Archive | October, 2012

Halloween Rusty Tombstone Candy

It’s Halloween soon , so here’s my take on a spooky treat. It’s super easy and only takes about 10 minutes, a few ingredients and an ice cube tray to create the “tombstone” mold! Chocolatey, crispy, sweet goodness! Recipe:  Makes 1 dozen  (Double for a large gathering) Gluten free Chocolate tombstone ingredients: 1 1/4 cups vegan […]

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Sweet Mesquite Almonds

You know those delicious sweet, salty and smoked almonds you can buy at the grocery store that cost a ridiculous amount? I saw a can at my local grocery store for $5! Crazy! These cost me probably less than a $1 to make. Only 4 ingredients and ready in 7 minutes. They make a perfect […]

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Homemade Almond Milk

I have a new favorite thing…it’s called homemade almond milk. I’ve been meaning to make my own for awhile now, knowing how easy it would probably be. However, after checking out Pam over at Enjoyingrealfood and her post on it, I knew it was time. Be sure to check her blog out! I was able […]

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Avocado Hummus (Gluten-Free, Oil-Free)

You might say I’m a little obsessed with hummus. I love it and I love making different flavors of it. I had two very ripe avocados that needed to be used, pronto. So, here you have a protein and healthy fat dip. Delicious and filling. I just dipped carrots in it, but you could even […]

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Almond Butter Gluten Free Cookies

These might just be my favorite new cookies!! They are buttery, moist, tender and are wonderfully crispy. They are extremely addictive. These are the thin, crispy type of cookies…the opposite of my double chocolate espresso cookies. These are the EASIEST and fastest cookies to prepare as well. Seriously..only took me about 5 minutes! They also […]

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Shot Glass Truffles

Want to make an impression and memory on your guests this holiday season? How about serving them truffle desserts in a shot glass! I came up with this idea after finding these adorable mini cups at Pier 1. They are actually mini espresso shot cups, but just in case you can’t find these, regular shot […]

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Sesame Oat Cookies

These cookies are not your traditional chocolate chip cookie. I packed these full of goodness and earthy flavor. These have a wonderful nutty flavor from the toasted sesame seeds and chewiness from the oats and maple syrup. They are delicious and lowfat! Recipe:  Makes 14 cookies  Prep time: 10 mins  Cook time: 10 mins Dry […]

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It’s a party!! Maple Vanilla Cupcakes

This weekend we celebrated my beautiful little girl’s first birthday party! She tasted cake and icing for the first time and repeatedly said “yum, yum!” It was a lot of fun. Her favorite colors are blue and yellow, so that’s how I chose her color theme. It was a lot of work prepping, baking and […]

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No Bake Cookie Balls-Gluten Free Option

I had an emergency this morning. My electricity went out (blown fuse) in our neighborhood… which is the 3rd time this has happened, maybe they need to fix that?! Anyways, it happened before I had breakfast…so I was starving. I normally have oatmeal every morning for breakfast. So, I decided I needed to make something […]

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30 Minute Mexican Chili

Yummy stuff right here…and on the table in 30 minutes. This chili doesn’t need hours simmering, yet it’s loaded with flavor and hearty vegetables to fill you up and warm your body for the cool Fall weather. Although, here in Texas, it’s still hot! That doesn’t matter though to me, warm or cool, this chili […]

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