My passion for baking helped me keep my JOY when our family transitioned to a gluten-free diet in 2013, shortly after our 5th blessing was born. Regardless of my healthy weight, “healthy” eating habits and exercise, I was still high risk for diabetes. We also faced other challenges including behaviors, lack of focus, and skin […]
1 cup edamame, shelled
2 tablespoon lemon juice
Sesame seeds for garnish
2 tablespoon tahini
1 teaspoon cumin
1 garlic clove
1 teaspoon sesame oil
Add edamame, garlic, lemon juice, tahini, cumin, and sesame oil to a food processor and puree until smooth. Top with sesame seeds and serve with veggie sticks.
4-6 cooking apples
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon apple pie seasoning
Olive oil cooking spray
Cut apples and toss with seasonings. Place onto tray lined with tin foil and mist over both sides with spray. Bake 30 minutes at 400 degrees.
Here is my favorite birthday cake recipe. It’s gluten free and contains healthy fat from the coconut so it still fits my diet.
4 large eggs
2 cups yellow squash (grated)
½ cup coconut flour
1 cup unsweetened frozen coconut, thawed
¼ cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon coconut stevia drops
a pinch of salt
For cream cheese frosting:
½ cup butter
8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
½ teaspoon coconut stevia drops
In a large bowl, mix coconut flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
Add coconut oil, beaten eggs, vanilla extract and stevia drops.
Mix well until combined.
Add coconut and grated squash.
Spray the slowcooker bowl and line with parchment paper.
Pour into the slow cooker and cook on low until the top turns slightly brown.
It should take approximately 45-50 minutes, but I like to check on it after 30 minutes to check its progress.
Remove from the slowcooker and allow to cool completely.
For the frosting, mix together cream cheese with butter.
Add coconut stevia drops and whip until the mixture is fluffy.
After frosting the cake, you can sprinkle it with flaked coconut, but I don’t like the texture.