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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Raw Chocolate Dream Pie

Raw Chocolate Dream Pie

This recipe comes from Dreena Burton of The Plant Powered Kitchen.  It is a dreamy creamy chocolaty heavenly treat and it is easy to make.  No need to feel guilty making this pie, it is super healthy, made of healthy foods like nuts, dates, avocado, cocoa powder and a little maple syrup.   There isn’t one person I have made this for who has not loved…


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A Hearty Cookie

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These cookies are definitely hearty, and packed with lots of good for you ingredients. There is no added sugar, and the fats come from nuts and seeds.  The exception is if you decide to add the “most important  ingredient.”  These cookies are so good for you that you can even have them for breakfast. They are easy to make and everyone I have made them…


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