Spectrum Kids In The Outdoors

A natural way to find themselves…

   Sep 12

End of Summer Recipe

Looking for a fun summer treat for a party with family. The following cake is perfect for almost any special diet. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, soy- and (can be) nut-free. It’s also GAPS/SCD compliant and low oxalate. The texture is wonderful and the recipe is forgiving. You can add banana and make banana bread.

The following recipes are from Cooking to Heal by Julie Matthews (Certified Nutrition Consultant for special diets for children). She recommends being in charge of the dessert for a party so you can have a diet-compliant option that your family can enjoy.

Coconut Flour Vanilla Cake
¼ cups coconut flour
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
8 large pastured eggs
2/3 cup melted grass-fed ghee
1 cup raw honey
2 tablespoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 330 degrees. Grease and flour two 8-inch cake pans. In a large bowl, combine the coconut flour, salt, and baking soda. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, melted ghee, honey and vanilla extract. Blend the wet ingredients into the coconut flour mixture with a handheld mixer until thoroughly combined.

Bake for 35-40 minutes. Once inserted toothpick comes out dry (a few moist crumbs), cake is ready. Let cook in pan, then cool on rack. Frost after cake is cool. Choose from either Cashew or Coconut Cream Frosting.

Cashew Cream Frosting
1 1/2 cups of cashews
1 cup of water
2 teaspoons vanilla
7 dates
a tiny pinch of salt
Mix all ingredients in the blender on high to whip into a thick cashew cream. Spread on cake, and top with fresh organic blueberries and strawberries.

Coconut Whipped Cream Frosting
1 container of Coconut Cream (see Wilderness Family Naturals)
1 teaspoon honey
Put the container of coconut cream in the freezer to chill but not freeze (20-30 minutes). Pour cream into bowl and beat with electric hand mixer for several minutes until stiff like whipped cream. Spread on cake, and top with fresh organic blueberries and strawberries.

Cooking to Heal is an online nutrition and cooking course for children and families on special diets (autism, ADHD, allergies, digestive conditions, and more). All recipes are tagged for multiple diet compliance: GFCF, SCD/GAPS, low oxalate, Failsafe, egg-free, and nut-free. Learn more at: https://nourishinghope.infusionsoft.com/go/cth/spectrumkidsintheoutdoors

   Aug 15

Back to school snacks… Gluten free of course…

Ok…  You will find that I am always experimenting with new recipes and ways to make my own ingredients such as dairy free cheese etc….

I love cooking Gluten-Free & Dairy Free because I too feel better eating less gluten and dairy.

Now back to school for us is right here in our home, but I am a woman and a mom and therefore we go after their hearts by means of their bellies, right??  At least I do…  I get great pleasure out of making new yummy dishes…

Now for those of you that like a quick breakfast here is something that can be made ahead and it doesn’t just have to be for breakfast….

12 Lighter Homemade Pop Tarts

Now make note:  The link for the Pop Tarts below I have altered.  I use a separate recipe for the pastry which you will find directly underneath the link for the Pop Tarts so be sure to take a look at both for an amazing Gluten Free treat.



Best Pastry Dough Recipe Around



NOTE:  Cream cheese substitute can be found here http://www.tofutti.com/btcc.shtml and I also have a homemade recipe that I will have to dig out…  And for baking and cooking I use Nucoa Margarine…

You will find as we go forward here that I LOVE Nicole Hunn of  www.GlutenFreeOnAShoestring.com and Naomi Poe of  www.BetterBatter.org.  Hand in hand they offer the Gluten Free world amazing flour and amazing recipes….  Be sure to check them out.  For those of you that are affected or know someone affected by Autism be sure to tell them about the Financial Aid that is offered by Better Batter.  More information on this can be found at http://betterbatter.org/financial-aid.

Gluten Free Chewy Granola Bars



These are just a few of my favorite recipes…  Be sure to visit Nicole and Naomi and let them know that Spectrum Kids In The Outdoors sent you their way.  Enjoy the recipes and be sure to include your children when making them…  What a way to spend time together!!