This year I decided to make my colleagues some homemade gingerbread cookies. I had tried and tested this recipe a few times earlier in the month to ensure they were beautifully festive, moreish and deliciously chewy. They are extremely simple to make, dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free and refined sugar-free. Perfect to be hung on the tree or packaged up in a clear cellophane gift bag, tied up with a bit of string and ready to give to a friend or loved one. Without blowing my own festive trumpet too loudly, THESE ARE THE BEST GINGERBREAD COOKIES I have ever tried and a recipe I think I will be repeating again and again…and again.
This chocolate cake is free of grains, dairy, nuts, and refined sugar. It it has an incredibly rich chocolate flavor and just the right amount of sweetness; perfect for all birthdays and special occasions.
Pizza is a food first traced to Ancient Greece, when they took bread and covered it with oil and cheese (this is also the base for Pita bread). Italy is credited for adding tomatoes to pizza following their introduction from the New World in the 15th and 16th centuries. Interestingly, the combination of tomatoes and cheese wasn’t popular for hundreds of years, until the famous Pizza Margherita (tomatoes, cheese, and basil) incident – wherein the combination was served to Queen Margherita in 1889 to represent the Italian flag.
Pizzerias existed in the United States at the turn of the century, but it was only popular with Italian immigrants. Soldiers returning from the European campaign of World War II raved about pizza, and it became the sensation it is now almost overnight.
This is our revised Carrot Cake recipe. It is based off of our original Carrot Cake which we made in 2011, and it is wonderful! This is a great cake to make for Mother's Day, Easter, or any special occasion you would like!
Birthdays come just once a year (for better or worse). This grain-free cake is a decadent way to celebrate growing a year older without fully going off the wagon. The chocolate ganache, which is kind of like a hard chocolate shell around the cake, brings an interesting texture to the cake.