My weekends are partially composed of a large swath of time spent finding and creating acceptable treats to calm down my sweet tooth. While I've recently had luck with Crazy Vegan Kitchen's Snickers Chia Pudding, my end result looked like a classic Pinterest fail - in image alone. They were So. Good. The recipe made four little jars that I could take to work with me on each of my four long days that week, and I felt like a Normal Eating Person again.
The bars pictured here are much easier and faster than that, though. I pinned this recipe on my pinterest page but you can find it more directly by going to FoodFaithFitness. Seriously there are only four ingredients and you just need a good way to blend the dates with a little coconut oil and voila! You will have created the second stupidly simple layer in this freezer fudge. (Try to say that three times in a row as fast as you can.)
These are: gluten/dairy/grain/refined-sugar free, vegan, and paleo. Whew! Try saying all of that as fast as you can.
You can find a blog post and this recipe on The Betty Rocker, plus a couple of minor ingredients, to make a slice-able, toast-able, sandwich-ready bread that is vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, and requires a process that adds the healthy benefits of fermentation to your otherwise-very-possibly-fermentation-free diet. All it requires (okay, other than some salt and water) is:
1) buckwheat groats
2) ground flax
That's it! It's a process that requires some time (leaving groats to sit overnight and replacing the water once or twice, mixing in your one or two additional ingredients that you want, and letting it rise again), but in the end you'll have a dense, simple bread you can use for sandwiches, toasting with butter (I used cashew-based Miyoko's butter found at Trader Joe's), spreading with almond or peanut butter, serving with soup or stew, or even making your own breadcrumbs for salads.
The way I adapted the recipe to be two ingredients was to omit Betty Rocker's pumpkin seeds - I just didn't have them - but you can easily add seeds or nuts of choice that would fit your food sensitivities and still have a very simple gluten-free and incredibly healthy bread!
This page is for some of my original or favorite recipes that I have used to promote health and healing. I assume that most people know that eating vegetables is healthy, so I focus on healthy treats and alternatives to grain, gluten, sugar, and dairy.
Brownie Batter for Moi
2-Ingredient Buckwheat Bread
Gluten-free Pumpkin Bundt, Hempseed Brownies, and Orange-scented Date Bars
Cherry Nut Granola
Blueberry Coffee Cake
Fluffy Pancakes (GF & DF)