Tiramisu Cupcakes (3 Net Grams), Gluten-Free

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Tiramisu Blues. There was a time when I wore blinders and surpassed the bakery section of Whole Foods. Why? Because they have a Tiramisu that was my go to dessert for years. I stopped that urge to indulge in its tracks by coming up with an easy Tiramisu mousse recipe. The mousse by itself has all those delicious flavors I was looking to quash that craving for good! The problem though, was that I still missed those espresso/marsala soaked lady fingers that are an integral component of this classic dessert. Continue Reading

Mike’s Toll House Style Cookies (1 Net Gram)

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One of my all time favorite recipes to bake has always been Toll House cookies. The thing I remember most about a Toll House cookie is that they are a comfort treat like no other. That melt in your mouth quality invokes the very best memories of a carefree childhood. Here I was once again, taunted by the challenge to recreate a gluten-free version that mimicked that cookie I grew up with as a child.  Continue Reading

Salted Almond and Coconut Clusters (3 Net Grams)

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I came up with these salted almond coconut clusters as another delicious option where I put Lily’s chocolate to the test. It is no secret that I love my sweets. My sweet tooth ruled my life for decades. Creating wonderfully nutritious, as well as delicious treats has become somewhat of a hobby. Part necessity, part challenge and ultimately what keeps me motivated, on track and satisfied. Continue Reading

Caramel Brownie Mug Cake – (3 Net Grams), Gluten-Free

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There was always an inkling of curiosity whenever I saw a recipe posted for a mug cake. I was down right resistant to trying one of these one cup wonders simply because they are cooked in a microwave. That anything cooked in a microwave could be this decadently rich and delicious was just not something I could not be persuaded to believe was possible. One afternoon though, I read a post that said if you didn’t try one of these quick and easy marvels, you were missing out. That statement finally got me curious enough to want to try one. Continue Reading

Easiest Ever Tiramisu Mousse – Low Carb (2 Net Grams) Gluten-Free

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The first time I indulged in that wonderful little dessert known as Tiramisu was at a little cafe in Rome. I savored every delicious bite as I sipped on an espresso laced with lemon peel quietly taking in all the hustle and bustle that is Rome. It was love at first bite. The creamy marscapone, the marsala wine and espresso soaked lady fingers covered with all that chocolate dust. It just sent my head into a tail spin. This was my dessert destination everyday for the duration of my stay in that glorious city. Continue Reading

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Coconut-Cream Frosting – Low Carb (5 Net Grams), Gluten-Free

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A close friend said that these chocolate chip wonders which I referred to as muffins, are more of a cupcake. Why? Because I frosted them. All I know is that they are moist, delicious and loaded with goodness you’re going to love. In the base I use a combination of almond and coconut flours, as well as unsweetened flaked coconut which gives these goodies a texture very similar to one made with gluten. Getting something that resembles and tastes just as good as gluten is not an easy task. Often times  it requires trial and error and these were no exception. I’m a tough customer, so for me to post a recipe it has to be absolutely perfect and I think these are just that. Continue Reading

Hazelnut-Mocha Avocado Mousse – Low Carb (3 Net Grams), Gluten-Free

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Avocado What? The idea that you could use an avocado for more than guacamole, as a garnish for salads or as a condiment for burgers came as a quite a surprise. I first learned about chocolate avocado mousse from a friend of mine. She had been making this for years and assured me that it was down right delicious. Now I am always willing to try something at least once so I set about the task of making this odd curiosity. Continue Reading

Nutty Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups – Low Carb (2 Net Grams) Gluten-Free

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These wonderfully delicious almond butter cups are another sweet treat where I use Lily’s Dark Chocolate Bar sweetened with Stevia and Erythritol. The idea of a peanut butter cup is nothing new. Here I use almond butter instead of the usual peanut butter. With these I wanted something special that was both sweet and savory with some sort of textural element added. This is my version with a WOW factor. Continue Reading