Gluten-Free Vegan Persimmon Chai Bread Recipe (refined sugar free)

I am a little in love with persimmons and this cake! I modified the original recipe obtained from: http://www.glutenfreeveganlove.com/vegan-gluten-free-recipes/gluten-free-vegan-persimmon-chai-bread-refined-sugar-free/ Appox. Time: 1 hour 25 mins Makes: 2 loaves or 1 loaf and a bunch of cupcakes Ingredients: 7 ripe persimmons ½ … Read More

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Cinnamon Currant Chia Seed Pudding Ingredients

Cinnamon Currant Chia Seed Pudding

Makes 1 cup Ingredients: 1/4 cup of Chia seeds 1/2 cup of almond milk 3/4 cup of coconut milk from a can* 1/2 tablespoon of honey 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon 1 pinch of sea salt 2-4 tablespoons of soaked currants *Nutiva brand is … Read More

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Pumpkin "Cheese" cake decorated with raspberries and chocolate chips

Pumpkin “Cheesecake” cake

This recipe is from my favorite functional nutritionist, mentor, and overall superhero, Andrea Nakayama. I tweaked some minor details to make it more to my taste buds’ liking. It’s a great addition to any party, especially any autumn party! Add … Read More

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Almond & Fruit Chocolate Energy Bars cut into squares

Almond & Fruit Chocolate Energy Bars

Modified from Almond Joy Raw Bars by Beard and Bonnet Original Base recipe: http://www.beardandbonnet.com/gluten-free-heart-healthy-2013-almond-joy-raw-bars-by-beard-and-bonnet/ Makes 7-8 snack size bars Ingredients: 1/4 cup raw cashews 3/4 cup almonds 1 cup dried cranberries or dried Cherries 2 Tbsp. coconut oil 1 tsp. g-free … Read More

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Raw Chocolate Mousse

Raw Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients: 5 avocados, flesh scooped out Pinch of sea salt 1/2 cup of honey or 20 drops of liquid stevia (adjust to your taste buds) 1/2 cup melted coconut oil 1-2 ripe bananas 1 cup raw cacao Method: Combine all … Read More

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Almond or Walnut Milk

Ingredients 1 cup almonds or walnuts soaked overnight3 cups water (or less for creamier consistency)pinch of sea of Himalayan salt  Optional Ingredients 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 – 2 Medjool dates Method Soak nuts in water with a pinch of salt, … Read More

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Raw Chocolate Hazelnut BonBons

Ingredients:  1 cup of hazelnut flour1/3 cup of shredded coconut3 tsp of cocoa powder or raw cacaojust shy of 1/2 cup melted coconut oil4 dates, ground up and liquefied with just enough water Optional: more coconut shavings and nuts     … Read More

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Hamantaschen (vegan, grain and soy free)

One of my favorite holidays is Purim. It’s like a Jewish Halloween. You get to dress up in costume AND eat cookies. My grandmother used to make hamantaschen, the official cookie of Purim, when we were in the Ukraine. I … Read More

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Banana Blueberry Muffins (gf, df, sweetener free)

I adapted this recipe from Elana Amsterdam’s Gluten-Free Almond Flour cookbook slightly for those who either want to try using something other than almond flour or can’t for allergy reasons.  I also switched the oil to a coconut because I find coconut … Read More

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Pecan Cranberry Cookies (dairy and grain free)

This recipe is inspired by a dear friend who has a multitude of dietary allergies and restrictions. I challenged myself to come up with a dessert that he could have. I asked for a list of “safe” ingredients and that’s … Read More

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