Dessert

Guest Post: Lemon Drizzle Cake from The Foodie Teen

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Dessert | 10 comments

Guest Post: Lemon Drizzle Cake from The Foodie Teen

When I first discovered Alessandra’s blog, The Foodie Teen, I was amazed at the level of skill in both her photography and her recipes. I’m so thrilled to have her guest blogging here at Zenbelly today, and I hope you take a minute to check out her gorgeous blog! Hi everyone! My name is Alessandra and I’m the 15-year-old food blogger behind The Foodie Teen! I’m so honoured to be guest blogging here today while Simone works on what is sure to be her wonderful Paleo cookbook! If you enjoyed this post, you can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest too;...

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sweet potato pecan pie

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Dessert, Vegetarian | 12 comments

sweet potato pecan pie

I have no idea what came over me with this one. It’s not even my kind of dessert, really. I blame it on the Fall, which is when I tend to randomly get obsessed with foods I don’t normally like, and am suddenly hell-bent on recreating them. When the idea of sweet potato pecan pie hit me like a ton of bricks last week, I immediately got online and started researching recipes. Holy. Sugar. Batman. One of the recipes I looked at had: 1/2 cup cane syrup in the sweet potato filling and 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1/4 cup light corn syrup in the...

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donut holes, 2 ways

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013 in Dessert, nut-free | 36 comments

donut holes, 2 ways

For some reason, when Simon and I hear the word donut, we can’t stop thinking about them. We watched a movie once where donuts were an underlying theme, and after the movie ended, it was all we could talk about. Being from opposite sides of the country, we have different donut memories. I could rattle off just about every option on the Dunkin Donuts menu, and Simon, being from San Francisco, prefers his donuts to be overpriced and smug. No I’m kidding. I actually don’t know what kind of donuts he likes. That’s because while he was telling me, I wasn’t really...

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pumpkin chocolate chip muffins (or bread) – nut-free

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in breads & muffins, Dessert, nut-free | 14 comments

pumpkin chocolate chip muffins (or bread) – nut-free

This recipe is part of my review of the Blendtec Designer Series Blender. For a chance to win one, click the image below! > Giveaway is now closed < A while back I came up with a grain-free flour blend that I really love; a combination of almond flour, arrowroot, and coconut flour.  Most of the recipes I was seeing were either all coconut or all almond, and neither of them yielded the texture I was looking for.  Everything was right about my three flour blend, except one thing: There are a whole lot of people out there who are nut-free. I get tons of inquiries on my baked goods recipes...

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Apple Pie

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in Dessert, grain-free | 37 comments

Apple Pie

Guess who makes the best apple pie? My mom. You might think it’s actually your mom, but you’re wrong. It’s mine. Just ask anybody. So when I decided that I had to recreate the iconic dessert paleo-style, it was of course hers that I was trying to emulate. The result? It’s not exactly the same, but it’s pretty damn close. It’s buttery and flaky and has some bite to it. The crust is good enough to be eaten on it’s own, and the apples inside taste like fall itself. They’re barely sweeter than a fresh apple, and have just a hint of cinnamon. To me,...

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bittersweet chocolate ice cream

Posted by on Sep 15, 2013 in Dessert | 22 comments

bittersweet chocolate ice cream

Raise your hand if you like ice cream. Now raise your hand if you like to MAKE ice cream every time you feel like having a small bowl of it. Right. Anyone who has dabbled in the world of dairy-free ice cream has probably felt the elation that comes with tasting ice cream fresh out of the ice cream maker. Super creamy, like soft serve. Yum. And then you put it in the freezer. And then the next day, you suddenly remember that YOU MADE ICE CREAM YESTERDAY. YAY! (You might even proclaim this out loud, if you’re anything like me) And then. You RUN to the kitchen, open the freezer and...

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