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Not-so-basic Pumpkin Pie Bean Blondies – Gluten/Sugar/Dairy Free

Somehow, it is October. With the fall comes everything pumpkin, so I thought I would follow suit by making something pumpkin and delicious. This recipe developed from an interesting origin – it started off with my desire for something akin to cookie dough and remembered a video I saw on youtube of a chickpea-based s’mores dip. After pulling out the ingredients and making the dip, I realized I didn’t like the flavour. Making hummus was out of the question since I had added sweetener to it, but I remembered that making brownies and blondies out of beans is really common. I threw in some ingredients, popped the mix in the oven and prayed for a miracle. A lot of the recipe was eye-balled so these quantities are basically an approximation. This recipe can also be used to make mug cakes!
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LoseIT Tea Detox – Day 10

Hello friends!

I’ve spoken to Dr. Sara (the owner of loseIT tea) and based on some symptoms I will be pausing the detox for a while. We think there are some things that I need to deal with medically so I will be seeing my Naturopath about those on Monday. It’s unfortunate but the detox may be exacerbating what we are suspecting. However, I’ve been feeling really good on the diet so I’m continuing with that but will not drink the tea or use any modalities or supplements anymore.

Moral of the story: listen to your body and work with it to help it heal. Doing the “right thing” doesn’t always mean pushing through, sometimes that can do more damage than good!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend,

R.

LoseIT Tea Detox – Days 8 & 9

Hello dear friends,

I must be honest and say that the last few days have been a bit rough… not because I’m tempted by food, but rather the opposite. I’ve had very little appetite and forgot to eat a few meals. Tuesday I had to consciously buy food because I wasn’t hungry but noticed my blood sugar was getting low because I felt like headed and donuts were starting to sound too tempting. This coupled with some mysteriously originating GI disturbances has made the last few days rather annoying. However, I’ve been trudging along and I the one thing that has made my journey easier is my support system.

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Easy Homemade Leavened Probiotic Pickles

In lieu of a typical detox post, I’d like to share my grandmother’s recipe for homemade pickles! I forgot to upload this yesterday (terrible, I know) however you will not be disappointed with this easy recipe that will turn those sad cucumbers to tiny morsels of probiotic joy!

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LoseIT Tea Detox – Day 4

A lot of people have been asking me what this detox is about, so I figured I’d give a little run down of what I’ve been doing so far and what my plans are for the coming week. (more…)

Chocolate Fudge Mug Cake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Frosting – Gluten free/Vegan

A hiatus seems to be an appropriate term for the absence I’ve taken from my site. I’ve missed it and I’m back! I took time to focus on school but now I’m ready to post a bunch of stuff which I’ve been excited to post!

The first will by this mystical, magical, chocolaty wonder. And serving it in a mason jar makes it about 10 times more delicious!! It’s also got a pretty moderate serving of protein, so that’s a bonus!

 Click here to see my gluten free flour directions

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Nutrition:
Cake
Calories: 220
Carbs: 23g
Fat: 9g
Protein: 7g

Frosting
Calories: 89
Carbs: 9g
Fat: 3g
Protein: 9g

Recipe (makes 1)
Cake:

2 tsp coconut oil
4 tbsp milk of choice, can also use water but it will not be as good
3 tbsp gluten free flour
2 tbsp stevia
1 tbsp coconut sugar
1 tbsp and 2 tsp cacao powder (nesquick does not count)
1 tbsp PB2 (optional)
pinch of salt
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp baking powder

Frosting:
3 tbsp PB2
3 tbsp milk of choice or water
1 tsp cacao powder

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Directions
In a microwave-safe bowl, add your coconut oil and milk and microwave it for 20 seconds (this prevents the oil hardening from the cold milk). If you want to let your milk set to room temperature, then you can skip that step. Next, add in the rest of your ingredients and stir. Pop your cake in a microwave and heat it for 50-60 seconds.

** If you don’t have PB2 (which is essentially peanuts that have had the oil extracted leaving behind a peanut powder which is low in calories and offers a moderate amount of protein), you can sub 1 tbsp of nut butter of your choice or omit all together. Keep in mind, if you add a full-fat nut butter, the macros will change. Same goes for the frosting **

This cake is perfect just like this. If a brownie and a cake had a baby, this would be it. However, things are always better with frosting! Mix up your frosting ingredients with a whisk. Take your cake and break it apart, and layer it with your frosting in a mason jar. This made the perfect breakfast for a Sunday morning.

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I really hope you enjoy this recipe! Keep an eye out for many more delicious concoctions to come!

R

Not your mother’s biscuits – Paleo friendly, grain/gluten free

love breads and pastries, and having a grain intolerance puts a strain on this love. Majority of the time I’m day dreaming of the day when I will bake something like a croissant that will end up being a perfect subsitute. Sadly I’m not there yet, but making these biscuits today came really close. This recipe was taken from HomeMade Healthy on YouTube, but I will post my own version of this in the coming weeks because I’d like to try and improve the flavour and texture. I give my feedback on the recipe below! Thanks HomeMade Healthy for your recipe and keep an eye out for my own version soon!

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