Desserts

{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….

{paleo chocolate banana muffins}

{paleo chocolate banana muffins}

Here is a recipe I’ve been dreaming about for some time!  Those who know me well understand my deep love of breakfast.; more specifically, breakfast pastries!  I’m constantly experimenting with ways to make traditional flour-sugar-butter-type pastries much healthier for you….

{vegan banoffee pie}

{vegan banoffee pie}

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 eaten on occasion….

{dark chocolate orange vegan truffles}

{dark chocolate orange vegan truffles}

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…

{raw mounds bars}

{raw mounds bars}

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 to eliminating processed sugar.  This is a fresh take on the classic mounds…

{fudgy sweet potato brownies}

{fudgy sweet potato brownies}

This rich, fudgy 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…

{salty cracker toffee bark}

{salty cracker toffee bark}

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…

{3 ingredient dark chocolate}

{3 ingredient dark chocolate}

Everyone has their vices. My vice happens to be dark chocolate. Let me re-phrase that, I love dark chocolate! Wait…okay, fine…I will devour my weight in dark chocolate by the time I’ve finished writing this post! With an obsession like…

{tahini fudge balls}

{tahini fudge balls}

Delicate little tahini truffles rolled around in cacao-cardamom dust! Serve these bad boys up with a glass of hot earl grey tea and enjoy the afternoon.  Ingredients: This recipe makes a dozen delicious {tahini fudge balls} 10 medjool dates –…

{copycat samoas}

{copycat samoas}

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…

{vegan chocolate chip cookies}

{vegan chocolate chip cookies}

Okay, you have to try these! These chocolate chip cookies are so incredibly easy to make and, thanks to the addition of coconut oil, they have a delightful macaroon flavor that is irresistible! Even the biggest vegan skeptics, my family,…

{paleo chocolate cake}

{paleo chocolate cake}

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 that I combine all…

{paleo peanut butter truffles}

{paleo peanut butter truffles}

I’m doing the happy dance as I scarf down my 3rd no-sugar-added peanut butter truffle!  These truffles satisfy my sweet tooth and showcase a decent amount of protein and fiber!  Thanks to a secret ingredient (pssst…flax seeds) these little gems…