Tag: Soy-free

Holiday Paleo Cranberry Pecan Glazed Pizza


*Gluten Free *Grain Free *Soy Free *Paleo *Low Glycemic

This is a wonderful dessert to share at holiday parties and convert any Paleo naysayers into Paleo lovers. The ingredients are simple and feature whole natural foods. Nothing artificial.  It is surprisingly low in sugar for as sweet as it is. I use only 1/3 cup of coconut palm sugar in the crust (naturally low glycemic) and 1/3 cup of honey in the glaze. You could get by using even less coconut palm sugar and honey, so adjust it to your taste.
You can use the same recipe to make muffins – just omit the topping. This would also be delicious to serve Christmas morning and make your house smell festive. You could also top this crust with mini dark chocolate chips to please the chocolate lovers in your life! Fa la la la flavor!

For the crust:

2 C Almond Meal
2 Tbsp Tapioca Starch
2 Eggs
2/3 C Unsweetened Almond Milk
1/3 C Coconut Palm Sugar
1/3 C Dried Cranberries, unsweetened if you can find them.
1/2 C Chopped Pecans
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp Cinnamon

.Preheat oven to 400
.Grease pizza pan
.Mix all ingredients and pour evenly into pan
. Bake 20 minutes, edges should be golden brown

For Glaze Topping

1 C Pecans, toasted and chopped
6 Tbsp Kerry Gold Butter, or any grass-fed butter
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 C Dried Cranberries
1/3 C Honey

.Melt butter
. Add honey, cranberries, pecans, cinnamon and nutmeg, stir well.
.Pour evenly on top of crust
.Slice into triangles.


Creamy Avocado “Top Anything!” Dressing


This super creamy avocado dressing is a nutrition powerhouse. Loaded with fiber and healthy fat, it is the perfect creamy alternative to store bought dressings.  The dressing is also wonderful for the summer grilling season as an unexpected topping for coleslaw, salads, sandwiches, and even tacos instead of sour cream. For those with food allergies and restrictions it is important to note that this dressing is Soy-free, Dairy- free, and Gluten-free. The entire recipe is only 310 calories! This is because the avocado does all the work and no oil is necessary. The recipe makes almost a full mason jar.  A single serving of  the dressing (2 Tbsp) is  only  about 40 calories. I find that this recipe is very forgiving and you can play with it to achieve a consistency you like.


1 very ripe Avocado

1 handful of Cilantro

1 Tbsp fresh minced Garlic

Juice of  2 Limes

1 Tbsp. Honey

1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar

1/2 cup Water

1/2 a tsp. Sea Salt


Add all ingredients in blender or bullet and blend until creamy. You can add more water for a looser consistency. Top over your favorite salad, slaw, or make an old recipe new again by topping it with some avocado dressing!