Pumpkin Spice Cranberry No-Bake Cookies (Grain, Gluten, Egg and Dairy-free)

KimiHarris

I love beautiful and simple food that is nourishing to the body and the soul. I wrote Fresh: Nourishing Salads for All Seasons and Ladled: Nourishing Soups for All Seasons as another outlet of sharing this love of mine. I also love sharing practical tips on how to make a real food diet work on a real life budget. Find me online elsewhere by clicking on the icons below!

 

Pumpkin Spice Cranberry No-Bake Cookies - GI 365 @ The Nourishing GourmetI’m so pleased to have a guest post by Kari from the beautiful GI365 blog today! I love her gorgeous work. These delicious, grain-free cookies are sure to please with their coconut flake base, and plenty of flavorful additions. – Kimi 

These Pumpkin Spice Cranberry No-Bake Cookies are so festive with their light orange color
dotted with red cranberries. They’re definitely a change of pace from the normal chocolate
version! There’s plenty of pumpkin added to the recipe for a full pumpkin flavor, complimented
by a hint of cinnamon, and the zestiness of cranberries. They make a great dessert during the
holidays because they’re easy to make, portable, and they’ve proven to be a real crowd pleaser!
I tried out several ratios of pumpkin for this recipe, but each time I found them lacking in
pumpkin flavor. Finally, I ended up putting in the entire can of pumpkin pureé!

This was great for 2 reasons:
1. Great pumpkin flavor!!
2. No leftover, partial can of pumpkin, (which is a big plus in my book)!
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Sparkling Cider Ice Cream Floats

KimiHarris

I love beautiful and simple food that is nourishing to the body and the soul. I wrote Fresh: Nourishing Salads for All Seasons and Ladled: Nourishing Soups for All Seasons as another outlet of sharing this love of mine. I also love sharing practical tips on how to make a real food diet work on a real life budget. Find me online elsewhere by clicking on the icons below!

These sparkling apple cider ice cream floats are both fun and delicious!

Creamy and sweet ice cream is combined with effervescent apple cider or kombucha for a delicious treat that is both refreshing and decadent. When sparkling apple cider is paired with this Chai Coconut Milk Ice Cream, it’s a perfect marriage of spices, apple, and creaminess.

If you hadn’t noticed yet, while I do love my simple everyday food, I also love the quirky fun things that you can do with food as well! While some would consider our dietary considerations limiting, I see a wide scope for the imagination.

Growing up, I thought that root beer floats were heavenly food and paired perfectly with my party food favorite – pizza. Now I am afraid that I would find myself not only experiencing a stomachache after all of that dairy and sugar, but I simply couldn’t enjoy such junk food anymore. I’ve learned better how to listen to my body since my early years.

But I’ve also learned how to make my childhood favorites into nourishing versions that are fun, and keep us feeling good too! For example, this gluten-free pizza has quickly become a favorite in our home. Now all I need to do is pair it with homemade ice cream floats, and it’s party time!

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Chai Coconut Milk Ice Cream (dairy-free goodness)

KimiHarris

I love beautiful and simple food that is nourishing to the body and the soul. I wrote Fresh: Nourishing Salads for All Seasons and Ladled: Nourishing Soups for All Seasons as another outlet of sharing this love of mine. I also love sharing practical tips on how to make a real food diet work on a real life budget. Find me online elsewhere by clicking on the icons below!

Chai coconut milk ice cream with caramel sauce!
“Vanilla swirls with spices such as cinnamon and cardamom in this coconut milk ice cream. The sprinkle of unrefined salt brings out both the sweetness of the maple syrup and the rich flavors of the spices. It’s very much like a favorite cup of chai in a frozen, creamy form. I’ll understate my joy in this recipe by saying, “ I love it.”

This ice cream can be enjoyed by anyone, but it certainly is a boon to the dairy-free person. Besides butter, dairy isn’t an everyday occurrence in our household as most of us have happier digestive systems without it. I went through a grieving process at first when we took out dairy. But the sadness didn’t last once I learned how to put coconut oil, coconut milk, and coconut cream to good use. Coconut truly is a gift to everyone, and a special one to those who can no longer have dairy.”

Read the rest and get the recipe at my post over at Nourished Kitchen! 

Bon Bons (Grain Free and Naturally Sweetened and Dairy Free)

Madey Edlin

Hello everyone! My name is Madey Edlin, I am a 19 year old food blogger and photographer, living on a farm outside of Portland, Oregon. I was exposed to good olive oil at a young, and tender age, and have never been the same. I have a passion for cooking that has never died. Curiosity and books have taught me how to cook thus far.

Here are 5 things to know about me: I have a box full of vintage dishes that live in my bedroom. I am a full time college student. I wear Burkenstocks on weekdays, heels on weekends. I read cookbooks for pleasure. I wrote a cookbook last year, due out later this year

A note on my cooking style: I am highly influenced by Julia Child, Mark Bittman, Bill Granger, Chad Peterson, Michael Ruhnlman, and Ken Forkish. I like to lightly salt things as I cook, rather then all at once at the end, it helps develop flavor. Acid is the unnamed champion of cooking. As stated before, I am a firm believer in good olive oil, and butter, you can never ever have too much butter. I am not a vegetarian, vegan, nor am I gluten-free or dairy-free, but I do have a loving respect for healthy living. Under seasoning is a bigger problem then over seasoning. I am not a firm believer in measuring cups, unless I’m baking, then I become a little OCD about it. Find me at Madey Edlin

 

Heathly Bon Bons

 

By Madey Edlin, Contributing Writer

What could be more festive then a classic bon bon? Of course updated with wholesome ingredients. Super easy to make, and they melt in your mouth. These little guys will have you coming back for more every time. Dark chocolate encapsulates perfectly indulgent peanut butter. Coconut oil makes peanut butter super creamy, while a little honey sweetens it just enough. Besides what could be better then the classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate?

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