Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Our annual Cannon Beach family vacation where memories were made is now behind us.  We got to spend a lot of time with those grands that are growing up too quickly.  Such treasured times.  I hated for it to end. We took early morning walks on the beach. One afternoon when the sun came out, we ventured to Hug Point, ... Read More

Peach Raspberry Upside Down Cake

Peach Raspberry Upside Down Cake
This grain free and refined sugar free Peach Raspberry Upside Down Cake may quickly become your favorite summertime cake.  You've got to share it though.  It's a treat everyone will love and you won't inhale it all by yourself.  I'm speaking from experience here as I wasn't happy with my photos the first few times baking this and made it ... Read More

Mini Berry Tarts

I always drool over the 4th of July desserts plastered over magazine covers this time of year.  Typically the recipes are full of sugar, gluten and empty calories.  But dang, they are beautiful!  Mini Berry Tarts, perfect for the 4th of July celebration, are dairy, gluten and refined sugar-free and satisfies the sweet tooth because that's important too. I found ... Read More

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Cups

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Cups
This girl who loves all things crunchy has been on a soft diet for a little bit recovering from a dental procedure.  Good thing I have my handy Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin powder to help me create some creamy and smooth desserts like this one and serve up a good dose of protein at the same time.  Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding ... Read More

Strawberry Lemon Tart

Strawberry Lemon Tart
During my last cooking class, I had a request for a gluten, dairy and refined sugar-free lemon custard recipe.  One popped up on my instagram feed from Vital Proteins using their high quality gelatin. Before I develop any of my own recipes using this, I played with their recipe to get the feel of the product.  Ladies and Gents...here we ... Read More

Chocolate Raspberry Parfaits

Chocolate Raspberry Parfaits
I've been hoping to have time to post this very scrumptious Valentine's Day dessert.  This creamy parfait is dairy, gluten and refined sugar free and a favorite from my cooking classes.  Layered with a quick homemade raspberry jam, these Chocolate Raspberry Parfaits are a decadent dessert that's actually good for you and your whole family will love. The bottom layer ... Read More

Chocolate Peppermint Protein Bites

Chocolate Peppermint Protein Bites
Oh. My. Goodness. These are dreamy and delicious, tasting decadent but they're healthy.  Quick to make in a food processor with an "S" blade and they don't require cooking, Chocolate Peppermint Protein Bites are holiday inspired, and they make a great snack to have around the house or to bring to a holiday party. I came home after an intense ... Read More

Hot Fudge : Dairy and Sweetener Free

Hot Fudge
This post has been brewing and sitting in edit mode waiting to get completed.  Teaching cooking classes has kept me busy, (All Things Fall cooking class plus I had the joy of doing a private class for a group of young mom's) but the main reason I've been MIA is that I've been having technical issues with my blog.  I am beyond ... Read More