Chocolate

Peanut Butter Parfait (Vegan!!!)

Soooooo, craving the peanut butter parfait that I experienced at Native Foods, I came up with this recipe that is really delicious and healthy (for a dessert that is). Try it, you’ll like (maybe love) it! And it’s easy….. Peanut Butter Parfait 2 packs Mori-Nu firm tofu 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 box of Annies chocolate graham bunnies 1/2 [...]

Truffles!

So, my roommate’s sister came into town over the weekend.  Now, you might be thinking… what do I care… and why are you telling me this story?  Would you please let me finish before passing judgment, because… SHE IS A CHOCOLATIER!!!  Yes, that is right, a master of chocolate. I was excitedly anticipating her arrival, as I had [...]

Girl Scout Cookies without the Guilt!

I don’t know about you, but I fondly remember the days of freezing Thin Mints for year round enjoyment and being thrilled when the Girl Scouts hung around outside of Vons, just itching to sell tons of cookies to potential customers as they walked by.  Although Thin Mints were my favorite, a close second was Samoas.  [...]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies!

o, you have perfected your chocolate cookie batter… here is a fun twist on the crinkle cookies. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies You’ll need… ¾ c organic peanut butter 1/3 c powdered sugar ¼ tsp vanilla extract chocolate cookie batter (from crinkle cookies) In a bowl combine the peanut butter, powdered sugar and vanilla.  Just like the dough, let the peanut butter [...]

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies!

The most amazing thing about chocolate cookies is that once you have experimented with a basic recipe enough, you can do just about anything with your perfect dough! From creating spicy cookies, to peanut butter cookies, or even cookies with pretzels and chocolate, you can go kookie with your cookies if you want to! Here’s [...]

Julianna’s Raw Chocolate Pudding

Unfortunately, I cannot take credit for this delicious pudding.  It is the creation of my dear friend Julianna.  When I tasted this pudding I could hardly believe that it was raw and vegan. It tastes and has the mouth feel of a traditional pudding, while being raw, soy free, dairy free, gluten free, vegan and contains no refined sugar.  Talk [...]

Any healthier and you couldn’t call them “cookies”

A lovely reader asked me if I could come up with a recipe for a very healthy oatmeal and peanut butter cookie.  She was having trouble coming up with a cookie that had a good consistency and taste while still being really healthy.  I’ll tell you why this is: because cookies aren’t realllly supposed to [...]

mmmmmmmmm…. cheesecake.

Chocolate Mouse Cheesecake 12 Newman-O’s (wheat free and dairy free) cookies 1 tbsp soy butter (melted) 1 block of firm tofu 1/2 container of plain Tofutti Cream Cheese 1/4 c maple syrup 1 tbsp vanilla 2/3 c vegan chocolate chips 1 container of Soyatoo! Whipped cream 1 round pie pan Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  First make the crust by using [...]

Who has time for tea?!?

Scones are very quick and easy to make and they are also delicious.  That is a fact.  It is also a fact that there are endless possibilities in scone land.  They are delicious when you incorporate fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts, herbs, spices, chocolate or caterpillars (just checking to see if you are reading carefully, [...]

Spread a little joy!

Dairy Free, Gluten Free Almond Joys 1 c unsweetened coconut 6-8 tbsp agave 3 tbsp gluten free baking flour 1 tbsp vanilla 4 egg whites 1/2 tsp sea salt 20 almonds 2/3 c dark chocolate (no milk fat) In a saucepan combine the coconut, flour and salt.  Then, in a separate bowl whisk the agave (3 tbsp if you like your candy less [...]