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Carrot, Coconut & Banana Cupcakes w. Honey-Lime Frosting

November 13, 2013

These cupcakes adapted from The Green Kitchen are filled with wonderful warm spices that fill the kitchen as they bake in the oven. They are very light and airy, not too sweet and can be enjoyed for breakfast or dessert. Gather Cupcakes 1/2 cup unsalted butter (or Earth Balance) 4 tablespoons maple syrup 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 vanilla bean or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups ground almonds (or almond meal) 1/2 cup gluten-free flour (i.e. coconut,…

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No-Bake Fudge Brownies

November 12, 2013

This yummy treat is made with fruits, nuts and pure cacao, making it nutritious and delicious! Gather 10 Medjool dates, pits removed 1 cup raw walnut pieces (can use cashews) 1/2 cup cacao powder pinch sea salt 1 tablespoon cacao nibs 1 tablespoon goji berries Method Place nuts in a food processor and grind for a few seconds to form a coarse flour. While the machine is running, add dates, cacao powder and salt, processing until a moist, crumb-like dough…

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Açaí Berry Cacao (ABC) Truffles

October 17, 2013

These superfood berry chocolately truffles demand attention and appreciation. The inherent guilt-free richness of açaí and cacao announce decadence before a single bite is even consumed. I dare you to eat one in less than two bites! Gather 1/2 cup açaí powder 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil 2 tablespoons cacao powder 3/4 cup packed soft Medjool dates (about 7 or 8), pits removed 1 tablespoon raw smooth almond butter Dash of sea salt 2 tablespoons cacao nibs unsweetened shredded coconut (optional) Method Combine…

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Harvest Cake w. Coconut Vanilla Cream

October 11, 2013

Bring together the flavors of the season with this comforting cake adapted from Roost blog. Slightly spiced, naturally sweetened and entirely free of grain, gluten and dairy, this earthy cake is delicious and leaves you feeling good. If you prefer a layered cake, simply double the recipe. For a smaller morsel, this recipe would make a fine batch of muffins. Gather 3 cups almond flour 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground clove…

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