Peanut Butter Cup Puffed Rice Bars by Minimalist Baker

Peanut butter and dark chocolate are one of my favorite flavor combinations. This healthyish candybar recipe is from the Minamilist Baker's cookbook, "Everday Cooking." Like you, I am in full on holiday cooking mode and these bars will find their way to some of my chocolate loving clients and friends. The bars do better if you can keep them refrigerated…


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Oh She Glows PB&J Thumbprint Breakfast Cookies

These little gems are fast and nutritious and great way to have your oats  for breakfast on the go. I used fig jam but any jam will work well. To finish the cookie, place smooth peanut butter in a plastic bag, cut a small hole in the corner of the bag and then pipe the peanut butter over the cookie. This recipe comes from Angela Liddon’s new cookbook…


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Raw Cashew Cheese

This recipe was given to me by my friend Dennis Young.  Super easy and so good!!  I made the sweet version as a decadent but healthy topping for sprouted whole grain toast served with  a side of berries for breakfast.  This sweet version would make a nice dessert dip for fruit. Enjoy!   Raw Cashew Cheese – Savory and Sweet Great in lasagna, pizza,…


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Chocolate Beet Cup Cupcakes with Chocolate Sweet Potato Frosting

This recipe is my Valentine’s Day gift to you all.  These cupcakes are outrageously good!  I brought these cupcakes to our last Meatless Monday event and I was told that they were the best cupcakes ever!  You feel kind of virtuous eating them because they contain nutrient dense vegetables and no animal products but there is a bit of coconut sugar in…


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Festive Apple and Cranberry Pie with Cardamon Kissed Cashew Cream

This recipe is inspired by a recipe that Christina Miller shared with me a few years ago. It is cranberry season so I wanted to include them in my pie. Apples, cranberries and lemon all go nicely together and the cranberries provide beautiful color and a nice tart taste that contrasts nicely with the sweet apples. Since this pie does not contain any…


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Post Workout Pumpkin Bars

I love these bars inspired by Alexis at Hummusapien.  After a long workout, meaning an aerobic workout that takes over an hour, it is a good idea to refuel with a little snack that is high in complex carbohydrates to replenish glycogen stores lost during exercise and a bit of protein to aid in muscle repair.  These bars do the trick and they sure beat…


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Crazy Cake Recipes (No eggs, milk or butter)

I remember one of my favorite cakes growing up was Crazy Cake.  My mom used to make it and my sisters and I loved it.  This cake was also called Depression Cake or Wacky Cake because it didn’t use eggs, butter or milk.  The other great thing about this cake is that you mix the ingredients right in the pan you are going to bake it in. No mess!! If you…


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Guilt Free Hot Fudge Sundae

This guilt free hot fudge sundae is such a treat and you don’t feel  guilty because you know it is made with whole foods, not a bunch of chemical laden food like substances. I always have a bag of frozen banana pieces in a bag in the freezer.  Whenever I have some bananas that are looking a little too ripe to eat, I just peel them cut them into slices…


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Date Truffles

These tasty truffles are made of dried fruits and nuts which means they are full of fiber and healthy fats which means this is a MUCH healthier option than those addictive sugar laden holiday cookies and candy that seems to be everywhere this time of year. The other great thing is that if you have a food processor, this recipe is fast and easy, and…


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Black Bean Sliders

It’s a holiday weekend and that means BBQ for many people. These sliders are delicious and a much healthier alternative to greasy hamburgers. You can serve them on those cute little burger buns or if you want to avoid the extra calories you can serve them on a Boston lettuce leaf.  Be sure to make extra burgers to have for lunch the next day.  I like…


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