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Vanilla Masala Granola (Grain and Sugar Free)

Carrot Cereal has been the only thing satisfying my cereal cravings for quite some time now but it wasn’t quite giving me the hearty satisfaction that a bowl of granola used to give. All I knew when I began this little experiment was that it needed to have cacao nibs and that I was going for a no sugar, no grain recipe. The addition of garam masala was a last minute surprise and it made for the most uniquely delicious¬†granola I’ve ever had! Be warned though- this is made from almost entirely nuts, seeds, and oil. You can’t sit down to a cup of it like you might with an oat-based granola. I tried. It hurt. I’d definitely recommend using a sprinkling of this to top some coconut yogurt or having a small bowl with almond milk as a sweet and savory dessert.

Vanilla Masala Granola (Grain and Sugar Free)



3 cups unsweetened shredded coconut

1/2 cup roughly chopped hazelnuts

1/2 cup roughly chopped almonds

1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

1/2 cup cacao nibs

2 Tbsp sesame seeds

2 Tbsp chia seeds

1/5 tsp ground garam masala

1/3 cup coconut oil

2 packets NuNaturals stevia

1/2 tsp vanilla bean

big pinch of sea salt

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix ingredients thoroughly and layer onto a parchment paper laden baking dish or pan. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

Vanilla Masala Granola (Grain and Sugar Free)



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Flourless Goat Cheese Ravioli

Happy Friday! I’ve had this recipe idea in the back of my head for quite some time and am very pleased with how it turned out! I was never really a ravioli fan to begin with but I’m a huge goat cheese lover and if you ARE a ravioli fan, these are a lighter, less sticky version of the original. A good marinara makes ALL the difference too, it’s expensive but if you want to splurge the Rao’s brand is pretty unbeatable.


a large parsnip
soft goat cheese
your favorite organic marinara sauce

Preheat oven to 400. Peel the parsnip. Slice as thinly as possible on the madoline. Place parsnip slices single layer in a baking dish. Spoon a dollop of goat cheese on to each slice. Top with another parsnip slice and press down. Top with marinara and bake for 5-15 minutes, depending on how soft and warm you want them.


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