All posts tagged: Sugar

Sea Salt Chocolate Cookies {gluten free}

Last night was one of those nights where it became clear by about 4PM that we wouldn’t be leaving the house for anything, including food, drink, or entertainment.  With the outside temps reaching highs in the single digits, it was an evening for some couch time, wine (ok, that was just me), and catching up on reality TV.  On last night’s show catch up? Biggest Loser Makeover Week! What is it about watching Biggest Loser that makes us want to eat fatty food? It started at our old house with roommates that made a Tuesday tradition of brownies (ok, brownie sundaes) while watching these people go thru the agony of an in-person Jillian Michaels workout and sustain daily on the same amount of calories in aforementioned dessert.  Needless to say, the minute we hear Alison Sweeney’s voice and Bob’s southern accent, it’s an immediate trigger to want something sweet. I checked the cupboard for what I could make. If you haven’t noticed, I have a major crush on coarse sea salt. I use it in …

Almond Roca

This is my last recipe post of 2013, and most definitely the last recipe of this variety for a while. By “this variety” I mean anything with butter as the main ingredient.  I made this with my mom and sister when I was home for the holidays and couldn’t wait to try it on my own. So when we landed yesterday, I made it again. We were going to someone’s house, so it was a necessity. I promise. Now, as I sit here I am 1) Sad that there is no more candy left, and 2) Thinking about how tight my pants feel after living for a week where almond roca counted as a balanced ‘breakfast’ The holidays are mean. They chew you up and spit you out 10lbs heavier.  This year was just like any other, and just like every New Year’s Eve before it, this one will come with resolutions to move a little more, eat a little less, and choose water over wine just a *little* more often. But it’s only December 30th. You’ve …

Red Velvet Cupcakes

“A party without cake is just a meeting.” – Julia Child And isn’t that true? She’s just so awesome. Red Velvet cake is my favorite. It was the cake served at my first birthday and I think it set me up for a lifetime of cravings. I wish I’d realized that it could be done gluten free so much sooner – and really, I just wish I had tried out some alternative flours before it became a medical necessity. This recipe beats any flour based version I’ve had, and I’m not just saying that because I don’t get a vote anymore. I know it looks like a lot of ingredients.  It is.  If you do a decent amount of gluten free baking (or baking in general) you probably have most of these on hand.  The coconut flour can be a bit tricky to find, but if you have a store nearby with a good Bob’s Redmill Selection, you should be able to find it. (You can also thank CrossFit Paleo peeps for making coconut everything …

Gluten Free Red Velvet Cupcakes

“A party without cake is just a meeting.” – Julia Child And isn’t that true? She’s just so awesome. Red Velvet cake is my favorite. It was the cake served at my first birthday and I think it set me up for a lifetime of cravings. I wish I’d realized that it could be done gluten free so much sooner – and really, I just wish I had tried out some alternative flours before it became a medical necessity. This recipe beats any flour based version I’ve had, and I’m not just saying that because I don’t get a vote anymore. I know it looks like a lot of ingredients.  It is.  If you do a decent amount of gluten free baking (or baking in general) you probably have most of these on hand.  The coconut flour can be a bit tricky to find, but if you have a store nearby with a good Bob’s Redmill Selection, you should be able to find it. (You can also thank CrossFit Paleo peeps for making coconut everything …