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.
Gingerbread cookies are a favorite holiday treat of mine that I’ve enjoyed my whole life. The crisp, yet chewy texture of our cookies is a perfect analogue to conventional recipes. We’ve shared these with non-paleo family members, and they have been given unanimous approval.
Everyone and their mother has a super chewy grain free gingersnap but for those of you who like your ginger more pillowy-soft and cakey than snappy, these gingerbread cookies for you. These soft and cakey gingerbread cookies bursting with caramel-y molasses flavor and warm wintery spices are not for the faint of heart!
An Italian classic made paleo! Even the word “cacciatore” is very primal. It means “hunter” in Italian. Chicken cacciatore basically tells you it’s paleo right in the title. How could you go wrong? This meal is delicious enough to eat on its own, but you may also serve it with spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles. It tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen.
Growing up, my family would often serve lox with bagels and cream cheese at family brunches. This was always a special occasion when family came into town. In my mind, I can still taste the flavors of a toasted bagel topped with cream cheese, lox, red onion, tomato, and capers. For our version of this dish, we replaced the bagel and cream cheese with eggs for an equally delicious and much healthier version.
Creamy hot chocolate that is rich, decadent, chocolatey, yummy, and oh yeah dairy free! The full fat coconut milk provides the oh so creamy dairy free replacement and pairs perfectly with chocolate! It goes great with some homemade marshmallows, a nice warm blanket, and a good movie! Enjoy!
Even as a young child, I used to love macarons. The pastel-coloured two-bite treats called my name whenever we were on holiday and spotted a French patisserie; I spent my childhood in various countries in the Middle East, so French patisseries were a rarity! I still adore their crisp outside and soft, meringue-like centre.