Pumpkin Zucchini “Custard”

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I love to experiment with new recipes in the kitchen and although this was not what I was anticipating, it turned out to be quite tasty. This was supposed to be a light almond cake with pumpkin, but it turned out to have more of a custard texture because of the heavy pumpkin paste. Pumpkin has a very low glycemic load and is very high in Vitamin A, phosphorous and potassium. The zucchini adds a slightly sweeter taste and sprinkle […] Learn more »

Coconut Flax Cookies

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These cookies are thick and chewy. The coconut flour and the coconut itself, add a very nice flavor. Coconut adds iron, potassium and phosphorus as well as fiber to these cookies. When using coconut flour, be aware that coconut absorbs fluid like a sponge, so you may need to adjust the liquid. The ground flax is high in Lignans which helps to metabolize estrogen properly. Bon Appétit! Mix the following dry ingredients together: 1 cup almond flour 1 cup coconut […] Learn more »

Summer Berry Crumble

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I love summertime and the fresh berries that are available. Strawberries are very low on the Glycemic Load Index and are a great source of folate and trace minerals. Blueberries rank highest of any fruit for their anti-oxidants and have a high anthocyanin content, which is what gives the blueberry its deep blue color. Anthocyanins have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits. You can create this recipe in a raw version or you can bake it. Either way, it offers a delightful […] Learn more »

Banana Chia Pudding

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Ever wonder what you can do with those over-ripe left over bananas? I usually peel them and stick them in the freezer if I don’t have time to do anything with them. But this week, I felt creative and made a dairy free banana pudding. Chia seeds are a complex little seed that has many proven health benefits.  Chia seeds slow down the absorption of sugars which is very beneficial for diabetics. They are high in fiber and are packed with […] Learn more »

Almond Drop Cookies

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This was a favorite recipe of mine back in the early 80’s. I had to upgrade the ingredients because back then, eating “healthy” was whole wheat and honey. LOL! The updated ingredients are light,  tasty and nutritious. The flax adds a bit of crunch and fiber to the cookies. Enjoy them for a snack or a tasty desert bite. Bon Appétit! In a large bowl add the following ingredients: 2 cups almond flower ½ cup ground almonds ½ cup flax […] Learn more »

Strawberry Chia Pudding

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Growing up, I have fond memories of my mother whipping up some cream and blending it with strawberries and lots of sugar. It was one of my favorite desserts as a child. I thought I would try to replicate that taste and texture with a healthier version of this dessert. I must say, it is quite tasty. The coconut milk gives it a rich thick taste while the chia seeds add fiber, omega 3’s and minerals. Add nuts or other […] Learn more »

No Bake Pumpkin Pie

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I love pumpkin pie so I thought I would experiment in creating a “raw” version. It is not 100% raw because the pumpkin pie filling I used was obviously cooked, but everything else is raw. The crust is crunchy and chewy while the pie filling is thick and filling. You can experiment with the amount of sweetener you use, but I try to keep it to a minimum. The coconut oil is an excellent addition since it is high in […] Learn more »

Raw Strawberry Bites

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The base of this recipe was taken from the Raw-mazing web site. Her recipes are fabulous, although I don’t know that I could spend that much time in the kitchen eating 100% raw. These bite size cookies are to die for. They are moist and naturally sweet. The almonds and chia seeds provide healthy fats, fiber and trace minerals. They take a bit of time to make, but they are so worth the effort. Bon Appétit! Soak 2 cups of […] Learn more »

Prune Breakfast Cake (Grain Free)

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Organic prunes are loaded with fiber, Vitamin K and A, as well as trace minerals like potassium and magnesium. They can be enjoyed as a breakfast food or as an “in between meal snack” if you are craving something sweet. They are naturally sweet so enjoy them sparingly. This breakfast cake is very filling because of the fiber from the prunes and the sunflower seeds. Enjoy for breakfast or as a dessert. Bon Appétit! Learn more »

Brownie in a Blender

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Who loves chocolate? If you are looking for a very easy and very healthy way to enjoy a dense and moist Brownie, look no further. This recipe is an adaptation from several flourless chocolate cakes that I have tried. Sometimes I get impatient with all the steps to mix this with that and then add this with that. So last week I decided to throw it all in the blender to see what happened. Learn more »