Sunflower Butter Cups

This treat is packed with good fats, protein and natural sweetness. Ingredients: 1/2 cup sunflower butter 1/4 cup date paste (see below to make date paste) 1/4 raw cup honey or maple syrup (or to desired sweetness) 1/2 cup organic grass fed butter or ghee butter/clarified butter if you are allergic to casein 1/2 cup…

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Coconut Candy Cherry Ripple Bark

This recipe is an adaptation of Sarah Wilson’s ‘Raspberry Ripple’ in her I Quit Sugar Cookbook. It is a raw, dairy and gluten-free treat. It is similar to my Coconut Blueberry Bark. It is great for satisfying a craving for dessert while giving you the good fats that are essential for so many functions like…

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Black Forest Cupcakes

This recipe is from Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain recipe book. It certainly passed the skeptic test. Even my dad loved it which is a testament in itself since he normally refuses anything remotely touted as heath food. Ingredients: 4 large eggs, room temperature 1/4 cup coconut milk 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/4 cup maple…

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Paleo Chocolate Mousse Cupcake

Ingredients: 6 eggs at room temperature 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted on low heat 1/4 cup coconut milk 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 3/4 cup almond flour (blanched) 1/3 cup coconut flour 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/4 cup dairy free…

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Easter Bunny Butter Cups

Like many parents, I am not a fan of Easter baskets filled with chocolate since all that sugar tends to make them hyper, irritable and sick. Yet, who wants to deprive their child of Easter goodies? I make these up when my daughter is in bed a couple nights before and package them up in…

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Pumpkin Cupcakes

Serves 12 Cup Cakes: 1 cup canned pumpkin or pumpkin puree 1/2 cup coconut oil 6 eggs 1/2 cup coconut flour 2 tsp pure vanilla extract 3 tsp pumpkin pie spice 1/4 cup raw honey or maple syrup 1/4 cup chocolate nibs or carob chips 1/2 tsp aluminum free baking powder Icing: 1 package cream…

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Trail Mix

This is another easy to make and tasty snack that is both nutritious and filling because it offers fat (the great kind!) as well as that crunchiness that we so often want when we have a craving. I mixed together carob chips, cashews, cranberries, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, but obviously you can easily throw together…

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Pretty Pumkin Muffins

Don’t let that leftover pumpkin go to waste! Use leftover pumpkin or canned pumpkin to make some delicious grain-free muffins. Cup Cakes Ingredients: 1 cup canned pumpkin or pumpkin puree 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted 2 eggs (make sure eggs are room temperature so that they do not solidify the coconut oil) 4 flax-seed eggs…

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Coconut Milk Maple Ice Cream

Ingredients: 2, 400 ml cans of full fat coconut milk 4 tablespoons coconut oil 1/4 cup cocoa or carob powder 2 egg yolks 1/2-2/3 of a cup pure maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup cocoa nibs 1/2 cup walnuts Method: 1. Over medium heat in a saucepan warm maple syrup, coconut milk and…

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Coconut Blueberrry Bark

This recipe was inspired by Sarah Wilson’s Raspberry Ripple. It is great for satisfying a craving for dessert while giving you the good fats that are essential to hormone balance and mental health. Ingredients: 1/2 cup blueberries 1/2 cup shredded or flaked unsweetened coconut 1/2 cup coconut oil 5 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons cacao or…

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Super Simple Coconut Pineapple Pops

In Eastern Ontario we have been blessed with a hot summer. It’s almost September and we’re still expecting to enjoy mid-summer heat for the next week. These three ingredient coconut-pineapple pops are a no-fuss way to enjoy a tasty and cold treat minus the dairy, refined sugar and additives. They also make a great Labour…

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Valentine Paleo Chocolate Cluster

Restriction is no way to love yourself.  In my mind-body eating program, I’m all about substitutions, not restrictions. Eat mindfully and soulfully! Ingredients: 1 cup almond, peanut or sunflower seed butter 1/3 cup coconut oil 1 tsp vanilla 1/4 cup raw honey or organic maple syrup 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds 3…

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Coconut Milk Ice Cream

This is a tasty alternative to milk based ice cream or even frozen yogurt for those who cannot tolerate dairy in any form. It has that tasty, satisfaction of ice cream minus the congestion and digestive problems that dairy causes for many people. Be adventurous and modify the recipe to your desired preferences. Ingredients: 1…

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Carob Pumpkin Cookies

Not only is this recipe gluten and dairy free, but it is packed with fibre. Coconut flour is the most fibre dense flour available. Enjoy these oh-so good cookies guilt free! Ingredients: 1 cup pumpkin puree 2 tablespoons raw honey 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum 1/2 cup coconut flour 2 tablespoons sunflower…

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Coconut Energy Protein Balls

These are great for curbing sugar and carb cravings since they are super filling. Often when we crave carbs we actually need protein. Ingredients: 1 cup dry oatmeal or substitute with added seeds and/or shredded coconut 2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/2 ground flax seed 1/2 cup dried fruit, nuts, seeds, carob chips, chia seeds,…

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Pumpkin Blueberry Decadence

I adapted this recipe from a paleo pumpkin muffin recipe because the recipe called for 6 eggs which I found too ‘eggy’ tasting for a muffin. Instead of 6 eggs, I decided to try 4 flax-meal vegan eggs with only 2 organic free-range eggs. The muffins no longer had an egg flavour and they had…

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Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Ingredients: 2 large ripe avocados 1 ripe banana 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1 pinch cinnamon 2-4 tbsp honey or maple syrup 1 pinch of sea salt 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1 tbsp cocoa nibs Mash avocado and banana in a small mixing bowl. Next combine all other ingredients and mix by hand or in…

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Blueberry Butter Cups

These were an experiment that turned out even tastier than I expected. The blueberries flavour (and colour) the entire cup.  The measurements are approximate so feel free to modify to your liking. Ingredients: 1/3 cup blueberries 2/3 cup sunflower seed butter 1/3 cup coconut oil 1 tsp vanilla 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup 1/4…

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Salt & Vinegar Cucumber Chips

This is a simple, but refreshing snack that satisfies a craving for something salty and crunchy while also helping to reduce bloating. Simply cut cucumbers into disks, place in a bowl and top with Celtic sea salt, minced garlic, drizzle with olive oil and your favourite vinegar.  

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