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Chocolate Angel Pie (Grain Free and Very Low Sugar)

A few weeks ago I was stopped in my web-surfing tracks by a beautiful image of the original version of this pie, created by The Dutch Baker’s Daughter.  First, chocolate pie.  Enough said.  Second, she makes the pie with a meringue crust!  Brilliant, and perfect for people avoiding gluten and grains.  I immediately became obsessed […]

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Buffalo and Mushroom Loaf with Caramelized Onions

Buffalo and Mushroom Loaf with Caramelized Onions

Continuing my buffalo kick with this easy, vegetable-filled meatloaf, made without grain-based fillers.  Things like bread and oats have traditionally been added to meatloaf to stretch the meat, but they are not really needed as a binder. For this recipe I added finely chopped cremini mushrooms and carrot to the ground buffalo, and topped it […]

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Gingered Plum Crisp (Grain Free)

Gingered Plum Crisp (Grain free), plus a giveaway

Tate’s Bake Shop just released their new cookbook, Baking for Friends, and I recently received a copy for review.  The book is loaded with recipes for cookies, muffins, crisps, and bars, along with beautiful photos of the sweets.  They are also offering a five dollar discount to my readers who wish to purchase the book, […]

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Lemon Coconut Brownies (Grain Free)

Lemon-Coconut Brownies (grain free)

As I continue my venture into gluten-and-grain free cooking, as well as avoiding refined sugars, I have been using more coconut products in my baked goods–the oil is great for flaky scones, for instance, and the flour makes a good substitute for grain-based flours.  Tropical Traditions recently sent me a sample of their Virgin Coconut […]

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Chicken with Italian Plums

Chicken with Italian Plums

Italian plums are one of my favorite fruits, and they have a relatively short season, so grab them when you can.  I probably love the dusky, deep color as much as the flavor. Stack them in a bowl, and they make a beautiful centerpiece.  Also called “prune” plums (because yes, these are dried and sold […]

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Stone Fruit Tart with Almond Crust (sugar free and grain free)

Stone Fruit Tart with Almond Crust (sugar free and grain free)

As I continue to avoid sugar and gluten, I have been experimenting a lot with almond meal to come up with seasonal sweets.  Colorado peaches are at their peak right now, and I have been picking some up wherever I see them–roadside stands, the Farmers’ Market, or even in the parking lot of a local […]

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