Snacks/Treats

Cranberry Almond-Flour Pinwheel Cookies

Cranberry Almond-Flour Pinwheel Cookies

These cranberry almond-flour pinwheel cookies are a fruity, pink take on my carob pinwheels. They get their sweetness from honey, but also from the natural sugars in fruit powder and cranberries. Make some for Valentine’s day!   Also, check out my Almond-Flour Carob Pinwheel Cookies. […]

Haupia Pumpkin Pie – Gluten-and-dairy-free

Haupia Pumpkin Pie – Gluten-and-dairy-free

Transform your pumpkin pie with one extra step into a rich, creamy Island treat, Haupia Pumpkin Pie. The smooth, mildly sweet haupia layer won’t take you much more time than to make the pie. A layered pie is always impressive-looking, right? And this one is […]

“Cheesy” Green Chile Black Bean Dip – Vegan

“Cheesy” Green Chile Black Bean Dip – Vegan

  This vegan “cheesy” green chile black bean dip only needs a few savory additions to make a simple black bean dip the star of a party. Its cheesiness comes from nutritional yeast. Then some tartness from lime juice and salsa or white wine vinegar […]

Chicken-Vegetable Meatballs

Chicken-Vegetable Meatballs

  These savory little Chicken-Vegetable Meatballs are an easy appetizer to serve on game day. Or they make an easy finger food for toddlers. Just prep the ingredients, mix together, roll into balls and bake.   The vegetables I used in this batch were carrots, […]

Plum-Oatmeal Crumble Bars

Plum-Oatmeal Crumble Bars

These gluten-free, vegan plum-oatmeal crumble bars have a delicious oatmeal-almond crust and crumble topping. The slightly sweet, cinnamony crust makes a great flavor contrast with the tartness of the simple homemade plum jam filling.    And whether or not you offer them as a Christmas […]

Apple Marzipan Tart with Almond Crust

Apple Marzipan Tart with Almond Crust

  This apple-marzipan tart with almond crust is a delicious and beautiful way to enjoy Fall apples. And, it’s simpler than it looks because you make the almond flour crust and creamy almond paste layers in the food processor – without washing it between layers!  […]

Millet-Currant Biscuits, GF and Vegan

Millet-Currant Biscuits, GF and Vegan

These millet-currant biscuits are light, savory and just a little sweet from the currants. They are versatile and easy to mix up in the food processor or by hand. My go-to flour for biscuits is usually almond, if I want to cut down on the […]

Pumpkin Pie Spice Bars, Gluten-free / Vegan

Pumpkin Pie Spice Bars, Gluten-free / Vegan

These pumpkin pie spice bars taste and smell like your favorite pumpkin pie. Easy and quick, both the almond-flour crust and pumpkin-coconut cream filling are blended up in the food processor – my favorite kitchen gadget!  Can you double this recipe? Yes! Sometimes I make […]

Pumpkin Cookies with Apple Butter Thumbprint – Paleo, Vegan

Pumpkin Cookies with Apple Butter Thumbprint – Paleo, Vegan

These slightly soft pumpkin cookies with apple butter thumbprint and maple drizzle will melt in your mouth. They make it so easy to get a little bit of that pumpkin-pie-spice flavor. These are gluten free in the way that doesn’t make you feel you are […]

How to Make Apple Butter (Vegan, Paleo)

How to Make Apple Butter (Vegan, Paleo)

I love making this slightly sweet, slightly tart, spiced apple butter with seasonal Jonathan apples. It’s so easy in the Instant Pot, whether slow- or pressure-cooked. Here I share how to make apple butter! Every year I look forward to late September or early October […]