date sweetened chocolate cake

date sweetened chocolate cake

Date sweetened chocolate cake is the go-to dessert in our house these days. This cake is rich and decadent and sweetened entirely with dried fruit! {Nutrition information below the recipe] I often imagine myself making it big and sitting in the ranks with Ina Garten and Julia Child. I would be interviewed on the Bon […]

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vegan dark chocolate mousse

A vegan dark chocolate mousse that is smooth, chocolatey and completely free of refined sugars – let me at it! My husband, the life coach and fitness trainer, is taking his personal fitness to the next level by removing refined sugars from his life. Focusing on team wins is one of our relationship values so I’ve […]

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dark chocolate almond biscotti

This dark chocolate almond biscotti is made with coconut sugar and whole wheat flour and it’s absolutely delicious! bis·cot·ti {biˈskädē/}: a delicious Italian cookie that is twice baked and perfectly dunkable! It took me about 10 bakes to perfect this healthy “twice-baked” cookie recipe! Batch number 5 of my almond biscotti finally turned out the […]

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Mexican hot chocolate banana ice cream

Mexican hot chocolate banana ice cream

A delicious chocolate treat with a secret kick; this Mexican hot chocolate flavored dessert is my favorite banana ice cream variation to date!  The coconut cream adds extra richness and helps bring out the chocolate flavors of the cacao powder.  You secretly mix in dashes of warm cinnamon and a pinch of cayenne pepper that hits […]

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vegan banoffee pie

vegan banoffee pie

Vegan banoffee pie recipe that you can make during the warm summer months without turning on the stove! Banana + Toffee = Banoffee!  The traditional recipe for this delicious pie calls for condensed milk and butter.  Although delicious, sugar and saturated fat are not exactly on the list of “super foods” and should only be […]

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dark chocolate orange truffles

dark chocolate orange truffles

These dark chocolate orange truffles combine two of my favorite dessert flavors! Chocolate and orange…a classic flavor combination that I find irresistible!  February has been mostly warm and sunny in Northern California and our orange trees are in full bloom.  I spent some time picking ripe oranges over the weekend and I knew something chocolatey HAD […]

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date sweetened mounds bars

healthy raw coconut dessert

These date sweetened mounds bars have all the flavor of my favorite childhood candy bar without any of the processed sugar! Date, coconut, and chocolate…what could be better? I love finding ways to keep my chocolate craving satisfied without sacrificing my waistline.  Dates have become my best friend and my secret weapon when it comes […]

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sweet potato brownies

sweet potato brownies

This rich, sweet potato brownies brownie allows you to feel good about chocolate and bone up on nutrients while you indulge a little!  Nothing excites me more than cheating “cheat meals” by making healthy desserts that actually taste great.  The recipe helps satisfy your sweet tooth with very little sugar (only 1 Cup of sugar […]

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cracker toffee bark

cracker toffee bark

Cracker toffee bark is a delicious combination of salty, sweet, and buttery. It’s not too late to whip up an impressive dessert for that New Year’s eve party tonight! Just gather up a few ingredients and summon a bit of patience (I promise, it will be worth it)!  You are sure to be the star […]

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tahini cocoa date balls

tahini cocoa date balls

Delicate little tahini cocoa date balls rolled around in cacao-cardamom dust! Date sweetened desserts are one of my weaknesses. It’s a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without consuming refined sugar. Serve these bad boys up with a glass of hot earl grey tea and enjoy the afternoon.

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coconut chocolate date balls

coconut chocolate date balls

These coconut chocolate date balls are date-sweetened, desserts that the family will love! A vegan, no bake version of everyone’s favorite Girl Scout cookie! This uncanny samoa replacement lets you enjoy all the delicious flavors of the coconut cookies without any refined sugar or high fructose corn syrup. Your wallet and your waist line will […]

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vegan chocolate chip cookies

Vegan chocolate chip cookies are delicious and easy to make because you can easily keep all the ingredients in your pantry. With no eggs or butter to store, you can whip up a delicious batch of cookies on a whim. Okay, you have to try these! These chocolate chip cookies are so incredibly easy to […]

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paleo chocolate cake

Paleo chocolate cake is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising your fitness and health goals. Here’s a nice treat for all of you chocolate lovers and health nuts out there. It’s grain free and naturally sweetened with delicious medjool dates. One of my favorite things about this recipe is the fact […]

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