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White Chocolate Butter Bunny Bites

Okie, so I may have fibbed just a teensy bit about these White Chocolate Butter Bunnies. These actually aren’t made of white chocolate (gasp!). BUT they do taste EXACTLY like it with an added coconutty twist for extra awesomeness.

You know I actually had a completely different plan in mind for my Easter recipe this season? I was planning to make coconut macaroons that would look like bunny tales but as I did some idea hunting on Pinterest after about 50 pins these finally formulated in my mind. I do have to extend some credit to our friends over at Coconut Mama and Empowered Sustenance for providing their inspirational recipes as the base to these White Chocolate Butter Bunnies. I <3 the internet, don’t you!

Easter is 2 days away and you’re probably making a mental checklist of ALL the stuff you need to get done before then so without further ado let’s get to it, shall we?READ MORE

Paleo Hamantaschen for Purim

When I was a little girl Purim was my favorite holiday so naturally hamantaschen were my favorite thing to eat on that holiday.

For those of you that are unfamiliar with Purim let me give you a little background so you don’t feel lost the whole way through this post 😉 Purim is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the courage of a very special woman named Esther and, of course, the Jewish people escaping total annihilation. As a kid, hearing this story was awesome because it’s got all of the components of an epic tale à la LOTR or Camelot: kings, romance, royals getting banished, a wise elder (who looks strangely Gandolf-like in all the picture books), a pauperess-turned-queen, acts of immeasurable bravery, a bad guy who gets hanged, plus it takes place in a far away land (The Persian Empire)! What’s not to love?!

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Purple Potato & Cauliflower Colcannon

I was doing some research for recipe ideas so that I could come up with something really special this year for St. Patrick’s Day. Last year I did a really great Green Juice but still, I wanted to come up with something new for us. Ya see, although I’m not Irish, St. Patrick’s Day just so happens to be my Grandma’s birthday. Sadly, she’s no longer around to read the annual dedication post + recipe I write for her but I love St. Patty’s Day all the more because of her and always celebrate it!

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Tiramisu Top View

Easy, Gluten-Free Tiramisu Trifle

Tiramisu!

My favorite Italian layer cake. It’s spongey, yet creamy, decadent and romantic. 

Why It’s On My List of “Favorite Cakes Ever”

I’m not sure when it entered my unofficial, mental list of “Favorite Cakes Ever”. It might have been after the time I made it as a surprise anniversary gift for my parents one year. I don’t quite remember what number anniversary it was, but I think I was in 8th grade. Anyways, they loved it! Everyone loved it! I mean there was NO leftover tiramisu. They were just so happy that my pre-teen mind had made space to both remember and do something thoughtful for them on such a special occasion. Score!

Ever since then it’s held such a special place in my mind which is why I decided to tackle coming up with my own, unique, REAL FOOD, “taste good do good”, Code to Wellness – supporting recipe for my birthday (last week).

And now, it’s finally here. I’m so excited to share it with you!

For those of you that are in the dark about Tiramisu, there really are only a few key things to know.

Mainly this:

  • it’s got a coffee-drenched cookie layer (the ladyfingers)
  • followed by a creamy, custardy layer (sabayon or zabaione)
  • sometimes the creamy layer is topped with cacao or nuts
  • it’s no bake, instead, refrigerate (I’m a poet and I don’t even know it! Lol. Sorry, you know I love corny jokes)!

 

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Creamy Coconut N'Oatmeal (Esp for the Gallbladder Challenged)

Coconut N’oatmeal (for the Gallbladder Challenged)

You wanna know the truth?

Fat is TOTALLY phat. You can read more about that in this post by yours truly. BUT, not all fat, despite it’s incredible health benefits, is created equal. Meaning this – even though a particular type of fat may be totally phat (i.e. awesomely nutritious and health promoting) for someone else, it just might not be for you, especially if you experience digestive issues involving the gallbladder. READ MORE