raw food desserts

Homemade Coconut Butter

October 19, 2011
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I love coconut butter. You will notice that in many of my recipes, I use coconut butter instead of coconut oil. Why? Because it has a richer flavor and a better texture than coconut oil. But coconut butter is both expensive and hard for some people to find. The solution? Make your own. But be […]

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Pistachio Dried Cherry Macaroons

March 22, 2011
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This is what I learned this weekend. Do not create a raw food recipe that you plan to shoot, invite 10 people over and have to leave the room for a bit. They will find it in your refrigerator, like heat seeking missiles, and devour it before you get the photographs done! Which, I take to […]

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Lemon Thyme Cookies

March 2, 2011
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It is -5 degrees in Minneapolis this morning. I look out the window at 4 foot drifts of snow and think, it is March? On the one hand, March can be one of our snowiest months. On the other hand, it usually comes with much warmer temperatures and the snow melts off before you know […]

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Raw Holiday Fudge

December 23, 2010
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I wanted to make a pretty fudge for my holiday dessert table. As promised this one is loaded with non-heme iron from the cacao, raisins and apricots!  Start with a base of almond butter and combine it with some cacao and agave. The addition of chopped apricots, dried cranberries, golden raisins and pecans make it […]

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Raw Recipe: Earl Grey Chocolate Terrine

November 4, 2010
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Last week, I had the pleasure of photographing one of Minneapolis’ top chefs while he taught a cooking class. Vincent Francoual, of Vincent, A Restaurant amazed and amused his class with the most tantalizing recipes ever, and his charming personality. One of his creations for the evening was a Earl Grey Chocolate Terrine. I will […]

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Raw Food Recipe Pluot Tart

September 13, 2010
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Ok…what the heck is a Pluot? Apparently it is a cross between a plum and an apricot! I picked up some of these tasty little gems at the store. They have a sweet, plum-like flesh with a tart skin. They are very juicy! Pluots are low in calories (one typically has only 30), high in […]

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Rawmazing Upcoming Dessert Class

August 11, 2010
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If you are in the Minneapolis area, or have a friend in the Minneapolis area, I am offering a raw food dessert basics class on Saturday, August 21 st from 9am to 11am. More information and registration can be found here: Rawmazing Dessert Class. This class will be held at the Lakewinds Natural Food Store’s […]

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Strawberry Basil Ice Cream

August 4, 2010
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Sometimes you have to think outside of the box. Inspired by my prolific basil plants, I decided to create a raw food recipe for basil ice cream with strawberries. Basil Ice Cream you ask? Honestly, it is an eye-roller (meaning it is so good, your eyes roll back into your head when you taste it). […]

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Zuccini Cacao Cookies

July 26, 2010
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We are right in the height of zucchini season and I have pounds of zucchini sitting on my kitchen counter. My farmer friend, Gray, put in quite a few plants and they have been prolific. Inspired by an old, non-raw recipe for zucchini chocolate cake, I put together a raw food recipe for these little […]

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White Chocolate Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart

July 5, 2010
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Years ago, one of my family’s favorite desserts was a white chocolate, raspberry, chocolate tart. I have been thinking about it lately and decided that I was going to make a raw version to bring to the 4th of July celebration at my friend Kim’s house. I was the only raw food person there but […]

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Raw Halvah

June 16, 2010
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My dear friend, Amy Oscar, who by the way is editing the Rawmazing Dessert Cookbook, sent me a raw food recipe for raw Halvah that she created. I was thrilled with the idea as sesame seeds, the main ingredient are extremely loaded with nutrients. I put a little Rawmazing twist on the recipe, including a […]

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Raw Challenge 21 Wrap Up

February 22, 2010
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At the end of January, I had an idea. I decided to do a raw food challenge for 21 days in the dead of winter. I eat almost 100% raw in the summer, it’s easy. I am  mostly raw in the winter and love trying new raw food recipes. But I have always given myself […]

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Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse

February 20, 2010
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Hazelnuts and Chocolate are a wonderful combination. Nutella figured that one out years ago. My friend, Jessica made a request that I make a raw food recipe that contains hazelnuts and chocolate. This mousse was the perfect thing. By substituting almond milk and almond butter with hazelnut milk and hazelnut butter, the flavors balance beautifully. […]

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Raw Banana Cream Pie

January 26, 2010
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I am a big fan of bananas. They are loaded with potassium, B6 and fiber. They are also extremely portable, as they come with their own carrying case that is very easy to discard (yes, I am referring to the peel). I had a couple of ripe bananas sitting on the counter just begging to […]

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2010 Inspiration

December 30, 2009
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I am going to deviate from raw food today to share with you some thoughts for the new year. We are approaching the end of the year, and the end of a decade. I know for many, myself included, 2009 was one of the most challenging years I have ever faced. I found myself living […]

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Raw Hazelnut and Mint Chocolate Truffles

December 14, 2009
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I have been asked by many people how to make raw chocolate truffles. It is no secret that people love chocolate. Just the word arouses passionate responses from young and old alike. What better gift to give yourself and your friends than a treat that not only delights, but is also made from healthy ingredients! […]

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