Applesauce Recipe

Posted on Aug 16, 2014 in Allergy, Blog, Dairy Free, Desserts, Gluten Free, Recipes

The apple trees are just amazing this year in Denver, last year, it was peaches. I was just thinking about making apple sauce to freeze and enjoy over the winter. Two years ago, we received a bunch of apples picked from a friend’s tree in Ft Collins and it was the first time I had made sugar-free applesauce and it was a big hit! These friend’s live an hour and half away and I knew a trip was not in the cards or even if their tree had produced this year.


I see all the neighbor’s trees just hanging with so much fruit and the apples are falling and rotting on the ground.  And to my surprise, my neighbor posted this sign….

Free Apples


We pulled the truck up next to the tree to gather the high hanging fruit before the storm rolled in…… {oops, got him with his eyes closed}



Our apple loot….



Applesauce Recipe – Sugar Free

12 cups of peeled and sliced apples

3 tsp of cinnamon {more or less to your liking}

2 tsp of organic vanilla

2 cups of water

1/2 lemon fresh squeezed

Add water, cinnamon and vanilla to water bring to a low boil, peel and slice apples, and squeeze fresh lemon on apples, add to pot and simmer, stirring occasionally, keep on low until the apples break down and  mashed with a fork.  I prefer a chunky applesauce, if you prefer it more smooth creamy consistency, add more water.

Let cool, eat warm or cold.




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Berry Cream Pie Recipe

Posted on Jul 26, 2014 in Blog, Dairy Free, Desserts, Gluten Free, Recipes

This Berry Cream Pie Recipe is a childhood favorite. Growing up in New Jersey, I remember going to pick your own blueberry and strawberry farms and my mother making this delicious pie.  It was a once a summer treat!

I have kept with the tradition and make this pie every year.  My husband’s birthday is in July, right when berries are in season, so now the tradition has become my husband’s birthday treat.

Over the years, we have discovered gluten and dairy allergies in our family, so first the recipe was adapted to gluten free and now, it’s gluten and dairy free!  It’s still just as delicious!

Berry Cream Pie Recipe

 {Typically, I would make it deep dish in my favorite hand made pottery pie dish, but this year, I cheated with pre-made gluten free pie crust}

Berry Cream Pie Recipe

Gluten Free Dairy Free Version – Makes 2 – 8″ pies

Preheat oven to 400

2 8″ pie crust {pre made or make your own}

1 lb Strawberry

1 lb Blueberry

1/2 cup of Sugar

2 tbsp Arrowroot Powder

1/8 tsp Salt {or a pinch}

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

1 cup Coconut Milk {full fat}

Wash fruits and cut strawberries in half or quarters and add both berries to a mixing bowl.

Add sugar, arrowroot powder, salt and cinnamon and mix together.  Mix until the sugar dissolves.

Add the coconut milk and stir.

Add to the pie crust dish. The mixture will pile high in the pie plate.

Berry Cream Pie Recipe


To keep the oven clean and keep the crust from burning, wrap aluminum foil under the pie dish and up and over the pie.  Bake for 1/2 hour covered and for the last 15 minutes, pull back the foil.  Once the juices are bubbling, you’ll know it’s done.

This pie is best served chilled with homemade coconut cream strawberry ice cream.





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Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 in Dairy Free, Desserts, Gluten Free, Recipes

Happy Valentines Day!

This is my family’s favorite chocolate dessert made from {you’ll never believe it} avocados!

Avocados are a great way to add omega 3’s to your diet plus healthy fats. Learn more about the health benefits avocados from the World’s Healthiest Foods.

4 avacados

3/4-1 cup of cocoa powder {to taste}

3/4-1 cup of agave {to taste}

1/4 cup water {helps get it all moving in the blender}

Add agave and cocoa powder to blender/food processor blend, add avacados and water. Blend until smooth, creamy and when you can’t see anygreen. When I prepare this, I am using a Vitamix and it has a super powered motor.

Viola!  Chocolate mouse! Serve with berries and bananas!

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

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