Almond Recovery Smoothie

Makes 4 cups INGREDIENTS ½ cup raw pre-soaked almonds 2 tablespoons whey or soy protein powder ½ cup mixed blackberries, blueberries, raspberries 1 tablespoon flax seeds or oats (optional) 1 banana, chopped 1 tablespoon honey 1 cup 1% milk, soymilk or almond milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup low fat plain or vanilla yogurt […]

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Almond Recovery Smoothie

Makes 4 cups Ingredients ½ cup raw pre-soaked almonds 2 tablespoons whey or soy protein powder ½ cup mixed blackberries, blueberries, raspberries 1 tablespoon flax seeds or oats (optional) 1 banana, chopped 1 tablespoon honey 1 cup 1% milk, soymilk or almond milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup low fat plain or vanilla yogurt […]

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Apple Bread Pudding with Golden Raisins

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 loaf Challah bread, crusts removed, cut into 1-inch cubes 3 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into ½-inch pieces 1 cup (6 ounces) golden raisins, plumped in hot water for 15 minutes 3 large eggs ¾ cup sugar ¼ teaspoon cinnamon â…› teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg […]

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Bananas Foster Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce

Serves 10 to 12 Ingredients 9 tablespoons unsalted butter 1½ cups packed light brown sugar ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon 6 firm-ripe bananas, peeled and cut crosswise into ¾-inch thick slices ¼ cup banana liqueur ½ cup dark rum 4 large eggs, lightly beaten 3 cups heavy cream 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract […]

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Beet Stem Cake

“I don’t see why a person couldn’t add a handful of diced pears, cubed apples, you name it – maybe even swiss chard. This recipe is easy to use and creates a cake that tastes of Christmas. It also has worked a treat as a breakfast slice, instead of a granola bar. Somehow I believe that if my great-Grandma saw me using beetroot in cake, she’d be very pleased. In regard to this recipe, I did find that the batter needed a little longer time in the oven.”
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Courtesy of Anna Lissiman

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Blissed Bread’s Roasted Pumpkin Custard Bread

I call this recipe a “custard bread” because the additional eggs give the bread a wonderfully spongy, moist, texture. Please assume all ingredients are organic whenever possible!

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Blueberry Nut Crispy Energy Bars

Makes 18-20 bars INGREDIENTS 1½ cup rolled oats ½ cup brown sugar ½ cup chopped almonds ½ teaspoon nutmeg 1 cup crispy brown rice cereal ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ cup flax seeds 1 cup brown rice syrup 1 cup dried blueberries ½ cup almond butter ½ cup whey or soy protein powder 1 teaspoon vanilla […]

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Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Makes 1 Bundt Cake INGREDIENTS 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 2 eggs 1 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 12⁄3 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries ½ cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ cup chopped pecans 1 tablespoon confectioners’ […]

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Brandy Milk Punch

Makes 1 pitcher Ingredients 1 cup brandy 1 cup dark rum 1⁄3 cup white créme de cacao ¼ cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 cups whole milk Directions Place all ingredients in a large pitcher and put into tall glasses over ice! Recipe by Paul Clarke, seriouseats.com (adapted)

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Cardamom Dried Cherry Crumb Cake Bars

Makes 12 bars INGREDIENTS For the crumb topping ½ cup all purpose flour ½ cup walnuts, chopped 1⁄3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon grated orange zest ½ teaspoon instant espresso ½ teaspoon ground cardamom 4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, cut into pieces For the cake 2 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon […]

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Coconut Milk Caramel Dark Chocolate Truffle with Toasted Coconut

Makes about 30 truffles Ingredients ½ cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ cup coconut milk 2 tablespoons caramel 1 tablespoon honey 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped Toasted Coconut for Dusting Directions In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat the heavy cream, vanilla, coconut milk,caramel and honey to a simmer, about 3 […]

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Dark Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Makes 1 cake INGREDIENTS For cake 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup cocoa powder 1½ tablespoons baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1 cup sugar 1½ tablespoons vanilla extract 3 eggs 1½ cups buttermilk For frosting 2 cups heavy cream ½ cup confectioners’ sugar 1⁄8 teaspoon salt […]

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Dark Chocolate Cherry Cardamom Truffles

Makes about 30 truffles INGREDIENTS ½ cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon cardamom seeds (removed from cardamom pod), crushed ¼ cup dried cherries, chopped fine 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped Cocoa powder, for dusting DIRECTIONS In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat the heavy cream, vanilla, cardamom seeds, and dried cherries […]

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Dulce De Leche Ice Cream with Strawberries & Mexican Chocolate Sauce and Jalapeno Strawberry Sauce

Makes 3 cups ice cream and ¾ cups of each sauce INGREDIENTS 2 cups whole milk 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup dulce de leche 5 egg yolks 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup almonds, toasted and chopped ½ cup fresh strawberries, chopped DIRECTIONS In a medium sauce pan bring the milk, […]

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Fennel Orange Granola Bars

Makes 10 servings Ingredients Large egg 1 large egg white ¼ cup honey 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon nutmeg ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups toasted oats ½ cup quinoa ½ cup kasha 1 cup chopped dried fruit (any of the following: cherries, apricots, dates, raisins, figs) […]

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Fresh Ginger Whole-Wheat Nutmeg Butter Cookies

Makes 6-9 cookies Ingredients ¼ cup butter, soft ¼ cup turbinado sugar or raw unprocessed sugar 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1 teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg yolk ¾ cup whole-wheat flour Pinch of salt Directions Pre-heat oven to 375°F. In a small mixing bowl […]

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Fruit, Herb & Nut Parfaits

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 tablespoon fresh lemon thyme leaves 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, chopped fine ¼ cup honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Greek yogurt, plain or vanilla flavor ½ cup blackberries ½ cup strawberries, cut in half and hulled ¼ cup sliced almonds 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds […]

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Ginger Squash Cake

Recipe adapted from Susan G. Purdy Makes 1 Bundt Cake INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 31⁄3 cups flour 1½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon ¾ teaspoons ground ginger ½ teaspoon ground allspice 1½ cups sugar 1¼ cups dark brown sugar, packed 1 cup canola oil […]

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Ginger Whipped Cream

Makes approximately 1 cup INGREDIENTS 1½ cups heavy cream, chilled A ½” piece of ginger, peeled and grated 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract DIRECTIONS In a large bowl, add cream, and whip until soft peaks form. Add ginger, sugar, and vanilla, and continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Serve with lime pie.

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Honey Crème Fig Energy Bars

Makes 18-20 bars INGREDIENTS 2 cups rolled oats ½ cup chopped dried figs ¼ cup chopped almonds ¼ cup flax seeds ¾ cup whey or soy protein powder ½ cup heavy cream ½ cup whole wheat flour ¼ cup almond oil ¼ cup wheat bran ¼ cup brown rice syrup 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ […]

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Lentil Spiced Snack Bars

Makes 16 bars Ingredients 1 large egg 1 large egg white ½ cup light brown sugar ½ cup honey 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground clove ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1½ cups toasted oats 1 cup chopped dried fruit (any of the following: cherries, apricots, dates, raisins, […]

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Lili’s Vegan Banana Muffins with Pecans & Dark Rum

Makes 12-18 muffins INGREDIENTS Dry 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup brown sugar 1½ teaspoons baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon allspice Wet 4 overripe bananas, smashed ¾ cup melted earth balance (or vegetable oil) 2 eggs-worth Ener-g brand egg replacer 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon almond extract ½ dram […]

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Lo-Cal Milkshake

Serves 6 Ingredients ½ cup fresh strawberries, de-stemmed and chopped (optional flavor choice) 2 tablespoons chocolate powder (optional flavor choice) 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups low fat milk 1 cup ice ¼ cup honey 1 pinch of salt Directions Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

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Orange Ginger Chocolate Truffles

Makes about 30 truffles INGREDIENTS ½ cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons orange zest 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped fine 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped Cocoa powder, for dusting DIRECTIONS In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat the cream, vanilla, orange zest, and ginger to a simmer, take about 3 minutes, […]

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Pear Rosemary Upside-Down Cake

Serves 8-10 INGREDIENTS 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick), separated 1 cup sugar, separated 3 medium pears, skins on, cored and cut into wedges 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves ¾ cups cornmeal ¾ cups flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda 3 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine 1½ teaspoons coarse salt 3 […]

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Pecan Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Makes 1 8×12 cake INGREDIENTS For the streusel 1⁄3 cup all purpose flour ½ cup packed light brown sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon 4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, cold and cut into pieces 1 cup pecans, chopped For the coffee cake 4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, softened ½ cup packed light brown sugar ½ cup sugar […]

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Pick Your Own Fruit Crisp

INGREDIENTS Crumble topping 1 stick butter, cut in small pieces 1 cup whole-wheat flour 3 teaspoons cinnamon 1 cup rolled oats 1 teaspoon nutmeg ½ cup brown sugar chopped nuts/seeds, optional ½ tsp vanilla extract PREPARATION Preheat at 375ËšF. Combine all ingredients for topping. Sprinkle fruit with sugar and place in ramekin, top with crumble. […]

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Pumpkin Walnut Bread

Makes 1 loaf INGREDIENTS 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour ¾ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon all spice ¼ teaspoon ground cloves ¼ teaspoon ground ginger ¼ teaspoon salt 2 eggs, at room temparature 1⁄3 cup water 1½ cups sugar 1 cup canned pumpkin puree ½ vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla […]

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Roasted Pears with Sweet Maple Cream

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 4 ripe pears, cut in half lengthwise, seeded 2 tablespoons unsalted butter ½ cup maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons brown sugar ¼ cup fresh thyme sprigs Salt For yogurt cream: 1 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoons maple syrup 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ cup plain Greek yogurt, 2% Salt PREPARATION […]

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Silver-Dollar Walnut Cakes with Berry Compote and Lemon Ricotta

Serves 4 Ingredients For the Pancake Mix 1½ cups buckwheat flour 1½ tablespoons agave nectar ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg ¼ teaspoon cinnamon 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1¼ cups almond milk, at room temperature 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ½ cup chopped […]

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Stonefruit Jam Truffles with Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

Makes about 30 truffles Ingredients ½ cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon cardamom seeds (removed from cardamom pod), crushed ¼ cup stone fruit of choice jam 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped Himalayan Sea Salt for dusting Directions In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat the heavy cream, vanilla, cardamom seeds, […]

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Strawberry Creamsicles

Makes 6-9 popsicles Ingredients 1 pint fresh strawberries, stems removed and chopped 1⁄3 cup honey 1⁄3 cup water 4 egg yolks 1 cup cream 1 cup milk 1 tablespoon orange zest 1⁄3 cup fresh orange juice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions In a medium sauce pan place the strawberries, honey and water and bring to […]

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Strawberry Quinoa Cookies

Makes 2 dozen cookies Ingredients 1 cup black quinoa ¼ cup rolled oats 1 cup all purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking powder 1/3 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon flax seeds ¼ cup almonds, chopped fine 1/3 cup almond oil ½ cup sugar ¼ cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract ¼ cup […]

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Sweet Mango Curry Truffles with Sweet Curry Powder

Makes about 30 truffles Ingredients ½ cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon curry powder ½ teaspoon fresh chili, chopped superfine 1 tablespoon honey ½ cup stone fresh mango puree or chopped ripe mango 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped Sweet curry Powder for dusting (*3 teaspoon curry powder mixed with […]

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Vanilla Spiced Ice Coffee with Agave

Makes 4 Ingredients 4 cups leftover coffee 2 cups of ice 1 teaspoon agave syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ teaspoon allspice ¼ teaspoon ground ginger ½ cup almond milk Directions In a small ramekin mix agave, vanilla & spices until they are all combined. In a martini shaker place a few cubes of ice, […]

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Waffle Cones

Makes about 12 cones Ingredients 1 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1½ cup powdered sugar 1½ cup flour 1 tablespoon corn starch ½ teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg Directions In a medium bowl whisk together the cream and vanilla until the heavy cream begins to get thick, it will […]

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