Chocolate-Sweet Potato Mousse

Sweet potatoes and chocolate are a surprisingly delicious combination. I am always experimenting with different ingredients in the blender, looking for the next, best, treat. This chocolate mousse is simple and healthy, but the best part about it is the thick texture. I’ve used avocados in chocolate mousse before, even cashews or coconut, but the sweet potato works beautifully. You could also use yams of any variety in this recipe, as I’ve found that the Japanese yams also work great. I think these orange/purple roots are worth talking about, and worth eating as often as you can. They are a true superfood with incredible versatility, low in calories, high in fiber, gluten free, and host an impressive nutrient profile.

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Chia Cheesecake Bars with Matcha Frosting

I was thinking the other day of how I could make a cheesecake that’s not made of nuts or coconut. Then, by accident, I made such a huge amount of chia pudding and didn’t know what to do with all of it, so I blended it and put it in the freezer. It came out delicious, and I knew I had the recipe I needed to make these chia bars. They are like creamy ice cream, sweet, melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness. Raw, healthy, full of goodness, easy to eat right from the freezer.

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Cherry Drop Cookies (gluten free)

This has been my first post back after a few long weeks of moving into a new apartment here in Brooklyn. My new place has a great garden that I’m already enjoying with my cat, Sonny (pictures of him coming). I also have a bunch of potted herbs going, and some cherry tomatoes and sweet peppers that I’ll be excited to add in my dishes soon. Feels really good to be getting a much needed fresh start. Summer has been very positive so far, though I’ve missed posting my recipes. And, there is nothing better than a simple batch of healthy cookies to break in my new oven.

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Tumeric Chocolate Swirl Cake (sweetened with stevia)

For all the health food-chocolate addict-tumeric lovers out there (hope it’s more than just me!), this here is the cake for you. Turmeric Chocolate Swirl sugar free vegan cake. That’s something that get’s my attention. This cake is so rich, moist, soft, fudgey, flavorful, fluffy, decadent, oh yea, AND healthy.

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Raw Apricot Beet Cupcakes

I sit here and I write these posts about my food, knowing that I can’t convey how delicious they were in words. I try, but something different will pop out at all of us. These raw cupcakes are just so good. Dried apricots, beet juice, almonds, stacked into a raw crust and frozen. Right out of the freezer they are soft and moist, sweet, tart, and huge on flavor.

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Fudgey Amaretto Brownies (Gluten Free)

I’ve been really looking forward to adding these delicious vegan brownies here. The thought of these fudgey squares gets me craving another batch already. Amaretto is the perfect accompaniment for chocolate. You could add almond extract as an alternative, but if you can get amaretto then I highly recommend it. A little bit about these gooey fudge packed squares; they are dense, moist, super chocolatey tasting, rich, healthy, and can cure any sweet tooth for at least a few hours. I’m crazy about this recipe. You will be too. Now, let’s talk about the benefits of cacao.

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