Chocolate Cake with Coconut Mint Frosting (sugar-free, lectin-free, & vegan)

Experimenting with our cornless cake recipe led us to discover that “Hey! Yeah, I’m talking to me. Maybe making a light, moist, fluffy, and sweet cake isn’t impossible without sugar, wheat, and all the things that make most cakes light, moist, fluffy, and sweet.” The process starts by beating together solid coconut oil with erythritol,…

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Classic Hot Chocolate (stevia sweetened)

This is a simple recipe with only 6 ingredients and 3 photos, so I’ll try to keep it short on my end as well. This formula has been our go-to hot chocolate recipe for the past 6 months, because it takes no more than 10 minutes to put together, it’s sugar-free, creamy, silky, chocolate-y, and…

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Salted Caramel Cornless Cake (lectin-limited, sugar-free, & vegan)

After our Cornless Bread recipe, I started to realize that maybe the world of baking isn’t impossible to dance around in, even with a strict sugar-free, vegan, and lectin-limited diet. It took a while, but through the month of November we discovered that the mixture of cassava & sorghum flour – in different ratios –…

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Classic Sweet Potato Pie (sugar-free, gluten-free, & vegan)

  Pie is scary food. Tedious crusts. Fillings that have to be set just perfectly. Lots of waiting to eat it after it comes out of the oven. The people who think that cake is the queen of bougie desserts have clearly forgotten about pie. Homemade pie crusts have become taboo, most fillings come from…

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Avo Nog (Vegan Eggnog)

Not to be confused with awkward nog, this drink is my take on my Uncle Jerry’s famous eggnog… well, famous to me at least. To make his nog, egg yolks were soaked in whiskey overnight, then beat with sugar, heavy cream, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The egg whites on the other hand were whipped to medium peaks…

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Cabernet Cranberry Jam (sweetened with xylitol)

Unlike many children, I loved cranberry jelly growing up. You know, the jiggly one from the can? Clearly, there’s always been a few screws loose in my head. Nevertheless, I grew up to realize that not many people like cranberry jelly, which is a real shame, because cranberries are an overlooked fruit packed with antioxidants,…

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Sweet Potato Spice Latté

In the last post I said that along with the changing of seasons comes my incessant desire to eat sweet potatoes 24/7 – did you think I was kidding? With pumpkin spice lattés, popcorn, cookies, hand soap (yes, hand soap), and other souvenirs, it’s hard not to want in on the craze, no matter how…

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Fluffy Sesame Muffins (sugar-free, grain-free, paleo, & vegan)

Hello October! It’s nice to feel your gentle, chilly breeze again. Along with the change of seasons comes my incessant desire to eat anything & everything sweet potato related: sweet potato pie, sweet potato soup, roasted sweet potato, mashed sweet potato – Autumn’s got me wantin’ it all. One of sweet potato’s most unique application…

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Sugar-Free Brownie Cake

Sugar can go, lectins can go, dairy can go, gluten can go, but brownies… brownies can not go. Brownies are essential to life; the idea of engulfing a brownie at the end of the day is enough to get me through a day’s work. Brownies = Life. Moving on. Before we dive into this decadent,…

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Layered Mint Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate mint is my favorite flavor combination of all sweet eats, and it’s scope is far beyond that of just ice cream. The base of this pudding is avocados that are mashed with cacao powder, peppermint extract, and a few other ingredients to create a rich, sweet, tingly cream that’s both deeply satisfying and healthy.…

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Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

Oops, wrong Whoopi! Ahh, that’s more like it. Oh carrot cake, how you fill childhood dreams. Wash away unrest in the contents of one bite. How you torment the ever LIVING HELL OUT OF A VEGAN, SUGAR FREE, GLUTEN FREE FOOD BLOGGER. Ehem… I apologize. It’s just, if you knew how many test trials of…

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Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

CCOOOOKKIIEESSS. Who doesn’t love cookies, right? I mean, sure, to some extent or another, we all try to avoid them – but only because we love them so much that if we eat one we’ll be tempted to eat a hundred. And we all know eating 100 cookies isn’t good for us. I’ll say it…

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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins (Vegan & Gluten Free)

If there’s one thing I’ve learned through the process of creating this recipe, it’s that perfection takes patience and persistence. We made six test batches of these muffins before we achieved a recipe we’re proud of. SIX BATCHES. Do you know how many lemons & poppy seeds dedicated their lives to the perfection of this…

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Cinnamon Toasted Coconut Cereal

Cereal has accompanied me throughout most of my life – as a kid, I sat with it in laughter as I watched morning cartoons, in middle school, I hurriedly poured countless bowls for myself before zooming out the door to catch my bus to school, and as an old teenager, I reached for boxes of…

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Nutty Protein Brownie Bars

I’ve been searching for a protein bar that suits my needs for a while now. I’ve endlessly examined walls of “nutrition bars” at health food stores, only to be disappointed. While there are plenty of different brands of on-the-go bars on shelves, most of them are made out of the same ingredients, which tends to include…

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Sweet Potato Pie Overnight Oats (Vegan + Gluten Free)

Imagine if you could eat pie for breakfast with no feelings of guilt afterwards. That is what this breakfast is for. With flavors straight from a sweet potato pie but with no sugar, lots of vitamin A, complex carbs, and no gluten or dairy, this is a breakfast meant for champions. I gave up eating…

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Easy Vegan Brownies (Gluten Free too!)

Writing a brownie recipe while contemplating a sugar-free diet is ironic, aye? None the less, brownies are essential to existence. Can you imagine living the rest of your life without having another brownie??? I mean, after all, chocolate was deemed “food of the Gods” by the Aztects. Surely, brownies are never to be eliminated entirely;…

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Sweet & Salty Coffee Smoothie

What constitutes a better breakfast than some pre-chewed mush, am I right?!? In all actuality, that pre-chewed mush works to our benefit – when a smoothie such as this is ingested, less energy is required for digestion, meaning the body can use that energy on productive things, such as writing, doing that thing you’ve been putting off…

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Chai Toasted Oats (Gluten-Free & Stomach Friendly)

Oats. They’re the centerpiece of many a vegan food blog. To be honest, I haven’t caught the wave of hype yet. Two hours after engulfing a bowl of oats leaves me feeling like a blob of setting cement, AND they don’t deliver much in the department of texture or flavor (yeah, maple/brown sugar is cool, but…

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Double Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Kim is fond of saying “I don’t like chocolate.” Well then, it’s certainly a curiosity why she couldn’t stop eating these cookies. Baking (and eating) these cookies on a rainy day, locked inside your house is a sure way to elevate the feng shui of your day – which is exactly the circumstances I created…

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Almond Spice Pancakes (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Look. No. Further. These pancakes are comforting, hearty, and warming. Taking only 30 minutes to make, start to finish, they are perfect for a lazy morning breakfast – or a 1 pm brunch if we’re being real! Full of nutty almond goodness, topped with vegan butter and real maple syrup (leave Aunt Jemima on the…

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Raw Mini Cocoa Cookies

The only thing better than having homemade cookies in the house to munch on whenever the urge strikes is having guilt-free cookies to munch on whenever the urge strikes. There’s no feelings of regret after eatin one (or a couple) of these bad boys. If you’re anything like me and have an “eternal sweet tooth,”…

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Sweet Strawberry Jam

Nut butter and bread walk into a bar… Oh no. I can’t complete this joke. It’s just incomplete! Something is missing from the formula, what could it be? Man, my thoughts are in a jam. Wait a second, that’s it! Jam! This jam highlights the fruit (strawberries, in this case), takes about 10 minutes to…

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Softest Snickerdoodle Cookies

It’s been two years since I last consumed a snickerdoodle cookie. TWO YEARS. It’s terribly hard to imagine, I know. However, because I miss that sweet, cinnamon-y goodness, I decided to try my hand at creating own, simply based off of a popular recipe that is raved about on the internet. And I could not…

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Red Velvet Cupcakes (V & GF)

Y’all. These cupcakes. Vegan, gluten-free, red velvet cupcakes colored naturally by beets. It sounds like magic, and to be real, it probably is, but I’m going to equip you with all of the tools to pull off this magicnificent trick (… get it?). But first, story time. Kim and I just applied for an event…

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