Morning Glory Cookies (vegan,GF)

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Saturday evening is a time to get creative in the AV kitchen. This time the inspiration was my Sunday morning yoga class. I wanted to make something healthy and wholesome to share with my Yogis:) The finished product was a low-sugar gluten free Morning Glory Cookie – made with homemade date paste . These cookies…

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Healthy Strawberry-Rhubarb Bar

These easy-to-make bars consist of a crispy oatmeal crust, a thick layer of sweet and tangy fruit filling and a crumb topping. They are perfect with morning cup of coffee, or have one for an afternoon snack……and also for dessert (basically you can eat them anytime) 🙂 Enjoy Crust: 1.5 cups whole raw almonds 1.5 cups…

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6 Reasons to Eat More Squash and 6 Nutritious Recipes

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Are you ready for this squash madness ? I sure hope so 😉 Winter squash and pumpkin add beautiful color to any autumn meal but thats not all….. Discover six great reasons to eat more squash, plus six tasty and simple squash recipes. Packed with flavor, squash is loaded with disease-fighting antioxidants and vitamins. And with…

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

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1 cup spelt flour 1 tsp baking powder 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp sea salt 2 tsp cinnamon 1 cup coconut oil 6 oz unsweetened chocolate 1 cup maple syrup 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract 1 tsp maple extract 3/4 cup pureed pumpkin 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 8 oz dried cranberries 16 oz vegan…

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Green Chocolate Cookies

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Green?  I called these cookies “green chocolate” because the main part of the cookie is made from avocado. Most people shy away from avocados, associating them with “fat”.  However you need to understand that it is a “good” fat!  The fat in avocados actually helps your body better absorb the nutrients in the other foods…

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Grapefruit Yogurt Cake

During our recent visit to southern California Nikki and I discovered not one but three beautiful pink grapefruit trees in the back yard of the house we were staying at. Neither of us are big grapefruit eaters however the fruit was so appealing that we were determined to make something yummy out of it 🙂 What follows is a recipe for a yogurt cake which ended up to…

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“Impression” Cookies

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Adapted from Whole Foods Market What better way to leave a good “impression” with friends and family than sharing some vegan thumbprint cookies?  The cookie part of these are not overly sweet; the idea when eating them is to get a little  jam filling with each bite, which makes them taste sweeter 🙂 1 cup…

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Homemade All-Natural Granola Bars

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It’s the season of giving. Yes, it is. This Christmas season, give the gift of all-natural yummy goodness – Homemade Granola Bars. You can wrap them up and surprise your coworkers, friend and family members. I love sharing these with my clients as it makes a perfect after workout snack. Also a healthy addition to your kids lunch bags, quick…

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Black Forest Vegan Torte

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Hi all! Christmas season is officially here people! With this time of the year we get invited to tons of Christmas functions. Work parties, neighbor parties, family get-togethers, friend’s Christmas brunches…..you get the point right? Most of the time we are asked to bring a dish – so today I would like to share with you this croud pleaser –…

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Baked Apple Crisp With a Twist

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This is an easy dessert that is a favorite for all ages. Although this could easily be classified as comfort food, this version of apple crisp is light and healthy and can be enjoyed without guilt 😉 Serve warm, topped with  vegan ice cream, for the ultimate flavor combination. This will test your thirty-minute capacity as it depends…

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Delicious “no guilt” Brownies

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Everybody likes brownies right? What if I told you that I have a recipe for delicious brownies and you don’t even have to feel guilty about indulging? Actually you can give yourself a pat on the back for having this treat! That’s because these Healthy Brownies have a hidden vegetable inside. Yes it’s true. This recipe calls for…

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