Ferrero Rocher Cookies

Ferrero Rocher Cookies


Paleo - Gluten Free - Grain Free - Dairy Free

I'm not going to be humble or quiet about this. I am incredibly proud (and astonished) that I went an entire month without eating chocolate. No cocoa powder, chocolate bars, chocolate cake, nothing. That being said, when I woke up this Wednesday after 4 straight weeks sans my number one love, I was more than a little giddy to put some cocoa in my bulletproof breakfast coffee. (We'll skip the story about how I quite literally fell to the floor after taking a bite of my favourite chocolate cake from Thierry in Vancouver.) I didn't do it for health reasons or for dietary reasons, I simply needed to make sure that I could survive without the stuff. It wasn't anywhere near as tough as I'd anticipated, but I definitely won't be taking another break anytime soon.

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Ginger Molasses Crinkle Cookies

Ginger Molasses Crinkle Cookies


Gluten Free - Paleo - Dairy Free - Grain Free​

When the weather gets nippy and the leaves are no longer crunchy, I crave cookies. Well honestly I crave cookies all the time, but come late November I get a hankering for rich buttery cookies or deep dark chewy cookies spiced to perfection. I'm embarrassed to admit how long I will spend wandering around downtown looking for a cookie worthy enough to be consumed with a pot of tea or a cappuccino, so instead I'll just pretend that that doesn't happen on the regular and that I simply buy a cookie and be done with it.

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Tahini Ginger Molasses Cookies

Tahini Ginger Molasses Cookies


Paleo - Grain Free - Gluten Free - Dairy Free

If you are one of those hungry people who forages the internet in search of healthy grain free recipes, then you will be well aware of the infamous "flourless cookie". For those of you who aren't as Paleo/Gluten-Free savvy, let me break it down for ya. 

The recipe goes something along the lines of one cup of nut butter for 1 egg,  add some sugar and baking soda and voila, you have truly flourless cookies. It's seriously that easy. Exciting stuff right? But before you grab your mixing bowls, here's my bit of advice and encouragement for the day: Be creative!

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Homemade Almond Paste

Homemade Almond Paste


Paleo, Refined Sugar Free

For those of you on the marzipan/almond paste bandwagon, this one is for you. The topic of this delicious treat may have bakers and baked-good-eaters alike to take sides, but I am all for it. For those of you marzipan haters, more for me! Almond paste is so versatile. You can stuff chocolates with it, make cookies, cakes, pies, tarts and you name it out of it. Almond paste differs from marzipan in a few ways; the paste contains no rosewater and has less powdered sugar than its firmer, whiter cousin, marzipan. I made my homemade versoin with a hint of rosewater however, since I think the flavour compliments the almonds and almond extract.

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