Nutty Delights

Sweet treats can be made with healthy ingredients and without added processed sugars. Dried fruit is a great natural sweetener and works well in many dessert recipes. Organic walnuts and almonds are on sale at Mother Earth’s this month! Ingredients ½ cup dates (the moister, the better)—rough chopped ¼ cup dried plums (prunes)—rough chopped ¼ cup…

Apricot Almond Bites

This is another variation of my dried fruit-based sweet treats. I have created several varieties, using different types of dried fruits as the base. They are full of nutrition and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings–guilt free! Ingredients 1 cup (moist) dried apricots, roughly chopped 6 tablespoons almond butter ¼ cup dried unsweetened shredded coconut…

Mango Shrikhand (Indian Yogurt Dessert)

This is one of my few recipes that isn’t vegan; it contains dairy yogurt. It is a traditional Indian dessert that I made during Mango Madness week. Everyone loved it! Ingredients 2 cups plain Greek (strained) yogurt 1 cup fresh mango puree* ¼ cup unrefined sugar (or to taste) ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder (or to…

Mocha Pudding

This recipe is a variation of my vegan chocolate pudding recipe. I use coconut milk instead of dairy. Coconut milk is so rich and creamy that it makes a great base for vegan pudding. Though I dilute it with water, it is still quite rich and delectable. For the mocha flavor I use coffee in place of the…

Apricot Almond Bites

Sweet treats can be made with healthy ingredients and without added processed sugars. Dried fruit is a great natural sweetener and works well in many dessert recipes. Ingredients ½ cup moist, dried apricots 3 Tbs. Almond butter 2 Tbs. Unsweetened shredded coconut 1/8 cup almonds—chopped 1/8 cup walnuts—chopped Add apricots to a food processor—fitted with…