Raw, Vegan Chocolate Bark with Cranberries and Hemp Seeds

February 13, 2014
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Today’s snow was not the first of the season, but it was the first that felt like a legitimate “snow day”: accumulation as high as the tops of my boots, the sight of my neighbors’ kids flinging snowballs at each other downstairs, and an entire afternoon spent sipping ginger tea atop my radiator. It was […]

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Raw Salted Almond Chocolate Snack Bars

January 6, 2014
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We can go ahead and file this post under “great recipe, lousy photo.” I’m still in NY, which means I’m still without my regular camera, which means I’m still snapping pictures on my phone. But when a recipe sounds as delicious as these salted almond and chocolate snack bars do–and delivers on the promise, I […]

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Edible Giving: Easy, DIY Vegan Hot Chocolate Mix

December 16, 2013
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The other day, I was chatting with a new nutrition client on the phone, and I mentioned that almond milk hot cocoa can be an easy after dinner treat. When she asked for my recipe, and I rattled it off (about a tablespoon and a half of raw cacao, a heaping teaspoon of organic sugar, […]

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Edible Giving: Easy Apple Compote. Plus, Vegan Chocolate Pie!

December 12, 2013
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I didn’t care for apples as a kid (which is so strange, because I go crazy for them nowadays). But I did love apple butter, apple compote, applesauce, and apple juice. Nowadays, apple sauce seems to pale in comparison to the delight of biting into a crisp, sweet autumn Fuji or honeycrisp or braeburn, but […]

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Chocolate Pumpkin Pudding and Vegan Chocolate Layer Cake

October 3, 2013

Last week, I kicked off pumpkin season with a pumpkin and almond breakfast porridge (which many of you have made and enjoyed already — I’m so glad!). This week, pumpkin returns in the form of a rich, creamy chocolate pudding. Chocolate pudding, you say? Why, yes. While it may be a very unusual use for […]

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Vega One Bar Review

May 17, 2013
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Recently, my friends at Vega asked if I might be interested in sampling and reviewing their Vega One bar–a new extension of the Vega One line, which already includes Vega One shake. I said of course! The Vega vibrancy bars and the Vega Sport protein bars have gotten me through many a long day and […]

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Discover Raw, Vegan Chocolates from Coracao Confections

May 4, 2013

A while ago, the folks at Coracao Confections, a maker of raw, organic, gluten free chocolates, contacted me and asked me if I might be interested in reviewing a box of their yummy creations. Would I ever, I responded, and was blown away by the beautiful and generous gift box that arrived. Then my computer […]

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