What’s not to love about muffins? These ones are pretty-nearly foolproof, and I’m by no means an expert baker. So I make a batch of these nearly every week. They are full of protein and fiber, and their only sugar comes from bananas and raisins. My kids eat them for breakfast and dessert, the adults have them as snacks, and I serve them when people come ’round for tea. I hope you like them. Coconut Flour Banana Raisin Muffins (grain-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free and no added sugar) Ingredients: 4 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup) 4-6 large organic eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2/3Read More →
My family is sick: the husband with a sore throat, the baby with the start of a sniffle, and the kid with a glorious case of Overdoing-Just-Need-to-Stay-Home. I feel like a jersey cow for an insatiable nursling and a nursemaid with hot tea and sympathy for everyone else. I had expected a fun holiday weekend! There were barbecues to attend and beaches to sloth on. The kiddos’ need for comfort and my husband’s need for space begin to push my buttons and soon the inner martyr in me starts up inside my head: SHE never gets to rest when I’m sick. SHE never sleeps in.Read More →
Remember that gigantic zucchini I plucked from my garden the other day? I have to admit it gave me a bad hankering for zucchini bread, and with our current delicious Beauty Foodie contest going, I also have chocolate and nuts on the brain. So last weekend I experimented with creating a gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free zucchini muffin that also had the yumminess of chocolate and nuts. Here’s what I came up with:
You’ve probably heard a lot in recent months about the benefits of going gluten-free. For people who struggle with even minor gluten intolerance, the benefits of a gluten-free diet can include weight loss, better digestion, clearer skin, sharper thinking, and better energy. But lots of people (especially those unfathomable individuals who don’t love leftovers as much as we do in my house) have a hard time figuring out what to do about breakfast when cereal and scones are off the menu. Here is one of my favorite, fast gluten-free breakfasts, the perfect antidote to your boring morning bagel.