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Banoffee Pie


banoffee pie (gluten free, dairy free)| bloom & nourish

banoffee pie (gluten free, dairy free)| bloom & nourish

Ok, so I’ll be honest, I’ve never had banoffee pie before, but I’ve been craving it!  Is it even possible to crave something you’ve never had? I would say it is!  I had heard of this ‘banoffee pie’ before, but it wasn’t until I watched Chef April Bloomfield whip one up on The Mind of a Chef (which is a must see show on PBS for all you food lovers out there!) that I started dreaming up making one of my own.  While watching the show, I began brainstorming a way to make this traditional English pastry a bit healthier and I think I succeeded. Tell me what you think! Continue reading

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Flourless Salted Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

salted peanut butter chocolate chip cookies (grain free, refined sugar free) | bloom & nourish salted peanut butter chocolate chip cookies (grain free, refined sugar free) | bloom & nourishsalted peanut butter chocolate chip cookies (grain free, refined sugar free) | bloom & nourishOh how I love a good cookie!  Since my elimination diet, I haven’t really had sugar and I’ve felt better because of it- less drowsy, my cravings have gone way down, and haven’t had any headaches or that ‘foggy’ feeling I would experience after having sugar.  However, everything in moderation, right? Last night I was craving a good cookie and wanted something simple and warm and peanut buttery.  I remembered a flourless cookie that I had made years ago, and decided to update the recipe to include coconut sugar rather than refined white sugar.  Coconut sugar is an unrefined sweetener, in which the micronutrients are left in tact, and it’s made from the sap of the coconut tree.  It has deep caramel like flavor and acts as a 1:1 substitute for white sugar in baking recipes.  Just remember that moderation is key when choosing any sweetener, even natural sweeteners. Continue reading