Tag Archives: healthy

Cinnamon Vanilla Walnut Paste

Oh boy, I’m in trouble now. You see this gorgeous rich, dark brown vision of loveliness? It’s my newest addiction. I’ve been doing some reading about the amazing benefits of walnuts. They are extremely high in antioxidants, omega-3 fats and can help lower bad cholesterol levels. So, I set out to make a walnut spread, […]

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Basil Cream Sauce & Roasted Veggies (Vegan, Oil-Free, Gluten-Free)

Welcome to heaven. My heaven. This sauce has made its way onto everything lately. It’s so good, it’d probably be good on pancakes. Ok, maybe that’s pushing it…but it is pretty freaking delicious. This sauce is creamy, thick and oozing with amazing fresh basil flavor. I thought I would make this sauce more interesting by […]

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Lemon Vanilla Puffs

These little cookies are like little cloud puffs in your mouth. As I’ve mentioned before, my hubby loves lemon. He asked me to make him some lemon vanilla cookies and this is what I came up with. They are little cookies that are cakey and soft. He actually hushed me as I was asking him if he […]

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July 4th Ice Cream Bowl Cake

Happy 4th of July! I wanted to create a holiday themed dessert that was healthy and not loaded with sugar…..yet still taste amazing. Using cashews makes the ice cream thick and creamy. It is incredibly easy and fast to whip up, the hardest part is waiting for it to set in the freezer. While this dessert is […]

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Spicy Veggie Burger

Well…hello there. How ya doin? This recipe is a veggie burger recipe that I posted before and have remade it to make it easier, faster, thicker, less ingredients and gluten-free. It is not only an easier recipe, but it actually turned out even better! I stuck with the same flavors, just amped them up a bit and cut […]

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Banana Molasses Cake With Molasses Cream Frosting (Vegan, GF & Oil-Free Versions)

I’ve never been much of a banana fan. I can only handle small doses of it. However, after I created this amazing banana molasses gluten-free cake, it was the perfect amount of banana, without overpowering. Topped with a light coconut molasses cream frosting made it pure heaven! When I saw Christina mention on her blog […]

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Curried Chickpeas and Farro (Oil-free)

I’ve recently discovered the Italian grain Farro and have fallen in love. It has a deeper earthy flavor and greater texture than brown rice, when cooked. Funny though, it’s less crunchy if you eat it raw compared to brown rice, but it has a greater bite to it when cooked. Yes, I tried it before […]

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Chocolate Hazelnut Raspberry Bars (Gluten-free, Oil-free)

Today’s recipe is in honor of the Virtual Vegan Potluck….and Mother’s Day! If you have been following my blog since last year, you may remember my recipe from the last potluck, Chocolate Espresso Biscotti. These bars are serious business….serious, very serious about the hazelnut flavor and of course chocolate. 3 layers…a bottom chocolate crust, dreamy chocolate […]

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Lemon Sherbert (Vegan)

My hubby made a request. He said I make too many chocolate desserts and he is not a big fan of chocolate….gasp!! Well, I asked him what he would like for me to make specifically for him…he did not hesistate….”lemon sherbert!” Sherbert is amazing because it has the lightness of sorbet with that icy feel […]

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Cinnamon Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies (Flour-free, Gluten-free, Oil-free)

I have a confession….I’m a gluten-free junkie. I’m having such success creating my gluten-free recipes, that I may be doing most, if not all of them, gluten-free going forward. I have found the lack of wheat is giving me slightly better digestion and a flatter tummy. My all time favorite flavor is cinnamon. It has […]

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