Homemade Sweet and Sour Sauce

Who doesn’t like Sweet and Sour Sauce?  Almost everyone loves it.  The problem with it, is it’s usually loaded with sugar, salt and other additives.  Well I am happy to say my homemade sweet and sour sauce recipe is only sweetened with fruit.  It’s very good and very versatile.  It makes a great dip or stir fry sauce.  You can even use it as a marinade for roasted vegetables.  If you like my Thai Peanut Sauce, you will love this one too!

Sweet and Sour Sauce - My Whole Food Life

I use pineapple juice to sweeten my sweet and sour sauce recipe.  I bought a pineapple and juiced it myself.  You can also blend and strain if you don’t have a juicer.   Or you can buy pineapple juice at the store.  Just make sure it’s 100% juice.  If you want the sauce a little thicker, you can add some arrowroot or cornstarch.

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Hazelnut Coffee Energy Bites

I love hazelnuts.  I love coffee.  So I decided to put them together to make these Hazelnut Coffee Energy Bites.  You guys! These are super delicious and very easy to make.  I got some coffee extract the other day and I made some Coffee Chocolate Oatmeal Bites.  Those were delicious, but I knew I wanted to make some sort of no bake treat with it as well.  That is how these Hazelnut Coffee Energy Bites came about.  We are still prepping for our upcoming kitchen renovation and trying to use up what we have in the pantry.  I just happened to have a bag of hazelnuts that needed to be used.

Hazelnut Coffee Energy Bites - My Whole Food Life

These no bake energy bites are vegan, gluten free and paleo approved.  All you need is 5 simple ingredients!  They take just minutes to whip up too.  If you like coffee treats, you may also enjoy my 3 ingredient coffee popsicles.

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Almond Coconut Cookies

I am a big fan of almond extract.  This recipe for Almond Coconut Cookies is my latest way to enjoy the flavor of almond extract.  I could honestly smell it all day.  It reminds me of the German desserts my mom used to make when I was a kid.  These Almond Coconut Cookies contain NO flour and No oil.  Just a few simple ingredients!  If you like almond extract as well, you may also like my coconut almond fudge.

Almond Coconut Cookies

This recipe makes a small batch too.   Only about 10 cookies.  Full of almond and coconut goodness.  Vegan, gluten free and grain free.  The perfect bite when you need something sweet.  If you enjoy flourless cookies, you may also enjoy these and these.

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