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Fill your holiday table with a feast free of grains, dairy, and refined sugar.

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  1. Yum sounds great. I’m going to make but use a macadamia nut base instead (I found the recipe on a keto website somewhere – just hope I can find it again?!). Fingers crossed they’ll be as good as yours look! Thanks for sharing

  2. I’m with Suzanne. I’d love a crust idea that would pair nicely with this that is not dependent on Tiger nuts.
    Almond flour, coconut flour, GF flour even…Any ideas?

    Many thanks for your wonderful blog!

    • If you’re not dairy free, my research shows that regular butter can be replaced with coconut butter, so I would assume that you can use regular butter in the place of coconut butter. We eat clean but are not dairy free since it doesn’t bother us. We use Kerrygold Butter from Irelans (now available in most groceries). Supposedly it comes from grass fed cows.

  3. This crust turned out AMAZING! I had a gelatin pumpkin pudding needing to be used up, so did not make your filling. However, it is on my list next time! I was wondering since my pudding already had so much healthy fat in it, could I use half the amount of coconut oil called for in the crust and replace the other 2 Tbsp with applesauce, pumpkin, or mashed banana? Too many healthy fats make me nauseous I have come to find. I also had a side of greens with grass-fed butter so wouldn’t mind halving the coconut oil in the crust if you can recommend an alternative! Thanks.

  4. Our family loved these! I used almond flour instead of tigernut flour, because that is what we had on hand. Also, pumpkin from a can and the 4Tbs of maple syrup. Delicious! Aside from having to melt the coconut butter this is a super easy and delicious recipe. We have already made them a few times and will be making them again soon! Thank you for sharing this recipe! Can’t wait to try others on your site.

  5. Hi Lauren, I’ve been researching the potential for tiger nut flour to be contaminated with heavy metals due to the unregulated soils in which they’re grown. Organic Gemini tiger nuts are from Niger and are imported from Spain, according to their website. A look at the CIA fact sheet on Niger is concerning: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ng.html. Food insecurity and drought are major issues, as is sanitation. I can’t specifically find information on heavy metal contamination in Niger but neighboring Nigeria has a serious problem with it: http://www.unilorin.edu.ng/publications/abdussalam/Some%20Heavy%20Metals…Ibadan,%20Nigeria.pdf AND http://www.pjoes.com/pdf/23.4/Pol.J.Environ.Stud.Vol.23.No.4.1091-1100.pdf.
    I wonder if you have any connections which could shed light on this question. It would be really great if tiger nut flour and related products could be tested for contaminants by Mike Adams in his lab (Natural News).
    I don’t expect you to publish this comment but I trust that if you have any information to share you’ll post it on your blog.
    Thanks so much for all you do to encourage healthy living in so many of us. You’ve been a huge influence in my life and I’m sure many others’ as well. All the best!

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Lauren Geertsen, NTP

I’m an author, entrepreneur, and nutritional therapy practitioner (NTP). I began this website at 19, to share the steps that freed my life of chronic disease and medication. Now, Empowered Sustenance has reached 30 million readers with healthy recipes and holistic resources.

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