gluten free - paleo - vegan - soy free - kid friendly
Fall is officially here.
As in, the calendar says so. It's still hitting temps in the three digits here - so I am praying for some cooler days with my boys before little baby girl arrives.
Due in just 3 short weeks folks, this pregnancy felt like it went SO much faster than Grey's. Probably because I had a four year old, homeschool preschool, a pandemic and shooting a cooking show to keep me busy through it.
I'll keep this short and sweet today - and speaking of sweet, these Vanilla Maple Roasted Pears are SUCH a wonderful hygge treat to enjoy by a fire or snuggled under a fall throw with a good book.
We served these alongside a traditional Medieval Knights dinner for my sons preschool and they were the perfect dessert addition!
Vanilla Maple Roasted Pears
Grain Free - Gluten Free - Dairy Free - Soy Free - Sugar Free
Another day, another bread on the homestead. This bread is yeast free and has a sweetness that can be a great foundation to dessert breads, french toast or just served with jam at breakfast or brunch.
We make this one when we want to take a break from yeast, otherwise we whip up loaf of my traditional Oat Bread that is vegan and gluten free.
Composed of just six simple ingredients, this grain-free bread is dense and satisfying. Though the bread is made from coconut flour, its flavor is only slightly reminiscent of coconut. While you could use this coconut flour bread to prepare sandwiches, I think it's much better suited as a dessert bread or french toast base.
Yeast-Free and Grain-Free Coconut Bread
Aside from their aesthetically pleasing shop, Nuts.com also offers a great guide to satisfy cravings and let me tell you this is a God send right now.
I'm craving all things hardcore and I love knowing there are HEALTHY options when I want something salty, savory or sweet. My body may be asking, or begging, for pie or potato chips, but I know better as not only a Nutritionist, but as someone looking out for the best health for me and my future little. This Pinnable chart on the left is a great reference guide to alternatives to candy, oily snacks or otherwise nutrient bankrupt options.
It's also fun to make your own snacks. Mr. Charming and I invested in a dehydrator a couple of years and make our own beef jerky, dried fruit and more regularly. Especially when we are going to travel or go camping.
You can also "chocolate-cover" your own fruits and nuts for a healthier options, as so many store bought options use added sugar and milk. I like to melt dairy-free, high quality organic dark chocolate and hand dip berries, nuts and organic raisins and chill for a quick and easy snack to grab. Or I top rice cakes and almond butter with them for an alternative to a sweet and savory popcorn option on movie night since we are a corn-free house as well.
I would love to hear your favorite snack options and your favorite way to incorporate nuts into your day. Leave it in the comments below.
Nosh & Nurture was born of this journey I am on to better the health of myself, my family and those around me. What started as a simple compilation of recipes has grown to a all-around lifestyle journal with ways to incorporate organic products into your home, pantry and beauty cabinet. I also include stories on pregnancy, new motherhood, travel, Proverbs 31 marriage, and spiritual health, as I am a Christian who couldn't do any of this without my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. For more of my story you can click here.
All recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free with a lot of soy-free, grain-free, sugar-free options.