Chocolate Cherry Cookies

 My friend Chris gave me Dr. Joel Fuhrman's new cookbook, "Eat to Live, Quick and Easy" for my birthday last spring.  This is a cookbook worth having.  The recipes are really healthy and quick and easy.  These cookies are delicious and very nutrient dense.  They pack well and are perfect to take on a bike ride or hike, or to have in the afternoon to…


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Apricot Oat Bars

This is a recipe from one my favorite chefs, Mark Reinfeld.  I love  taking  cooking classes from him because I always leave inspired!  I was in Denver last weekend and attended a cooking demo he did and it seems he just gets better and better, he is always progressing!   I made these bars and my hubby loved them and so I brought them in for some of…


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Hot Fudge Sundae

Aspen Valley hosted a meatless Monday event last Monday that focused on getting kids to eat their vegetables. A huge thank you to Kristy Bates RD, and Sandy Holmes RD, for creating a delicious and inspiring menu that even the fussiest of kids got excited about.  The hot fudge sundae was a HUGE hit.  The fact that it was made from whole foods with no…


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Arman's Soft and Chewy No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made these cookies for my clients on Friday and OMG...they are soooo good and so super simple to make!  Cookies make people happy, especially soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies. This recipe was devloped by Arman Liew and he has a wonderful cookbook out called Clean Sweets, Order it here. Pictured here is my client Sandra enjoying a cookie.  She…


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Dreena's Chocolate Sweet Potato Cake

Dreena Burton is an amazing recipe creator.  This cake is sweetened partially with cooked sweet potato, which also adds moisture and a tender texture. Pair it with the Chocolate Sweets Frosting, and you have a real winner! I made and served this cake to my dinner guests last night and I think it is safe to say that they enjoyed it. Makes 1 cake layer  Ingredients  3/4…


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Raspberry Chia Jam Bars

I made these bars for my students in my Foundation Training Class. This coming week is the last week of the series and I want to bring them a healthy treat.  If you are like me and LOVE jams but would also like to reduce sugar, chia seed jams are something to explore.  February is heart health month and these bars will make your heart happy with all…


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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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