date sweetened pumpkin cheesecake

gluten free date sweetened pumpkin cheesecake

This date sweetened pumpkin cheesecake is the perfect Thanksgiving dessert to serve to your loved ones. Entirely fruit sweetened, this pie contains no refined sugar or gluten! Nothing conjures up cozy feelings of autumn quite like pumpkin desserts! Pumpkin cheesecake is one of my favorites and you can serve this fruit-sweetened version at Thanksgiving without […]

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baked pumpkin spice donuts

pumpkin spiced donuts

These baked pumpkin spice donuts are made with whole wheat flour, less sugar than traditional donuts, and they’ve completely by-passed the fryer! This recipe has been tested over and over and no one in my family complained about all the tastings required of them. To keep these whole wheat donuts light and give them the […]

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loaded chocolate chip banana bread

chocolate chip banana bread

This loaded chocolate chip banana bread is chock full of delicious, healthy bits like dried cherries, hemp seeds, and oats. Use up your ripe bananas and make a loaf to keep on hand for a delicious treat with your morning coffee. You can even make a double batch, wrap the extra loaf with plastic wrap and […]

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coconut sugar-sweetened berry clafoutis

coconut sugar sweetened berry clafoutis

Coconut sugar-sweetened berry clafoutis is a delicious dessert and light enough to be served for brunch! Pronounced cla-foo-tee, this baked French custard is as simple to make as it is impressive. Traditionally made with cherries, my version of clafoutis utilizes fresh berries and a custard that is sweetened with coconut sugar. Cherry clafoutis is baked […]

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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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