Minimal Ingredient Mondays: Chocolate Maca Cookies, Cranberry Jam Tarts and Chunky Monkey Bites

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve posted 5-Ingredient Mondays. In the free time I acquired by not posting I thought a lot about the purpose of 5-Ingredient Mondays and how the current guidelines match (or don’t match) the purpose. It’s a new year and I’ve decided to put a new spin on this weekly link-up party.

First of all I’ve updated the name. 5-Ingredient Mondays has been put to rest with 2013 and 2014 has given birth to MINIMAL Ingredient Mondays. The name change brings a change to the guidelines. No more counting your ingredient list to see if a recipe has less than 5 non-pantry staple ingredients. No more objective measure for if a recipe is suitable for this link-up or not. Nope, now it’s time for subjective linking-up. If you think your recipe is gluten and dairy-free and has minimal ingredients, link it up. Heck, if you’ve made a recipe with 15 ingredients but the recipe normally has 20+ ingredients, link it up! This link-up party is about celebrating gluten and dairy-free foods that are delicious and have minimal ingredients. Everyone defines minimal differently and I think that’s a good thing.

If you don’t remember the last time I posted a 5-Ingredient Monday post, there were definitely some yummy recipes linked-up. You can see all the submissions here and here are my favourites:

Low-Fat Chocolate Maca Cookies from Shugurcan

Chocolate Maca Cookies

No-Bake Cranberry Jam Tarts from Coconut and Berries

No Bake Cranberry Jam Tarts

Chunky Monkey Bites from Spiced Curiosity

Chunky Monkey Bites

This week I’m submitting my Apple Crisp:

Apple Crisp

There’s my submission to Minimal Ingredient Mondays, what will yours be this week?

Please review the following guidelines before linking up:

  1. Recipes should contain a minimal amount of ingredients. Remember, minimal is however you define it. Your recipe may have few ingredients or it may have less ingredients than it’s more traditional counterpart. Your recipe may even have a decent size list of ingredients but most of them are kitchen staples. All of the above are welcome!
  2. Recipe must be gluten and dairy-free. Bonus for recipes that are also plant-based.
  3. Lastly, please leave a link to your own recipe that goes to that week’s Minimal Ingredient Monday post, not on this static page.

Your recipes don’t need to be from this week, but it does need to be your own recipe. I will sometimes share photos of the recipes with links back to your blog, so by sharing your recipe, you are giving me permission to use your photo and link back to your recipe. 

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xoxo Erin

5-Ingredient Mondays…

The holidays have creeped up WAYYYYYY faster than expected and I’m mildly unprepared. Because of this I’m going to send 5-Ingredient Mondays on a mini vacation until the new year. I still hope to post some treat recipes before the year comes to an end though, so here are some teaser photos 🙂

Banana Chocolate Chip Oaties

Apple Crumble

Tex Mex Pasta Bake

Nutty Chocolate Chip Cookies

And here’s the face that stares at me when I’m working in the kitchen 🙂

Mr. Wayne

UPDATE! I completely forgot to share that the winner of the Happy Herbivore Light & Lean Cookbook is Ellery! Congrats Ellery 🙂

xoxo Erin

5-Ingredient Mondays: Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce, Chocolate Peppermint Rice Crispy Treats & Chocolate Caramel Cups

I’ve had a weekend of learning. First I learned that our puppy loves snow. He was running and jumping in piles of snow today that were taller than him! Very adorable and very messy. Because of this I learned very quickly to keep a towel by the front door so he can be dried off before he drags snow all through the house. I also learned today that when my best friend visits and we go to my favourite bakery (Bunners) the freezer is my friend. Look at all the treats we picked up today:

Cupcakes

And we got cinnamon buns too, but they wouldn’t fit in the picture. Glutinous? Absolutely. That’s why the freezer is my friend. I managed to eat two cupcakes (red velvet and banana rum) before I couldn’t handle any more sweets. My fingers are crossed that my cinnamon bun and left over cupcake freezes well so I can enjoy it in the near future. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, yes, those are finger marks in the icing of each cupcake. Who doesn’t dip their finger into the icing the second they are in arms reach of a cupcake?

Anyway, that’s enough learning for a Sunday for me, so let’s move onto 5-Ingredient Mondays. This is a place where bloggers link-up their gluten-free recipes. You can check out all of last weeks submissions here! And here are my favourites from last week. Yes, even after eating two cupcakes today, my sweet tooth is still going strong and clearly doing the picking!

Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce from Life Free, Gluten-Free

Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce

Chocolate and Peppermint Rice Crispy Treats from Allergy-Free Test Kitchen

Chocolate Peppermint Rice Crispy Treats

Chocolate Caramel Cups from Sandi’s Allergy-Free Recipes

Chocolate Caramel Cups

This week I’m submitting my Apple Cranberry Oatmeal:

Drowning Apple Cranberry Oatmeal

There’s my submission to 5 Ingredient Mondays, what will yours be this week?

Please review the following guidelines before linking up:

  1. Recipe should contain 5 ingredients or less, pantry staples excluded. So basically anything that is likely to be found in most peoples kitchen/pantry does not count as an ingredient, neither do optional ingredients. Examples of kitchen/pantry staples may include spices, baking soda, baking powder, milk/non-dairy milk, oils, etc.
  2. Recipe must be gluten-free. Bonus for recipes that are also dairy-free and double bonus for plant-based recipes.
  3. Lastly, please leave a link to your own recipe that goes to that week’s 5-Ingredient Monday post, not on this static page.

Your recipes don’t need to be from this week, but it does need to be your own recipe. I will sometimes share photos of the recipes with links back to your blog, so by sharing your recipe, you are giving me permission to use your photo and link back to your recipe. 

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xoxo Erin

5-Ingredient Mondays: Cardamom Eggnog, Apple Maple Sweet Potatoes & No Bake Fudge

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a good weekend. I know I did because I recently received my copy of Happy Herbivore Light and Lean in the mail and I spend the weekend planning out what recipes to try first. Oh the things that I find exciting 🙂 I always get excited when I get a cookbook and then I rarely actually cook out of it. I’ve decided to challenge myself and change this habit, so I will be cooking my way through the entire book. There will also be a giveaway next week related to this so make sure to come back in a few days! Anyway, I will be posting about my experience but I’m going to wait until January to start doing that. There are just too many holiday treats that I want to create first!

Anyway, it’s time again for 5-Ingredient Mondays, a place where bloggers link-up their gluten-free 5-ingredient recipes. Take a look at these amazing recipes that were submitted during the last link-up, yum, yum, YUM!!!!

Cardamom Eggnog from Ragdoll Kitchen

Cardamom Eggnog

Apple Maple Sweet Potatoes from Sandi’s Allergy-Free Recipes

Apple Maple Sweet Potato

No-Bake Coconut Oil Fudge from Lisa’s Kitchen

No-Bake Coconut Oil Fudge

This week I’m submitting my Peanut Butter Apple Hemp Cookies:

Cookies

There’s my submission to 5 Ingredient Mondays, what will yours be this week?

Please review the following guidelines before linking up:

  1. Recipe should contain 5 ingredients or less, pantry staples excluded. So basically anything that is likely to be found in most peoples kitchen/pantry does not count as an ingredient, neither do optional ingredients. Examples of kitchen/pantry staples may include spices, baking soda, baking powder, milk/non-dairy milk, oils, etc.
  2. Recipe must be gluten-free. Bonus for recipes that are also dairy-free and double bonus for plant-based recipes.
  3. Lastly, please leave a link to your own recipe that goes to that week’s 5-Ingredient Monday post, not on this static page.

Your recipes don’t need to be from this week, but it does need to be your own recipe. I will sometimes share photos of the recipes with links back to your blog, so by sharing your recipe, you are giving me permission to use your photo and link back to your recipe. 

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xoxo Erin

5-Ingredient Mondays: Mashed Sweet Potatoes & Salted Cashew Chewy Bars

It’s time again for 5-Ingredient Mondays! This is a weekly link-up party where bloggers link-up their delicious 5-ingredient gluten-free recipes. You can check out last week’s submissions here. Since my neighbours to the south are celebrating Thanksgiving this week and because it snowed this weekend (YAY!) I decided to highlight two recipes that would be fantastic on any holiday table:

Yeast Free Mashed Sweet Potatoes from Yeast Free Living

Yeast-Free-Mashed-Sweet-Potatoes

Salted Cashew Chewy Bars from Sandi’s Allergy Free Recipes

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This week I’m submitting my Portobello Kalamata Grilled “Cheese” Sandwich

Sandwich

There’s my submission to 5 Ingredient Mondays, what will yours be this week?

Please review the following guidelines before linking up:

  1. Recipe should contain 5 ingredients or less, pantry staples excluded. So basically anything that is likely to be found in most peoples kitchen/pantry does not count as an ingredient, neither do optional ingredients. Examples of kitchen/pantry staples may include spices, baking soda, baking powder, milk/non-dairy milk, oils, etc.
  2. Recipe must be gluten-free. Bonus for recipes that are also dairy-free and double bonus for plant-based recipes.
  3. Lastly, please leave a link to your own recipe that goes to that week’s 5-Ingredient Monday post, not on this static page.

Your recipes don’t need to be from this week, but it does need to be your own recipe. I will sometimes share photos of the recipes with links back to your blog, so by sharing your recipe, you are giving me permission to use your photo and link back to your recipe. 

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ps. If you’re looking for more delicious and allergy-friendly dessert recipes, check out this e-book 🙂

xoxo Erin

5-Ingredient Mondays: Pumpkin Butter & Cardamom Sesame Crackers

Whoops, I’m a little late with this post since Monday is almost over. Lucky it’s never too late for quick and delicious gluten-free recipes 🙂 Last week was an abnormally slow week for 5-Ingredient Mondays and there were only 2 submissions. The two submissions certainly look scrumptious though, take a look:

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter from Gluten-Free Easily

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Cardamom Sesame Crackers from Ragdoll Kitchen

Crackers

This week I’m submitting my Instant Chocolate Chip Cookie:

Instant Chocolate Chip Cookie

There’s my submission to 5 Ingredient Mondays, what will yours be this week?

Please review the following guidelines before linking up:

  1. Recipe should contain 5 ingredients or less, pantry staples excluded. So basically anything that is likely to be found in most peoples kitchen/pantry does not count as an ingredient, neither do optional ingredients. Examples of kitchen/pantry staples may include spices, baking soda, baking powder, milk/non-dairy milk, oils, etc.
  2. Recipe must be gluten-free. Bonus for recipes that are also dairy-free and double bonus for plant-based recipes.
  3. Lastly, please leave a link to your own recipe that goes to that week’s 5-Ingredient Monday post, not on this static page.

Your recipes don’t need to be from this week, but it does need to be your own recipe. I will sometimes share photos of the recipes with links back to your blog, so by sharing your recipe, you are giving me permission to use your photo and link back to your recipe. 

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xoxo Erin

5-Ingredient Mondays- Carob Sesame Crackers & No-Bake PB+J Pie

It’s 5-Ingredient Monday time again. This is a weekly link-up party where bloggers share their 5-ingredient gluten-free recipes. You can check out last weeks submissions here. This week there were two recipes that really caught my eye:

Carob Sesame Crackers from Ragdoll Kitchen

Crackers

No-Bake PB&J Pie from Coconut and Berries

PieThis week I’m submitting my Portobello Mushroom Stroganoff:

Mushroom Stroganoff

There’s my submission to 5 Ingredient Mondays, what will yours be this week?

Please review the following guidelines before linking up:

  1. Recipe should contain 5 ingredients or less, pantry staples excluded. So basically anything that is likely to be found in most peoples kitchen/pantry does not count as an ingredient, neither do optional ingredients. Examples of kitchen/pantry staples may include spices, baking soda, baking powder, milk/non-dairy milk, oils, etc.
  2. Recipe must be gluten-free. Bonus for recipes that are also dairy-free and double bonus for plant-based recipes.
  3. Lastly, please leave a link to your own recipe that goes to that week’s 5-Ingredient Monday post, not on this static page.

Your recipes don’t need to be from this week, but it does need to be your own recipe. I will sometimes share photos of the recipes with links back to your blog, so by sharing your recipe, you are giving me permission to use your photo and link back to your recipe. 

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xoxo Erin

5-Ingredient Mondays- Pesto Alfredo Pasta, Chocolate Orange Gogi Cookies & Avocado Caramel Pudding

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend, I know I did 🙂 I went to a friends birthday celebration on Friday so I got to see some friends I hadn’t seen in a while. My best friend was also in town for most of the weekend and we had a great time together. This was definitely the most relaxing weekend I’ve had in a while, which is exactly what I needed because…

I’m starting a new position at work in 2 weeks, woohoo!!! But since it’s at the same hospital it’s not as simple as stopping one job one day and starting the next job the next day. Nope, I’ve already starting doing things for my new position AND am trying to wrap up everything from my old position. So yes, I feel completely overwhelmed and excited all at once. I will be switching from a highly discharge planning focused job to an assessment focused job (court ordered assessments to be exact!!!). So basically my brain is overflowing and it’s kind of awesome, kind of terrifying 🙂

Now, onto food business. 5-ingredient food business, to be exact. Yup, it’s time for 5-ingredient Mondays again- a weekly link-up party where bloggers share their 5-ingredient gluten-free recipes. You can check out last weeks submissions here. And here are my favourites from last week:

Pesto Alfredo Pasta from Sandi’s Allergy-Free Recipes

Pesto Alfredo Pasta

Chocolate Orange Gogi Cookies from Coconut and Berries

Chocolate Orange Gogi Cookies

Avocado Caramel Pudding from Candida Diet Plan

Avocado Caramel Pudding

This week I’m submitting my Nectarine Peanut Crumble:

Nectarine Peanut Crumble

There’s my submission to 5 Ingredient Mondays, what will yours be this week?

Please review the following guidelines before linking up:

  1. Recipe should contain 5 ingredients or less, pantry staples excluded. So basically anything that is likely to be found in most peoples kitchen/pantry does not count as an ingredient, neither do optional ingredients. Examples of kitchen/pantry staples may include spices, baking soda, baking powder, milk/non-dairy milk, oils, etc.
  2. Recipe must be gluten-free. Bonus for recipes that are also dairy-free and double bonus for plant-based recipes.
  3. Lastly, please leave a link to your own recipe that goes to that week’s 5-Ingredient Monday post, not on this static page.

Your recipes don’t need to be from this week, but it does need to be your own recipe. I will sometimes share photos of the recipes with links back to your blog, so by sharing your recipe, you are giving me permission to use your photo and link back to your recipe. 

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xoxo Erin

5-Ingredient Mondays- Cucumber Soup and Roasted Cauliflower with Dates & Capers

Apparently our puppy is more like me than I thought.

head turn

We were at the vets yesterday for his last booster shot and found out our little guy has food allergies! We had to get him some ear medication for inflammation and now have to be very careful to only feed him one source of protein. Basically an elimination diet for a puppy. Shouldn’t be a problem, except he is teething and we’ve been giving him beef tendon to chew on. We’ll have to find something equally satisfying for him since beef is the most likely allergen.

Wayne w Collar

Okay, that’s enough puppy love for one post. Now onto 5-Ingredient Mondays, a place where bloggers link-up their gluten-free recipes for us all to drool over! You can check out last week’s submissions here. From these submissions 2 recipes really stood out. They stood out because I wanted to eat them both immediately for dinner!

Yeast Free Cucumber Soup from Yeast Free Living

Cucumber Soup

Roasted Cauliflower with Dates and Capers from Annumography

Roasted Cauliflower with Dates and Capers

This week I’m submitting my Peanut-Free Do-Si-Do Cookies:

Do-Si-Do Cookies

There’s my submission to 5 Ingredient Mondays, what will yours be this week?

Please review the following guidelines before linking up:

  1. Recipe should contain 5 ingredients or less, pantry staples excluded. So basically anything that is likely to be found in most peoples kitchen/pantry does not count as an ingredient, neither do optional ingredients. Examples of kitchen/pantry staples may include spices, baking soda, baking powder, milk/non-dairy milk, oils, etc.
  2. Recipe must be gluten-free. Bonus for recipes that are also dairy-free and double bonus for plant-based recipes.
  3. Lastly, please leave a link to your own recipe that goes to that week’s 5-Ingredient Monday post, not on this static page.

Your recipes don’t need to be from this week, but it does need to be your own recipe. I will sometimes share photos of the recipes with links back to your blog, so by sharing your recipe, you are giving me permission to use your photo and link back to your recipe. 

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xoxo Erin