Almond-Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies {Grain-Free}

Is a grain-free diet healthier than grain-full(?) diet? No clue.  But it sure can be tasty! I used this recipe as a guideline.  Really, ingredient-wise I made minimal changes (I decreased the brown sugar and coconut oil, but barely), but I made HUGE changes to the methods.  Honestly, I did so because I did not… Continue reading Almond-Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies {Grain-Free}

Peanut Thai Salad

Crunch, crunch, crunch. You won’t be able to hear much more than that while you eat this salad, but it hardly matters.  It is so delicious that you cannot focus on anything other than the tangy-yet-faintly-sweet-with-a-touch-of-tartness of the peanut dressing.  Want to add a little more crunch?  Add a handful of peanuts. The dressing doesn’t… Continue reading Peanut Thai Salad

Asparagus Gouda Frittata

I’ve mentioned before how I love make-ahead breakfasts. Asparagus is one of those foods that I hated for a long time, because I did not eat it the proper way.  For the longest time, I only had asparagus out of a can.  It cannot even be called asparagus.  Aspara-disgusting. Fresh asparagus is an entirely different… Continue reading Asparagus Gouda Frittata

Apple and Wheat Berry Salad

Doesn’t this salad look interesting and delicious? I thought so. However, I cannot follow recipes, it seems. I did not have pumpkin seeds…but I had sunflower kernels!  Same thing, right? Also, instead of quinoa, I decided to something else that I had splurged on just a few days before: wheat berries.  I first heard of… Continue reading Apple and Wheat Berry Salad

Sesame Cabbage Rolls

First there were lettuce wraps. Then cabbage rolls. Actually, I skipped over the lettuce wraps.  I still have not managed to completely pass up bread and opt for lettuce only.  It can’t be as filling as bread, so why bother?  (Ok, ok, I will try it eventually.  I promise.) But if you have a nice… Continue reading Sesame Cabbage Rolls

Toasted Coconut, Chocolate, and Apricot Granola Bars

This is rather similar to the Apricot-Pistachio Granola that I made several months ago. This time, I wanted to make bars instead of loose granola.  Also, I decided to up the coconut flavour and substitute in chocolate instead of pistachios.  (Substituting in chocolate is ALWAYS a great idea, right?) Um, for as much guessing as… Continue reading Toasted Coconut, Chocolate, and Apricot Granola Bars

Chocolate Mousse Brownies {No Added-Sugar}

I had been intending to make this recipe for over a year. I could not find date paste.  After staring at the almond butters and coconut oils for a very long time, willing them to turn into date paste, an employee asked if she could help me.  Turned out she couldn’t.  No date paste.  And… Continue reading Chocolate Mousse Brownies {No Added-Sugar}