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Dark Chocolate Cashew Ice Cream

Dark Chocolate Cashew Ice Cream

Yesterday was National Ice Cream Day, as declared by President Reagan in 1984.  Even though the “holiday” is older than me, I had never known of its existence!  But I must admit, I was pretty excited when I pulled up my Today.com page to check the morning news and learned of the special frosty treat…

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Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

After emails from a few different folks requesting and almond flour chocolate chip cookie that used eggs, I’m finally satisfied with the way this following recipe turned out.  It took a few tries to get it right, so the cookie wasn’t too hard, too soft, too puffy, too crumbly, etc.  To get the same results…

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Mint Chocolate Creme Tart

Mint Chocolate Creme Tart

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas celebration with your loved ones!  This was our first year away from home for the holidays, which for us is the U.P. of Michigan.  A little bittersweet to be away from from family and snow, and still have a good time with our Austin on his first…

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Bumble Bars

Bumble Bars

These are a little different than the “traditional” bumble bars made with sugar, Cheerios, etc, that my family made growing up.  I’ve put my Healing Cuisine spin on it!  Feel free to add a handful or two of 73+% dark chocolate chips to the bars, too.  Stir in with the nuts. Bumble Bars 2 cups…

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Almond Joy Ice Cream

Almond Joy Ice Cream

Okay, you can’t pass this recipe up.  This ice cream reminds me of an Almond Joy bar…all the flavors are there, but hey, it’s Advanced Plan!  :) Almond Joy Ice Cream Makes 6 Servings 2 cups unsweetened almond milk 1 cup full-fat coconut milk 3 free-range egg yolks 1 Tbsp arrowroot powder 1/2 tsp pure…

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Cocoa-Nut Bites

Okay, I can finally start sharing my favorite recipes that have gotten me thru some pretty intense pregnancy cravings.. I call these my Advanced Plan “Cocoa-Nut” Bites.  I’ve found certain flavors and foods from my childhood have been creeping back into my mind…  Grilled cheese sandwiches, Oreos, Reese’s peanut butter cups…   These quick and…

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Questions Answered: Gooey Moist Brownies

By looks and taste, you’ll never guess what is in these brownies.  But if you read the name of today’s recipe, you know black beans are my secret ingredient for an Advanced Plan gooey moist brownie.  Julia wrote me an email confessing she (too) is a brownie lover and needs a satisfying healthy alternative.  Well…

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Grasshopper Pie

Christmas is almost here, and to finish off my 12 days of Cookies, I introduce to you the raw Grasshopper Pie.  This pie is a combined spin off of my Key Lime Pie and Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake.  You really can’t go wrong with this beautifully perfect layered pie of chocolate, vanilla and mint.  Smooth and…

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Peppermint Bark

Excited for 12 days of cookies?!  I am!  Most of the recipes I   L O V E   for Christmas are found in Season’s Eatings holiday ebook & menu planner — on SALE this month for $9.99!  I also have three new Advanced Plan creations for you: Peppermint Bark, “Candy Cane” Macaroons and…my most superlative…

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Loaded Chocolate Protein Bars

My friend Laureen inspired me to melt down dark chocolate to create a rich protein bar when I tasted hers last weekend, which had the consistency of fudge!  I like mine a little crunchy, so I added ingredients.  My secret for that wow crunch?  Hempseeds.  Frozen hempseeds to be exact.  Store the bars in the…

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