Coconut

Cardamom-Glazed Grilled Mango

I LOVE FLORIDA!!  Whole Foods had local organic mangos, perfectly ripe, on sale today.  I indulged and bought a few, a special treat for Dave and I who have been sticking to Advanced Plan berries and Granny Smith apples since last fall.  Prepared this simple side dish and served along side grilled chicken. I’ve added…

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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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"Candy Cane" Macaroons

Continuing on with my three newest Christmas inspired dessert recipes in honor of my 12 days of Christmas Cookies post… I got the initial idea for these delicious Christmas cookies from a friend’s party, where she served these: Her version of candy cane macaroons.  I had but a small bite, just to experience the taste…

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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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Chocolate Coco-Hazel-Nut Spread

I had a family approach me yesterday with questions about Nutella.  They recently started the Advanced Maximized Living Nutrition Plan and had purchased a jar of Nutella after watching a commercial claiming it is an all-natural spread perfect for breakfast.  In fact, their tag-line is: “Treat yourself with Nutella spread as part of a healthy,…

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Gluten FREE Strawberry Cream Pie

It’s so good, it’s so good!  You have to try this!  Light and fluffy, creamy, dense all at once!  This is how a Strawberry Cream Pie should be!  Raw, dairy free, sugar free, delish! The key to a great, non-crumbly crust is grinding the nuts into a fine crumb, almost a powder (but not into…

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Raw Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

We were blessed with the gift of a bag full of rhubarb from our naturopath, Dawn.  She had more than she knew what to do with, and we were more than happy to take a bunch off her hands.  :)  It is one of Dave’s spring favorites after all!  I have been messing around with…

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Blueberry-Lavender Coconut Creme

This creme is a delicious summer indulgence.  We enjoy it drizzled over fresh peach slices or on top of Greek yogurt and homemade granola.  Probably would be great on organic ice cream or steel cut oats?  Oooh the possibilities!  I’d say if you’re new to tasting/eating lavender, you might want to use a little bit…

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Nut & Seed Protein Bars

Dr. BJ Hardick, co-author of THE book Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, was in Bloomington on Friday to give a [amazing] nutrition talk to the Maximized Living students.  Even though I had known about the talk for like a month, it honestly didn’t occur to me to surprise him with some healing treats until the night…

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