As many of you who follow me know, I have changed my diet in the last several months.
This blog will be reflecting those changes.
I no longer do product reviews and have removed those I have done in the past. (If you find one I have missed, please let me know)
Also, I am changing over my recipes. They will all be gluten free, dairy free, processed sugar free, soy free and non-GMO.
Please bear with me as I make these changes, but when you come across a recipe you are interested in, contact me for substitutions for the afore-mentioned ingredients.
Eat well my friends 😀
Love Aunt Jayne
Those of you who know me at all, know that I HATE additives, preservatives and artificial colours and flavours.
Anyone who has food allergies or intolerance (Which includes most people with Celiac) should be very careful about things like food colourings. (Store bought Red is made from crushed beetles for example)
I just found a site that gives you the how-to on making your own food colourings. This site has many other wonderful articles.
I hope you will check them out here: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/natural-food-coloring.html
2 cups NuNaturals More Fiber Stevia Baking Blend
½ cup butter, softened
1 ½ cups Cassava Flour
1 cup brown rice flour
1 ½ tsp baking soda
1 ½ cups almond milk
3 droppers full of NuNaturals Pure Liquid Lemon NuStevia
Preheat oven to 325ºF.
Lightly grease a bundt pan.
Mix the softened butter and Stevia Baking blend until fluffy.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add the dry ingredients and almond milk alternately, a little at a time.
Add the Lemon NuStevia and beat well.
Pour into the prepared pan.
Bake 45 to 50 minutes.
Test with a toothpick after 40 minutes and again at 45 and 50.
Do not overcook.
Allow to cool about one hour and invert onto a cake plate.
Glaze if desired. (Not recommended for diabetics)
1 1/2 cups coconut palm sugar
¼ cup melted butter or non-soy butter substitute.
2 to 4 tbs fresh lemon juice.
Beat the butter and sugar together and add the lemon 1 tbs at a time until “spreadable”
½ cup NuNaturals More Fiber Stevia Baking Blend
1 tbs cocoa
3 droppers full of NuNaturals Pure Liquid Orange NuStevia
2 cups coconut
Preheat oven to 350ºF
Lightly grease a large cookie sheet.
Beat the eggs.
Add the baking blend and cocoa.
Add the orange NuStevia and beat well.
Add the coconut and mix with a spoon.
Drop by spoonfuls onto the prepared pan.
Bake about 6 minutes.
Allow to cool before removing from the pan.
1 ½ cups certified GF oats
1 ½ cups shredded coconut
½ cup ground almond
½ cup ground flax
½ cup hulled hemp seeds
½ cup unsalted sunflower seeds
½ cup unsalted pumpkin seeds
½ cup walnut crumbs
½ cup chopped almonds
¼ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup raisins
¼ cup coconut palm sugar
1 cup honey
½ cup tahini or sunflower butter or pea butter
Preheat oven to 325ºF
Generously grease a 9” X 13” glass cake pan.
In a very large bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients.
Make a well in the center.
In a small mixer bowl, blend together all of the wet ingredients and pour into the well you made in the dry ingredients.
Using a spatula or your hands, mix well until all the ingredients are wet.
Press into the prepared pan. (I used a large piece of waxed paper with butter on it to press)
Bake for about 30 minutes or until the edges just start to brown.
Allow to cool for 5 minutes and cut into squares.
Cool completely and remove from the pan.
These are peanut free, delicious and full of fibre. A great take along snack
2 eggs, well beaten
½ cups coconut palm sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 ½ cups unsweetened shredded coconut
Preheat oven to 350ºF
Grease a large cookie sheet.
In a large bowl, beat the egg.
Add the sugar and vanilla and beat again.
Add the coconut and mix well.
Using an ice cream scoop, drop the mixture onto the cookie sheet.
Flatten slightly with the bowl of the scoop.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes. You want them golden but not over-cooked.
Cool for about 5 minutes then loosen from the cookies sheet.
Melt ½ cup GF chocolate chips and drizzle over the cookies.
As the title implies, this is a bright and light blog! I love the retro look of the background, the recipes are wonderful and there are lots of great photos. I
f you check out the pages, you will find tips for saving money (Who doesn’t want to save money?) product reviews, flour blends and GF restaurants in Saskatoon. (Isn’t that the wheat capital of Canada? LOL)
I found this blog easy to navigate and I really like it. I will be visiting again – you should too. http://thebrightersideofglutenfree.blogspot.com/