Gluten-Free Golden Yam Brownies

  INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons dry egg replacer (such as Ener-G®) 1/2 cup water 1 1/2 cups sweet rice flour (mochiko) 1 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup vegan margarine (such as Earth Balance®) 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 cup turbinado sugar (such as Sugar in the Raw®) [...]

By | 2018-01-02T23:38:45+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Dessert, Healthy Recipes|0 Comments

Charleen’s Delectable Gluten-Free Yellow Cake

  INGREDIENTS:  1 1/2 cups white rice flour 3/4 cup tapioca flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon xanthan gum 4 eggs 1 1/4 cups white sugar 2/3 cup mayonnaise 1 cup milk 2 teaspoons gluten-free vanilla extract   DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). [...]

By | 2018-01-02T23:18:38+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Dessert, Healthy Recipes|0 Comments

Fruit Skewers with Yogurt Dip

Tangy fruit and sweet yogurt make a perfect taste combination INGREDIENTS: 1 C strawberries, rinsed, stems removed, and cut in half 1 C fresh pineapple, diced (or canned pineapple chunks in juice, drained) ½ C blackberries 1 tangerine or Clementine, peeled and cut into 8 segments 8 6-inch wooden skewers For dip: 1 C strawberries, [...]

By | 2018-01-02T21:27:32+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Dessert, Healthy Recipes|0 Comments

Satisfying Summer-y Grapesicles

Yummy Grapesicles, try this healthy snack on a hot summer day—frozen grapes will pop in your mouth!  INGREDIENTS:  48 green seedless grapes, rinsed 48 red seedless grapes, rinsed 16 6-inch wooden skewers DIRECTIONS: 1. Thread six grapes, alternating grape colors, onto each wooden skewer. 2. Place skewers into the freezer for 30 minutes, or until frozen. [...]

By | 2017-11-11T17:43:41+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Dessert, Lifestyle Blog|Comments Off on Satisfying Summer-y Grapesicles

Charleen’s Pumpkin Smoothie

What a wonderful way to say welcome Fall with a Pumpkin Smoothie! Think of smoothies as an adult-way of enjoying a milkshake, but without the guilt and bad calories! Did fall start way earlier this year, or what? Anyway, let’s all hop on the fall bandwagon together and make this pumpkin smoothie. Ingredients 1 (16 ounce) can [...]

By | 2017-11-05T01:01:47+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Dessert, Healthy Recipes|Comments Off on Charleen’s Pumpkin Smoothie

Chocolate Mousse with Raspberries

This unforgettable dessert with in this yummy Chocolate Mousse with Raspberries. Serve this for an elegant dessert for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion.   Recipe by Holly Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes chilling time Total Time: 30 minute Yield: 6 INGREDIENTS: 300g fresh raspberries 700g silken tofu 180ml maple syrup 200g dark chocolate [...]

By | 2017-10-04T22:29:16+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|Dessert, Healthy Recipes|Comments Off on Chocolate Mousse with Raspberries

Balsamic Strawberries with Ricotta Cream

Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger Total: 2 hr 17 min Prep: 15 min Inactive: 2 hr Cook: 2 min Yield: 4 servings Level: Easy Ingredients 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar 1 (16-ounce) container strawberries, hulled and quartered 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, [...]

By | 2017-10-05T11:59:10+00:00 October 21st, 2017|Dessert, Healthy Recipes|Comments Off on Balsamic Strawberries with Ricotta Cream

The Best Paleo Coconut Chia Pudding Ever!

Chia seeds are a miraculously nutrient-dense food I am totally convinced. For this recipe, feel free to add more or less honey to your taste. I like just a tad of sweetness because I typically eat my pudding with fresh fruit, so for me, a single tablespoon of honey is perfect.   I stumbled upon chia seeds and [...]

By | 2017-10-05T21:50:01+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Dessert, Healthy Recipes|Comments Off on The Best Paleo Coconut Chia Pudding Ever!

Pistachio and Tart Cherry Chocolate Bark

Ingredients: ¾ cup roasted, shelled pistachios, (3 ounces), coarsely chopped ¾ cup dried cherries, or dried cranberries 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest 24 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped, divided Directions: Line the bottom and sides of a jelly-roll pan or baking sheet with foil. (Take care to avoid wrinkles.) Toss pistachios with cherries (or [...]

By | 2017-10-05T22:18:47+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Dessert, Healthy Recipes|Comments Off on Pistachio and Tart Cherry Chocolate Bark

Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger Total:1 hr 10 min Prep:20 min Inactive:30 min Cook:20 min Yield:10 cupcakes Level:Easy Ingredients 3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon fine salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Pinch ground nutmeg 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1/4 cup canola oil 2 large [...]

By | 2017-10-06T23:51:48+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Dessert, Healthy Recipes|Comments Off on Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting