Grain-free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix {Paleo + Vegan}

Grain-free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix {Paleo + Vegan}

With the holiday just a week away, I am sure, if you are like me, you still have a handful of last minute gifts to take care of. I always promise myself I won’t leave anything until till the last minute, and yet here I am, one week out with a few final gifts left to get. Thankfully, I have always loved the idea of handmade gifts, the personal touch and the thoughtfulness and these gifts can be made right up until the last moments before the actual holiday. Enter my Grain-free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar!! Because cookies are always a great idea, especially when someone else does half the work for you. If you get lucky, whoever you gift this mix to, they’ll have you over for dessert, when they bake them.

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Instant Pot Beef Stew

Instant Pot Beef Stew

With the busyness of this time of year, I am finding myself far more called to creating nourishing, comforting food that doesn’t eat up half the day in prep work, but that also cooks quickly and leaves us time for all the other crazy tasks we have on ours lists right now. This time of year I just want the most comforting foods, soups and stews, roasts and other hearty, seasonal meals. This Instant Pot Beef Stew is basically the best ever version of all of this! Ready in under an hour, it’ll taste as if had been cooking ALL day long.

Last year I got myself the Instant Pot, after hearing from so many people how amazing it is. I am still, after a year, learning all the things it can do. I recently began playing with the sauté feature, which allows you to sear meat, before pressure cooking it. I find this seals in the flavor and the caramelized flavors from the browning really brings more depth and richness to the overall dish. Plus, it gives us little brown bits to deglaze, which is one of my most favorite things to do when cooking.

This is comforting, winter food at it’s finest. It actually reminds me of being a kid, this is the food we grew up on. My mom made a killer beef stew on the stove top. It tastes of love, coziness and comfort.

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Grain-free Almond Flour Muffins

by Beth @ Tasty Yummies

Grain-free Almond Flour Muffins {gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly}

Grain-free Almond Flour Muffins {gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly}

If I had it my way, as a nutritional therapist but also as a true, hardcore lover of substantial, energy-building, savory breakfasts I would LOVE to get all of clients eating a breakfast comprised of quality, well-sourced fats and proteins, with an appropriate amount of carbs coming from some tasty nutrient-dense veggies! But, I get it, I really do. I know most people would rather eat a doughnut, toast, cereal, oatmeal or anything else, sweet, simple and convenient in the mornings. So for me, it’s all about the baby steps and also meeting people halfway with better options than the standard fare.

I know that mornings are generally a busy time, if you have kids you are getting them ready for school, you are probably packing lunches, getting the kiddos on the bus all while trying to get yourself ready and get out the door to work. Even if you don’t have children, the mornings are generally a very chaotic time and if you don’t plan extra time for cooking, most folks either grab something packaged and convenient or worse yet skip breakfast all together. NOOOOOO! I know that unless you are fortunate enough to work from home, cooking up some pasture-raised eggs and sautéing some greens – that’s probably not in the cards.

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25+ Gluten-free and Grain-free Holiday Cookies, Treats, Sweets and Cocktails

We made a list, but there is no need for you to check it twice. 25+ Gluten-free and Grain-free Holiday Cookies, Treats, Sweets and Cocktails! Everything you could need for a tasty and indulgent, homemade, real-food-inspired holiday is right here! From cookies, sweets and treats, to hot cozy drinks and spiked boozy cocktails, you can rest easy with all the planning already done for you. More time for you to finish up that last minute shipping and perfectly wrap all those thoughtful gifts.

Dark Chocolate-Dipped Grain-free Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

Grain-free Cookies

Dark Chocolate-Dipped Grain-free Rosemary Shortbread Cookies (pictured)

Grain-Free Dark Chocolate Dipped Almond Cranberry Biscotti with Sea Salt

Grain-free No-bake Gingerbread Cookie Balls

Grain-free Orange, Almond and Dark Chocolate Biscotti

Grain-free Matcha Orange Blossom Shortbread with Black Sesame Seeds

Perfect Grain-free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons

Grain-free Spices Molasses Cookies

Grain-free Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies 

 

Hemp Heart Peppermint Chocolate Fudge {Grain-free & Vegan}

Sweets and Treats

Hemp Heart Peppermint Chocolate Fudge (pictured)

How-to Make Chocolate Bark (with customizable printable labels)

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffles

Winter Spiced Dark Chocolate Bark with Smoked Sea Salt

Gluten-free Cinnamon Rolls

Grain-free Mini Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Vanilla Bean Marshmallow Creme

Winter Spiced Dark Chocolate Bark with Smoked Sea Salt

Dark Chocolate Bark Bites

Grain-free Cranberry-Orange Spice Mini Tarts

Salted Dark Chocolate Nut Bites

Dark Chocolate Bark Bites

Pomegranate Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

 

Spice-Infused Winter Sangria

Drinks, Smoothies and Cocktails

Spice Infused Winter Sangria (pictured)

Chai Hot Chocolate

Dairy-free Peppermint Mocha & Hot Cocoa

Vegan Eggnog

Gingerbread Smoothie

Spiced Persimmon Bellini

Blood Orange Bourbon Sparkler

Gingerbread Cookie Cocktail

Maple Bourbon Sour

Spiced Apple Cranberry Kombucha Sangria

Orange Pomegranate Smoothie

 

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