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Chocolate Mug Cake

Posted by admin in Breakfast, Snacks, Treats

How about cake for breakfast, or an afternoon snack….or quite frankly anytime haha! 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 small banana 1 organic egg or egg replacer 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder (Silver Fern Brand Protein Shakes) 2 tsp cacao A little sweetener of choice…

Rhubarb Crisp

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I wanted to make a version of the traditional rhubarb crisp that was dairy-free and sugar-free. I needed to find something to replace the creaminess of the butter and the sweetness of the brown sugar in the crumble. I opted to make it sugar-free using…

Healthy Rhubarb Muffins

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I just harvested my first “batch” of rhubarb and I couldn’t believe how nostalgic my first bite was – it took me straight back to my childhood!I thought I would try to create that same experience for my kids by giving them a stalk of…

Almost Raw PEANUT BUTTER MAPLE BARS

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(the ingredients might surprise you) We don’t do a lot of dairy around here (it’s kind of sad when your 18-year-old asks for cow’s milk for his birthday breakfast!) – but that doesn’t mean we are short on calcium. “Beans and Greens” are great sources….

Cashew Clusters

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There’s a store here (Costco) that sells delicious Cashew Clusters. I’ve always thought they’d be pretty easy to make at home….and sure enough they were!!! I’m heading on a Pioneer Trek in Wyoming tomorrow and these will make a great snack on the trail. 1/2…

Zucchini Bread

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Oh how I love zucchini season!! These are missing the green flecks because I used the scooped out centers leftover from my stuffed zucchinis (previous post). These are fabulous and you’d never know they were made with whole wheat flour (the pastry flour is a…

Lemonade

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My new favorite Summer Sipper!!!In the heat of the summer I sometimes want something other than just water! Well this little mixture right here has become my go-to!A friend asked me to look at the ingredients of this “drink powder” sweetened with a little stevia…

Watermelon Popsicles

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I don’t know about you but it seems that whenever I cut open a watermelon I always have some extra leftover. Here is a quick and easy way to save any leftovers. Simply blend the watermelon with 1 or 2 bananas and pour into Popsicle…

Frozen Mangoes

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I’m the type of person that likes to have a little something sweet after a meal. It doesn’t have to be much – even an after dinner mint does the trick. But we all know how addicting the white powdery poison can be (aka sugar)….

Young Coconut

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Enjoying a little afternoon pick-me-up! Oh how I hope you have all had the chance to enjoy fresh cold coconut water straight from a young coconut (often sold as Thai coconuts). It doesn’t even compare to store bought (sorry Costco you get the prize for…

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin-Cookies

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How about some banana chocolate chip muffin-cookies for your weekend!! Not quite a muffin, not quite a cookie. But delicious nonetheless!   2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour 3 small ripe bananas, mashed 1/2 cup chopped dates, optional 1/2 sweetener (I used Lakanto Erythritol)…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

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I was going to make these in celebration of finishing one Chemistry class (and with an A -hooray). However that excitement was short-lived as Organic Chemistry might me my utter demise. So now these have become my Consolatory Cheesecakes So whether you are celebrating or…

Celebration Waffles with Nice Cream and Caramel

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Easter Sunday celebrations included these stacked Whole-Grain Waffles with Pistachio Nice-Cream, Salted Caramel and fresh fruit. Hard to believe this deliciousness was gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar free!!!!Search waffles on the blog for the recipe. It’s definitely worth making a trip to the store to stock…

Hidden Treasure Brownies

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Oh boy….these brownies take the cake!!! I have finally, FINALLY come up with a brownie that tastes DELICIOUS and is HEALTHY!!! I’m jumping up and down right now!! These things are ooey and gooey and rich and chocolatey and you won’t believe what’s in them!!These…

No Bake Cookie Dough

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Oh have I got a great healthy treat for you!!! I can’t believe I haven’t posted this one yet!!How about a DELICIOUS HEALTHY NO-BAKE COOKIE DOUGH! Any takers?!! This is probably the healthiest cookie dough you’ll ever find! And the best part is that you…

Mmm chocolate

Posted by admin in Other, Treats

Who likes chocolate?!! I do and sometimes I feel like I need chocolate. And I mean N-E-E-D!!! (I hope I’m not the only one out there )!Well I thought I would share two of my favorite chocolate treats that I have recently discovered. The first…

Raw Cheesecake Squares

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  Crust:   Cheesecake layer:   Top Layer:   Directions:Soak the cashews in water for about an hour and then drain off the water. Line a bread pan with plastic wrap or parchment paper and set aside. Place the almond in a food processor and…