dessert

Gingerbread Molasses Smoothie

December 27, 2013

Christmas may be over, but I’m not ready to give up the flavors of the season just yet.  Here is contributor McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN with a healthy way to enjoy the taste of gingerbread!   Tis’ the season…of gingerbread! I LOVE ginger therefore, it’s natural for me to gravitate towards gingerbread cookies and […]

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Raw Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

November 30, 2013

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to decide what to make for the rest of your holiday gatherings.  Here is contributor McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN with a healthy twist on pumpkin pie!   Hi everyone, McKel here again! I’m glad to hear so many of you enjoyed the previous recipe I shared here on […]

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Pumpkin Hummus & Mini Apple Crisp

November 25, 2013

Is it possible to enjoy all the holiday season has to offer AND stay healthy at the same time? Absolutely! Find out more about my healthy holiday strategies and grab the recipes for this easy Pumpkin Hummus and mouthwatering Mini Apple Crisp on the Van’s Natural Foods Blog.  You can find both recipes HERE!

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A healthy snack that tastes like a cookie: Raisin Nut Bites

February 19, 2013

Leila and I experimented in the kitchen yesterday with some California raisins, nuts, chia seeds and cinnamon. We were trying to make a healthy snack that would be perfect for before dance class (her) or after a run (me). I thought for sure that we would have to do a few rounds to get them […]

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Peppermint Walnut Fudge

December 22, 2012

How do you get a perfect photo of fudge in the glow of Christmas lights?  By having a tiny elf hold the mass of strands in the background of your shot.   Such a great helper.  And a photographer (or frittata-pher as Joe likes to call me) in training.  Ask Leila what she wants for […]

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How to make Coconut Whipped Cream

November 7, 2012

Last year I finally got over my fear of making homemade whipped cream.  It was ah-mazing.  And then?  I had to cut out dairy.  Dang it! Then I found out I could make dairy-free whipped cream out of coconut milk.  Great!  Except you have to plan ahead and put the can of coconut milk in […]

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