Dessert

Hazelnut Brown Butter Chocolate Hearts

Posted by on Jan 25, 2015 in Dessert | 6 comments

Hazelnut Brown Butter Chocolate Hearts

It’s like I don’t even know who I am anymore. Somehow, I’ve managed to obtain multiple heart shaped baking items; a donut pan, cake molds, and candy molds. I blame being a food blogger. I see these things and have visions of cutesy Valentine’s Day blog posts and just have to have them. Well, I put at least one of the above silly items to good use this week. I knew I had to make some kind of decadent chocolatey treat, and chocolate + brown butter + hazelnuts + sea salt just felt right. I went sort of classic candy mode on these; meaning I added a little sugar. I tried...

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Almost Oatmeal Cookies from Everyday Grain-Free Baking

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Dessert | 5 comments

Almost Oatmeal Cookies from Everyday Grain-Free Baking

 I’m so happy to have Kelly of The Nourishing Home as a special guest today sharing her delectable recipe for grain-free “oatmeal” cookies. It’s part of a collection of over 100 irresistible grain-free, starch-free and dairy-free recipes from her new published cookbook – Everyday Grain-Free Baking! I received an advance copy of Kelly’s new book, and am really looking forward to baking from it. The only reason I haven’t busted out the baking supplies yet is because I’m trying reeeeeally hard to keep it under control with the sugar this month. Next month, though- it’s...

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Paleo White Christmas – Guest post by The MerryMaker Sisters

Posted by on Dec 26, 2014 in Dessert | 0 comments

Paleo White Christmas – Guest post by The MerryMaker Sisters

I’m thrilled to have the lovely Emma and Carla of The Merry Maker Sisters guest blogging here today! They are sharing a fab recipe for Paleo White Christmas, which would have been posted last week if I was better at blogging and running a business at the same time. Clearly, I am not! But this recipe is still a stellar one, and a great way to continue to indulge in holiday treats without completely falling off the Paleo wagon. And I bet it would be a welcome additional to your New Year’s Eve bash!   We’re Emma and Carla Papas from Australia, aka ‘The Merrymaker Sisters’ and...

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Guest Post: Lemon Drizzle Cake from The Foodie Teen

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Dessert | 12 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 | 22 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 | 38 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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