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Coconut Flour Zucchini Bread

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At the end of the summer, it seems there is no end to the amount of zucchini to use up. Here’s a delicious, gluten-free, GAPS and Paleo-friendly way to enjoy the zucchini bounty. And this coconut flour zucchini bread recipe also freezes well so you can enjoy it during the winter too! 

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Grain Free Banana Bread

Posted in Breakfast, Snacks, Treats | 35 comments

I’ve made my fair share of banana bread recipes since going grain and dairy free, and, honestly, none of them have been anywhere close to as good as my grandmother’s old recipe using wheat flour. In fact most of them have been either soggy and dense or dry and bland.

Since winter has me indoors more and in the mood to bake, I decided it was high time to figure out how to make a grain free banana bread as light, sweet and rich as the one Grandma taught me how to make. And so I did… 

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Easy (Grain Free) Root Vegetable Pancakes

Posted in Breakfast, Side Dishes, Snacks | 14 comments

I think there’s nothing like a fried, shredded vegetable pancake to fill you up and bring you comfort. This recipe definitely fits the bill—without grains, gluten, dairy or nuts. 

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Coconut Water Kefir and Cultured Coconut Pudding

Posted in Breakfast, Raw & Fermented, Treats | 26 comments

Despite using coconut water, milk, meat and oil in many of my recipes, I have a love/hate relationship with coconut. My love affair with coconut began as a toddler when a nice Mexican man gave me a hunk of fresh coconut meat to teethe on during my parents’ vacation in Acapulco. I have lovingly done the same for my daughter. 

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High-Energy Raw Breakfast Bowl

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We like a hearty, high-protein breakfast after working out and doing morning chores, but lately, perhaps due to the change of season, I haven’t wanted to make or eat anything too elaborate. One recent morning, torn between an empty fridge and an empty belly, out of sheer necessity, I stumbled on a new way of making breakfast.  

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Homemade Coconut Milk Yogurt

Posted in Breakfast, Featured Posts, Raw & Fermented, Snacks, Treats | 293 comments

Like many people these days, Babyzilla and I are allergic to dairy, soy and most nuts—each one of the most allergenic foods in the world. (We are even allergic to goat milk, too!) So, we’ve been looking for a suitable alternative for one of our favorite probiotic-rich foods: Yogurt.

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Crunchy Raw Buckwheat Granola

Posted in Breakfast, Raw & Fermented | 41 comments

Boxed cereals (even organic, “whole-grain” ones) are heavily-processed, nutritionally bankrupt foods that have to be sprayed with chemical vitamins to be remotely healthy.

For this reason, and because we are allergic to the wheat, corn, and soy common to nearly all packaged cereals, I prefer to make this raw buckwheat granola for quick breakfasts and snacks during the week.

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