Yes, Brownies really do need to have 3 exclamation points. :) 

Who doesn’t love a good brownie? It’s chocolaty, sweet, part crunchy, part gooey and all yummy. 

For the last couple of summers, I’ve been a volunteer at a local Girl Scout camp and have been assisting the food team in creating allergy friendly outdoor cooking recipes. The camp teaches the participants how to use a Dutch Oven, Box Oven, Propane Stove, and Hobo Stove over the course of the program. I’ve been experimenting with these types of outdoor cooking methods on my own to find yummy Paleo or at least GF, DF recipes that work great for these alternative cooking styles. Through my experimentation I’ve managed to find several recipes that work for various allergies. All of them work well when cooked in a regular home oven and when you are diligent with your charcoal, they all work well in a box oven as well. 

Recently my daughter and her Girl Scout troop held a Box Oven cooking workshop where they showed other girls how to make and use a box oven to bake brownies. One of the other troop moms spent many hours experimenting with the coals to find the perfect way to bake these brownies in the amount of time we had available for the workshop. What she found was that the coals must be totally white before you start baking. With the proper coals your brownies bake in the usual 45 minutes; however,  if you jump the gun on the coals, your brownies will take much much longer to firm up and be cooked through. In a camping situation, sometimes this doesn’t make much difference, but knowing the proper way was crucial for our workshops. Our troop has made and used box ovens on several of our camping trips and I’ve documented that here. Take a look and make your own oven to use when you camp or just in your own back yard for fun. 

Here are 3 different brownie recipes that I’ve created to fit various needs. All are Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free and Nut Free. One is also granulated sugar free and one is egg free. Hopefully you’ll find one you’ll love.

 

Gluten Free Brownies (GF, DF, Nut Free)

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1 ½ cup sugar (coconut palm sugar or other granulated sugar)

1 tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. salt 

3 eggs

3/4 cup liquid (water, coconut milk or other milk)

1 tsp. vanilla

1 C miniature marshmallows

Mix all ingredients then pour into an 8×8 brownie pan. Bake at 350F for about 40 minutes.

 

Gluten Free Egg Free Brownies (GF, DF, Nut Free, Egg Free)

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1 ½ cup sugar (coconut palm sugar or other granulated sugar)

1 tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. salt 

2/3 cup coconut oil – melted

3/4 cup liquid (water, coconut milk or other milk)

1 tsp. vanilla

1 C miniature marshmallows

 

Mix all ingredients then pour into an 8×8 brownie pan. Bake at 350F for about 40 minutes.

 

Paleo Brownies (GF, DF, Nut Free)

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

3/4 cup honey

1 tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. salt 

3 eggs

1/2 cup liquid (water, coconut milk or other milk)

1 tsp. vanilla

1 C miniature marshmallows

 

Mix all ingredients then pour into an 8×8 brownie pan. Bake at 350F for about 40 minutes.

 

 

 

Happy November Folks!


It’s Holiday Fair Season and the Cavegirls are jumping in head first! We have several upcoming Festivals, Bazaars and Craft Fairs on our schedule and we hope to see you at many of them. 

 

Next up is the St. Brendan’s Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday November 8th -9th at St. Brendan’s Catholic School in Bothell. I’ll have all the usual yummy baked goods on hand as well as cookbooks and the kids’ books. Hope you can drop by and say Hi.


St. Brendan’s Holiday Craft Fair

Saturday - November 08, 2014  9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sunday - November 09, 2014  Noon to 4:00PM

 

St. Brendan’s Catholic School 

  • 10049 NE 19th St
  • Bothell, Washington 98011 

We will bring a selection of yummy treats to the festival including:


Pumpkin Muffins!

World Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies ;)

Chocolate Cupcakes

Banana Bread

Coconut Cupcakes

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins

Chocolate Chip Scones

Snickerdoodle Cookies

 


Also, I’ll have copies of all 4 Northwest Cavegirls Cookbooks:

 

   


Bake

Sides, Salads and Starters

Breakfast

Entrees


And copies of our children’s books:

 

   


The Spy Who Quacked

The Case of the Pilfered Peanuts

The Duck Flew Over the Kookaburra’s Nest

Spirit Visions

 

Drop by, sample some yummy treats and browse the acres of cool stuff. I hope to see you all there!

Happy Fall Folks!


It’s Festival Season and the Cavegirls are jumping in head first! We have several upcoming Festivals, Bazaars and Craft Fairs on our schedule and we hope to see you at many of them. 

 

Thanks to all of you who dropped by the booth at the Harvest Festival. We had a great time meeting people, talking about paleo baking and lifestyle and watching the ducks in the pond behind our booth. 

 

Next up is the SEPAC Woodinville Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday November 1st from 9am to 4pm at Woodmore Elementary School in Bothell. I’ll have all the usual yummy baked goods on hand as well as cookbooks and the kids’ books. Hope you can drop by and say Hi.

 

Woodinville Holiday Craft Fair

November 1st, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Woodmore Elementary School

12225 NW 160th St.

Bothell, WA



We will bring a selection of yummy treats to the festival including:


Pumpkin Muffins!

World Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies ;)

Chocolate Cupcakes

Banana Bread

Coconut Cupcakes

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins

Chocolate Chip Scones

Snickerdoodle Cookies

 


Also, I’ll have copies of all 4 Northwest Cavegirls Cookbooks:

 

   


Bake

Sides, Salads and Starters

Breakfast

Entrees


And copies of our children’s books:

 

   


The Spy Who Quacked

The Case of the Pilfered Peanuts

The Duck Flew Over the Kookaburra’s Nest

Spirit Visions


Drop by, sample some yummy treats and browse the acres of cool stuff. I hope to see you all there!

 

Happy Fall Folks!


It’s Festival Season and the Cavegirls are jumping in head first! We have several upcoming Festivals, Bazaars and Craft Fairs on our schedule and we hope to see you at many of them. 


First on the agenda is the Bothell Country Village Harvest Festival.  Stroll the grounds decorated with corn stalks and pumpkins while you enjoy unique craft booths featuring one-of-a-kind items made by local artisans. Paint a pumpkin! Pumpkins and paints are included. Also, face painting, pony rides, train rides and much more!The Eclectic Cloggers will be performing on Saturday in addition to other live entertainment throughout the weekend!


Bothell Country Village Harvest Festival

October 11th & 12th

11:00am to 5:00pm


Harvest Festival at Country Village


We will bring a selection of yummy treats to the festival including:


Pumpkin Muffins!

World Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies ;)

Chocolate Cupcakes

Lemon Muffins

Coconut Cupcakes

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins

Chocolate Chip Scones

and I might even get crazy and bring a few pecan pies!

 


Also, I’ll have copies of all 4 Northwest Cavegirls Cookbooks:

 

   


Bake

Sides, Salads and Starters

Breakfast

Entrees


And copies of our children’s books:

 

   


The Spy Who Quacked

The Case of the Pilfered Peanuts

The Duck Flew Over the Kookaburra’s Nest

Spirit Visions


Drop by, sample some yummy treats, listen to some live music, and browse the acres of cool stuff. I hope to see you all there!

 

Well, folks, you ask and we deliver! We’ve gotten requests for a book compiling our recipes into print and eBooks format; so, we’ve put together several full color books of our favorite recipes. All books are now available on Amazon and at our local Festival and Craft Show appearances. Get yours today!

 Our first book, The Northwest Cavegirls Bake, features cookie, cupcake, muffin, scone and pie recipes, many of which have never before been published and are exclusive to this book. We’ve included many colorful photographs of these tasty treats as well.  The Northwest Cavegirls Bake, is available in Kindle or Print formats from Amazon. If you have Amazon Prime, you can borrow the eBook for free, otherwise it is available for only $2.99; the print version is only $11!

 

Our second book, Sides, Salads and Starters, is available in Kindle format from Amazon for only $2.99 or the print version can be purchased for only $11 ! Get your copy of this full color book containing more than 40 tasty vegetable, salad and appetizer recipes today! 

 

Our third book, Breakfast, is available in Kindle ebook format from Amazon for only $2.99 or the print versioncan be purchased for only $11 ! Get your copy of this full color book containing more than 40 tasty pancake, waffle, muffin, “cereal” and smoothie recipes today! 

 

 
 

 

Our fourth and newest book, Entrees, is now available in Kindle eBook format from Amazon for only $2.99 or the print version can be purchased for only $11 ! Get your copy of this full color book containing more than 40 tasty meat, “pasta”, casserole and soup recipes today! 

 

As we continue to move forward, we hope to compile more books featuring topics such as “Freezer Meals”, “Snacks” “Kid Friendly Paleo Foods”, “Paleo Dinner Party Ideas”, “Paleo Meal Plans” and many more. What kind of book would you like to see us put together? Is there a topic you’re most interested in seeing published? Give us your ideas and we’ll go to work making them a reality for you.

 

We’re having such fun on this adventure and love sharing our journey and the things we’ve learned along the way. We hope you find it nearly as exciting as we do, and we hope you continue to let us know what we can do to make your Paleo lifestyle even more fulfilling.

 

Stay tuned to see what us crazy Cavegirls do next!

 

 
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