Chocolate Almond Butter Cake from the Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen

Gluen-Free Chocolate Almond Butter Cake from the Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen

It is a rare recipe that I use and follow just as it’s written.  Normally, I make all kinds of tweaks with ingredients, amounts, additions, etc.  However, this gluten-free Chocolate Almond Butter Cake recipe from the Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen is perfect just as it is.  It’s a rich and tasty, satisfying and healthy bit of chocolatey goodness, and incredibly easy to boot!  If you’re not familiar with their blog, it’s a terrific resource for gluten-free cooking.  And to encourage you to check them out, click here to go directly to their blog in order to get the recipe for this awesome cake.

The only change I made was to do a coconut milk & whiskey sauce drizzled on top.  Enjoy!

Multi-Grain Waffles

Simple & delicious. Oh, yea, and gluten free!

3 cups teff flour
1 cup millet flour
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
1/2 cup quinoa flour
4 cups kefir

1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
6 tablespoons melted butter
1- 1 1/2 cups water

Soak flours in kefir overnight (optional, but here’s why). Mix everything together, adding enough water to make a thick but still pourable batter (amount will depend on thickness of your kefir and absorbency of the flours), and cook in waffle maker per usual. Top with butter, real maple syrup, berries, whatever! YUM!

Adaptations:  These have a fun sourdough flavor from the kefir, but if you want them less sour, simply adjust the ratio of kefir & water.

(If you wanna know why these flours, click here.)

Green Curry Fish Stew

This Thai inspired dish is simple and tasty, and easy to modify for a full veggie version. Go nuts with veggie combinations–the choices here are solid options, but go with what’s fresh and in season, if possible.  The recipe generally makes extra sauce, which makes the next time you feel like curry even easier. Continue reading

Boo Bronchitis (and a yummy smoothie to help)

It never fails. I start having all kinds of delusions of immune system kick butt-ness after not catching any of the nasties floating around town for months on end. Then boom. Something finds a hole in my defenses and goes for the proverbial achilles heel: lungs. Though I’m still refusing to go see an MD, I can pretty much guarantee this is my old nemesis, bronchitis. After my 4 sleep-lite nights and interminable hours on the couch, Kyle’s gone into health enforcer mode, demanding I do all kinds of lung-clearing, immune boosting things, from a special essential oil blend in the diffuser to researching which smoothie ingredients are good for bronchitis. Continue reading

Veggie Eggs Benedict over Quinoa Patties

Eggs benedict are one of those treats that I only have once in a blue moon, but sometimes there’s no other acceptable option for brunch. Love love love a good veggie Benny. And a bad one can totally ruin an otherwise fabulous morning. Those of us who are on a gluten free diet might think that means the end of Benny joy, but not so. Nice golden quinoa patties solve the muffin problem perfectly.

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