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Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Brownie

07 Hazelnut Brownies with Chocolate Chips is Gluten-Free

Smiling at the memory of teaching my hands on farm to table cooking class at Esalen Institute and showing how to make these delicious, absolutely scrumptious Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Brownies, which happen to be gluten free. You can make these brownies with a variety of nut flours like hazelnut and almond flours. Teff flour, coconut flour and brown rice flour work well, too. And sometimes, I use fair trade organic cocoa and other times fair trade organic cacao powder. Always fair trade organic dark chocolate chips. Grass raised organic butter or virgin coconut oil and maple syrup adds richness and sweetness. Here at home, my edible calendula flowers are in bloom and grateful to Tracey Eller for taking this photo and styling it with as Kate Kilday of Woodland Essence taught me long ago that calendula flowers are like eating sunshine. Thanks Kate! You are right.

Happy Sunny Summer Day!

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Waffles

Eating Chocolate Chip Waffles with Emily

Fun to eat chocolate chocolate chip waffles with my daughter Emily. I like the chocolatey flavor of teff flour. Adding either organic, fair trade, cocoa and cacao make delicious waffles. I also added super foods maca and lucuma to power us through our day. Organic maple syrup, chocolate chips and vanilla extract makes sweet waffles that we love eating with our hands like muffins. Good morning breakfast!  Continue reading

Organic Chocolate Pops and Strawberries

Organic Cashew Coconut Fudgicles

In my world organic cacao and/or chocolate goes with everything. Even in height of strawberry season, I am thinking about how great these cashew coconut cocoa pops are with fresh strawberries.

Organic, fair trade cashews, cocoa, vanilla extract blended with organic coconut milk and local Continue reading

Mocha Cake

Mocha Cake, Recipe Developed for Teff Company

Everyone loves this Mocha Cake and it happens to be gluten-free. Delicious on its own, and for a special dessert, top it with fresh whipped cream. You might find yourself enjoying it for breakfast or snacking on it, if there is any left. Continue reading

Leslie’s Espresso Cookies


Easy to prepare, these delicious cookies are great for snacking and dessert. Vegan and gluten-free. Dean teamed up with local Organic Gourmet Leslie Cerier to bake up some amazing Espresso Cookies using Deans Beans organic fair trade coffee and cocoa.

Leslie Cerier, “The Organic Gourmet” developed this recipe for Deans Beans in 2017.

Recipe Copyright © 2017 Leslie Cerier. All Rights Reserved to Leslie Cerier. 

Leslie Cerier teams up with Deans Beans and create Espresso Cookies with Deans Beans products