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Dark Chocolate Detox Brownie Recipe
Ready for brownies with a hidden healthy boost? Good! [Jump to Recipe] We partnered with Navitas to bring you the Immunity Caramel Squares a few weeks ago, and now we’ve created brownies that incorporate their Detox Daily Boost. We’ve also included several other Navitas products so you can get your shopping done on one website 🙂
The kids told me that the detox boost isn’t noticeable, and that these brownies have a hint of fruity flavor in them, which was a nice surprise. They also LOVED the brownies with caramel sauce. I’m thinking the brownies would make a great addition to an ice cream too. See how versatile these boosts are?
Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Legume Free, Nightshade Free, Diabetic Friendly, Vegan, Nut Free Compatible
For Nut Free: Use Maple sugar instead of coconut sugar. It’s a 1:1 exchange. Read More
Messing Around in the Kitchen
As you may know, in addition to all the things we do around here, we also have a Bakery (Free and Friendly Foods). There are times when I’m filling orders, or pre-filling, and I get bored making the same design over and over again. I thought it would be fun to share some of the new flavors and designs I’ve been working on over the past month, some of which is are for sale now.
For those of you who don’t know, the Bakery is gluten free, allergy friendly, vegan, with options for paleo/grain free, and diabetics. Our mission is to Change The World, One Bite At A Time.
Vegan Vanilla Frosting Recipe
Did you know that Earth Balance makes a vegan shortening? I didn’t. I was walking through the store looking at one thing, looked down, and the green box jumped out at me. I’m pretty sure I had never seen it before, and for those of you that know me well, you know I have a memory that won’t quit. I decided to give it a go since shortening is used a lot in commercial bakeries. I read the ingredients, and everything was safe for Kid Two. It was only when I got home however that I realized there was soy in it, which was a little bit of a bummer.
The kids and The Papa seemed to like it. For full disclosure, I used our standard vanilla frosting recipe, and exchanged one stick (8 TBSP) of dairy free butter for the shortening. The top two comments were: It’s less sweet. It’s like eating a marshmallow or a cloud. Interesting, right? Kid Two really tried to communicate with me the difference between what we normally make, and this one. He says that it’s good, but some people may feel like they may have “wanted more” from their frosting. I’m still not quite sure what he’s trying to tell me, but bless him, he tried so hard.
We had other family members try, and the best feedback I received was: it’s great with coffee, like a pastry. So, they were echoing the fact that it’s not as sweet in taste, even though it was a 1-for-1 exchange. I find this to be fascinating because as a child, there was a short time in the 5th grade when I knew I would be a scientist. OK. On to the recipe.
Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Sesame Free, Nightshade Free, Low Histamine, Vegan
Cranberry Orange Flag Cake Recipe
Still feeling patriotic? We are! So here’s another Independence Day idea for you, in case you don’t have any baking plans for tomorrow, but happen to have a pantry full of allergy-friendly baking supplies.
Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Sesame Free, Legume Free, Vegan
Lemon Stars Cake
When I made the Paleo Stars, I knew there would be some people who would simply want cake, including The Papa, Kid Two, and Kid Four. I saw this idea in the Costco Connection Magazine. Their idea was based around buying a sheet cake at Costco… not in this house. The recipe below is a modification of a white cake I’ve been secretly working on. Just between us, it turns out I’ve invented the perfect corn free cornbread. How funny/sad is that? I keep trying to tell The Papa that it’s white cake, and he’s like, nope, this is the best cornbread I’ve ever tasted.
Kid Two was a huge help putting these stars together, so hats off to him!
Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free*, Nut Free*, Peanut Free, Sesame Free, Legume Free, Vegan
*Most major brands of whip topping contain either almond, coconut, or soy. You may need to make your own whip topping, or use a glaze. Alternatively, if you can have nuts, soak cashews for a few hours, drain them, then put them in your bender with water and sweetener of choice. This makes a lovely cream sauce. Read More