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Chocolate Tart with Balsamic Stewed Cherries

Chocolate TartI hinted about pie on Tuesday while cooking up chocolate for dinner and once the seed was planted, that’s all I could think about it. So it was with some determination that I ripped the cabin cupboards apart to find some kind of a pie plate. I came up with one mangled foil pie plate! Success. As much as you can call a ratty tatty broken foil pie plate success.

A Chocolate Tart was born. It helps that I actually had the ingredients on hand to make it. Running to the store isn’t exactly an option. So with chocolate and a foil pie plate in hand I now present…

Chocolate Pie. Dat dada dah!

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By on August 30, 2013 in Blog, Chocolate, Dessert, Main Ingredient, Popular Feasts, Recipes, Sauce, Vegetarian

Tostadas with Cocoa Spiced Pinto Beans and Peach Mint Salsa

Chocolate Pinto Bean Tostadas

Today was a day to mix comfort, warming foods with the fresh and bright flavors of summer. Sure I could have made pie….

Shoot. I should have made pie!

No matter, this is better than pie. Chocolate for lunch anyone? Oh yeah baby!

Enter Tostadas – which I love.

Essentially, tostadas are the perfect platform for just about any tasty topping. These chocolate beans are warm, spicy and almost creamy. There’s a kind of earthiness to them. Top the whole dang thing off with the bright juicy flavors of peach and refreshing mint. I can guarantee you won’t be thinking about pie. If you make your own tostadas, you can avoid the deep frying oil too. If you’d like to make your own, bake tortillas in the oven at 375 F for 10 minutes or so. They turn out perfectly crisp without the rancid vegetable oil.

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By on August 27, 2013 in Blog, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Lunch, Main Course, Main Ingredient, Peach, Pinto Beans, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian

Maple Pecan Zucchini Brownies (Flourless!) GrF, DF

Zucchini Brownies

You’re probably thinking, “Another brownie recipe?” Ok, maybe not. But it’s true that I don’t post sweets that often. Brownies twice in one month? Crazy. Over kill? I don’t think so. At least not in the current circumstances.

My sweet little dog died yesterday. Shasta was 10. She was rescued at 6 and a half years of age. We hope we gave her a good life, that we did right by her. Gosh, I miss her little face, her little cheesy Dorito smell she gives off when she’s all curled up and sleeping like a log. Her big begging eyes that say “I’m not begging, but if you loved me you’d share.” Not chocolate, of course, though…

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By on July 9, 2013 in Almond Butter, Blog, Chocolate, Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian, Zucchini

Unbelievable Chocolate Coconut Brownies

Is it bad to eat 6 brownies in between lunch and dinner?

It can’t be good right?

Unless of course they are delicious brownies. After all, I have had some bad brownies in my time. Some dried out wannabe version of a brownie. Crumbly, flavorless. or worse, “too sweet they stick to the teeth and I need 2 glasses of milk to swallow it down” brownies. Then there are the failed attempts at making healthy brownies. There are a surprising amount of those out there. Blah. Nasty. I have been not only the victim of said failed brownies, but the creator as well!

As you might already know, not everything I make is considered healthy. Especially when you consider all the different food circles that exist out there. And you know what? That’s ok by me. Everyone’s got their own version of what is healthy. Some say paleo, others say primal, or vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, grain free, traditional diets (WAP), allergy free…the list goes on. Mine is simply to stick to real food/whole food and try for moderation.

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By on June 14, 2013 in Blog, Chocolate, Coconut, Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian

TV Tuesday #16 – 5 Minute 4 Ingredient Raw Power Bars (DF, GF, Sugar Free, Vegan)

What’s the number 1 reason most people give for not eating healthy?

Not enough time.

What’s the second reason?

It’s expensive.

What if you had one recipe that took 5 minutes to make (seriously, no hyperbole here), had super cost effective ingredients, and was nutritionally dense? What if that recipe was so flexible that the ingredients could be subbed in and out to accommodate available ingredients, allergies and budgets?

Well that sounds like magic. Let me show you how to make it in under 5 minutes…

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By on July 24, 2012 in Blog, Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Main Ingredient, Protein Bars, Recipes, Snack, TV Tuesdays, Vegan, Vegetarian, Videos, Walnuts

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