Grain Free Nut Free Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

Grain Free Nut Free Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Ottos cassava flour
  • 1 cup organic Tigernut flour
  • 1 cup organic gf/df chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup organic coconut shreds
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut sugar (for sugar free you can sub with 100 percent monk fruit with no fillers)
  • 2 pastured eggs
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup ghee, melted
  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla (alcohol free)
  • Pinch sea salt

Procedure

  1. Preheat oven to 325F
  2. Gather a large mixing bowl and combine all the dry ingredients.
  3. Add the wet ingredients and using your hands, knead dough until all ingredients have been combined. (you want a dry batter to prevent cookies from spreading while cooking)
  4. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and form dough into small balls. Spread out evenly on your baking tray and press down with a wet fork.
  5. Bake for 10 min or until golden. Let cool before transferring to a glass storage container. These cookies can be frozen for up to 2 months.

Nutrition Tip

Ottos cassava flour is a godsend if you are someone following a low histamine, MCAS friendly diet. Ottos cassava flour is the only cassava flour that I have found that is NOT fermented. Crazy huh? Who would have thought that a root vegetable flour would need to be fermented! Cassava is an excellent source of carbohydrates, fibre, vitamin C, thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin. This delicious root vegetable also contains 25 percent protein! No wonder this satiating food is a staple in so many parts of the world.

If you are looking for a sweet treat while following a therapeutic diet, look no further than these nutrient dense, flavourful cookies!

White Navy Bean & Black Sesame Hummus

White Navy Bean& Black Sesame Hummus

Yield – 2.5 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 can Eden organic white navy beans (796 ml)
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 1/2 tsp seas salt
  • 4 Tbsp black sesame seed butter ( I made my own by processing black sesame seeds in the food processor for 7 min until the seeds turn to a paste)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup BodyBio Balance oil or Safflower oil
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts (optional)
  • Roasted plantains, carrots, and jicama to serve – optional

Procedure

  1. Gather a food processor and combine navy beans, lemon, garlic, black sesame seed butter, salt, cumin, and Balance oil. Process until completely smooth. Add chopped cilantro and pulse to combine.
  2. Pour into a bowl and top with help hearts. (if using) Serve with your favourite chopped vegetables. I love this hummus with roasted plantain chips!

Nutrition Tip

Black sesame seeds provide us with an extensive list of health benefits. From improving skin and hair health to helping protect against cardiovascular disease and even cancer. We can thank the bounty of antioxidants that black sesame seeds provide us for the protective benefits that ward off a whole host of chronic illnesses and diseases.

Antioxidants play an important role in slowing the rate of cell damage and repairing the damaged cells in the body. Black sesame seeds are an extremely rich source of a variety of antioxidants such as sesamin, sesaminol, and sesamolinol. These powerful compounds in black sesame seeds help protect the body against oxidative stress, the very thing that leads to chronic illness and disease. If you want to kickstart cellular repair and prevent cell damage, these little nutrition powerhouses should be one of your closest food allies. 🙂

Pumpkin Spice Banana Loaf

Pumpkin Spice Banana Loaf

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 8 pastured eggs
  • 10 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp Ceylon cinnamon, plus 1 tsp for garnishing
  • 1/8 tsp ground clove
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil – melted
  • 1 -1/2 cups cassava flour

Procedure 

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Combine banana, pumpkin puree, eggs, dates, coconut oil, vanilla, sea salt, and spices. Blend until pureed. 
  3. Add cassava flour and process until combined.
  4. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and pour batter and smooth with a spatula.
  5. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake for 45-55 min or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Nutrition Tip 

Cassava is a very nutrient dense, starchy root that is rich in fibre and resistant starch – an excellent food for our microbiome. Cassava may contribute four times less digestible sugar, and up to 16 times more fibre, giving it a lower glycemic load than many grains. 

This food has been historically eaten in many developing countries, but has become a popular stable in homes that follow a grain free lifestyle. 

Recipe: Mixed Berry Muffins

Blueberries are well known for their brain food status. They contain powerful blue/black/purple flavonoids that protect the brain from oxidative damage and inflammation. Studies show that blueberries not only protect brain cells from damage but they also increase cerebral blood flow.  Increases in blood flow allows the brain to be flooded with nutrients and antioxidants to boost memory, brain function, and cognition. An increase in blood flow has also been shown to be protective against neurological disorders.  Enjoy the health benefits of blueberries when you devour these delicious Mixed Berry Muffins!

Yield – 12 muffins 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  cups almond flour or cashew flour
  • 1 cup cassava flour
  • 1/4 cup ghee, melted
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup lakanto golden sugar
  • 6 pastured eggs

Procedure

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Using a food processor, process banana, egg, ghee, lemon juice, and vanilla. 
  3. Gather a large mixing bowl and add almond flour, cassava flour, baking soda, sea salt, lemon zest, lakanto sugar, blueberries, and blackberries. 
  4. Add wet ingredients and stir to combine. 
  5. Transfer batter to XL sized parchment paper muffin cups and fill 3/4 full. 
  6. Bake for 25-27 min or until golden. 

Recipe: Muesli Scones

These Muesli scones are packed with the parent omega 6 fatty acid - Linoleic Acid.  This fatty acid is found in abundance in sunflower and pumpkin seeds. Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid that we must obtain from our diet. Adding seeds to your diet is an excellent way to ensure you are providing your body with the building blocks that it needs to function at its very best.

Yield - 14 large scones

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1 1/2 cup cassava flour - divided
  • 8 pastured eggs
  • 1/2 cup ghee, melted
  • 1 cup honey
  • pinch sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups sunflower seeds
  • 2 cups pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Procedure

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Gather a large mixing bowl and add all dry ingredients. Next, add the eggs, ghee, honey, and vanilla. Stir until combined.
  3. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and form dough into scones. Bake for 25-27 min or until scones are done.
  4. Serve with your favourite coffee or tea.

Recipe: Cashew Kale Chips

This recipe was originally authored and published by Genevieve St-Cyr .

Kale is said to be one of the most nutrient dense food on the planet.

HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Like all cruciferous family, it’s high in sulfur, which helps with detoxification.
  • It’s loaded with antioxidants, including quercetin an Vit C.
  • It’s high in folate (the active form, which is easily absorbed by the body, great if you have MTHFR)
  • It’s also high in minerals, like magnesium.

Even if you don’t like kale, I’m pretty sure you will like these cashew kale chips.

They are crispy, a little salty, and very morish ????

INGREDIENTS

1 bunch of kale (Curly Kale works best)

For the cashew sauce:

  • 1 cup cashew (ideally soaked for 3 to 4 hours to make them easier to digest)
  • 1 garlic clove or 1 tsp garlic oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup minced parley (optional but adds flavor and a lot of nutrients)
  • Spices: To taste, add paprika, chili powder or any spices of your choice.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Make the Cashew Paste by blending all the ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Wash the kale and tear the leaves away from the stem. Discard the stem.
  3. Roughly cut and put in a big bowl.
  4. Add the cashew paste and massage the leaves until wilted (1 to 2 minutes).
  5. Spread in a baking sheet or into a dehydrator tray.
  6. Dehydrate at the lowest setting in your oven or in your dehydrator at 45C for many hours, until crispy. This may take from 6 to 12 hours depending on the temperature used.
  7. Eat as soon as possible when ready ( they get soggy really quickly, but if they do, simply put them back to dehydrate for another hour).