All posts filed under: Grain-Free

Low-Sugar Gluten-Free Brownies

Perfectly sweet gluten-free brownies that are a little cakey, a little chewy, and a lot delicious.

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Cobb-ish Salad with Vegan Thousand Island Dressing

A few weeks ago I popped down to Palm Desert, California, to get a little relief from the Seattle dreariness—sort of a must-do thing in February or March if you live ’round these parts. The PNW is a beautiful area, and has all that rain to thank for its lush, green landscapes, but if you don’t escape for a bit in mid-winter, you start to go a little nuts. Must. Get. Vitamin D. NOW. Anyway, I had the best cobb salad out for lunch one day, and the not-so-secret ingredient—it was right there on the menu—was horseradish. It was added to the dressing, and gave the salad a fantastic zip. I’ve whipped up a vegan version for this recipe that comes pretty close to what I remember tasting. Heirloom tomatoes were looking pretty good at the grocery store when I was shopping for ingredients, so I grabbed a couple of those to toss with the romaine, then topped it off with a hard-boiled egg and chopped avocado. Now, I just need a patio and some …

Rosemary Roasted Almonds

I made these yesterday, which as it turns out, was National Almond Day. Someone commented to that effect when I posted a sneak peek pic of this recipe on Instagram, while I was totally clueless as to my timeliness. I mean, what are the chances, right?? Actually, there was a one in 365 chance of doing that, and…BOOM! I think this is when you’re supposed to buy a lottery ticket, right? Anyhoo, I had been meaning to make this recipe for weeks, and realized I only had exactly as much fresh rosemary left as I’d need, so decided to get my rear in gear. I’d never roasted almonds before, but let me tell you, I am SO a fan, now.  So easy, so tasty. The perfect healthy, salty snack. I mean, we all know, raw almonds are best for you, blah, blah, blah. But sometimes you need to fancify the situation to keep things interesting for your taste buds. This recipe’ll do the trick. (BTW, if you’re not already following me on Instagram, you should!—And you …