• Children’s Book Author Recaptures Health with No-Starch Diet

    Paul Schmid is an award winning artist, and internationally published author and illustrator of children’s books. In 1993, Paul discovered he has Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). AS is a form of arthritis that primarily affects the spine, although other joints can be involved. It causes … Continue reading

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    Sweet Talk: Interview with Mary Purdy, MS, RD, Integrative Clinical Nutritionist {and Coconut Chips}

    I love sweet things. That much is probably clear to you from my many recipes that are of the sweet kind. I’m trying to reduce the amount of sweetener I use in recipes even further, so you’re about to see … Continue reading

    Posted in Dairy-Free, Desserts, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Interviews, Lactose-Free, Low-Sugar, Nut-Free, Paleo, SCD, Snacks, Vegetarian  |  11 Comments

    Coconut Lime Macaroons

    I brought chocolate dipped macaroons to a Passover seder earlier this week. They were not the only macaroons for the taking. There were at least 6 other variations on macaroons, including one style that was the size of a baseball, … Continue reading

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    Baking with Coconut Flour

    Coconut flour is high in fiber and protein, low in carbohydrates, and it’s gluten-free, so you can understand why many folks who follow gluten-free, grain-free lifestyles love coconut flour.

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    Chocolate Macaroons

    What do you get when you bring cocoa (cacao), coconut, and almonds together? In this case, very decadent chocolate macaroons. And while I’m not a huge consumer of shredded coconut, I enjoy a few macaroons every now and then, including … Continue reading

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    How to Make Coconut Milk {quick & easy}

    {Updated on July 26, 2014} Here’s a quick, easy way to make coconut milk, plus a few sources of commercial coconut milk that don’t have gums or other additives.

    Posted in Dairy-Free, Drinks, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Nut-Free, Paleo, Sauces & Dressings, SCD, Tips, Vegetarian  |  19 Comments

    Decadent Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream

    I have been eating this ice cream après breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Since I don’t drink coffee, it’s kind of like my coffee fix – I know, I’m weird – I live in Seattle and don’t drink coffee. I love … Continue reading

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    Macaroons: Lemon, Vanilla, and Chocolate Kissed

    I love macaroons for so many reasons – apart from the fact that it is a treat and is so easy to bake. I’m willing to try anything containing coconut after reading about its health benefits.

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    1 tablespoon 3 teaspoons
    1/4 cup 4 tablespoons
    1 cup 8 ounces
    1 teaspoon 5 ml
    1 tablespoon 15 ml
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    almond flour 1/2 cup 48 g
    coconut flour 1/4 cup 26 g
    honey 1/4 cup 85 g
    honey 1 cup 12 ounces
    maple syrup 1/4 cup 81 g
    maple syrup 1/4 cup 59 ml
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    butter 1/2 cup 8 tablespoons
    cocoa 1/4 cup 22 g
    chocolate chips 1 cup 6 ounces
    chocolate chips 1 cup 160 g
    olive oil 1/4 cup 54 g
    olive oil 1/4 cup 2 ounces
    coconut oil 1/4 cup 52 g
    Parmesan, grated 1/4 cup 20 g
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      1/4  225  110
      1/2  250  130
        1  275  140
        2  300  150
        3  325  170
        4  350  180
        5  375  190
        6  400  200
        7  425  220
        8  450  230
        9  475  240
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