Tag Archives: gluten-free

Healthy Pumpkin Cake (Gluten-Free)

Healthy Pumpkin Cake (Gluten-free, dairy-free) I borrow a line or two from my literary background and bring it into the kitchen from time to time. One that I found particularly useful the moment it fell on me came from W.B. Yeats (who, I’m sure, was completely unaware of his line’s bizarre culinary future):  “If there is a […]

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Vegan Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake (Gluten-Free, No-Bake)

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake (Gluten-Free) Perhaps this isn’t exactly a most-welcome treat for the fat-phobic, as it is loaded with fats–fatty goodness, that is–the benign, good-for-your heart MUFA and PUFA (mono and poly-unsaturated) fats. With all the cashews, almonds, pecans, and avocado oil, you can almost literally go nuts with this not-so-skinny deal! But we love […]

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Meghli: A Cinnamon/ Anise/ Caraway-Infused Dessert (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

For some reason, I have always associated the smell of cinnamon with autumn (thinking pumpkin pie), but a stronger bond between spice and season arose with the birth of my daughter (who was also born during autumn). However, the association of cinnamon with the scent of October was not because of pumpkin pie, but it was because of Meghli, […]

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Chocolate Banana Bread (Gluten-free, dairy-free, no added sugars)

Ok, so there may be a blessing in disguise here… While countless kitchens feature their own versions of killer banana breads, I find this version one good reason to go bananas–literally! I made a slight variation from my original gluten-free banana bread recipe, which turned out to make a whole world of difference–especially for ardent […]

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Lentil Loaf (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

This must be one of the best savory vegan creations in the kitchen–a crispy surface hiding a soft, chewy texture within amidst a herbaceous, nutty steam. One bite and you know that with the nutritional benefits equaling the taste in greatness, it must be too good to be true. But it’s a real deal! And what’s […]

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Vegan Baked Falafel

  Bursting with flavor and brimming with nutrients, this is the tastiest, healthiest alternative to deep-fried Falafel. You can still fry them, of course, but not while you’re opting for the healthier version! There are numerous ways of making Falafel, as it is a very popular dish in the Middle East, made according to various […]

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Gluten-Free Chocolate-Chip Banana Bread (sweetened with dates!)

Super-sweet. Super-moist. Super healthy and nutrient dense. Both gluten and sugar-free. A great accompaniment to coffee or tea–and just as great as when eaten on its own, this cake is also a great way to reap the benefits of some superfoods such as chia seeds, dates, and bananas. And the dark chocolate nibs are such […]

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