Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Happy Tuesday!!!

Hope everyone is having a lovely day and is embracing these last few days of 2015. This year went by so quickly.
Today I am working on new ideas to share and in the meantime, here is a favorite of mine.



Wishing everyone peace, love, and happiness. 

Monday, December 28, 2015

Yummy Salad


This is one of my go-to meals, especially after overindulging during the holidays.  Easy to make, lots of color, protein, and taste.  I like to put it together and eat it when I am hungry, so I always have something good to eat.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!!!!



Peace, love, joy, and happiness!

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!!!!



Peace, love, joy, and happiness!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Cruelty-Free Makeup

So recently I downloaded the app from Leaping Bunny as I have been going through my favorite makeup and have realized that the products I have chosen over the years test on animals.  I immediately distanced myself from those companies, some of which I have been purchasing from the last 30 years and starting shopping with app in hand.  

As a lover of makeup as I do not want to scare the villagers by going out without it.

So here is what I have found so far - I have tried them and love them.
The items that I have listed that they are are from the Leaping Bunny App.

Too Faced - they are cruelty-free with makeup you will love to wear.  My fav is the Born This Way Foundation. 
Products:
sunscreen, self --tanning lotion, sun care, vegan makeup brushes, lip care, & cosmetics.
Check them out and shipping is free with a $50.00 purchase.

Urban Decay - what I love best about this company is that not only are they cruelty-free, they also have makeup for vegans (yay). Yes Virginia, you can buy vegan makeup.  What I tried and loved are their Naked Eyeshadow Palettes. Wow are they fun.  
Products:
nail care, vegan makeup and brushes, cosmetics, & body care.
Also shipping is free with a $50.00 purchase.  I just noticed that they have in promotions:  
Take an additional 30% off all sale items. Discount applied at checkout.
30% off sale items: Valid until 12/31/15 11:59PM PST on all sale items. Available while supplies last. Offer will not be applied to orders made prior to the promotional period. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Only available in the U.S. on www.UrbanDecay.com. Other restrictions may apply.

Pacifica Beauty - this company is 100% vegan and of course cruelty free.  I have tried several of their products and especially love their skincare products.
Products:
home fragrance, candles, air freshner, sunscreen, skin care, nail care. fragrance for women, & cosmetics.


More to follow later on.....











Cruelty-Free Makeup

So recently I downloaded the app from Leaping Bunny as I have been going through my favorite makeup and have realized that the products I have chosen over the years test on animals.  I immediately distanced myself from those companies, some of which I have been purchasing from the last 30 years and starting shopping with app in hand.  

As a lover of makeup as I do not want to scare the villagers by going out without it.

So here is what I have found so far - I have tried them and love them.
The items that I have listed that they are are from the Leaping Bunny App.

Too Faced - they are cruelty-free with makeup you will love to wear.  My fav is the Born This Way Foundation. 
Products:
sunscreen, self --tanning lotion, sun care, vegan makeup brushes, lip care, & cosmetics.
Check them out and shipping is free with a $50.00 purchase.

Urban Decay - what I love best about this company is that not only are they cruelty-free, they also have makeup for vegans (yay). Yes Virginia, you can buy vegan makeup.  What I tried and loved are their Naked Eyeshadow Palettes. Wow are they fun.  
Products:
nail care, vegan makeup and brushes, cosmetics, & body care.
Also shipping is free with a $50.00 purchase.  I just noticed that they have in promotions:  
Take an additional 30% off all sale items. Discount applied at checkout.
30% off sale items: Valid until 12/31/15 11:59PM PST on all sale items. Available while supplies last. Offer will not be applied to orders made prior to the promotional period. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Only available in the U.S. on www.UrbanDecay.com. Other restrictions may apply.

Pacifica Beauty - this company is 100% vegan and of course cruelty free.  I have tried several of their products and especially love their skincare products.
Products:
home fragrance, candles, air freshner, sunscreen, skin care, nail care. fragrance for women, & cosmetics.


More to follow later on.....











Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Getting Ready for the Holidays? Another yummy recipe...


this yummy recipe comes from gardein.  This is on my to do list.

Ingredients

cooking the squash

  • 1-1½ lbsbutternut squash, chopped, seeded and peeled
  • 2 clovesgarlic, minced
  • 2 tbspolive oil
  • ¼ tspsea salt, fine
  • ¼ tspblack pepper

cooking the quinoa

  • 1 cuprainbow quinoa
  • 1½ cupswater

making the dressing

  • 2 tsporange zest (approx. ½ an orange)
  • ½ cuporange juice, fresh
  • 1 tbspmaple syrup or agave
  • 2 tbspolive oil
  • 1 tspsea salt, fine
  • ½ tspblack pepper, coarse

making the salad

  • 3 leavescurly kale, shredded
  • ½ cupdried cranberries
  • 1pomegranate, seeded
  • ½ cuppumpkin seeds (pepitas) dressing

preparation

COOKING THE SQUASH

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Toss the butternut squash and garlic with the 2 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper on a large baking sheet. Spread in a single layer and roast for 30 minutes, being sure to turn the squash halfway through. Squash should be firm, but tender. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.

COOKING THE QUINOA

Rinse quinoa until water is clear. Place in a saucepan with the 1½ cups water over medium heat. Bring to a boil and reduce to a low simmer. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until all the water is absorbed.

MAKING THE DRESSING

Stir together the orange zest, juice, and maple syrup. Add the olive oil salt and pepper and whisk until incorporated. Taste, and adjust seasonings if needed.

MAKING THE SALAD

In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, squash, shredded kale, and cranberries. Pour in the dressing and toss until evenly coated. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and pepitas and serve. 

Getting Ready for the Holidays? Another yummy recipe...


this yummy recipe comes from gardein.  This is on my to do list.

Ingredients

cooking the squash

  • 1-1½ lbsbutternut squash, chopped, seeded and peeled
  • 2 clovesgarlic, minced
  • 2 tbspolive oil
  • ¼ tspsea salt, fine
  • ¼ tspblack pepper

cooking the quinoa

  • 1 cuprainbow quinoa
  • 1½ cupswater

making the dressing

  • 2 tsporange zest (approx. ½ an orange)
  • ½ cuporange juice, fresh
  • 1 tbspmaple syrup or agave
  • 2 tbspolive oil
  • 1 tspsea salt, fine
  • ½ tspblack pepper, coarse

making the salad

  • 3 leavescurly kale, shredded
  • ½ cupdried cranberries
  • 1pomegranate, seeded
  • ½ cuppumpkin seeds (pepitas) dressing

preparation

COOKING THE SQUASH

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Toss the butternut squash and garlic with the 2 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper on a large baking sheet. Spread in a single layer and roast for 30 minutes, being sure to turn the squash halfway through. Squash should be firm, but tender. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.

COOKING THE QUINOA

Rinse quinoa until water is clear. Place in a saucepan with the 1½ cups water over medium heat. Bring to a boil and reduce to a low simmer. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until all the water is absorbed.

MAKING THE DRESSING

Stir together the orange zest, juice, and maple syrup. Add the olive oil salt and pepper and whisk until incorporated. Taste, and adjust seasonings if needed.

MAKING THE SALAD

In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, squash, shredded kale, and cranberries. Pour in the dressing and toss until evenly coated. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and pepitas and serve. 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Crispy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe is a version of the Crispy Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Oh She Glows Cookbook pg. 265


My Peanut Butter Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 peanut butter
  • 3/4 raw sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats ground into flour
  • 1/4 cup Enjoy Life Semi Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips
Directions:
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • In a small bowl, mix the flaxseed with tablespoons of water and set aside for approximately five minutes.

  • Mix together the coconut oil and peanut butter until blended.  I used a wisk for this step.  Add sugar and beat for one minute more.  Add the flaxseed mixture and the vanilla extract and beat until combined.

  • One by one, beat in the baking soda, baking powder, salt, and oat flour. The dough should be slightly sticky.  Add a bit of almond milk if too dry.

  • Fold in the chocolate chips.

  • Shape the dough into one inch balls.  I used a cookie scoop.  Place the cookie dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet leaving two to three inches between them as they spread out.

  • Enjoy


Makes 16 - 20 cookies
Bake time:  12 to 14 minutes
Gluten-free, soy free, refined sugar free








Crispy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe is a version of the Crispy Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Oh She Glows Cookbook pg. 265


My Peanut Butter Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 peanut butter
  • 3/4 raw sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats ground into flour
  • 1/4 cup Enjoy Life Semi Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips
Directions:
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • In a small bowl, mix the flaxseed with tablespoons of water and set aside for approximately five minutes.

  • Mix together the coconut oil and peanut butter until blended.  I used a wisk for this step.  Add sugar and beat for one minute more.  Add the flaxseed mixture and the vanilla extract and beat until combined.

  • One by one, beat in the baking soda, baking powder, salt, and oat flour. The dough should be slightly sticky.  Add a bit of almond milk if too dry.

  • Fold in the chocolate chips.

  • Shape the dough into one inch balls.  I used a cookie scoop.  Place the cookie dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet leaving two to three inches between them as they spread out.

  • Enjoy


Makes 16 - 20 cookies
Bake time:  12 to 14 minutes
Gluten-free, soy free, refined sugar free








Saturday, December 19, 2015

Have to try this!!!!!

http://createnplate.com/2014/04/14/raw-vegan-chocolate-peanut-butter-cheesecake/

Have to try this!!!!!

http://createnplate.com/2014/04/14/raw-vegan-chocolate-peanut-butter-cheesecake/

Thursday, December 17, 2015

It Has Been A Long Time Since My Last Post, so here we go...

This is about what happens when a Vegan decides that she will make a turkey for other family members and friends because there was a great deal on the turkey.

Mistakes Never to Repeat:

  1. Tell people you are going to make a turkey dinner
  2. Actually buy the turkey and now all the things you will need to make a turkey including pan, baster, brush, and thermometer (because you do not want a trip to the hospital)
  3. Do not ask for help, because how difficult can it be?
  4. Not have enough wine (for yourself) - this step could be repeated many times
  5. Plan the menu to make sure you have enough time to cook everything else
  6. Make sure there are additional batteries for the smoke detectors (ahh, I peaked your interest on that one.....)
Ok so Thanksgiving morning I did the taking out the turkey from refrigerator and took all the plastic and everything else out.  Basted and prepared like the many recipes stated.  Had already done some baking so oven was set, and the fun began.  Did my usual "darn, forgot something at the store, better go now.)

So the day progressed, dinner was to be at around 4PM because a couple had to work. Timing seemed to be going well, wine in hand was fine, table set, cats off the table, and it looked like it was going to be fine...I could do this, and then it happened.  It was time to pull the turkey out of the oven.  Oven mitt and pot holder ready and some of the oils and fat spilled into the oven and yes, a fire was started.  And it gets better, some apparently dripped on the floor and my significant other came running in when I said the oven was on fire, and he slipped on the floor.   Mind you he had ACL knee surgery several months ago, so not the best thing to do.  Smoke alarms were going off (that is why you keep extra batteries), place a bit smokey, and cats freaked out.

How did it end you wonder?  Well fire department did not have to be called, cats stopped freaking out, smoke alarms were finally quiet, dinner did not require hospitalization, and I remembered an important thing.
This is why Vegans do not try to cook turkey, and Christmas dinner, strictly vegan...

Have a great day and stop back....



It Has Been A Long Time Since My Last Post, so here we go...

This is about what happens when a Vegan decides that she will make a turkey for other family members and friends because there was a great deal on the turkey.

Mistakes Never to Repeat:

  1. Tell people you are going to make a turkey dinner
  2. Actually buy the turkey and now all the things you will need to make a turkey including pan, baster, brush, and thermometer (because you do not want a trip to the hospital)
  3. Do not ask for help, because how difficult can it be?
  4. Not have enough wine (for yourself) - this step could be repeated many times
  5. Plan the menu to make sure you have enough time to cook everything else
  6. Make sure there are additional batteries for the smoke detectors (ahh, I peaked your interest on that one.....)
Ok so Thanksgiving morning I did the taking out the turkey from refrigerator and took all the plastic and everything else out.  Basted and prepared like the many recipes stated.  Had already done some baking so oven was set, and the fun began.  Did my usual "darn, forgot something at the store, better go now.)

So the day progressed, dinner was to be at around 4PM because a couple had to work. Timing seemed to be going well, wine in hand was fine, table set, cats off the table, and it looked like it was going to be fine...I could do this, and then it happened.  It was time to pull the turkey out of the oven.  Oven mitt and pot holder ready and some of the oils and fat spilled into the oven and yes, a fire was started.  And it gets better, some apparently dripped on the floor and my significant other came running in when I said the oven was on fire, and he slipped on the floor.   Mind you he had ACL knee surgery several months ago, so not the best thing to do.  Smoke alarms were going off (that is why you keep extra batteries), place a bit smokey, and cats freaked out.

How did it end you wonder?  Well fire department did not have to be called, cats stopped freaking out, smoke alarms were finally quiet, dinner did not require hospitalization, and I remembered an important thing.
This is why Vegans do not try to cook turkey, and Christmas dinner, strictly vegan...

Have a great day and stop back....



Tuesday, December 8, 2015

http://minimalistbaker.com/vegan-peppermint-black-bean-brownies/
http://minimalistbaker.com/vegan-peppermint-black-bean-brownies/

Saturday, October 31, 2015

http://www.foodshouldtastegood.com/entertaining/recipes/zucchini-hummus
http://www.foodshouldtastegood.com/entertaining/recipes/zucchini-hummus

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

http://www.shelikesfood.com/1/post/2014/08/bbq-cauliflower-chickpea-tacos-creamy-lime-slaw-gfv.html
http://www.shelikesfood.com/1/post/2014/08/bbq-cauliflower-chickpea-tacos-creamy-lime-slaw-gfv.html

Monday, October 26, 2015

Check out @findingvegan's Tweet: https://twitter.com/findingvegan/status/657694571753664513?s=09
Check out @findingvegan's Tweet: https://twitter.com/findingvegan/status/657694571753664513?s=09

Sunday, October 18, 2015

http://www.veganbeautyreview.com/2014/10/ultimate-vegan-lipstick-guide.html?utm_source=ReviveOldPost&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ReviveOldPost
http://www.veganbeautyreview.com/2014/10/ultimate-vegan-lipstick-guide.html?utm_source=ReviveOldPost&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ReviveOldPost

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

http://www.everydayhealth.com/news/can-gluten-free-diet-ease-your-depression/?xid=fb_EH_sf
http://www.everydayhealth.com/news/can-gluten-free-diet-ease-your-depression/?xid=fb_EH_sf

Friday, October 9, 2015

http://www.loveandlemons.com/2014/10/29/roasted-spaghetti-squash-w-chickpeas-kale/
http://www.loveandlemons.com/2014/10/29/roasted-spaghetti-squash-w-chickpeas-kale/

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Updates from The Leaping Bunny

From the Leaping Bunny Company - a list of new companies that are Cruelty-Free!!!


BACK TO SCHOOL ESSENTIALS
With school back in full force, it's important to keep those everyday essentials handy. The following Leaping Bunny certified products work wonders and leave your conscience at ease, knowing you are shopping cruelty-free.

Arbonne Exfoliating New Cell Scrub
This gentle exfoliator helps your skin achieve that effortless glow. Added bonus: the scent is super fresh and will help invigorate you after a late night study session.

SpaRitual Hand Salve
This hand lotion works true miracles on dry, cracked skin. Apply a thin layer throughout the day for nourishment and protection benefits. Additionally, this salve works great when applied before bed in order to effectively repair skin that has been overexposed to the sun, cold, and conventional hand cleansers.

Hurraw! Vanilla Bean Lip Balm
There is nothing more lip quenching than this buttery balm after a day spent in dry, stuffy classrooms. The vanilla bean scent is delicious and will quickly become your go-to lip balm

Meow Meow Tweet Baking Soda Free Deodorant Cream
There are many natural deodorants on the market, but this one really works. Formulated without baking soda for individuals with sensitive skin, this product will leave you fresh and odor-free through long days.
Booda Organics Booda Butter Daily Moisturizer
This body butter is super smooth, creamy, and melts right into your skin. Not only does it sooth and nourish, it also has a luscious cocoa aroma.
Alba Botanica Revitalizing Green Tea Broad Spectrum SPF 45
Even though the weather is getting cooler, it is still vital to keep your skin protected from the sun. This moisturizing sunscreen provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and contains aloe vera, green tea, and palm kernel oil to nourish the skin.


chirp cosmetics company
Handmade color cosmetics made in small batches without the use of parabens, fragrance, formaldehyde, or gluten.
Diane Higgins Skin Care
High quality skin care line created by one of New York City's premier facialists.
Drybar
Hair care products to achieve the perfect blowout.
Fe2u
Portland, Oregon based company specializing in organic and natural health and beauty products.
Fit Organic
Premium performing cleaning products using only safe, naturally derived ingredients.
Gilchrist & Soams
Luxurious and innovative spa, bath, and body products.
Kula to Ku'au Maui
Natural skin care inspired by Maui's beauty and healing energy of organic botanicals.
Little Wildflowers
Handmade body products made with nature in mind.
Moonlily Wellness
Bath and personal care products centered around natural wellness and self care.
Norvell Skin Solutions
Self tanning products formulated with a proprietary blend of natural ingredients to optimize, build, and extend sunless tanning results.
Thirteen Thieves
An all-natural, organic, and vegan friendly beard care line for the distinguished gentleman.
Tulip
A natural perfume company inspired by nature.
Wild Beauty Skincare
Handcrafted, artisanal, cruelty-free skin care made with your most authentic beauty in mind.
Wildly American Soap Co.
Handcrafted soap processed to retain the healthful benefits of the organic ingredients.
Xyrena
Innovative line of cosmeceutical and skin care products.
Zyderma HS
Skin care line dedicated to treating skin disorders, such as acne and eczema, without the use of harsh ingredients.

For More Info from Leaping Bunny and their devotion compassionate products:

Updates from The Leaping Bunny

From the Leaping Bunny Company - a list of new companies that are Cruelty-Free!!!


BACK TO SCHOOL ESSENTIALS
With school back in full force, it's important to keep those everyday essentials handy. The following Leaping Bunny certified products work wonders and leave your conscience at ease, knowing you are shopping cruelty-free.

Arbonne Exfoliating New Cell Scrub
This gentle exfoliator helps your skin achieve that effortless glow. Added bonus: the scent is super fresh and will help invigorate you after a late night study session.

SpaRitual Hand Salve
This hand lotion works true miracles on dry, cracked skin. Apply a thin layer throughout the day for nourishment and protection benefits. Additionally, this salve works great when applied before bed in order to effectively repair skin that has been overexposed to the sun, cold, and conventional hand cleansers.

Hurraw! Vanilla Bean Lip Balm
There is nothing more lip quenching than this buttery balm after a day spent in dry, stuffy classrooms. The vanilla bean scent is delicious and will quickly become your go-to lip balm

Meow Meow Tweet Baking Soda Free Deodorant Cream
There are many natural deodorants on the market, but this one really works. Formulated without baking soda for individuals with sensitive skin, this product will leave you fresh and odor-free through long days.
Booda Organics Booda Butter Daily Moisturizer
This body butter is super smooth, creamy, and melts right into your skin. Not only does it sooth and nourish, it also has a luscious cocoa aroma.
Alba Botanica Revitalizing Green Tea Broad Spectrum SPF 45
Even though the weather is getting cooler, it is still vital to keep your skin protected from the sun. This moisturizing sunscreen provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and contains aloe vera, green tea, and palm kernel oil to nourish the skin.


chirp cosmetics company
Handmade color cosmetics made in small batches without the use of parabens, fragrance, formaldehyde, or gluten.
Diane Higgins Skin Care
High quality skin care line created by one of New York City's premier facialists.
Drybar
Hair care products to achieve the perfect blowout.
Fe2u
Portland, Oregon based company specializing in organic and natural health and beauty products.
Fit Organic
Premium performing cleaning products using only safe, naturally derived ingredients.
Gilchrist & Soams
Luxurious and innovative spa, bath, and body products.
Kula to Ku'au Maui
Natural skin care inspired by Maui's beauty and healing energy of organic botanicals.
Little Wildflowers
Handmade body products made with nature in mind.
Moonlily Wellness
Bath and personal care products centered around natural wellness and self care.
Norvell Skin Solutions
Self tanning products formulated with a proprietary blend of natural ingredients to optimize, build, and extend sunless tanning results.
Thirteen Thieves
An all-natural, organic, and vegan friendly beard care line for the distinguished gentleman.
Tulip
A natural perfume company inspired by nature.
Wild Beauty Skincare
Handcrafted, artisanal, cruelty-free skin care made with your most authentic beauty in mind.
Wildly American Soap Co.
Handcrafted soap processed to retain the healthful benefits of the organic ingredients.
Xyrena
Innovative line of cosmeceutical and skin care products.
Zyderma HS
Skin care line dedicated to treating skin disorders, such as acne and eczema, without the use of harsh ingredients.

For More Info from Leaping Bunny and their devotion compassionate products:

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Good Morning ♡♡

It has been quite a while since I have posted!   That will change today as I start my list for cruelty free makeup.  I have recently going through my skincare and makeup and realized many companies I have been purchasing from over the years test on animals.  That is simply wrong.....

Good Morning ♡♡

It has been quite a while since I have posted!   That will change today as I start my list for cruelty free makeup.  I have recently going through my skincare and makeup and realized many companies I have been purchasing from over the years test on animals.  That is simply wrong.....

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Get your Muffins....

Almond Flour Peanut Butter Muffins
Healthy and yes, they are yummy!!!!!


Still trying to get the hang of getting a good picture :-)
Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 cups Almond Flour (gluten free)
  • 1 cup Natural Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 Flax Eggs* 
  • 1/2 Honey, Agave Syrup, or Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract (real)
  • 1/2 cup Plant Based Milk - I was out of Almond Milk so I substituted Cashew Milk
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter - I choose a Chunky Natural Version
Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Mix the dry ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Mix the wet ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Combine the dry ingredients with the wet.
  • Lightly grease or line your muffin pan. 
  • Fill muffin pan with about 3/4 full of the batter.
  • Bake in the oven for approx. 10 - 15 minutes (may need longer depending on how much you filled the cups 
  • Let muffins cool.
  • Enjoy these!!!!!
  • Makes about 12 made with Love 
*Flax Eggs - 1 tbs of flax meal to 3 tbs water.  Let sit in the fridge for 30 minutes before adding.

This recipe is adapted from My Whole Food Life
See what other yummy recipes she has to offer.

Get your Muffins....

Almond Flour Peanut Butter Muffins
Healthy and yes, they are yummy!!!!!


Still trying to get the hang of getting a good picture :-)
Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 cups Almond Flour (gluten free)
  • 1 cup Natural Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 Flax Eggs* 
  • 1/2 Honey, Agave Syrup, or Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract (real)
  • 1/2 cup Plant Based Milk - I was out of Almond Milk so I substituted Cashew Milk
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter - I choose a Chunky Natural Version
Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Mix the dry ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Mix the wet ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Combine the dry ingredients with the wet.
  • Lightly grease or line your muffin pan. 
  • Fill muffin pan with about 3/4 full of the batter.
  • Bake in the oven for approx. 10 - 15 minutes (may need longer depending on how much you filled the cups 
  • Let muffins cool.
  • Enjoy these!!!!!
  • Makes about 12 made with Love 
*Flax Eggs - 1 tbs of flax meal to 3 tbs water.  Let sit in the fridge for 30 minutes before adding.

This recipe is adapted from My Whole Food Life
See what other yummy recipes she has to offer.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Yummy gluten-free cookies

gluten-free almond flour chocolate chip





    Ingredients

    1/4 cup brown sugar - (used Sugar In the Raw)
    1/2 tsp. baking soda - (ran out so I used 1 1/2 tsps. of baking powder).
    1/4 tsp. salt - (I omitted since I used baking powder)
    2 tbs. butter at room temperature - (I used Earth's Balance Vegan Spread)
    2 tsps. vanilla extract
    1 large egg - (omitted and used 1 tbs of flax to 3 tbs of water and let sit for 30 minutes in fridge)
    2 cups King Arthur Almond Flour
    1/2 cup chocolate chips  - (I used Enjoy Life Mini Chips - non dairy and soy free)


    Directions:
    1) Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a baking sheet, or line it with parchment.
    2) Combine the brown sugar, baking soda, salt, and butter, and mix until smooth.
    3) Mix in the vanilla, egg, and almond flour, stirring to combine. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl, then mix for 1 minute at medium speed.
    4) Stir in the chocolate chips.
    5) Scoop the dough one level tablespoon at a time onto the prepared baking sheet; a tablespoon cookie scoop works well here.
    6) Gently flatten the cookies to about 3/8" thick.
    7) Bake the cookies for 9 to 12 minutes, until golden brown.
    8) Remove the cookies from the oven. Allow them to cool on the pan for 2 minutes, then carefully transfer them to a rack to cool completely.