Paleo Apple Pie Chia Pudding (Refined Sugar-free, Gluten-Free)

Paleo Apple Pie Chia P{adding from Saltwater Chef

Fall is here again, and good ole Mother Nature gives us the very food our bodies need this time of year. Apples are in season, and are a fantastic source of vitamin c, fiber, anti-inflammatory bioflavonoids, and heart-healthy phytonutrients. The nutrients in apples help us fight colds and the flu, and honestly, just taste yummier… Read More »

Black Bean Brownie Batter Cookies: Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free

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It’s time for a yummy, healthy recipe! And it involves brownie batter. Oh. Boy. This brownie batter cookie recipe uses black beans as the base for a delicious, nutritious, grain-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, cookie that you can enjoy baked or as batter. Over the course of recipe testing I usually ate half the batter and baked… Read More »

Nutella Chia Pudding

Nutella Chia Pudding

As mentioned in previous posts, I have sort of a love affair going on with chocolate, and with hazelnuts. So naturally, Nutella is like crack to me. But real Nutella, unfortunately, has sugar and dairy in it. So guess what I did? Made up Nutella Chia Pudding! Well, Im not the first one on the web… Read More »

Making Hazelnut Butter


I could probably eat hazelnuts every day of my life. There’s something about the nutty flavor that is unlike any other flavor in the world- especially mixed with chocolate (Nutella!!!). Living with Celiac’s disease, I have learned to appreciate the individual flavors of whole foods, and then get creative with using these flavorful foods in… Read More »

Chocolate Almond Chia Pudding

Saltwater Chef's Chocolate Almond Chia Pudding

In case you haven’t heard, chia seeds are a pretty hot food right now. And for good reason. These tiny black wonders are a nutritional powerhouse– chocked full of antioxidants, fiber, omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, manganese, and folate. In fact, chia seeds are one of the most nutrient dense superfoods on the planet, especially… Read More »

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Parfaits (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Raw, Vegan)


For those of us with Celiac’s Disease, extracting nutrition from food is a much more difficult process. The normal way nutrition is gathered from food is through the villi in the digestive track. But with an autoimmune disorder such as Celiac’s Disease, the body destroys its own villi in an attempt to destroy the “invading”… Read More »