Desserts

FIG TARTS

Nothing says ‘hello September’ to me like FIGS! Big fat juicy figs falling off the tree, tempting all with their sweetness. How is it that nearly three generations of Americans thought figs were some dried up fruit, from a far-off land, squished inside of two pieces of dough, and called […]

ALMOND ESPRESSO POPSICLES

Every afternoon, throughout the summer, I find myself looking for something icy cold, with just a little kick of caffeine, and of course… healthy! These Almond Popsicles have become my summer afternoon treat. Lots of crushed almonds, a few dates to sweeten, (instead of sugar) a splash of espresso, and […]

STRAWBERRY TARTS

I can’t think of a better way to awaken spring, than with Strawberries! These non-dairy, coconut custard tarts, layered with strawberries are just the right portion of a sweet treat to get your imagination spiraling for all the other things we love in spring time. Mason jar lids are the […]

ALMOND COOKIES

Sometimes the end of the day just screams for cookies! Homemade, crunchy, healthy cookies!! Oh, you didn’t know cookies could be healthy? Well, these are. And they are the perfect resolve for a sweet tooth without the guilt of butter, sugar, or wheat flour. Yep! These cookies are gluten-free, dairy-free, […]

CHOCOLATE DATE BALLS

Healthy desserts. Is there really such a thing? Yes!! Dates are deliciously sweet, nuts are wonderfully healthy, and a splash of chocolate is always good for whatever ails you. This Mediterranean style dessert has been around a very, long time, and will soon become your new favorite dessert to keep […]

CHOCOLATE DATE HEARTS

Who needs Valentines Day to enjoy Healthy Chocolate Hearts! Dates, Nuts, and Cacao are the only ingredients in these hearts. Dipping chocolate is the only ingredient that has a bit of sugar. Eat up and enjoy! INGREDIENTS Yields 2 – 3 dozen Dates – 2 cups, pitted Nuts – 2 […]

RASPBERRY TARTS

A cookie-like crust. A sweet milk custard, and luscious ruby red raspberries. Can you think of anything more delicious for a Valentine Dessert! The crust can be made in advance, and either stored in the fridge for a week, or frozen for several months. I love to use Mason Jar […]

STRAWBERRY LAYERED CAKE

Nothing says springtime like strawberries. And so, in the dead of winter, don’t you think we need to dream a little? For Valentine Day, I am serving this delicately flavored pound cake with strawberry infused whipped cream, and of course, lots and lots of strawberries!  Cake Ingredients Makes 1 large […]

CRANBERRY ORANGE BLOSSOM PIE

Cranberries. Why do we only eat them at Thanksgiving, or drink them in our Cosmopolitan? Let’s eat pie! They are loaded with vitamin C, and have an array of other health benefits. And the taste… tart, juicy, and with no seeds! I have created this pie simply for that sake […]

COCONUT & MANDARIN ORANGE CAKE

“I don’t prefer cake,” says hubby! “Chocolates, biscuits, and pies, I prefer,” says my British husband. Biscuits, of course, meaning cookies. Well, every now and then I like to create something new in the cake world to see how it goes over at home. A beautiful mound of mandarin oranges […]