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Healthy Chocolate Fudge – Raw, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

How do I stay clear of all the sugar-laden sweets that are everywhere during this season (actually, year round as well)? I make my own healthy versions!

What I love about this Healthy Fudge recipe is that you can make it an everyday treat or dress it up for company. Also, it’s protein-rich, so you won’t have that sugar roller-coaster that can leave you feeling tired and irritable

Healthy Raw Chocolate Fudge – with orange and walnuts

  • 1 cup raw almond butter
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder – here’s a primer on Raw Cacao.
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (set aside to stir in separately)
  • 4 tablespoons coconut butter or oil (if your almond butter is very oily, use less coconut oil or butter) – Coconut butter is thicker and richer
  • 8 soaked, pitted dates (soak dates until they soften)
  • 1 tablespoon of grated organic orange peel (optional or put less if you don’t want it too orangey)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

How to:

  • Put all of the above in the food processor
  • Get it nice and pasty, so it moves around the food processor in a ball
  • Hand stir-in thin walnuts

There are several ways to serve these depending on how fancy you want to be:

  • Roll into bite size balls and roll in dried coconut – like a truffle.
  • Roll into a log, cover with parchment, then plastic wrap and chill in freezer. This is an easy method for always having a sweet on hand. Then you can just slice a thin piece of it whenever you want.
  • Spread it into a square cake pan (this looks more like traditional fudge)
  • Put it in a small, round spring-form pan and chill. When you are ready to serve, pop your fudge out of the spring-form pan, cut it into little wedges – like tiny pie pieces – and serve on a plate with some fresh fruit. Very elegant.

Really…make any shape you choose, put it in the freezer to set.

I usually serve it straight from the freezer, either in balls like a truffle or thin slices off a log.

If you love having healthy sweet treats on hand, here are some other healthy candy recipes I think you’ll like:

And, you might want to contact me about out my Healthy Sweet Treats Cooking Class. It’s jam packed with sweets you can love that will love you back!


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December 17, 2010 at 10:20 am 4 comments

Raw Cacao Truffles – Healthy candy!

These rich tasting truffles are a treat that treats you well!

They are easy and quick to make. I often whip them up for a quick desert for company. But, I must say they are perfect to keep on hand for when you need a little sweet treat for yourself.

Continue Reading December 14, 2010 at 9:23 pm 2 comments

Raw Cranberry Sauce

This cranberry sauce is quick and easy. It’s so much healthier than traditional Cranberry Sauce because it’s not packed with refined sugar. And, it’s versatile:

It fits in beautifully with a traditional thanksgiving meal.
It’s superb served on top of my super easy healthy squash pie
I even eat it on it’s own as a treat with chopped walnuts and raw honey drizzled on top.
It takes one minute to make.

Continue Reading November 18, 2010 at 11:02 pm Leave a comment

How to make Ginger Tea – an effective and easy natural remedy

Homemade Ginger Tea

Ginger Tea is one of my favorite easy, natural home remedies. When my family has a sore throat, cold, flu, nausea or any digestive upset, I make ginger tea.

Having fresh ginger on hand is key in making this a remedy you can just whip up. The trick to having ginger at-the-ready is to freeze it! Put the whole ginger root in the freezer in a bag or container. Then when you are ready to use it, grate it, skin and all, with a microplane (a fine grater, shown in the pic above). When you grate frozen ginger you don’t have to deal with all the stringiness that occurs when ginger is at room temperature.

Here’s how I make my ginger tea:

Homemade Ginger Tea:

  • 1-2 Tablespoons freshly grated Ginger (depends on how much you like ginger, I like a strong ginger tea, so I use 2 tablespoons of ginger).
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 Tablespoon Raw Honey

How to:

  • Grate Ginger (if it’s frozen, leave the skin on and use a microplane to grate) into 2 cups of water.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 15- 20 minutes.
  • Strain into a cup.
  • Add Raw Honey  (which is a healing food in it’s own right: it supports the immune system, soothes sore throats, and more)

Enjoy and heal!

And, if you are a lover of ginger, I think you’ll like my healthy ginger cookies.

But, if you’re making ginger tea because you’re feeling under the weather, you might like to check out my post on natural remedies for colds, sore throats and feeling crummy.


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November 5, 2010 at 12:33 pm Leave a comment

3 Ingredient Squash Apple Soup ~ Non-dairy ~ Video!

Leftovers are the mother of invention!

I had leftover Kabocha Squash, oodles of apples and was in the mood to eat something sweet and comforting. This soup hit the spot! I love the combination of the raw apple and the cooked squash. It makes the soup have a fresh but soothing taste.

I was tempted to remake this video so that it showed me making the recipe “just right” the first time, but I decided that I really wanted you to see the process of me making up my recipes.

Continue Reading October 12, 2010 at 10:18 pm 1 comment

Woo hoo – Vitamix is having a sale!

You probably know this already, but I adore my Vitamix. So, when I heard that Vitamix had a bunch of reconditioned machines to sell, I wanted to let you know right away. And, here’s my coupon code that will get you free shipping: 06-002799

Continue Reading September 24, 2010 at 10:11 pm 4 comments

Simple Salad: Tomato, Jicama and Cucumber

I made this for lunch and it was so quick, easy and delicious I had to share it with you.

It has such a nice blend of crunch from the Jicama and Cucumbers, salty from the olives, sweetness from the ripe tomatoes with a citrus zing. Mmmm!

Continue Reading September 23, 2010 at 10:48 am 3 comments

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