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Vegan Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake (Gluten-Free, No-Bake)

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake (Gluten-Free) Perhaps this isn’t exactly a most-welcome treat for the fat-phobic, as it is loaded with fats–fatty goodness, that is–the benign, good-for-your heart MUFA and PUFA (mono and poly-unsaturated) fats. With all the cashews, almonds, pecans, and avocado oil, you can almost literally go nuts with this not-so-skinny deal! But we love […]

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Chocolate Banana Bread (Gluten-free, dairy-free, no added sugars)

Ok, so there may be a blessing in disguise here… While countless kitchens feature their own versions of killer banana breads, I find this version one good reason to go bananas–literally! I made a slight variation from my original gluten-free banana bread recipe, which turned out to make a whole world of difference–especially for ardent […]

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Vegan Chocolate-Berry Tart

Perhaps by now, we all know that dark chocolate is good for us, right? (Polyphenols, Flavanols, iron, magnesium, raises HDL, improves brain function, blablabla). However, for chocoholics, chocophiliacs, or whatever whatchamacallem chocolate lovers who happen to be health-food lovers too, it can be quite a challenge finding healthy dessert options that meet both their palates and […]

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Vegan Chocolate-Walnut Mousse

    This little darling threw a party and forgot to invite the eggs, milk, butter, and sugar. And it had a blast. When you try this, you can never guess the main ingredient of this rich, ultra-velvety chocolate mousse.   Creating this dessert was so much fun–it was, in fact, a pure serendipity. And […]

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Gluten-Free Chocolate-Chip Banana Bread (sweetened with dates!)

Super-sweet. Super-moist. Super healthy and nutrient dense. Both gluten and sugar-free. A great accompaniment to coffee or tea–and just as great as when eaten on its own, this cake is also a great way to reap the benefits of some superfoods such as chia seeds, dates, and bananas. And the dark chocolate nibs are such […]

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Vegan Chocolate-Nutty Brownies with Frosting

  Yep, it’s as good as it looks–maybe even better, since the recipe is completely devoid of  butter, milk, eggs, or refined sugar! I love the chocolaty, velvety, melt-in-the-mouth texture, only to be interrupted by the delightful walnut crunchiness. A.k.a., Yum. If you didn’t already know it, you’d never guess that it’s vegan. It’s too rich for […]

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Vanilla-Orange Cake (Vegan)

No eggs, milk, butter, or refined sugar. It’s not that I have anything against eggs in a cake (organic eggs are a great source of vitamin D and other minerals), but I made this cake a couple of days ago as a Mothers’ Day treat, and Mothers’ Day happens to fall during lent this year […]

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Lemon-chia seed teacakes

This teacake tastes even better the next day, when the full flavor has taken its time to seep in. And it’s so simple to make, it’s literally as easy as 1-2-3. Served hot, at room temperature, or even cold, this is a great accompaniment for a cup of tea–or coffee. It has biscuit-like crunch when […]

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Gluten-free Frozen Berry “Cheesecake”

More than meets the eye–or palate, this treat is amazingly nutritious for a dessert and highly refreshing–and all-natural, of course. While it isn’t really a “cheesecake”, its frozen texture is instead down to  ice-cream or frozen yogurt. And you don’t really miss the breadcrumbs, or the treacly sweetness of sugar. Not when you get an even […]

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Sugarless Coconut-Strawberry Creamy Ice-Cream (vegan)

When your loved ones are sweet enough, there’s no need to add any sugar to your desserts this Valentine–especially when using strawberries. What’s so great about this ice-cream is that it offers such a creamy alternative for those who are lactose intolerant. It is such a “breezy” experience, with the mixture of strawberries, coconut, and […]

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