Nicole’s COCONUT FLOUR & CONCORD GRAPES CLAFOUTIS

Coconut Flour & Concord Grapes Clafoutis

This is an incredible dessert, worth of a patisserie! Perfect to be enjoyed with a cup of tea, mid-afternoon. The nature of coconut flour allows the cake to stay moist. Most of the sweetness comes from the fruit you decide to use. My best friend’ grandma has this amazing grape-vine in her backyard, and I LOVE to take advantage of those sweet, delicious fruit! I really like the crunchiness of the seeds once they are cooked, but if you don’t particularly enjoy that you can substitute grapes with your berries of choice.

It also freezes extremely well: to enjoy it just place it in the microwave for a minute and it’ll taste like fresh out the oven! (TIP: before storing it make sure you slice and individually wrap in plastic).

Let me know what you think about it!

Nicole 🙂 Continue reading “Nicole’s COCONUT FLOUR & CONCORD GRAPES CLAFOUTIS”

Nicole’s GLUTEN FREE BUTTERNUT SQUASH PARMIGIANA

Gluten Free Butternut Squash Parmigiana

The clock is ticking: a couple of days until Thanksgiving, and you are trying to get ready to select and prepare the perfect meal for your family and guests. Turkey is the “big boy” on the table, but as much of an effort you can put into cooking it to perfection, not everybody will eat it, for a reason or another. Actually, you will most likely end up with plenty leftover: I know, been there – done that! And I’m sure you did too: “Turkey sandwich” for a week! 😉

That’s why I’m offering you this appetizing option to your traditional turkey. YES YES YES, there’s no meat involved, but I assure you the texture is so ‘meaty’, you won’t hear any complain from meat lovers! Besides being very tasty (and obviously a healthy option, hehe), it’s also light so you’ll still have room for all the other delicious food you will be serving!

Continue reading “Nicole’s GLUTEN FREE BUTTERNUT SQUASH PARMIGIANA”

Nicole’s ROASTED ORGANIC HEIRLOOM CARROTS with HONEY-ORANGE GLAZE

ROASTED ORGANIC HEIRLOOM CARROTS with HONEY-ORANGE GLAZE

How pretty are these carrots?! Well, let me tell you something: they are not just pretty, they are “pretty delicious” too! Another great recipe for your Thanksgiving dinner: add some color to your table! You can find these organic heirloom carrots at your local farmers market, or Trader Joe’s store. Keep it simple. Keep it easy. Keep it healthy 🙂

Continue reading “Nicole’s ROASTED ORGANIC HEIRLOOM CARROTS with HONEY-ORANGE GLAZE”

Nicole’s GLUTEN FREE GARLIC CAULIFLOWER MASH & CINNAMON ORGANIC MASHED SWEET POTATOES

Gluten Free Garlic Cauliflower Mash & Cinnamon Organic Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Today I am recommending you two different options to your usual mashed potatoes: Gluten Free Garlic Cauliflower Mash and Cinnamon Organic Mashed Sweet Potatoes. These are incredible dishes, full of flavor and extremely nutritious! When planning your Thanksgiving meal, make sure you try them out: this way you can offer your guests both a savory and a sweet choice. They are easy to make and you can prepare a small or as big of a batch as you need (go big, I assure you there won’t be any leftovers!).

Continue reading “Nicole’s GLUTEN FREE GARLIC CAULIFLOWER MASH & CINNAMON ORGANIC MASHED SWEET POTATOES”

Nicole’s ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH, BRUSSEL SPROUTS & CRANBERRY MEDLEY

Roasted Butternut Squash Brussel Sprouts & Cranberry Medley

Left over squash?! Hehe, I do get around plenty of it lately 😉 Put together a quick & delicious side dish, perfect to pair with your turkey, chicken or pork chop. You can start with your roasted squash leftovers (or a raw one), grab a packet of frozen (or fresh) Brussel sprouts, and throw in a handful of dried cranberries. Dress it with some extra virgin olive oil or a homemade honey-mustard vinaigrette…Et Voila’! Continue reading “Nicole’s ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH, BRUSSEL SPROUTS & CRANBERRY MEDLEY”

Nicole’s FRESH CRANBERRY ORANGE CHUTNEY

Cranberry Orange Chutney

One week till Thanksgiving! I had been planning on sharing few different recipes for your Holiday menu, but had two very hectic weeks and little time to blog! I will try to catch up and post some healthy & easy ones during the next few days. Mostly little twitches to your traditional dishes, to keep it classic, tasty, AND healthy 🙂

First on the list: Cranberry Orange Chutney. Let’s not give into the canned cranberry sauce! Not only it is loaded with sugar, but also preservatives. It’s so easy to make your own with a handful of ingredients and only takes few minutes. Continue reading “Nicole’s FRESH CRANBERRY ORANGE CHUTNEY”

Nicole’s CREAMY PUMPKIN & SWEET POTATO SOUP

Creamy Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Soup

Last pumpkin recipe…for the week, I promise! Hehe 😉 I obviously can’t get enough of it! And soups too. I love how you can make a big batch, refrigerate or freeze them, and they are always a good option.

Continue reading “Nicole’s CREAMY PUMPKIN & SWEET POTATO SOUP”

Nicole’s PUMPKIN SPICE ORGANIC RISOTTO

Pumpkin Spice Risotto

So after the success of the Nicole’s ORGANIC GLUTEN FREE PUMPKIN PIE recipe I posted yesterday (over 200 hits!), I decided to give you a couple of more dishes that involve pumpkin. After all, if we don’t take advantage of it now, when then?!

Risotto is one of my favorite ways to prepare rice: must be my Italian roots! Continue reading “Nicole’s PUMPKIN SPICE ORGANIC RISOTTO”

Nicole’s ORGANIC GLUTEN FREE PUMPKIN PIE

Nicole's Organic Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

Ohh Pumpkin Pie…a classic of the season! Thanksgiving is approaching fast (WAY too fast!), and a lot of us are starting putting together the ‘Holiday’ menu. This recipe will give a different twist to your Pumpkin Pie. To start with, it doesn’t pack all the sugar you would normally find in a regular pie. It is dairy and gluten free, and the combination of coconut & almond flour gives a nutty finish that is perfect with the natural pumpkin flavor.

Considering you will probably be stuffing yourself with everything else, you can at least feel good about topping it off with a healthy treat 😉 Continue reading “Nicole’s ORGANIC GLUTEN FREE PUMPKIN PIE”

Nicole’s HEALTHY PEANUT BUTTER CUPS

Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

If you have been following my blog a bit, you probably know how much I love chocolate ❤ AND peanut butter I could not live without ❤ I literally have it every day. Seriously! Oh well, to each its own weakness! This Halloween I decided to prepare some healthy treats for the lucky ones that will come knocking at our door tonight. Trick or treat 😉 Continue reading “Nicole’s HEALTHY PEANUT BUTTER CUPS”