Sunday, August 4, 2013

Raising the Bar - Go Ahead Honey It's Gluten-Free (Grain-Free, Refined Sugar-Free)

Raising the Bar - Grain-Free and Refined Sugar-Free Bars is the theme for this round-up of Go Ahead Honey It's Gluten-Free. Cookie bars are perfect for picnics and summer get togethers, they usually travel well and hold up to the summer heat better than an iced cake. So why not have a variety of grain-free and refined sugar-free ones to choose from? Sounds like bliss to me.
(Sorry to post so late, I was going to try to post before vacation but did not get a chance.)
Victoria of Gluten-Free SCD and Veggie brings her Apricot Slice. The perfect take along to any BBQ.  They are SCD and Paleo friendly. Her blog is also full of veggie dishes as well, one of my favorite blogs.

These Berry and Coconut Slices are also SCD and Paleo friendly.  Debbie of An Aussie with Crohn's,  has many other grain-free goodies, well worth a peek. 

 Mmm..Grain-Free, Vegan Carob Chunk Cookie Bars. Madison's Eating 4 Balance has a fun mix of recipes, life, and health topics.

These gorgeous morsels come from Lisa of Real Food Kosher. Her Cranberry Crumb Bars with Pecans and Rosemary look amazing.

 Summer is here and I wanted to have a no bake recipe: No Bake Macadamia Apricot Coconut Snack Bars.

I also have Coconut Lime Bars. They have a crispy shortbread crust with a lime curd filling.

I hope you enjoyed this round-up!

Be sure to check out For the Love of Food. Nooshin is hosting for August and the theme is fruit.
Last month was Primal Travel Food from Sunny of And Love it Too.

No Bake Macadamia Apricot Coconut Bars (SCD, Paleo)

You don't have to heat up the house for these.

No Bake Macadamia Apricot Coconut Bars (SCD, Paleo)

6 oz Dried Apricots
1/4 cup boiling Water
1/4 cup Honey
2 cups Macadamia Nuts, raw and unsalted
2 cups finely shredded Unsweetened Coconut

Line a 7" x 11" dish with wax paper, allowing some to hand over the edge for "handles".

In a small bowl, soak apricots in boiling water for about 10 minutes to soften. Place apricots with liquid, and honey in food processor. Pulse until mixture is a puree. Add macadamia nuts and pulse to desired consistency. Scape into a large mixing bowl and mix in coconut. Pat mixture into dish and refrigerate. Makes 15 bars.

This is one of my submissions for Go Ahead Honey It's Gluten Free.