Cauliflower “Hummus”

Recently I came across THIS gem of an article on the health benefits of CAULIFLOWER! This is a comprehensive piece from fellow health junkie Helen Nichols. Check it out and then you can celebrate by making Cauliflower “hummus” 🙂

By Jenn Bruer 

Cauliflower humous


2 cups cauliflower florets
2 tbsp olive oil
1 garlic clove
1 tbsp tahini
4 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper


  1. Steam the cauliflower until cooked but not mushy
  2. In a food processor, collect remaining ingredients
  3. Add cauliflower and process until smooth

Pineapple Chicken

pinapple chicken

By Jenn Bruer

4 diced boneless/skinless chicken breasts
1 small can sliced pineapple (packed in juice)
1 minced garlic clove
1 tbsp tapioca starch
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp mustard
1/2 tsp hot pepper flakes
2 tbsp coconut milk
1 tbsp coconut oil
The juice of one lemon
salt & pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Drain pineapple, reserving juice
  3. Combine pineapple juice, garlic,tapioca flour, coconut milk, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and mustard to make sauce
  4. Grease a shallow 9 x 13 inch baking dish with coconut oil
  5. Place chicken in the dish and pour the sauce over top evenly
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes
  7. Now, spread the pineapple on top of chicken, baste with the sauce from the pan and continue baking 10 minutes longer
  8. Salt and pepper to taste

Spicy Chicken Drums

BBQ chicken

By Jenn Bruer

6 chicken drumsticks (or any chicken)
1/4 cup avocado oil (olive works too)
1/2 cup gluten free soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp dried thyme
2 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp cayenne pepper (more if you can handle it!)
1/2 tsp black pepper


  1. In a small bowl combine all ingredients except the chicken.
  2. Place the chicken and the marinade in a glass sealable container, place the lid on and shake well .
  3. Store in the refridgerator over-night.
  4. BBQ and enjoy!

Note: You can oven bake these too. 350 for 40 minutes turning once (or until cooked and crispy)

Maple Pecan Salmon

Pecan salmon

By Jenn Bruer

Try this mouth watering Maple Pecan Salmon served with a light salad topped with dried cranberries and pecans!


2  salmon fillets
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp gluten free soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
2 cloves fresh minced garlic
4 tablespoons chopped pecans
1/4 tsp each of salt and pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper


  1. In a small bowl combine the maple syrup, soy sauce, fresh garlic, water, cayenne, salt, and pepper.
  2. Place the salmon in a shallow glass baking dish; cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
  3. Set oven to 400 degrees.
  4. Sprinkle the chopped pecans over the salmon.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes or until cooked through.


Try serving this over Living Grainlessly asian stir fry noodles…here

Dairy-Free Parfait


By Jenn Bruer

Serious yum factor here!


1 can of full-fat coconut milk
2 cups frozen fruit (e.g. blue berries, mango, banana, strawberries, raspberries)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
Optional: Living Grainlessly Banana Crunch Granola
Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint


  1. Place the can of coconut milk in the fridge over night or at least for a few hours so that it separates.
  2. Open the can and scoop out only the top “solid” portion of the can (save the liquid part for something else later or simply drink it)
  3. Place 1 cup of the fruit, the solid coconut milk, the vanilla, and the cinnamon into the blender and blend on high until smooth (if using frozen you may have to add a few tablespoons of the coconut liquid to get it moving)
  4. Now fold the remaining fruit into the creamy mixture. If using blueberries or raspberries, keep them whole. If using larger fruit cut into small bite size pieces.
  5. Layer the parfait in a tall parfait dish by adding cream, then a layer of granola…repeat. Top with fresh or frozen fruit and place in the fridge to “set” for a least an hour (especially if using frozen fruit).

Omit the granola if you want, it tastes great even without!