Dairy-free Creamy Asparagus Soup

Dairy-free Creamy Asparagus Soup

I found this huge organic asparagus at the farmer’s market today which makes the perfect summer soup. The cashews make this Dairy-free Creamy Asparagus Soup thick and creamy without heavy cream! You can skip though, for a nut-free version.

Dairy-free Creamy Asparagus Soup

This is my go-to recipe for any simple creamed vegetable soup. You can swap out the asparagus for any vegetable you like such as zucchini, broccoli, or even a combination like cauliflower and asparagus, or carrot.

Dairy-free Creamy Asparagus Soup

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Dairy-free Creamy Asparagus Soup
Dairy-free Creamy Asparagus Soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Dairy-free Creamy Asparagus Soup
Instructions
  1. Heat ghee or oil in a large pot over medium-low heat. Add onions and sprinkle with a dash of salt. Saute until softened, 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add asparagus and stock. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add drained cashews and puree with an immersion blender or in your high-speed blender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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Gluten-free Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Gluten-free Ceylon Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Warm cinnamon raisin bread is such a special treat and easy to make even without the gluten! This gluten-free Ceylon cinnamon raisin bread is loaded with raisins as well as sweet Ceylon cinnamon. It is deliciously moist on its own or toasted and it makes fantastic French Toast!

Are you eating real cinnamon?

Cinnamon is a favorite spice for most of us and it is well-known for its healing properties and ability to regulate blood sugar. I thought all cinnamon was the same until I visited a spice vendor at a farmer’s market and learned that the cinnamon most us have in our pantries is actually considered fake cinnamon in the spice world. This is usually cassia cinnamon and what you will find in your grocery store.

That is when he introduced me to Ceylon, or “true” cinnamon and WOW! It blew me away. The aroma alone is incredibly sweet and pleasing. There are also many more health benefits from Ceylon as it contains high amounts of antioxidant compounds called proanthocyanadins. Ceylon cinnamon has also been shown to improve digestive health as well as naturally lower high blood pressure

Cassia cinnamon contains high levels of coumarin, a blood thinner, which in high amounts can be toxic to the liver. So if you are using cinnamon every day, switch to Ceylon.

Gluten-free Cinnamon Raisin Bread

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  1. Grease an 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 loaf pan or line it with parchment paper.
  2. Heat coconut oil, honey, and coconut milk just until lukewarm. (110 degrees) Add in apple cider vinegar.
  3. Sift all dry ingredients into mixing bowl of your electric mixer. With mixer on low, slowly add in warm liquids along with eggs. Beat on low until incorporated. Increase speed to medium and beat for 5 minutes. (This helps build structure in gluten-free dough) Dough will be very sticky.
  4. Reduce mixer to low and add in raisins.
  5. In a small bowl mix together filling ingredients.
  6. Spray a large piece of parchment with oil and transfer half of dough on to it. With wet hands, spread dough into an 8 by 12 rectangle. Sprinkle filling over dough, leaving a 12 inch border.
    Gluten-free Cinnamon Raisin Bread
  7. Using parchment paper, roll dough, beginning at the short side into a tight roll. Transfer dough to pan, seam side up. Repeat with remaining dough, but this time place roll seam side down on top of other roll in pan. Smooth out top.
  8. Cover pan with a clean towel or greased plastic wrap and let rise 1 hour, or until dough rises just above edge of pan.
    Gluten-free Cinnamon Raisin Bread
  9. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
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  10. Bake bread about 1 hour until golden brown on top. Allow to cool 10 minutes, and then remove from pan and place bread on a baking rack to cool completely. Enjoy fresh or toasted with jam!
Recipe Notes

This bread makes great French Toast!

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Dairy-free Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Dairy-Free Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Cherries are my absolute favorite fruit and they are only in season for such a short time! There are so many health benefits to cherries so try adding them to smoothies, muffins, granola, or my Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream! The secret to this super creamy ice cream is avocado, but you would never know it’s in there. Plus no ice cream maker required!

Health benefits of cherries

Cherries are loaded with antioxidants and anti-cancer fighting properties. They also help fight inflammation in the body and can help with weight loss. Did you know that tart cherries are a natural pain reliever, especially for arthritic pain? They can also help with insomnia because they contain natural melatonin. Try an 8-ounce glass of tart cherry juice an hour before bedtime.

Cherries are also high in potassium which makes them a great food to help relieve high blood pressure. Need any more excuses to eat more cherries?

Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Let me know what you think in the comments below!

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  1. Combine milks, with 1½ cups cherries, monkfruit (or other sweetener), avocado, vanilla, and almond extract in blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add optional collagen and mix to combine. 
  3. Ice cream Maker option: Chill mixture for 2 hours and then place in ice cream maker per instructions.  When almost frozen, stir in remaining cherries, chopped and chocolate chips.
  4. Freezer option: pour mixture into an ice cube tray and freeze until solid.  Chill remaining mix.  When frozen, place all ingredients in blender and process until smooth.  Stir in remaining cherries, chopped and chocolate chips.  Serve soft or chill in freezer for firmer texture.
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Upside Down Caramel Apple Muffins

Gluten-free Upside Down Caramel-Apple Muffins

Lightly caramelized apples bake under this moist, gluten-free muffin for a delicious whole grain and healthy snack. Serve these Gluten-free Upside Down Caramel-Apple Muffins for a special breakfast or a kid-friendly dessert!

Upside Down Caramel Apple Muffins

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Apple Topping
  1. In a large skillet, cook the apples, sweetener of choice, butter, and salt over medium heat until apples are tender and liquid is syrupy, 12-15 minutes. Divide among 12 muffin cups and sprinkle with walnuts.
Muffins
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together melted coconut oil, sugar, coconut milk, eggs, and lemon juice. Add dry ingredients and combine. Pour batter over apples and bake 18-20 minutes.
  3. Cool for 10 minutes and then flip muffins over. Remove muffin cups. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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coconut custard

Dairy-free Coconut Custard

This rich coconut custard is so delicious and creamy without the dairy! I use it as a filling for my Coconut Custard Cake, but it is also amazing on its own!

Dairy-Free Coconut Custard

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
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  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk coconut milk and arrowroot. Heat over medium heat until just bubbly and starting to thicken.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk egg yolks, and salt. Pour 1/3 cup hot milk into the egg yolks, whisking constantly. Pour egg yolks back into the pan and heat until just bubbly and thick. Remove from heat.
  3. Pour custard through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl. Press plastic wrap directly on to the surface. Refrigerate at least 4 hours.
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Paleo Peach French Toast

Paleo Peach French Toast

Let the aroma of cinnamon and peaches wake your family up in the morning with this overnight Paleo Peach French Toast. This recipe contains no grains and the almond flour makes it super moist and delicious! It’s great to make ahead for a brunch crowd as it has to sit overnight in the fridge.

Paleo Peach French Toast

The Easy Almond Bread is so versatile, you can eat it on its own, or toast it and have it with jam, or even make a sandwich with it. You can make the loaf ahead and keep it in the freezer until you are ready to use it.  You’ll need lots of eggs for this recipe. This is a protein filled breakfast.

I also recently discover Elmhurst  Nut Milks because let’s face it, sometimes it’s just convenient to buy nut milk already made, but unfortunately most are loaded with unhealthy ingredients like carraganeen. Unsweetened Elmhurst milks are just nuts and water, and they taste delicious!

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Paleo Peach French Toast

No need for syrup on these! The peaches give it just the right sweetness. Try adding some chopped pecans for a bit of a crunch! Let me know how it turns out in the comments below.

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Passive Time 24 hours
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Peach French Toast
Passive Time 24 hours
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Easy Almond Bread
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Easy Almond Bread
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift all dry ingredients into a medium bowl.
  2. Add eggs and milk and whisk to combine. Pour into greased loaf pan, or line it with parchment.
  3. Bake for 45-50 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely.
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Peach Baked French Toast
  1. Grease 9X13 baking pan. Slice almond loaf into 1 inch slices and line flat in pan. You can squeeze them in to fit tight.
  2. Whisk eggs, milk, and vanilla together in a medium bowl. Pour over almond bread and sprinkle with cinnamon. Scatter peaches over bread.
  3. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake 40 minutes until cooked through and puffy. Serve hot.
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oatmeal cacao nib cookies

Oatmeal Cacao Nib Cookies -Gluten free

It’s chocolate this week! These oatmeal cacao nib cookies are made with cacao nibs instead of chocolate chips for an intense chocolate flavor with a crispy crunch!

What are Cacao Nibs?

Oatmeal Cacao Nib Cookies

Cacao nibs are from the cacao beans that grow inside the cacao plant. The beans are dried and fermented. The dried beans are ground up into chocolate tasting nibs. They still contain all of their nutrients with no added sugar before they are heated and made into cocoa powder which is used for chocolate bars.

Health Food?

If you needed an excuse to eat more chocolate, raw cacao has four times the amount of anti-oxidants than dark chocolate. It contains several nutrients such as magnesium, calcium, thiamin, carotene, calcium, protein, and riboflavin. It has been found to lower cholesterol, prevent heart disease, and reduce your risk of cancer.

MOod Booster

You probably know that chocolate also affects your mood. That is because of the phenylethylamine, which is a natural chemical that can elevate your mood. That’s why so many of us reach for chocolate when we are sad or feeling stressed. Cacao also causes the brain to release endorphins which is why chocolate gives you a feeling of pleasure. It certainly does for me:)

If you think chocolate is a guilty pleasure, rest assured, consuming raw cacao is a health food. It contains less than one gram of sugar and is the perfect addition to smoothies, hot tea, or your Dandy Blend drink.

You can use cacao nibs as a topping for smoothies or acai bowls. They’re also great in muffins or quick breads or as a crunchy topping for my CHOCOLATE AVOCADO MOUSSE! You can find cacao nibs at Whole Foods, HomeGoods, or online.

Oatmeal Cacao Nib Cookies

Let me know what you think in the comments below and don’t forget to check out my Pistachio Gogo Bark made of raw cacao powder!

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Oatmeal Cacao Nib Cookies
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift baking soda, powder, salt, and Cup4Cup flour together in a medium bowl.
  2. Cream butter with sugar in a stand mixer until smooth. Add egg and vanilla and beat well. Stir in flour and oatmeal. Fold in cacao nibs.
  3. Drop by rounded teaspoon two inches apart on parchment-lined cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with wet fingers. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
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pistachio gogi bark

Pistachio Gogi Bark

Looking for a guilt-free chocolate snack? This homemade pistachio gogi bark takes only 5 minutes and serves up some super power goodness like raw cacao powder and gogi berries. Cacao is high in magnesium, minerals, and antioxidants and gogi berries have amazing anti-inflammatory power and protect against cancer and heart disease.

Pistachio Gogi Bar

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 20 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 20 minutes
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  1. Heat cocoa butter and coconut oil over a double boiler. Once melted add cacao, honey, and salt and whisk until smooth.
  2. Line an 8X8 baking pan with parchment paper. Pour the melted chocolate into the pan and spread the chocolate into a thin, even layer. Sprinkle the pistachios and goji berries on top of the chocolate. Freeze for about 10 minutes to harden and then break into pieces. Keep refrigerated.
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Easy Baked Fish

Easy Gluten-free Baked Fish

You can have this meal on the table in 15 minutes, paired with a side salad. This is a great use for that leftover almond meal from your homemade almond milk. You can dry the pulp in the oven at 150 degrees for about 4 hours. Process them in a blender to break up the clumps. You could also use gluten-free bread crumbs for this easy baked fish.easy gluten-free baked fish

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Easy Baked Fish
Prep Time 5 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
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Easy Baked Fish
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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place fish on parchment lined baking sheet, Season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a small bowl combine bread crumbs and seasonings. Add olive oil and lemon juice. Mix with a fork. Spread mixture evenly over fish.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes until fish is flaky. If desired, brown crumbs under the broiler for a few minutes. Serve.
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Gluten-Free Pull Apart Dinner Rolls

Gluten-Free Pull-Apart Rolls

These Gluten-Free Pull Apart Rolls are so good, my son panicked as he thought I gave him a wheat roll! Just in time for the holidays, I finally mastered my recipe. The secret…almond flour. I have been adding more almond flour to my gluten-free bread recipes and getting great results!

Gluten-Free Pull Apart Dinner Rolls

Last week, I told you not to eat gluten. This week, I’m showing you how you can make delicious bread and never even miss the wheat! I like to use my own gluten-free flour blends, so we can skip the xantham gum. Xantham gum is usually genetically modified and can cause stomach irritation. Instead, I use psyllium husk, which not only helps bind the dough, it adds heart-healthy fiber!

Gluten-Free Pull Apart Dinner Rolls

These rolls are so quick and easy! They only take 45 minutes to rise and 25 minutes to bake, so you can have fresh rolls on the table in just a little over an hour!

Another beautiful thing about gluten-free bread is there is no kneading. Just mix your dough, rise, and bake! These gluten-free pull-apart rolls are crisp on the outside and super soft on the inside. Give them a try! You’re gonna love ’em! Let me know what you think in the comment below!

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Cook Time 25 minutes
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Cook Time 25 minutes
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Gluten-Free Pull Apart Dinner Rolls
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  1. Whisk all dry ingredients together in mixing bowl of your electric mixer.
  2. Combine all wet ingredients, except butter and add to dry ingredients in bowl. Mix on medium speed for 3 1/2 minutes. This help dough build structure without the gluten.
  3. Grease a round 9-inch pie plate or cake pin. Using an ice cream scoop, or 1/3 cup measuring cup, drop dough in mounds into the pan in a circle. Place one in the center. Smooth dough with wet fingers, if necessary. You should get about 8-9 rolls.
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  4. Cover with dry towel and let rise for 45 minutes until doubled in size. Preheat oven to 375º.
    Gluten-Free Pull Apart Dinner Rolls
  5. Bake at 375º for 25-28 minutes. Remove from oven and brush the tops of the hot rolls with the melted butter, if desired. Use a large spatula to carefully lift the rolls out of the pan and place them on a cooling rack. Cool completely.
  6. To reheat, cover completely in tin foil and warm in the oven at 350º for 10 minutes.
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