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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Raw Pumpkin Pie Bites

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I’m sure you’re wondering if these truly taste like pumpkin pie? Yes, absolutely. But you can enjoy them without any guilt 🙂 They’re pretty awesome, actually. Give them a try…… 1 cup of raw cashews 1 cup oats 1/4 cup medjool dates 1/4 pumpkin, puree (you can used canned) 2 TB extra virgin coconut oil…

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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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Heavenly Cheesecake…. totally vegan

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Mmmmmmmmmm……………………..Cheesecake! Did you know…… Cheesecake is believed to have originated in Greece more than 4,000 years ago.  It is also believed to have been served to athletes competing during the first Olympic games in 776 B.C. to give them energy. So if it’s good for Greek athletes is good for us, right? Here is a totally vegan…

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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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Sweet Popeye Truffles

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 These Sweet Popeye Truffles are simple, sweet, and perfect fuel before and after workouts. Try packing them for a healthy snack in your kid’s lunch box 🙂 1 cup raw almonds 1 1/2 cup oats 3 ripe bananas 2 cups fresh spinach 3 TBS cocoa powder 2 serving of your favorite protein powder (we used Vega Sport Performance Chocolate)…

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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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Healthy No Bake Apple Pie

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Just in time for summer, this pie will make a great light snack or dessert. I am super excited about this pie! And here is why: 1. It’s healthy- so healthy you can even enjoy it for breakfast 🙂 2. It’s easy and quick to make – all you need is a food processor and a…

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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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Energy Cookies

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You can probably tell from my recipes that I ♥ SWEETS. I love everything about them – preparing them, the aroma of baking a cake or muffins in the oven, and of course eating and sharing them. With all that LOVE I also understand the danger of excessive eating. Sweets should be treated as a treat. I do not…

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Nutella – Love At First Taste

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As most kids in north America grow up eating peanut-butter sandwiches in Europe we have a similar tradition. However its much more tastier than peanut-butter (my biased opinion) Its called Nutella. This creamy hazelnut chocolate spread is absolutely heavenly! When I first introduced Joe to this jar of rich velvet awesomeness it was a love at first taste. But… …then I read the ingredients list…sighh The fist item (which is always the…

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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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