Posts in the ‘Desserts’ Category

A plant-based Thanksgiving feast: Lentil loaf, stuffed acorn squash, maple-Dijon roasted brussel sprouts topped with mushroom gravy.

Giving Thanks

At the beginning of the year, I made a commitment to go “Plant-based” (yes, completely vegan…no animals or animal products) for at least a year. I had been gradually reducing any animal products and most processed foods from my diet. I naturally eat fresh, local and whole foods, so going “all-the-way” was pretty easy. I’m

Oatmeal cranberry raw scones

Orange-Cranberry Oatmeal Scones

Orange-Cranberry Oatmeal Scones Rating: 41 Ingredients1½ cups (276 g) oat groats, soaked 8-12 hours or overnight, drained ¾ cup (109 g) soft Medjool dates 1 teaspoon grated orange zest or 1 teaspoon orange extract ½ cup (60 g) dried cranberries or cherries ½ cup(50 g) walnuts, chopped InstructionsPlace the well-drained oats into a food processor


‘Maca’roons Rating: 51 Ingredients3 cups unsweetened coconut flakes-medium shred 1 cup raw almonds 1/2 cup coconut nectar 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 2 Tbsp Maca powder 1/3 cup coconut oil 1 Tbsp vanilla powder 1/4 tsp sea salt Variations: Lemon-goji berry: Add in 1 teaspoon lemon extract and 1 teaspoon lemon zest Orange-cacao nibs: 2

Raw, Vegan, Orange-Chocolate Mousse Parfait

Orange-Chocolate Mousse Parfait

Orange-Chocolate Mousse Parfait Rating: 51 IngredientsMousse: 2 large avocados, or more as needed 2/3 cup (53 g) cacao powder 3/4 cup (255 g) agave nectar or coconut nectar 1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest Vanilla Cream: 1 1/2 cup (180 g) cashew, soaked 2 hours 1/3 cup (80 ml) coconut oil, warmed to liquid 1/3