Category: Sweet Cravings

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March 1, 2015
Raw Fruit Tarts

It’s almost Easter and I am excited to share these beautiful fruit tarts! There is no baking involved in this recipe. These tarts are gluten-free, grain free and vegan. The crust contains a mixture of almonds and pistachios using dates to sweeten and stick together. The custard like filling is prepared in a powerful blender […]

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January 20, 2015
Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is around the corner and I just created these raw chocolate hazelnut truffles that will make the perfect homemade gift for your loved ones or a delicious ending to your romantic meal. Chocolate and hazelnuts are one of my favorite combinations. The truffle base is made with ground […]

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January 7, 2015
Chocolate Cherry Spice Smoothie

If you wake up with a sweet tooth, get ready for a real treat with this rich and cool smoothie that has a surprising kick! Cacao and dates create a smooth chocolaty texture with a hint of cherry, cinnamon and nutmeg to excite your palate. The surprise is at the end of each sip, a […]

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January 7, 2015
Carrot Apple Delight Smoothie

Apples and bananas are two popular fruits. Add carrots to the mix and you have a delightful combo!  In this smoothie, Granny Smith Apples are used for a sour twist. It starts off with Cashew Milk as the base which adds healthy fat and protein. If you are feeling daring add a half of an […]

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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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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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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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September 8, 2013
Homemade Plain Yogurt

Most people would agree that homemade food tastes better than store bought. There are several reasons why it does, like freshness, being able to use good quality ingredients and adding your own personal touch to the recipe.  There are also great health benefits to cooking at home too, like controlling what goes into your meals […]

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August 26, 2013
Cherry Almond Dream Smoothie

My Vitamix blender has been my favorite kitchen gadget since I’ve significantly lowered my intake of gluten, wheat and grains. My morning breakfast frequently starts off with a smoothie or fresh pressed veggie juice. Smoothies are easy and fun to make. The blender does all of the work for you while you creatively invent delicious […]

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