Dessert


White Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream (Vegan & Paleo-friendly)

Who doesn’t love ice cream or cheese?  … I feel like they’re foods everyone absolutely loves to indulge in, and I’m no different.  I think it would be fair to gauge a guess that one of the toughest things to give up when you eat more plant-based foods is dairy.  Personally I find it easier to go without meat, but when it comes to cutting out dairy it’s a whole lot harder. Don’t judge, but I kind of first began considering cutting out dairy after reading how Khloe Kardashian lost all this weight......

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The World's BEST Vegan Chocolate Mudcake Recipe

My sister celebrated her birthday yesterday, and of course the occasion called for cake!  Dave and I are still eating mostly plant-based, so I wanted to make sure that there was a vegan friendly dessert for us to share with everyone. I first made this cake for a vegan potluck I had with my friends a few weekends ago, and it was a HIT!   Nothing in the cake makes it seem like it’s dairy-free and egg-free!  Infact, if you ask me, this cake tastes BETTER than a usual cake.  It’s chocolately,......

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Chocolate Caramel Slice | Raw Vegan + Paleo + Refined Sugar-Free

I first started getting adventurous with raw vegan recipes when I was 16 years old.  There was something so exciting to me about the idea of getting to eat chocolate, and cheesecake and truffles all while still staying healthy!  The whole idea behind eating “raw vegan” foods, summed up in one sentence, is basically to eat foods in their natural, wholefood state in order to get the most nutrients possible. So there I was, chowing down on a whole (raw vegan) cheesecake by myself, completely oblivious to its calorie content.  You see, although you may......

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Protein Packed Mini Carrot Cake

I love cake!  Especially carrot cake!  Nothing beats a slice of carrot cake with thick cream cheese icing … yum!  My birthday isn’t too far away, and already I have given Dave major hints that I’d like a carrot cake (here’s hoping he reads this post too!).  The problem with cake, and any sweet baked goods really, is it’s not a healthy choice to have on the regular because it can be PACKED full of sugar and hidden bad fats. This carrot cake reinvents the wheel, it has basically NO sugar, is full......

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Mini Lemon Meringue Pie (61 Calories per Serve)

There’s something that I’ve always loved about lemon meringue pie! Perfectly paired sweet and tart, it is a dessert that I could eat a lot of, but don’t anymore as I work towards my weightloss goals. The other weekend I had a HUGE craving for lemon meringue pie, so I set off on a bit of a mission to create something healthier that came in under 100 calories.  What I ended up making was only 61 calories, and it was exactly what I wanted – sweet and tart lemon curd, with creamy “meringue”......

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Mango Fro-Yo
January 18, 2017

Mango Fro-Yo

Over the weekend Dave and I took a trip to this amazing Berry Shop in Christchurch that’s only open during the Summer.  Their speciality is real-fruit ice cream and frozen yogurts.  They are INCREDIBLE!  I could eat one every day, without fail!  Even though I went for an option without a cone, it’s still a treat and not something I’d have every day… which doesn’t solve my problem; I’m addicted to this delicious fro-yo!   I decided to come up with a healthy alternative, something that I could feel good about having......

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

Chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in dessert heaven.  I could eat them all day, errrr day, even though I know that they’re not that good for me. Because I can’t get enough of a little choc-PB goodness, I’ve given the two ingredients a healthy makeover in the form of an ice cream pie!  This dessert is a perfect weeknight treat solution!  I like to make a big batch and store it away for the week ahead.  Every night you can feel good knowing that you’re pulling out an after-dinner......

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Frozen Strawberry Yogurt Bark
November 08, 2016

Frozen Strawberry Yogurt Bark

Frozen Yogurt Bark is an easy, healthy and oh-so-tasty frozen treat, perfect for a little treat after dinner. The options are endless with this recipe.  All you need is your fresh tub of yogurt as the base, (which can be sweetened or not) and then your add-ins.  I used dried strawberries, but you can use fresh OR dried fruit (don’t limit yourself to strawberries!), or any other things like nuts, seeds, or even chocolate!   Strawberry Yogurt Bark What You Need: – Yogurt (I like natural, unsweetened Greek yogurt) – *Dried strawberries......

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Gooey PB Chocolate Mug Cake
October 19, 2016

Gooey PB Chocolate Mug Cake

YAAASSSS! This recipe is everything I need today; a light and fluffy cake, with ooey-gooey chocolatey / peanut butter goodness.  Best thing, it’s only three ingredients, and you will not believe that there is ZERO flour or added sugar to this recipe!  It’s essentially made entirely from banana, egg and cacao powder – with an addition of 1 teaspoon of peanut butter and some sprinkled frozen raspberries for colour. Do yourself a favour and trust me when I say that this will satisfy your sweet tooth.  It’s the PERFECT after-dinner chocolate hit that you......

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chocolate covered dates

I’ve always excelled at the art of sale shopping. Much of my success can be connected to the strong strategy I would enter the store with; find the goods, hide the goods, then decide if I want to buy ALL the goods. The middle part of this strategy was always the most entertaining, because it relied heavily on my ability to hunt out a cunning place to stash all of the things I’d found while I wandered around pondering the most-important dilemma of “do I really need another pair of straight-legged jeans?”......

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