Category Archives: sweets

blueberry-cardamom chia seed pudding

Blueberry-Cardamom Chia Pots

I first fell in love with the blueberry-cardamom combination when I found Sweetly Raw’s recipe for Blueberry Cardamom Cake a few years back. Then, two weeks ago I had a punnet of blueberries in the fridge and thought the combination would be yummy as a chia seed pudding but round one of experimentation didn’t go so well, cardamom is a tricky beast.

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chocolate mousse smoothie

Chocolate Mousse Smoothie

I typically work from home on Friday, which I love because it gives me some freedom to experiment in the kitchen, and hate because I end up spending a lot of time experimenting in the kitchen… or at least eating. And today is Friday, and it is also day 3 of an impromptu 30 day smoothie challenge thrown out into the universe by a friend of Bianca from Wholefood Simply; I jumped on board as my green smoothie intake has been a little inconsistent in recent months. It never ceases to amaze me how people I get on to green smoothies are always so much better at having them consistently than I am! Oh well, it’s nice to be spreading the love.

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sambazon superfood açaí pots

Sambazon Superfood Acai Pots

Today is the first ever National Açaí Bowl Day! I think this is just the cutest idea ever as I lurve açaí bowls – I became addicted after discovering them at a vegan food truck in Hawaii just before I jumped out of my first plane (which I also lurved!) so have very fond memories.

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chocolate-banana ice cream cake


Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

Right or wrong, I always have chocolate on the brain on Easter Sunday. No more eggs hunts for me, but I am going to try and hunt down some egg-shaped avocados to remake this raw vegan chocolate ice cream cake this afternoon.

I first made this sometime last year and copied down the recipe but can’t for the life of me remember where I found the original (or find it again) so my most humble apologies to anyone out there to whom this sounds familiar… it is out of utmost respect and love that I share this with others :)

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raw vegan banana & strawberry crêpes

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Banana and Strawberry Crepes

A wonderful friend of mine was teasing me this morning when I posted a blog for cheese sauce on Shrove Tuesday instead of a raw vegan pancake recipe. I promised to do some research but I didn’t have time to do the required dehydrating to try a new recipe so I’m pulling out a draft recipe I started writing back in 2010 for the occasion. It’s also a good reminder to make these again soon, as I do remember them being really good!

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candy cranberry fruit leather


Candy Cranberry Fruit Leather

One of my favorite things about fall is apples! Simply I know but it is so much fun to get a whole lot more variety and the ability to pick them yourself – haven’t done that this year yet, but it’s always an adventure to look forward to here in New England.

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caramel apple pie

Caramel Apple Pie

raspberry and brownie ice cream


Raspberry & Brownie Ice Cream

 

Sunday morning… bf at golf… hair treatment in, face mask on… tunes blasting… what to have for breakfast? Ice cream of course!  I was planning on having this for dessert last night but was too full after dinner, and then I fell asleep on the couch watching a movie… ooops. I also wanted a good excuse to write a blog because my first Sunday chore is to remove all the aphids from our passion vine and I don’t want to!

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raw vegan ‘white chocolate’ macaroons


White Chocolate Macaroons

I have been meaning to post this recipe since MAY! Oh dear, I did drop the ball on this one, but a big thank you to my FB friend Linda who requested the recipe yesterday after seeing the pic… thank goodness someone is keeping me honest.These are great to have on hand in a pinch… or even just to satisfy sweet tooth cravings.

And may be I’m dreaming, but I actually think they have an aftertaste reminiscent of white chocolate:)

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raw vegan brownies: sans dehydrator!


Brownies and Ice Cream

I was supposed to be having an friend over for dinner tonight so I made a batch of  my latest most favorite recipe in the world – butternut squash and red potato bisque and an experimental wfpb vegetable bake that needs refining before I post the recipe (she couldn’t make it in the end, which might have been just as well given the quality of the bake!). I also threw together a raw dessert in a last ditch attempt to not entirely abandon raw food – and I could never, ever justify cooking a dessert when raw desserts are just soooo good!

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