Author: Melody

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October 29, 2014
Holiday Mousse Tart

I love chocolate mousse!  The smooth and creamy texture is irresistibly satisfying.  I created this raw/gluten free mousse tart that will give you that warm and fuzzy feeling of Christmas in every bite! The almond and hazelnut based crust has a hint of some popular holiday spices… nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves with a touch […]

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October 23, 2014
Raw Vanilla Nut Cheesecakes

Ever since I started making raw desserts I rarely bake traditional sweets that require flour and sugar. Raw desserts are indeed high in calories, as most desserts are, but the difference is the ingredients used in raw desserts are more nutritious. This dessert is called a “cheesecake” but there is no trace of cheese in […]

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October 1, 2014
Savory Bread Pudding Rolls

I’ve been busy in the kitchen creating new recipes for the holiday season and I am very excited to share this one with you all! When I dream up dishes I try to think of amazing flavor combinations using familiar seasonal ingredients that will excite the eyes and palates of my hungry guests! My inspiration […]

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October 1, 2014
Sweet Potato Mash Martinis

It’s October and the holidays are approaching! This new Sweet Potato Mash Martini recipe will make a fun and exciting addition to your holiday menus. The traditionalist in me likes to stick to popular, seasonal ingredients and serve them in a classical way, but my creative side has an appetite for something different. Why not […]

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December 15, 2013
Rose Water, Cardamom and Walnut Date Bites

In my culture, Christmas isn’t Christmas without a traditional Middle Eastern cookie called Kalecha, a light and crisp dough stuffed with a sweet filling. Some are stuffed with walnuts, others are stuffed with dates, and some are rolled and cut in different shapes. There are several variations, all delicious and without a doubt a treat […]

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November 19, 2013
Autumn Salad

During the Fall season I have an abundance of persimmons, pomegranates and apples growing in my garden. I was inspired to create this vibrant salad for my family’s Thanksgiving feast this year. The sweet fruits are complimented with delicious savory flavors that bring sophistication to this unique medley. It’s definitely best to use high quality […]

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October 15, 2013
Pumpkin Pecan Bars

It’s pumpkin season and I couldn’t resist buying my favorite Sugar Pie Pumpkins from the store. They are small, easy to use and sweeter than larger pumpkins which make them perfect for baking! Speaking of baking, this time I made a no-bake pumpkin dessert made with mostly raw ingredients. This was my first time using […]

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October 2, 2013
Sweet Potato Carrot Mash

Did you know that Sweet Potatoes are one of the top anti-inflammatory foods you can eat? That’s not all; they are loaded with vitamins such as B6, C, D, iron and magnesium. Don’t let the sweet taste fool you. These dessert-tasting potatoes are even good for diabetics. Sweet potatoes have a low glycemic index meaning […]

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September 24, 2013
Sun-Dried Tomato and Mushroom Cauliflower Rice

Trying to cut down on carbs?  Don’t fret! There are plenty of foods that will fulfill your appetite. With the help of a food processor or grater, cauliflower will resemble rice when it’s grated into small pieces.  What’s great about cauliflower is that its neutral taste compliments many different flavors. This dish incorporates earthy sun-dried […]

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September 15, 2013
Green Nectarine Smoothie

One of my favorite Farmer’s Market buys of this summer has been nectarines. Every week I anticipate the large piles of scrumptious white and yellow varieties along with the fuzzy skinned peaches to choose from so I can enjoy them with my yogurt and add them to my breakfast smoothies. My latest smoothie addiction has […]

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