemplifies the concept of comfort food, well worth it. Click for the recipe

Cheddar Guacamole Cups

If you’re still looking for game day snacks for Sunday, here’s a great low-carb snack that you can also serve as a tasty appetizer. While definitely not low calorie, it is delicious, wholesome, and very filling. Click for the recipe

Cheese Balls

These mini cheese balls make a very tasty appetizer. Ideal for any party, perfect for game day. Click for the recipe

Spicy Fish Stew

This spicy fish stew is super flavorful, and although spicy, the heat does not overwhelm the dish, allowing the delicate flavor of the fish to come through. Obviously amazing with crusty bread, for us low carbers this spicy fish stew is thoroughly enjoyable when eaten with a spoon. Click for the recipe

Coconut Flour Pizza Crust

OMG OMG OMG! You have to make this coconut flour pizza crust!

I’ve been making cauliflower pizza crust regularly for a couple of years now, and we’ve been very pleased with it taste-wise, but texture-wise, it’s a bit too flimsy. I tried replacements: almond flour pizza crust was good but a bit too crunchy, and definitely too calorie-dense. Shirataki pizza crust was pretty good, but I’m no longer a fan of shirataki noodles, as I’ve leraned they can cause serious gut distress in some people.

I’ve been wondering about coconut flour pizza crust for a while now, but I assumed it wouldn’t work, since coconut flour is quite sweet. However, this recipe from Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist, convinced me to give it a go. And I am so glad that I did!

This coconut flour pizza crust is the best gluten-free pizza crust I’ve ever tried. It’s soft, but not too soft, so you can easily hold it with your hands. But the best part: it’s delicious! Sarah is correct – the seasonings mask the inherent sweetness of the coconut so the result is a pleasantly savory crust that goes wonderfully with the toppings. And while it’s a bit more calorie-dense than cauliflower pizza crust, the better texture is worth it. Click for the recipe

Peanut Butter Bars

There’s something addictive about peanut butter. And when paired with dark chocolate, it’s even more dangerous. But these amazing peanut butter bars are quite intense, so a little goes a long way. My husband and I have been enjoying one square, each night after dinner with our coffee, taking small bites, savoring, prolonging the pleasure. I guess peanut butter is one reason why I could never adopt a full Paleo diet – well, that and aged cheeses. :) Click for the recipe