Pão de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread)

Pão de queijo (“cheese bread” in Portuguese) is a small, baked cheese roll—a popular snack and breakfast food in Brazil. I like to use them for sliders, eggs Benedict, BLTs, stuffed with tuna or egg salad — really, they are so versatile, you can stuff 

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins

My dog and I are going to a birthday party and we’re in charge of bringing dog-friendly muffins for the dogs in attendance. Awhile back I made Paleo pumpkin bread that was yummy for humans as well as for dogs, so I’ve modified the recipe 

Paleo Pumpkin Bread (& Dog Treats)

My dog, Coco Chanel, is nearly five years old. Since she was about three months old, she has been very sick. It took two years to figure out she was suffering from IBD (among other issues) and food seemed to be the trigger. I ultimately 

Pumpkin Muffins

I found a can of organic pumpkin pie filling in my cupboard that I don’t remember buying. It’s already sweetened and spiced with cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and allspice, so I figured it’d be perfect for muffins. The following recipe is gluten free and grain 

Oven-roasted Nectarines

I picked up a flat of organic nectarines from Nash’s Farm Store. My plan is to slice some to freeze for later use in smoothies, plus I made a couple flognardes for friends and family, and today I oven-roasted a panful—and boy, are they good! 

Banana Mulberry Muffins

These grain-free, super moist banana mulberry muffins were inspired by the delicious Carrot Muffins that I made last week. Today’s muffins, lush with fragrance from the bananas, mulberries and spicy cardamom, are sure to be the star at breakfast or as a healthy afternoon snack. 

Carrot Muffins

These grain-free carrot muffins are moist and delicious; perfect for breakfast alongside a poached egg, or as a nice after school snack for hungry youngsters. I used dried cherries, but you could substitute dried cranberries, raisins, or currants – or skip the fruit and add 

Flourless Chocolate Beet Brownies

Flourless chocolate beet brownies – a dense, fudgy indulgence – are a great way to camouflage healthy veggies in a dessert that seems decadent, but isn’t. Beets not only add moisture and sweetness to the brownies, they are a nutritional powerhouse known help lower blood 

Chocolate Lavender Banana Bread

Banana bread is a childhood favorite, and nothing smells better than its delectable fragrance wafting through the house during baking. This recipe is grain free and has a dash of culinary lavender for a little extra zing. INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons coconut oil, plus more for 

Savory Grain-free Biscuits

I’ve been eating Paleo* for the past few weeks which, among other things, means no grains, but I was in the mood for a biscuit to go with the Hubbard squash soup that I had just made. Pairing a yam with coconut flour and almond 

Fig-Anise Bread Pudding

I picked up a loaf of Pane d’Amore Fig-Anise bread at the Port Townsend Farmer’s Market. The bread is fragrant and flavorful and I thought it might make a nice bread pudding. It did! INGREDIENTS 6 1-inch thick slices artisan bread (I used fig-anise) 2 

Hazelnut-Buttermilk Biscuits with Fresh Blackberries

I picked up some fresh, juicy blackberries at the market and decided to incorporate them into buttermilk biscuits. In lieu of flour, I used a wonderful gluten-free baking mix developed by my sister, soon to be available online. For the “buttermilk” I added white vinegar 

Leek Bread Pudding

Leeks are the sweeter, more delicately flavored cousins of the more familiar onion, and reminiscent of garlic or chives. Leeks contain generous amounts of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, making the vegetable a wise addition to a healthy diet. This savory bread pudding incorporates caramelized leeks 

Zucchini Banana Bread

A childhood favorite, this zucchini bread uses coconut flour and gets a moisture boost from bananas. INGREDIENTS 3 very ripe bananas 1 small zucchini, shredded (1 cup) 3/4 cups sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup coconut flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 

Amaranth Biscuits with Caramelized Onions and Parmesan

With the idea of healthier baking, I recently purchased a bag of Bob’s Red Mill Organic Amaranth Flour, a gluten free flour. Originally from South America, its cultivation, appearance and uses are similar to grains. Because Amaranth flour has such a broad spectrum of amino