Paleo Tahini Swirl Brownies

Pretty brownies with sophisticated taste and rich chocolate flavor.

Paleo Tahini Swirl Brownies - pretty brownies with sophisticated taste and rich chocolate flavor. | QueenofMyKitchen.comThe only food that’s more all-American than apple pie is a good old fashioned brownie. Brownies can get a little boring though. That’s why I was so intrigued by a recipe in the most recent issue of Milk Street Magazine for Tahini Swirl Brownies. Putting tahini in brownies sounds so strange, but I love to take classic recipes and make them more interesting and this recipe seemed to do just that, so I was excited to try it. But since I prefer baking with almond flour, and keeping my baked goods gluten-free when possible,  I decided instead to develop a recipe for Paleo Tahini Swirl Brownies. They came out great! Continue reading

Maple Pecan Oatmeal Breakfast Cake

A delicious breakfast cake made from whole grains, nuts, and seeds, with no flour whatsoever!  Gluten-free with an egg-free option.

A delicious breakfast cake made from whole grains, nuts, and seeds with no flour whatsoever! Gluten-free with an egg free option. | QueenofMyKitchen.comCake for breakfast is usually not a good idea unless it’s Maple Pecan Oatmeal Breakfast Cake – then it’s a great idea! This cake has “healthy breakfast” written all over it, balancing carbohydrates from whole grains with protein and some healthy fats. It’s naturally sweetened with maple syrup and has only 7 grams of sugar per serving. Continue reading

Roasted Baby Potato Stacks

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Potatoes USA and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest.  I was not compensated for my time.

Roasted Baby Potato Stacks are a great way to carbo-load as well as a beautiful and delicious dinner party appetizer. #AD | QueenofMyKitchen.comIf you’re an athlete looking for a different way to fuel your next big workout, then listen up! Roasted Baby Potato Stacks look like elegant appetizers, and they are, but they’re also a great source of energy for active individuals.  Protein shakes, bars, and gels are popular options for pre-workout meals and snacks, but potatoes are a much better choice.  They’re unprocessed, full of nutrient dense complex carbohydrates, and contain more potassium per serving than a banana, so for peak exercise performance potatoes can’t be beat.  Roasted Baby Potato Stacks are deliciously addictive so you won’t have any problem eating a whole bunch of them for maximum athletic endurance. Continue reading

Banana Cashew Blender Cake

The easiest cake you’ll ever make, incredibly moist cake with intense banana flavor.  And bonus – it’s gluten-free and contains no refined sugar!

Banana Cashew Blender Cake - The easiest cake you’ll ever make - incredibly moist cake with intense banana flavor. And bonus, it’s gluten-free and contains no refined sugar! | QueenofMyKitchen.comLast month I posted a recipe for Healthy Banana Fudge Cakes and it was so well received that I decided to post another recipe using bananas. This cake is also made in a blender but it’s much more decadent. Banana Cashew Blender Cake is, hand-down, one of the moistest cakes you’ll ever taste. Made with cashew butter and overripe bananas, it has a soft, pleasantly spongy texture, and intense banana flavor. Continue reading

Farro Salmon Salad

A bright, nutritious, seafood salad made with ancient grains and dressed with a lemon vinaigrette.

Farro Salmon Salad - A bright, nutritious, seafood salad made with ancient grains and dressed in a simple lemon vinaigrette. | QueenofMyKitchen.comFarro Salmon Salad is one of the best uses for leftover salmon you’ll ever find. When I serve salmon for dinner I always buy extra so that I have enough leftover to make this delicious salad. In fact, sometimes I make salmon for dinner just so I can have Farro Salmon Salad for lunch the next day – it’s that good! It has a great combination of flavors, colors, and textures, and if you’ve already cooked the salmon, it takes only minutes to prepare. It makes a great lunch dish, casual or formal, and is perfect picnic fare too. Continue reading