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Basil Mushroom Grass-fed Ground Beef Meatballs View Comments (3)
Sally D.
Where's the mushroom?
Admin - Orissa
Sally, the recipe has been updated: 3/4 cup mushrooms, finely chopped.
Which mushroom and how many? I didn't see any mushroom mentioned. Sounds good and I would try if you could reprint it with the mushroom information. Do you mean the meat is shaped like a mushroom?
Admin - Orissa
Trisha, any kind of mushroom will work, depends on personal preference. The ingredient was missing originally when it was typed up. It is updated now. Use 3/4 cup mushrooms, finely chopped.
Where are the mushrooms?
Admin - Orissa
Josie, the recipe has been updated: use 3/4 cup mushrooms, finely chopped.
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Lemon Rosemary and Yogurt Cake View Comments (1)
Traci Lyn Laub
I think I am in love
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Robust Raw Cacao Pie with Nut + Fruit Crust View Comments (2)
Anna Butler
I love trying no-bake pies and I must say this one now sits in my top favorite list. Thank you for the recipe!
I love this pie! I'm trying to eat more healthily & this pie satisfies my sweet tooth, but I'm able to eat a small slice with some fresh fruit & be craving more or addictive quality at all. Blessings to the one who submitted it!
Admin - Orissa
So glad to hear that, Ranae <3
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Coconut Flour Chocolate Cake View Comments (1)
Night Owl Kitchen
Made this last night, substituted the sugar with granulated stevia. Think I'll add a dollop of sour cream to help add some extra moisture to the cake next time. Other than that very nice, rich chocolate flavor. Going to blog about this recipe soon.
Admin - Orissa
Sour cream sounds like a nice add, Night Owl Kitchen! Honey or maple syrup are also both very good, traditional sweeteners that can be used in place of granulated sugar. You might enjoy this article:
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Dairy Free Cranberry or Blueberry Lemon Scones View Comments (1)
I eat Paleo , can you substitute the sugar for honey or maple syrup and the flour for coconut ?
Admin - Orissa
Diane, yes. Here is an article about How to Use Raw Honey in Place of Sugar in Baking: Here is an article about How to Use Coconut Flour, I hope this article will be a helpful guide to you as you experiment with converting a wheat flour recipe to coconut flour: A lot of recipes containing wheat flour can be converted to 100% coconut flour, but this will take time and practice. Coconut flour behaves differently from recipe to recipe, so a lot of tweaking and adjusting will have to be done. If you do convert this to coconut flour, I'm sure other readers would benefit from hearing you share what you did, if you want to come back and comment about your experience with this recipe, later. <3
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Blissful Blueberry Muffins View Comments (1)
Cheryl Hughes
I just love anything with blueberries in and your muffins look really delicious. I'm gonna try it next weekend. Thank you!
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Flourless Ginger Turmeric Cookies View Comments (1)
Granulated sugar voids all the benefit of the other ingredients.
Aura, that depends on the type of granulated sugar. We recommend using whole cane sugar. Heavenly Organics Whole Cane Sugar is 100% USDA Organic, Evaporated Whole Cane Juice, Sun Dried, Herbally Purified, Unrefined, Fairly Traded, Sustainably Produced, and Pesticide and Herbicide Free. You can learn more about Heavenly Organics Whole Cane Sugar here: I have edited the recipe so that it does not say to use just any "granulated" sugar; now the ingredient list specifies what kind of granulated sugar: whole cane sugar. If you prefer, you may also substitute the whole cane sugar with raw honey. General guidelines for swapping sugar for honey: 1 cup granulated cane sugar = 1/4 – 1/3 cup raw honey Start with less, not more. Be prepared to nix 20-40% of liquids in recipes requiring over 1 cup/128 grams/4.5 ounces of honey.
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Baked Apples with Cinnamon and Oatmeal Topping View Comments (1)
Martha North
Sounds good!
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Rustic Apple Tart View Comments (1)
Amy Young Miller
oooooh this looks yummy! I love the way the pastry is wrapped around the filling, too!
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Maple Chocolate Pudding Popsicles View Comments (2)
Rita Chamberlin
Where did you purchase the ice pop molds? They look easy to squeeze up and prevent dripping. TY. Rita Chamberlin
Where do I find Unsweetened Coconut?
Admin - Orissa
Shirley, you can find high quality unsweetened dried coconut here: Tropical Traditions 100% natural Shredded Coconut, Coconut Flakes, and Coconut Chips are made from organic dried coconuts in the Philippines that are grown with no fertilizers or pesticides. This premium dried coconut contains no additives or preservatives, and is not sweetened. Unlike most dried coconut on the market, our dried coconut products are not treated with sulfites to keep them white. They are a great addition to recipes and baking, or just for snacks! Note: The Shredded Coconut is a very small cut, suitable for baking, such as making macaroons. The Coconut Flakes are a larger shredded coconut cut, perfect for garnishing or toppings, such as the top of a coconut cream pie. The Coconut Chips are a much larger cut that can be used as a snack food. You can mix them with nuts and dried fruit, for example.
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Gluten Free Coconut Curry Turkey Meatballs View Comments (1)
looks yummy ! any nutritional info available? especially wondering if it might be low carb- thanks !
Admin - Orissa
Thank you, Tricia! Thank you for your question. Since these recipes are user-submitted and free to everyone, it would be extremely time consuming and difficult to draw up an accurate nutritional info chart for each and every one. There are many sites online that have nutritional info calculators you could use to try to get an approximate reading on. Hope that is helpful!
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Home Made Coconut Cashew Milk View Comments (1)
Do you use raw cashew butter?
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Multi-Fruit Tropical Cranberry Sauce with Fermented Option View Comments (1)
Lisa Adams
This cranberry sauce is amazing. I love eating fresh fruit during the winter.
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Gluten Free Biscuits – Plain or Garlic View Comments (2)
Interesting recipe for me, specifically in that I'm wondering (hoping) to substitute Einkorn flour for the coconut flour. That's chiefly because I have plenty of Einkorn on hand but no Coconut flour. What do you think?
I would like to know how to get a better "rise" out of the bisquit. Mine tasted delicious but were a little flat. BUT I absolutely would make this recipe again. Love these. Great job Dawn from Syracuse.
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Gluten Free Protein Breakfast Bites View Comments (1)
Cheryl Nagel
Tasty, easy to make! You'll be glad you tried these!
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Savory Coconut Milk Sausage Soup View Comments (1)
Susan Radford
Really good soup ! Works nicely with chick peas in place of beans too !
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Mamaw’s Pecan-Coconut “Papaya” Pie View Comments (1)
Katalina Pyle
This looks heavenly. Must try it!
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Gluten Free German Spice Cookies View Comments (1)
Is this like a gingerbread cookie? Sounds delicious! Do you drop the dough balls and bake as is - they spread as they bake? Thanks.
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No Bake Almond Pulp Crackers View Comments (1)
Great use of leftover Almond Pulp after making Almond milk. If you don't have a dehydrator could you put it in a low oven? What temperature and for how long would you suggest?
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Gluten Free Apple Almond Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins View Comments (1)
Love your recipes, hard transition !
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Gluten and Dairy Free Tapioca Cake (“Bolo de Tapioca”) View Comments (2)
Hi Myra, Sounds like it may be a good idea but I haven't tried using chia seeds as a replacement yet so I'm not sure how it would turn out.
Hi. Can chia seeds be subbed for the tapioca pearls? Thanks.
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Hearty Lentil Soup View Comments (1)
Susan Fritz
This soup is AMAZING!! My husband doesn't like lentils, but he loves this soup. I'll be making this often!!
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Coconut Cashew Fudge View Comments (4)
Debbie Riggs
I am very disappointed in this recipe, especially since I was making it for Christmas. Yes, it did take 10 minutes but it lumped together, had way too many cashews for the fudge and the fudge was dark, just like powder is, not creamy light brown. The taste was not acceptable and cooling did not solve the problem of the oil separating. Do the Tropical Traditions people make the recipe to be sure it will make the same as the picture? Now I have to get more supplies to make my own version of fudge that I know will turn out. 😞
Admin - Orissa
Debbie, thank you for sharing your concerns, perhaps some of our other readers can help troubleshoot this recipe with you and share tips they have with making it successfully. We do not test every recipe submission that we publish. We ask that the authors who submit the recipes MUST have already tested and know their recipe works and also include their own photo of their finished product to prove that the recipe works.
I've made a similar version of this recipe and it does NOT get sugary. You keep it chilled in an air-proof container and it is very creamy and delicious and HEALTHIER than regular fudge!
A tasty combination of some of my favorites, quick & easy to make!
I am confused. I make a lot of fudge and I always follow the recipe that says to bring it to a boil until it reaches the soft ball stage (140 on candy thermometer), and then to add the nuts and such - - and then beat it until it turns glossy where one then puts into a pan - - won't this fudge get sugary if one does not boil the foundation?
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Cream of Zucchini Soup with Cumin View Comments (2)
Jacqui Auterman
Garlic is not on ingredient list but is in recipe!
Admin - Orissa
Jacqui, thanks for catching this! The ingredient list of this recipe has now been updated to include how much garlic is used.
More soup recipes please. Loved the bowl soup is in. I have the set :)
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Chettinad Goat Curry View Comments (1)
How would I alter this recipe for a slow cooker? I don't have a pressure cooker.
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