Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Cookies – Gluten Free

Peanut Butter Cookies, wheat 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 Chocolate Chip Bread

Gluten free banana bread with cream cheese

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 »

Quick and Easy Savory Quinoa

Savory Quinoa

Quinoa, like most grains, is a little bit boring by itself. Add some spices and a little coconut oil though and you can transform it into something that could be eaten all by itself. Well, I can at least. I make this in my little rice cooker. Rice cookers are just perfect for cooking quinoa too. They automatically turn the temperature down to warm when the quinoa is perfectly cooked. And you don't have to worry about them boiling over as long as you don't fill them too close to the top. You can cook it in a saucepan too, you just have to pay more attention to it. Read more »

Almond Banana Bread (Gluten Free)

Gluten Free Banana Bread

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 »

Young Coconut with Lime and Chili

Young coconut meat with chili and lime

This simple, nutritious dish is commonly found in markets and roadside stands in Mexico and is often called Cocos Preparados. It would be easy to make at home as well, as long as you have access to young coconuts and a way to cut them open. It’s filling and tasty, combining the four flavors, sweet (coconut), sour, piquant and salty. Young coconut meat is low in calories, an 11-ounce serving contains only 65 calories. That same serving size contains 50% of the daily recommended dose of manganese, which assists in blood clotting and connective tissues. One serving also contains 15% of the daily recommended allowance of potassium, which helps to keep your muscles and digestive system healthy. A serving will also supply you with 6% of your daily recommended dose of magnesium, which is vital to healthy functioning of kidneys, muscles and energy production. It’s also important in maintaining mineral and vitamin levels. Be sure to drink the coconut water […] Read more »