Chocolate Cake Truffles

chocolate cake trufflesI’m all about honesty. So I have to say, even though I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, I still F up a lot. Things just don’t turn out how I envision. My conceptions don’t always make it into reality, so gracefully. When that happens, I usually try to salvage what I can. I recreate the dish into something tasty, if not tastier than the original. This s one of those times when the redo turned out better than the first go.

Chocolate Cake Truffles:
Cake:
• 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
• 1/4 cup coconut flour
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 1/2 tsp cinnamon
• 4 pasture-raised eggs
• 1/4 cup honey
• 1 tsp vanilla
• 1/4 cup almond oil (recommendation: coconut oil or ghee)
Let’s Make it Happen: mix dry ingredients (cocoa, flour, cinnamon, powder) in a bowl. In a separate bowl combine wet ingredients (egg, honey, vanilla, oil). Now blend the two together. Pour into a greased pan. Bake at 350 until a toothpick comes out cleanly (mine baked quickly as I put it in a smaller pan). It appeared dry. I didn’t like it. I begin throwing in ingredients, I believe this is all I added.
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Bacon Truffles

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I am into savory sweet combinations, period. I’ve been racking my brains for sweet bacon dessert recipes. Bacon? Chocolate? Almond Butter? What is not to love? Why not put them together? Bring them together as one? Exactly! And so I have. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

Bacon Truffles

• 1/2 cup almond butter
• 1 1/2 tbsp coconut flour
• 2 pieces bacon
• 2 tbsp honey
• 1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
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Pumpkin Risotto

2012-12-04-08_58_14I was maybe a little harsh on pumpkin Tuesday. So today I thought I’d make it up to pumpkin, with a different spin on risotto. Cauliflower used  to be somewhat of a savior for me when I first began converting recipes to gluten-free. I mashed it, made pizza crusts, made mac n’ cheese, I used it for rice and so much more (once I even used it in brownies). This recipe is a fun little experiment. And it turned out to be really good.

Pumpkin Risotto
• 1/2 cup broth (feel free to make your own)
• 1/2 cup water
• 3 tbsp onion, diced
• 1/4 tsp rosemary
• 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
• 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
• 1 cup cauliflower rice Continue reading

Butternut Chips

07ed7ba7f5b865d60a762c9f4266c186I saw this pin on my Pinterest last week on Butternut Recipes, because Pumpkin ones are so last year. Although I still cave and post/bake/sell a lot of pumpkin dishes, I fell in love with butternut 2 years ago. It’s hard to believe that it’s been a mere 24 months since I tried butternut for the first time. I knew with that first bite, that there was some connection there, a budding relationship. I did a few (okay a lot) of butternut recipes last year. Don’t believe me? Here are some links to the posts I did featuring the squash.

Butternut Burgers

Bacon Wrapped Butternut and Apple Stuffed Pork Loin

Butternut Casserole

Butternut Sage Soup

Butternut Spice Latte Continue reading

S’Mores Pie

Gluten Free S'Mores PieSThis is one of my favorite recipes EVER! It actually kind of, sort of inspired me to start my own baking business. I served it up on Thanksgiving once and my friend Sharon, her sister and mom all exclaimed that I needed to kick the kettlebell training thing and start my own bakery. Fast forward a few years and I have the humble beginnings of a baby bakery business. Thank you very much to them for their encouragement and belief in me. 6pig-Rv8Uf3uer8G7y0W6NORwkFeaErSpvxathXijSc=w932-h524-no

I’ve been inspired lately by this campfire Autumn inspiration. The weather and days have been PERFECT. I’ve had day after day of gorgeous photo taking on my hikes or bike rides. I’ve started to deck myself out in plaid, knit hats, scarves, all the fabulous sweaters I bought last year, and once or twice some leg warmers. Plus I have filled up on quite a bit of soup. And the leaves haven’t even started to really change. What goes better than s’mores this time of year?  I like a twist, so I decided to make a pie. It was work, but completely worth the effort. Thanks to Urban Poser for the marshmallow recipe! Continue reading

Pumpkin Kale Falltastic Soul Soup

084I have been on a soup kick! Maybe the temperature drop this weekend has inspired me. Maybe it was Saturday morning, which I spent outdoors (joyfully) at the market freezing balls. Maybe it was yesterday morning, which I spent in the woods, peacefully waiting in stillness for a deer to appear. Maybe it’s because I’ve been serving so much soup, that I finally caved and decided I need to eat some soup. Maybe it’s all the pumpkin I have, because today’s pumpkin soup is an evolution from the one I made the other day.

Whatever the reason (probably I dynamic mix of all of these and more), this soup hit the spot. Soul warming and so, so tasty. Slurp up!

Pumpkin Kale Falltastic Soul Soup

  • 3 cups pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups broth (like always feel free to make your own)
  • 1/2 lb. ground sausage
  • Kale
  • 1/2 sliced red onion
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • fresh parsley
  • paprika
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • sea salt
  • turmeric
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • cinnamon
  • red pepper

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