Autumn Edibles

I love Fall, it’s my absolute favorite time of the year; the leaves are changing, the sunlight casts a different glow, and it’s cooling off at night and in the morning, which I love because I get to break out my winter vests and cozy clothes.

I started this blog as a way to share my cooking ideas and hope to get a good collection going.  I started eating a grain-free primal diet this past year and have been loving everything about it; how it makes me feel (no more sugar crashes and eating 10 times a day to ward off the shakes), how it’s gotten me lean and fit (that along with regular exercise), and most of all, I’ve been having a great time being creative in the kitchen and making new foods all without the use of wheat, rice or gluten..

Grain-free Pumpkin Walnut Muffins

Nut Muffins

Nuts, by Martin LaBar @ Flickr

 

1 1/2 cup Walnuts (ground in food processor)

5 Dates

6 Slices Ginger

4 Eggs

3/4 cup Organic Pumpkin

1 tsp Vanilla

1 tsp Baking Soda

1 tsp Baking Powder

1/3 cup Egg Protein

1/2 cup Coconut Flour

1/2 cup Coconut Flakes (I like the big flakes, unsweeted of course)

1/2 – 1 tsp stevia (to your taste)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Place nuts, dates & ginger in food processor and chop to preferred consistency.  Beat eggs, vanilla & pumpkin together.  Mix nut mix and egg mix together, add coconut flakes, flour and other ingredients.  Grease your muffin tins (I actually use a silicone muffin tray) with butter or coconut oil.  Pour mixture into muffin tins & bake for 20-25 minutes.  Makes approx. 10 – 12 muffins.  Enjoy!

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About Erin

Erin lives in Ketchum, Id. She is a practicing Acupuncturist and Kettlebell Trainer in the Wood River Valley. She graduated from Acupuncture and Oriental Medical School in the Fall of 2011 from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, OR. She now has a growing and busy business that offers services to both Hailey and Ketchum. Erin has created a practice where she treats, educates and cares for people with a variety of modalities which include Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Lifestyle coaching, diet and nutrition education, and exercise. Among these, is this blog which is just one platform Erin uses to help her clients learn how to eat healthy, cook and bake with as much ease as possible to create a balanced lifestyle that you can adopt easily and effortlessly. Changing your lifestyle and diet is never an easy thing to do, and Erin's hope is that this makes it that much easier. If you'd like more information about Erin and her practice please check out her website: www.myessentialhealing.com A note from Erin: Over the past few years I have changed my diet pretty dramatically and no longer eat grains & very little sugar due to chronic eczema; this blog is about how to cook and bake without wheat, gluten, rice or other grains and still get what you want out of the food you are eating. It is different, & it is tricky, but it is also possible and I've found some tricks to satisfy even the most carb loving baker without the extra sugar and gluten that some of us just can't eat; and I'm looking forward to sharing more recipes with you as I experiment along. View all posts by Erin

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