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Flourless Chocolate Coconut Butter Cookies: Gluten-free, Grain-free, Egg-free

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Back when I was writing my coconut e-book, I had fun playing around with coconut butter as a gluten-free flour replacement. Recently I decided to revisit coconut butter to make a new recipe: chocolate coconut butter cookies! I’m not currently eating eggs so this recipe is egg-free as well as naturally gluten-free and grain-free. These cookies are soft, moist, mildly sweet, and have an almost cake-like texture. They’re a big hit in my house. I hope you enjoy them, too!

A couple notes on the recipe:

I use psyllium husks to make these cookies egg-free. I like psyllium husks because they’re a great binder and, unlike chia seeds or flax seeds, don’t require me to grind anything.…

Chocolate Cashew Milk Ice Cream: Dairy-free, GAPS, Paleo

Chocolate Cashew Milk Ice Cream: Dairy-free, GAPS and Paleo-approved!

We’re lactose intolerant but we love ice cream in my house, so we eat a lot of coconut ice cream. I know that not everyone likes the flavor of coconut, though, so last time I felt like making ice cream I decided I’d try my hand at another type of ice cream. I had some raw cashews in my freezer, so I figured, why not make cashew milk ice cream? I wasn’t sure how strong the cashew flavor would be, so I decided I’d start with chocolate cashew milk ice cream, since chocolate does a great job of competing with other strong flavors.…

Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Last fall I had to spend several months on an elimination diet that had me avoiding a ton of the foods I usually eat. Desperate for something fun that I could actually eat, I stumbled upon a recipe for cashew butter cookies from the Detoxinista. That same week I discovered organic roasted cashews at Costco, so of course I had to make the recipe. I modified it a bit to fit our food restrictions here, but thankfully the cookies came out amazing! Since then I have made this recipe at least a dozen times. As I say about most conventional foods, my memory of chocolate chip cookies is pretty hazy, but these gluten-free flourless chocolate chip cookies taste so much like the chocolate chip cookies I used to make in my pre-real food days.…

How to Make Raspberry Kombucha

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Do you drink kombucha? Kombucha is a delicious and healthy probiotic drink. And even better, it’s cheap and easy to make at home! Kombucha can take on many flavors depending on what you choose to add to it during your secondary fermentation. A few weeks ago I shared my strawberry kombucha recipe, so today I thought I’d share another one of my favorite kombucha flavors: raspberry kombucha.

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  • 1/2 gallon fermented kombucha
  • 1/4 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen


  1. First, make a batch of unflavored kombucha according to the directions in my how to make kombucha post.

Healthy Dairy-free Fudge

You need to try this healthy fudge recipe! It's dairy-free, honey-sweetened, and made with cocoa butter.  Plus it's super simple to make!

You guys, I have a new dessert obsession: dairy-free chocolate fudge. I was playing around with my homemade chocolate chip recipe, seeing if I could make a version that’s more like milk chocolate. I totally failed at that goal, but instead I discovered something even better: healthy dairy-free fudge!

Now, let me give you my standard disclaimer: I haven’t eaten traditional, white sugar chocolate fudge in many, many years. So my memory may be a bit hazy. From what I do remember, though, this fudge is spot-on. The flavor is chocolatey and rich, and the texture is amazing, dense but crumbly at the same time.…