Archives for the ‘Desserts’ Category

Coconut Mango Popsicles

  Who doesn’t love Popsicles on a hot day? These are my 3 year old’s favorite treat right now. I started making these when I was working with kids at a summer camp. Then I got a Norpro Ice Pop Maker and now I make a batch at home every week. Sometimes I make my […]

Chocolate-Coconut-Cream Cheese Layer Cake

  If you all were wondering why you haven’t heard from me in a while, my daughter just turned two this week. Enough said, right? Well we had a big party last weekend and the highlight was this awesome chocolate-coconut-cream cheese layer cake, which I made in the shape of a monkey because monkeys are […]

Gluten-free Quinoa Carrot Cake

  I was never much into carrot cake before having a child. Now, it seems like the perfect birthday cake or occasional dessert that is so healthy and nutritious, with its high fiber and vegetable content and very low sugar. Since my daughter’s birthday in April, I’ve made it three times, each time making improvements […]

Persimmon Galette With Brown Rice-Cornmeal Crust

*Note: Because this recipe contains butter, it is not dairy-free. You could try substituting non-dairy shortenings such as coconut oil or lard, but results may not be the same. You may be able to tell from this more ambitious recipe that my appetite has returned! Though I continued to have morning (or rather, all-day) sickness into […]

Chocolate Quinoa Coconut-Almond Bars

Thank you to all who posted website links and ideas for candida-diet recipes this past month.  I especially enjoyed the Ricki Heller blog Diet, Dessert & Dogs. Some creative and original ideas there!  It has been a challenge, but my husband is now in phase II (Woo-hoo!). Here’s a quick, easy dessert I came up […]

Favorite Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free Holiday Recipes

  Well the holidays are almost here again, I can’t wait to bring out some of the old favorite recipes, and try some new ones!  Usually I write about my holiday cooking after the fact, so I thought it would be a good idea to post all my past successful recipes here in one place […]

Lemon-Almond Dessert Frittata

  I just love Mark Bittman, NY Times food writer and author of Food Matters and How to Cook Everything.  The other night I was looking through my fridge (which was getting rather empty as it was time to go to the farmers’ market) for something to whip up for dessert, and all I could […]

Maple-Pecan Pie With Sorghum/Brown Rice Crust

  Happy holidays, everyone!  Hope you are enjoying some good times and delicious edibles:)  I can’t wait to hear about all the treats and goodies and scrumptious meals you prepared.  I think my best effort this year was a pecan pie.  Not being an experienced pie baker, I decided to follow the masters.  I adapted Carol Fenster’s […]

Blackberry Cobbler

      Okay so I’ve been on a dessert spree lately.  Getting ready for the holidays, I guess.  Though I’m saving the pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving.   Last week I went to the farmers’ market just as they were shutting down, and this guy sold me 3 pints of blackberries for 4 bucks.  Three pints!  […]

Walnut-Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp   When I was growing up, one of my favorite signs of autumn was fresh homemade apple crisp.  Of course my mother made it with loads of brown sugar, flour and butter – no wonder I was so hooked on it at the time!  Now I know you don’t have to have all […]