Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

by Kate on February 8, 2015

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You just can’t ever mess up any recipe that includes peanut butter and chocolate!  I typically choose other nut butters over peanut butter, but I have been enjoying it lately.  This recipe can be made with any nut or seed butter, but there’s just something about this combo that is hard to replace!

It’s close to Valentine’s Day and I wanted to give you some new chocolate recipes to enjoy, including these truffles.  I personally don’t need a holiday or reason to have chocolate, it makes me happy everyday of the year!!  The best part is that when you choose dark chocolate, it’s low in sugar and typically dairy free if it’s really dark!  I used Swerve as the sweetener to make these low carb, but any sweetener will work.  I hope these last longer in your house than they did in mine!!

 

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter (I prefer fresh grind that is chunky)
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted or softened (depends on how runny the peanut butter is)
  • ¼ cup Swerve or other sweetener (I added a tiny bit of coconut palm sugar with the Swerve)
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp sea salt (omit if your PB is already salted)
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Combine granulated sweetener, cacao powder and sea salt in a bowl and set aside
  2. Stir the peanut butter, butter and vanilla until combined
  3. Pour the cacao mixture into the peanut butter mixture, stir until combined
  4. Place the batter into the fridge or freezer to harden so you can form balls with it
  5. Place the chocolate chips in a double broiler over low heat and melt
  6. Once the dough is hard enough, roll the batter into balls about 1 inch in diameter and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet
  7. Dip each truffle into the chocolate with a slotted spoon and place back onto the cookie sheet
  8. Place cookie sheet back in the fridge or freezer to set up
  9. Store in a glass container in the fridge

 

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I have recently switched all of my skincare and makeup to a company that is free of 1,500 chemicals!!  I am so particular about what goes into my body, I need to be just as picky as to what goes on my body!  Your skin is your largest organ and absorbs chemicals into the bloodstream faster than the gut does!  I am vain when it comes to my skin and was so thrilled to find products that are anti-aging and work!!!  Check out BeautyCounter for more info!!  You will love it!!

 

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Beauty Detox

by Kate on January 5, 2015

 

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Most of us have set new goals, resolutions or whatever you may call them as we start this new year.  I am not a resolution person.  I believe you can start fresh and new any day, week or month of the year and should evaluate often, not just at the start of the year.  One thing I have been asked about numerous times in the past two days is about doing a detox.  It’s a buzz word that makes people feel like they can clean and rid their bodies of all the harm they have done over the holidays or the year.  Not the case!  I believe you can take supplements, drink and eat specific foods to help support the detoxing organs.  I think one place to start would be with the elimination of sugar and eating nutrient rich foods.  If I were to do a “detox” for a few days, it would consist of bone broth with coconut oil, MCT or grass-fed butter and gelatin blended in.  If you insist on juicing, add a vegetable juice to each meal of broth too.  Please do not drink juice alone, it raises blood sugar levels since it’s straight sugar to the bloodstream.

An area of life that I am doing a detox, is my beauty products!  As you all know I am a fitness and nutrition coach that puts much emphasis on nutrition…hence my blog.  I try to eat organic and non-gmo, have given up grains, rarely drink alcohol, only eat dark chocolate, enjoy eating seaweed, canned sardines and oysters, will drink any health tonic and am in love with my chicken feet broth.  I take cold baths and showers to reduce inflammation, I use blue light blocking glasses at night and I earth (bare feet in nature)!  People think I am crazy!  Here I am doing all of these things to provide my body with the best I know how, but was putting 100’s of chemicals on my skin daily!  Doesn’t make sense!!  Your skin is your largest organ and absorbs everything!!  You are basically eating your skincare and makeup and it passes into the blood stream in 26 seconds!!!

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I will be the first to admit that I needed to cleanup this area of my life! I am vain and don’t want wrinkles and want makeup that lasts all day…I was in denial that I was applying a chemical cocktail everyday disrupting my hormones, increasing my chances of breast cancer, infertility and passing those chemicals into the blood and brain of the baby I hope to have soon.  This seemed like such a daunting task!  I had no idea where to begin except to go to Whole Foods and look at the products they carry.  As we all know, just because it’s at Whole Foods doesn’t mean it’s healthy!  Could I really trust those companies and do they work?  Natural skin care just sounds like it wouldn’t be effective, boy was I wrong!

Chemicals in Cords

Each and every one of us knows someone who has been effected by cancer, who is struggling to get pregnant or has a child with autism, allergies, ADHD or asthma!

In the ’60s, 1 in 20 U.S. women were diagnosed with breast cancer. Today, 1 in 8 U.S. women will be diagnosed. Only 10% of these women have a genetic link to the disease. Do you know how many chemicals in personal care products mimic estrogen!  9 out of 10 breast cancer tumors contain parabens…a chemical found in lotions, makeup and so much more!  So many companies claim to be paraben free, but most likely their raw materials contain a small amount still.  If it’s less than .5 ppm it doesn’t have to be reported on the ingredient list.  That means a lotion could have 10 raw ingredients that contain parabens, so now the amount in that lotions is huge and isn’t listed!

1 in 3 children will be diagnosed with autism, ADHD, asthma, or allergies. The incidence of these conditions has skyrocketed over the last 20 years, and toxic chemicals are one factor.

While the E.U. has banned or restricted nearly 1,400 ingredients, the U.S. has banned or restricted only 11. The United States hasn’t passed a federal law to regulate the ingredients used in personal care products since 1938.

Only about 10% of the 10,000 chemicals commonly found in personal care products have safety data.

The Food and Drug Administration (the agency that regulates cosmetics) allows companies to use chemicals known to be extremely harmful (lead, formaldehyde, Parabens, PEGs, Fragrences and Phthalates) in the products we put on our bodies everyday.

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I know there are plenty of things that we can’t control…the air we breathe, the flame retardant and glue in our furniture, the paint on our walls, etc…but you make a choice everyday what you put on your body and your children’s bodies! If you get anything out of this post, please let it be that you change to safe products and read labels!  Last week I threw out everything you see in the photo above!  I have switched from medical grade skincare like Obagi, Skin Medica and Image.  Yes, that is Mac, Nars, Armani and Bobbi Brown makeup that I tossed out too!  It felt so good to switch to 100% safe products free of 1,500 chemicals that actually work!!  I have joined a movement to educate and inspire others to do the same thing!  A movement with a company that’s on a mission to get safe products in the hands of everyone! BeautyCounter is a company of transparency with no secrets!  They rate 0-2 (green and safe) on the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Data Base.  For more information about the products I have switched to and loooooove, visit www.beautyfreeofchemicals.com

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If you need help understanding your current product labels and want to know if they are safe, visit Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Data Base and enter the brand or individual ingredient. You can also download the Skin Deep App on your phone and scan the labels of your products!  Or simply message me and I’d be happy to help!

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I am sharing this information because something must be done!!!  Please share and pass this on…when we know better we do better!

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Favorite KHC Low Carb Recipes

by Kate on December 30, 2014

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As the New Year is upon us, most are looking to clean up the damage from the Holidays!  One way to do this is to cut down on the amount of carbohydrates you are eating!  A lot of my recipes are low carb, especially when you use Swerve in the sweet treats.  I decided to share a few of my favorite with you all in one place!  Hope this helps you get your year started in the right direction!

Sausage Fauxtato Frittata

Breakfast Meatza Pizza

Bacon Meatloaf

Olive Garlic Meatballs

Chicken with Mushroom Cream Sauce

Italian Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Bacon Chili

Italian Chicken Nut Rolls

Sauteed Radishes

Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Coconut Cauliflower Rice

Creamy Cauliflower Mushroom Soup

Spinach Avocado Dip

Cheddar Cheese Crackers

Olive Garlic Crackers

Cracked Pepper Cashew Crackers

Dairy Free “Cheez-its”

Sunflower Seed Herb Crackers

Flourless Snickerdoodles

Lemon Gelato

Peanut Butter Fudge

Faux Baked Cinnamon Apples

Brownie Fudge

Flourless Lemon Cookies

Dairy Free Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coconut Cashew Cookies

Chocolate Drop Cookies

Wishing You Health and Happiness in 2015!

 

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Raw Snowball Cookies

by Kate on December 18, 2014

Raw Snowball Cookies

It finally snowed here…a couple inches, but I’ll take it!!  Snow is in the forecast for Christmas and I am so excited!!  Speaking of snow, I have a fun cookie recipe for you that includes a new ingredient.  If you love coconut, you will love these snowball cookies!  They melt in your mouth and are so easy to make!

Many of you may be familiar with Inner Eco, the fermented coconut kefir that is full of amazing probiotics.  Well Inner Eco just recently introduced their newest addition, Fresh Young Coconut!  Think fresh coconut right out of the shell of a young green coconut full of nutrients!!   They have packaged this delicious superfood up for you to add to smoothies, desserts or just eat with a spoon!  It also comes mixed with cacao, another superfood full of anti-oxidants! I’m thinking pudding, mousse and cheesecake are up next!  I might even get around to a coconut fudge using the cacao packs!

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I couldn’t bring myself to cook with this, it just seems so perfect raw and how nature intended it to be eaten!  So I made these Raw Snowball Cookies and hope you enjoy them as much as we did!!  Whole Foods freezer section is where you will find these packs.  They are in the Rocky Mountain , South Pacific and Southwest Regions, so basically Texas and west.  Sorry east coasters, you will have to wait!  Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage is also selling it and other locations in those regions.  

Raw Snowball Cookies
Serves: 10-12
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 2oz pack of coconut meat, thawed and at room temp
  • 1 tbsp virgin coconut oil, melted*
  • ¼ cup or sweetener of choice (I used Swerve for no sugar option and added a tiny bit of maple sugar)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean powder
  • ⅛ tsp sea salt
Instructions
  1. Place the shredded coconut and coconut meat into a food processor and combine.
  2. Add in the coconut oil and vanilla, blend. If the coconut meat is too cold, it will make the oil clump!
  3. Add in the salt and sweetener, blend
  4. Using a small cookie scoop or roll the dough in your hands.
  5. Place cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet and set in the fridge or freezer to set
  6. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Notes
*Virgin coconut oil gives this more of a coconut flavor versus refined coconut!

I think you could use coconut cream from a refrigerated can of full fat milk in place of the coconut meat and they would still be delicious!!

 

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*I have recently switched all of my skincare and makeup to a company that is free of 1,500 chemicals!!  I am so particular about what goes into my body, I need to be just as picky as to what goes on my body!  Your skin is your largest organ and absorbs chemicals into the bloodstream faster than the gut does!  I am vain when it comes to my skin and was so thrilled to find products that are anti-aging and work!!!  Check out BeautyCounter for more info!!  You will love it!!

 

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Peanut Butter Fudge

by Kate on December 3, 2014

Peanut Butter Fudge

This has to be one of my favorite recipes…and it’s perfect for the holidays!  I recently saw on Pinterest a recipe for peanut butter fudge that said “only two ingredients”.  I thought that had to be impossible!  Vanilla frosting and peanut butter were the ingredients.  Easy enough, frosting is basically butter, sugar, cream and vanilla.  I chose to use mostly Swerve Confectioners
to keep the sugar low with a bit of coconut palm sugar.  These turned out sooooo good!!! Who doesn’t love peanut butter?  This can be made with any nut or seed butter, but there’s just something about peanut butter that is so addictive to me right now!!

I should really call it Freezer Fudge since it softens up a lot at room temperature.  We loved it straight out of the fridge or freezer.   Don’t plan on putting this out on a dessert platter, it gets a little too soft.  I tried adding some coconut oil to see if I could harden it, but that didn’t make a huge difference.  I didn’t want to mess with the creation, it was too perfect as is!!  I hope you enjoy this as much as we did!  Feel free to stir in chocolate chips or melt them and swirl together!  That may make it hard enough to set out at room temperature.  I might have to try that…gives me an excuse to make this again for the third time this week!!

Peanut Butter Fudge
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter*
  • 6 tbsp grass-fed butter, softened
  • ¾-1 cup powdered sweetener** (I used Swerve Confectioners and a little bit of coconut sugar to make them low sugar)
  • 2 tbsp cream from full fat coconut milk (refrigerate a can and use the cream that settles at the top)
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp sea salt (omit if peanut butter is salted)
Instructions
  1. Place the butter in a mixing bowl. With a hand held mixer or use a stand up mixer, cream the butter.
  2. Slowly add in the sugar ½ cup at a time and continue to cream the mixture until fluffy
  3. Add the coconut milk cream and vanilla, continue to cream
  4. Add in the peanut butter and salt, cream until combined
  5. Spread the batter into a baking dish, size depends on desired thickness
  6. Freeze or refrigerate until it hardens
  7. Store in an airtight container, I prefer glass, in the freezer or fridge
Notes
*I used fresh grind peanut butter from Whole Foods that turns out crunchy. If you buy jarred, make sure there is no added oil and I 'd even pour off the natural oils at the top.

**You can powder any sugar in a blender or spice grinder. If you don't powder it, it will make the fudge gritty, I personally like that!!

 

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I have recently switched all of my skincare and makeup to a company that is free of 1,500 chemicals!!  I am so particular about what goes into my body, I need to be just as picky as to what goes on my body!  Your skin is your largest organ and absorbs chemicals into the bloodstream faster than the gut does!  I am vain when it comes to my skin and was so thrilled to find products that are anti-aging and work!!!  Check out BeautyCounter for more info!!  You will love it!!  Give the gift of safe skincare this holiday season, gift sets available.

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Grain Free Cheddar Cheese Crackers

by Kate on November 25, 2014

Grain Free Cheddar Cheese Crackers

Unfortunately, I can not say I have even tried these cheese crackers…but have been told by many that they are awesome!!!  I decided to experiment with some left over cheese and make them for my boyfriend recently…they didn’t last long!  I can’t do dairy (I wish so badly I could), but know a lot of my followers can so I wanted to share this with you!  If you can’t tolerate dairy, you can try these Dairy Free “Cheez-its” Crackers that I made with nutritional yeast for the cheesy flavor.  Twice I have been told they are like Better Cheddars and so good!!  Feel free to play around with different cheeses, I have used Cheddar and White Cheddar and they both were eaten quickly.

I normally make crackers with almond flour or other nut meals as the main ingredient.  Cheese adds more fat and therefore more crunch without browning them a bit.  Nut flour crackers are typically better slightly brown.  These cheese crackers do not need to get brown to crisp up.  If you let them get brown, they will taste a tad bit burnt…some people love that taste!!  I’d watch these carefully towards the end of the cook time and possibly take out the edge pieces that will cook faster!

Grain Free Cheddar Cheese Crackers
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese, not packed*
  • 1¼ cup almond flour (Bob's Red Mill or other coarse flour will work just fine)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • ½ tsp sea salt plus more to sprinkle over the top of crackers
Instructions
  1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and combine until dough forms. Stirring in a bowl should work too, just whisk the egg before you add it in.
  2. Place dough ball onto a piece of parchment with another piece placed over top
  3. Press the dough down a bit with hand. Use a rolling pin to roll it out to about ¼ inch or less in thickness.
  4. Remove the top piece of parchment and cut the crackers into desired size. A pizza cutter works great for this. Sprinkle with a bit more sea salt
  5. Place the parchment lined crackers on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes
  6. Do not let these start to brown unless you like the taste of slightly burnt cheese.
Notes
*I have used cheddar and white cheddar in this recipe, but any cheese should work!!

 

I have recently switched all of my skincare and makeup to a company that is free of 1,500 chemicals!!  I am so particular about what goes into my body, I need to be just as picky as to what goes on my body!  Your skin is your largest organ and absorbs chemicals into the bloodstream faster than the gut does!  I am vain when it comes to my skin and was so thrilled to find products that are anti-aging and work!!!  Check out BeautyCounter for more info!!  You will love it!!  Give the gift of health this holiday season, gift sets available!

If you are an Amazon shopper, would you be so kind to use my affiliate link to make your purchases.  It is at no cost to you, it does provide a tiny kickback to Kate’s Healthy Cupboard.  This allows me to continue making and testing recipes for free.  Thanks so much!!

 

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Grain Free Cranberry Recipes

by Kate on November 19, 2014

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The Holidays are here and so are all the parties filled with food and cheer!!  Thanksgiving Dinner would just not be the same without some sort of cranberry something making an appearance.  As a kid, it was jellied cranberries (yes the jiggly stuff with the can rings still in tact as it’s served) or a sauce that was always on our table.  It never appealed to me and actually turned me off of cranberries!!  It wasn’t until a couple years ago I started baking with them.  They are the perfect berry to use for a low carbohydrate/sugar lifestyle since they are so low in sugar.  They are not naturally sweet, quite sour actually!  I wanted to provide a bunch of grain free recipe for you to incorporate cranberries into your holidays and learn to love them if you don’t already!!!

All of these recipes are grain free, but I did include a few that include cheese for those that can tolerate dairy.  For those low carb folk, you know how to swap out sweeteners to make the sweet treats low in sugar.  I prefer to use Swerve as my sweetener of choice and would even substitute it for honey or maple syrup in some of these recipes.  You may need to add a bit of moisture to the recipe, but otherwise it should work just fine!  I believe a recipe or two calls for brown sugar, blend a bit of molasses in with the swerve to create brown sugar!! 

 

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Cocktails and Mocktails

 

Fizzy Cranberry Ginger Pear Cocktails from Heather Christo (Pictured Above)

Cranberry Sparkler Mocktail from Cupcakes and Kale Chips

Cranberry Ginger Hot Toddy from Brittany Angell

Cranberry Ginger Mulled Wine from All Day I Dream About Food

 

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Breakfast, Breads and Muffins

 

Cranberry Smoothie from A Girl Worth Saving

Cranberry Orange Smoothie from Made To Glow

Paleo Pumpkin Cranberry Granola from Elana’s Pantry

White Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti from Kate’s Healthy Cupboard

Cranberry Orange Buttermilk Breakfast Cake from Brittany Angell

Cranberry Streusel Coffee Cake from Meaningful Eats

Orange Cranberry English Muffins from Fluffy Chix Cook

Coconut Flour Cranberry Lemon Muffins from Intoxicated On Life

Cranberry Pecan Muffins from Kate’s Healthy Cupboard

Pumpkin and Fresh Cranberry Scones from Zenbelly

Cranberry Orange Drop Scones from All Day I Dream About Food

Cranberry Almond Loaf from Elana’s Pantry

Cinnamon Cranberry Bread from Hollywood Homestead

Cranberry Lime Mini Loaves from All Day I Dream About Food

Cranberry Orange Pound Cake With Pecans from This Is So Good

Cranberry Lemon Loaf from Against All Grain (Pictured Above)

Cranberry Jalapeno “Cornbread” Muffins from All Day I Dream About Food

Chocolate Chip Cranberry Pecan Bread from Beauty and The Foodie

 

Cranberry Salsa

Starters and Snacks

 

Cranberry Pecan and White Cheddar Cheese Ball from Eat. Drink. Love.

Cranberry Salsa and Cheese Spread from Kate’s Healthy Cupboard (Pictured Above)

Itty Bitty Sweet Potato Stacks from Fit Foodie Finds

Cinnamon Cranberry Chutney from Raia’s Recipes

Cranberry Pecan Crackers from Kate’s Healthy Cupboard

 Cranberry Orange Gummies from Primal Palate

Low Carb Craisins from Fluffy Chix Cook

Dried Cranberries from Healthy Living How To

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Entrees

 

Cranberry Glazed Ham from I dream About Food All Day Long

Pork Tenderloin with Chipotle Cranberry Sauce from The Wanderlust Kitchen (Pictured Above)

Cranberry Apple Stuffed Pork Loin from Diabetic Connection

Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry-Raspberry Sauce from Delicious Shots

Crockpot Chicken with Butternut Squash, Pears and Cranberries from Stockpiling Moms

Turkey Meatballs with Cranberry Glaze from I Breathe… I’m Hungry…

 

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Sides and Salads

 

Chipotle Lime Cranberry Sauce from All Day I Dream About Food

Cranapple Sauce from Real Food Forager

Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce from Brittany Angell

Brandied Cranberries from Carb Wars

Healthy Cranberry Relish from Eating Paleo 4 Health

Lacto-Fermented Cranberry Apple Relish from Learning and Yearning

Cran Bacon Cauliflower from Green Dreams Detroit

Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Pistachios, Cranberries & Parmesan from Cookin Canuck

Sweet and Crunchy Brussels Sprouts from Detoxinista

Cranberry Avocado Salad with a Sweet White Balsamic Vinaigrette from Tried and Tasty

Sweet Potato & Green Bean Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing from The Pig and Quill

Apple Cranberry Holiday Stuffing from Autoimmune Paleo

Paleo Sweet Potato Cranberry Stuffing from Fed & Fit

Cranberry Apple and Bacon Stuffed Acorn Squash from I Breathe. I’m Hungry (Pictured Above)

Paleo Sausage Apple and Cranberry Stuffing from Paleo Newbie

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Cranberry-Chipotle Dressing from Eats Well With Others

 

 

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Sweets and Treats

 

Acai Berry Cranberry Tea Sherbert from A Healing Harmony

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Paleo Ice Cream from Paleo Porn

Cranberry Chia Cups from Primal Palate

Cranberry, Ginger and Coconut Bundt Cake from Beard and Bonnett

Grain Free Lemon Cranberry Bundt Cake from Life Made Full (Pictured Above)

Cranberry Hand Pies from Primal Palate

Grain Free Cranberry Apple Crisp from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Cranberry-Orange Spice Mini Tarts from Tasty Yummies

Grain-Free Cranberry Pumpkin Kugel from Real Food Forager

Cranberry Crumb Bars with Pecans and Rosemary from Real Food Kosher

Cranberry Coconut Paleo Treats from Gutsy By Nature

Cranberry Almond Coconut Macaroons from All Day I Dream About Food

Cranberry Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies from Kate’s Healthy Cupboard

Cashew Butter Cookies with Cranberries and Chocolate Chips from Primavera Kitchen

Double Dark Chocolate Cookies from The Healthy Foodie

Cranberry Ginger Butter Cookies from All Day I Dream About Food

Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies from Kate’s Healthy Cupboard

Vegan Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies from I Food Real

Grain Free Chocolate Cranberry Cookies from The Healthy Maven

Cranberry Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies from All Day I Dream About Food

 

 Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

 

I have recently switched all of my skincare and makeup to a company that is free of 1,500 chemicals!!  I am so particular about what goes into my body, I need to be just as picky as to what goes on my body!  Your skin is your largest organ and absorbs chemicals into the bloodstream faster than the gut does!  I am vain when it comes to my skin and was so thrilled to find products that are anti-aging and work!!!  Check out BeautyCounter for more info!!  You will love it!!  Give the gift of health this holiday season, gift sets available!

If you are an Amazon shopper, would you be so kind to use my affiliate link to make your purchases.  It is at no cost to you, it does provide a tiny kickback to Kate’s Healthy Cupboard.  This allows me to continue making and testing recipes for free.  Thanks so much!!

 

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Cranberry Salsa

by Kate on November 10, 2014

Cranberry Salsa

This is one of my favorite appetizers to serve during the holiday season!!!  The original recipe includes a cream cheese and goat cheese spread that you pour this over.  It is fantastic with tortilla chips and crackers!  I can no longer tolerate dairy so plain salsa is it for me…delicious on it’s own as well!

I might actually use this on my turkey this year instead of gravy for Thanksgiving dinner.  It’s almost like a cranberry relish and could be used over any meat or fish!  I made the salsa sugar free by using  Swerve instead of white sugar.  Cranberries are very low in sugar so they are perfect for those trying to stay as low carb as possible during the holidays.

 

Cranberry Salsa
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries (thawed)
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped (about 4-5)
  • ⅓-1/2 cup sugar (I used Swerve for no sugar option)
  • Juice of 2 limes
Instructions
  1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor. Blend until desired consistency
  2. Refrigerate for an hour or overnight
  3. Serve with chips or crackers as salsa or pour over cheese ball (directions in the notes below)
  4. This may be cranberry overload, but I think these Grain Free Cranberry Pecan Crackers would be awesome with this or these Plantain "Tortilla" Chips!
Notes
Cheese Ball:
8oz Cream Cheese, softened (I prefer whipped so it spreads easier on crackers)
4oz butter, softened
2 oz goat cheese

Mix together in a food processor until smooth. Spoon into a bowl that is wrapped with plastic. Wrap and chill until set.

 

If you want to try Swerve or need to order more, use coupon code KATE10 for a 10% discount.  Swerve is my favorite sugar replacement.  It is the only sugar alcohol that will not cause tummy troubles and it does not raise blood glucose levels.

If you are an Amazon shopper, would you be so kind to use my affiliate link to make your purchases.  It is at no cost to you, it does provide a tiny kickback to Kate’s Healthy Cupboard.  This allows me to continue making and testing recipes for free.  Thanks so much!!

I have recently switched all of my skincare and makeup to a company that is free of 1,500 chemicals!!  I am so particular about what goes into my body, I need to be just as picky as to what goes on my body!  Your skin is your largest organ and absorbs chemicals into the bloodstream faster than the gut does!  I am vain when it comes to my skin and was so thrilled to find products that are anti-aging and work!!!  Check out BeautyCounter for more info!!  You will love it!!  Give the gift of safe skincare this holiday season, gift sets available

 

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Bacon Meatloaf

by Kate on November 4, 2014

Breakfast Meatloaf

I have been sitting on this recipe for over six months until I got a good picture!  Meatloaf is not my favorite to photograph, but this is a fantastic recipe!!  Who doesn’t like sausage and bacon thrown together with some beef!!!  We eat this for dinner, but it’s perfect for breakfast too.

Breakfast isn’t complete without potatoes or hash browns of some sort.  I wanted to keep this recipe lower carb so I opted for boiled jicama instead of potatoes.  Either one will work and you could really use any type of potato, taro or yucca.  The key is to par-boil them to soften them up before hand.

Breakfast Bacon Meatloaf
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ lbs grass-fed ground beef or bison
  • ½ lb pork breakfast sausage
  • ½ lb bacon (about 6 pieces), sliced into 1 inch pieces
  • ¾ cup jicama, cubed and softened (potatoes can be substituted)*
  • ½-3/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp fennel seed
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Brown the breakfast sausage, disgard the grease and set aside.
  2. Cook the bacon pieces until crispy or desired tenderness, set aside. Keep the grease in the pan!
  3. Saute the onions and softened jicama in the bacon grease, add in all of the seasoning. Cook until the onions are translucent
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the beef, sausage and bacon with the egg. Add in the onion mixture using your hands to mash it all together
  5. Form into a loaf and place in a greased casserole dish. Drizzle with ketchup
  6. Bake at 350 for about 55 minutes
  7. This is fantastic as leftovers too!!
Notes
*To soften the jicama, cook in boiling water until soft. Takes 45-60 minutes depending on the size of your cubes. I cut them about ¼ inch squares in size. Use the entire jicama and save the remaining pieces to saute as potatoes another time!

If you prefer to make your own ketchup, here is a low carb recipe

 

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Flourless Pumpkin Cookies

by Kate on October 6, 2014

Flourless Pumpkin Cookies

It is Pumpkin Palooza time!!!  Every recipe on Pinterest and Facebook seem to be fall related and involve a lot of pumpkin!!!  I have a couple of hopefully unique recipes to share this fall season…including these Flourless Pumpkin Cookies with a chocolate chip option!!  Many people have requested nut free recipes, hence my addiction to coconut butter based goodies!  I do have to admit, these would be darn good with almond butter too, so feel free to use it in place of the coconut butter.

These little good for you fat bombs can be enjoyed guilt free when you use my favorite sweetener Swerve!  My mom described these like taking a bite of pumpkin pie.  They are moist and melt in your mouth delicious!!   These cookies are super easy to make and have a short list of ingredients!  Enjoy

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Flourless Pumpkin Cookies
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 15-18
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup coconut butter
    , softened (also known as coconut concentrate and coconut manna)*
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin, packed
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup granulated sweetener (I used Swerve for no sugar option)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp clove
  • ¾ tsp ginger
  • ¾ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips, optional (Use Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips or Enjoy Life Chocolate Chunks for dairy free option)
Instructions
  1. Place the coconut butter, pumpkin and egg in a food processor and combine until smooth
  2. Add in the sweetener, spices and salt and mix well
  3. Place the batter in a bowl and stir in chocolate chips (optional)
  4. Spoon the dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet
  5. Slightly press down the dough since these will not spread. If dough is too sticky, bake for a few minutes, remove and then you will be able to press down
  6. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes
  7. Remove cookies and place on a cooling rack to set up
  8. Store in an airtight container, I prefer a glass jar
Notes
*To soften the coconut butter, place the jar into a saucepan filed with water. Heat over medium heat until it has softened.

We like cinnamon and spice, you may start with less of each and increase to desired taste.

Any nut butter will work in place of the coconut butter. Almond butter would be awesome!!

 

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