Peanut Butter Cookies, wheat free

Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Cookies – Gluten Free

Peanut Butter have always been my favorite cookies, but I don’t often eat cookies because my body really doesn’t like wheat. So when I found a recipe for gluten free peanut butter cookies I had to try it. Since then I’ve made these several times. It turns out not only are they gluten free (and therefore wheat free, of course), but also dairy free. They are so quick and easy to make, only 4 ingredients! You’ll have this recipe memorized in no time. Read more »

Gluten free banana bread with cream cheese

Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Here’s another banana bread recipe that’s gluten free, wheat free and grain free. It’s adapted from the Nourished Kitchen Guide to Grain-free, Dairy-free Baking, Sweets and Treats. I made this for some friends and they loved it. I didn’t have chocolate chips, and they are very hard to find there (in Mexico). So instead I bought a bar of milk chocolate and cut it into ‘chip’ sized pieces with a chopping knife. I actually prefer my ‘homemade chocolate chips’ to commercially bought ones because they taste better and you have the option of choosing to use healthier chocolate. In hindsight I thought this would really nice with some chopped pecans (or walnuts) added to it. Read more »

Gluten Free Banana Bread

Almond Banana Bread (Gluten Free)

This almond flour banana bread is moist and delicious. It's not only wheat-free, gluten-free, grain-free, but dairy-free as well. I can't even tell that this banana bread is not made with wheat flour, at least by taste. My taste testers couldn't either, and they loved it. My body can tell that it's wheat-free because I don't get the usual symptoms that come from eating wheat. Read more »

Healthy Oat Biscuits - a.k.a. Oatcakes

Healthy Oat Biscuits

I was introduced to oatcakes while living in London. I’ve been hooked ever since. Oats are the healthiest of all the grains, according to The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth (that’s grains only, not including the seeds such as quinoa and amaranth), so they have a lot more going for them than their beautiful, nutty flavor. This recipe is wheat-free, vegan, low salt and contains no added sugar. They are great to snack on as is, delicious spread with honey, or would be great served with savory pates or herb kefir cheese and sprouts. It’s taken me years to get around to making my own, but they are so quick and easy to make I’ll definitely be making more soon. Read more »

Barley Bread Recipe

Barley Bread

This dense, rustic flat bread has a satisfying nutty taste and crunchy texture around the edges. It’s great served with soups and stews, or salads. It’s also nice on it’s own, spread with honey or avocado as a snack or light meal. Best served warm, right from the oven. Because it’s wheat-free, this bread doesn’t contain the amount of gluten that a wheat-based loaf would, so therefore it doesn’t puff up and create a light, airy bread like wheat-based loaves. It’s more a cross between a flat-bread and a cracker, crunchy around the edges. But I love the texture, it feels much more substantial than a typical airy loaf. It’s chewy in the middle, crunchy around the edges and much more flavorful than wheat flour. Oh, and it’s vegan as well. This is one of the easiest and quickest bread recipes I’ve ever used. No bread maker or mixer required, it’s easy enough to do it all manually. You don’t […] Read more »

Healthy Wholemeal Bread Recipe Breadmaker

Wholemeal Bread – Bread Machine Recipe

If you have a bread machine there is no excuse to not make your own homemade bread. It’s easy, and if you follow this recipe, you’ll end up with a beautiful light-textured wholemeal loaf that’s also a great source of fiber. You may have to slice it yourself, but you can’t find anything in the stores like this. It’s great for sandwiches or toasted. It keeps well too, even without the preservatives that most store-bought bread has. I’ve left mine out for 3 days, and it’s still moist and delicious. Read more »

Slow Cooker Baked Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Cake in a Slow Cooker

We’ve still got an overabundance of zucchini from the garden and while trying to come up with new ways to use it all I stumbled upon baking… in a crock pot. I never would have thought this would work, but I’m so glad it does. With a slow cooker (a.k.a. crock pot) you don’t have to keep an eye on it like you do with an oven. You just pour the batter in, go off to do something else and come back 2 hours later – ideal! The cake is moist and divine… well, what dish with chocolate is not divine? Read more »