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Chocolate Peanut Butter Gelato

In researching the difference between ice cream and gelato, I learned that ice cream is more likely to contain egg yolks than gelato and that gelato actually uses more milk and less cream (this is news to me). I always thought gelato was custardy because of egg yolks. It turns out it's thicker than ice cream because it has less air due to the slow churning process. The more you know...

Berry Coconut Cream Cake with Chocolate Raisin-Walnut Crust (no bake, vegan, gluten-free)

I saw a couple of these cakes floating around Instagram and decided to make a vegan version. The top is all coconut cream and the crust is the most perfect, chewy, chocolatey crust. All you need is a food processor-this cake requires no baking and can be whipped up within minutes. Berry coconut cream cake with chocolate raisin-walnut crust is coming right up and it's vegan and gluten-free.

Four Ingredient Chia Seed Chocolate Pudding (vegan dessert recipes)

I have not made or had any type of chocolate pudding in FOREVER! Mainly because I stopped buying unsweetened cocoa (you know how you get tired of an ingredient after a while?). But I bought some the other day for my cooking class and I had the other ingredients for the pudding so here it is! I made a cool video for you too 😀 This pudding requires a food processor and can be made with no added sweetener (I give a suggestion for an added sweetener, though). This is one of my favorite easy vegan dessert recipes.

Blueberry Banana Protein Bread

. Have you ever baked with flavored protein powder? I have and I've never liked the taste. Some protein powders just aren't meant for baking, the final product tastes...off. I have tried quite a few plant-based protein powders over the years and I haven't settled on one...until now. And the particular flavor I use in this bread replaces actual bananas. It's a strong, delicious banana flavor. I think the banana flavor is stronger than the peanut butter flavor. This post contains an affiliate link and I may receive commission on purchases made through the link. I only recommend products I love and use myself. If you've followed my journey, you know my posts containing affiliate links are less than 5 in total. I prefer to try different brands and only recommend brands that I use for a long time I've made this bread so many times, with a few changes here and there but it always turns out to be moist and delicious. If you don't have flour, no worries, use oats to

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream icing

My stress eating during this pandemic is slowing down (yay, I only had one of these cupcakes after I made them) but I still have the urge to bake. These cupcakes are amazing and I used my usual icing for them (get lemons or lemon juice!) Other than that, I am just taking one day at a time during this period of isolation and trying to put good food in my body and move everyday (mostly weight lifting) You should have all the ingredients for these cupcakes in your pantry but I also added a cool unusual ingredient: blackstrap molasses. It goes so well with pumpkin and it has a great amount of iron in it...and I want to use it up. You don't need to add the molasses but I like the subtle taste. I also used powdered sugar because I had no other sweetener but feel free to use coconut or brown sugar. These cupcakes turn out pretty moist and springy and taste great with and without the icing.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches with Pink Buttercream Icing {A February Recipe}

I don't ever really celebrate Valentine's Day; February is usually busy with my Dad's bday, my sister's and my bday. But I do love some VDay desserts and I do enjoy sending my niece a Valentine's Day card. But is it a Hallmark holiday? Yes! I also love pink and dark chocolate so I'm going to give Valentine's desserts a 10. They are fun and delish and it's nice to give treats to your loved ones. I love making buttercream icing and I'm currently obsessed with Trader Joe's dark frozen cherries ever since I bought them to have as a snack (frozen cherries are fun to eat). I also love the super dark, amazingly beautiful cherry juice they have when they begin to melt and I thought coloring some icing would work well...it definitely did. You can also color icing with strawberry juice, blueberry juice, even beet juice although I wold reach for a fruit first. You only need a little juice, mix and there you have a glorious pink icing. Add a ton of juic

Rice Crispy Treats (vegan & gluten-free)

You can melt together vegan butter and vegan marshmallows, transfer them to a bowl and slowly add rice cereal and you will get amazing rice crispy treats. You can't mess up this recipe...you can't. I measured everything out for you because...that's what a recipe is but when I doubled the batch, I didn't measure the second round of ingredients so make these as sloppy or as by-the-book (or blog post!) as you wish. I also give you some cool flavors to add so read on! I bought all of these ingredients at Trader Joe's because I knew they have all the ingredients vegan. Trader Joe's sells rice cereal that is organic and has all vegan ingredients-I believe they are also GF but check first before buying if you are strict GF. I am not gluten-free so I don't look for that label unless I'm making it a point to make the recipe gluten-free for someone else. Earth Balance is my favorite, and most readily available, dairy-free butter and Trader Joe's only sells

Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes

I saw a chocolate cheesecake recipe on IG and had to make my own, mostly because I want to get a new recipe up here but also because I was inspired to make another raw dessert. It's been a while since I've made a yummy dessert. I just returned home from Sicily-I was on a yoga retreat-and it was so magical. The food was fresh and organic and wonderful, the people were sweet and amazing and the country was just so simple and beautiful. I enjoyed the hot sun, swam in the pool and the ocean and just relaxed. Now that I spent a week eating local, fresh and organic, I want to keep doing this at home. I'm going to keep reaching for nuts, fruit and fresh veggies as much as I can and phasing out some of these mock meats I've been eating and...the salt, I'm not adding anymore.

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Hemp Cookies

I don't really make a ton of desserts anymore since watching how much carbs I'm consuming but I have relaxed a little bit with it and just make sure I don't consume added sugar. I wanted to make a low carb cookie though for something to snack on as I'm usually running around all day. I try to bring a protein bar or some kind of snack to give me energy and keep my stomach from growling. These turned out delicious and they are no bake!

Two Vanilla Flavored Dessert Bars with 3 Ingredients (Vegan & Gluten-free)

I have some vanilla protein powder left and I wanted to use it in something other than smoothies. I always go right to desserts :) These recipes are fat and protein heavy with no added sugar yet they are delish and satisfying. I haven't been adding sugar to my food lately; I'm letting my recipes be yummy on their own, and with the addition of the protein powder, these desserts bars are sweet enough.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Bars

Sorry for the lack of posts-this blog has been on the back burner as life has happened this past month and a half. I haven't been inspired to make recipes-actually dessert recipes since this blog is pretty focused on that so I haven't logged on. But I just made these amazing bars last night after I made dinner for my friend and I and by the time I was finished it was pretty late. It didn't take long to make these, though, and then you just leave them in the fridge to set.

Chocolate Molasses Cake with Cream Cheese Icing (Vegan & Gluten-free)

It's been a minute since I posted. I had my last Munch & Meditate event of 2018 and it was so nice. The menu is always vegan, of course, but this time I did gluten-free as well and it was easier than I thought. I taught a beginner's gentle yoga class followed by vegan appetizers and desserts. Come to my next one on Jan 6th !

Easy Molasses Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

I'm obsessed with blackstrap molasses. So I had to make cookies with this amazing syrup and they turned out so delish.

5 Ingredient Pumpkin Cheesecake Slices

How appropriate that I'm writing this recipe on the first day of what finally feels like fall. My fingers are a little chilly and I found myself walking purposely in the sun as I was out and about around the city today. What a fabulous change from yesterday, which was way too humid for October. It looks like the extended forecast says that fall is sticking around. 

Easy Homemade Vegan Cinnamon Buns

Ok, ALMOST homemade, I used store bought dough from Trader Joe's. The filling and the icing is homemade, though. These are so delish, I can't even tell you and when you make them at home, you can control what ingredients go into them so they are somewhat healthy. These were inspired by the cinnamon buns sold at Trader Joe's-I buy them all the time when I go home and me, my mom and my niece chow down on them. Next up: homemade pumpkin cinnamon buns!

Blueberry Banana Loaf

This loaf is free from added sugar and oil. It's butter-free and is sweetened with fruit. It's vegan and gluten-free. Serve for breakfast or for a sweet treat and enjoy a delicious, nutritious bite.

4 Ingredient Caramel Oatmeal Cookies

I started my 30 day trial of Prime Pantry and I ordered dates so of course I had to make caramel. These aren't the decadent medjool dates from Trader Joe's but the smaller California dates that are perfect for raw desserts. I'm trying a new thing this year-buying everything I need to eat from the farmers market and buying staples like rice and beans on Amazon. That way most of my money is spent on greens, potatoes, tomatoes and fruit from local, organic farms. Plus it's just too hot sometimes to lug bags from the grocery store in the sweltering heat!

5 Ingredients Sweet Potato Almond Butter Cookies (Vegan, GF)

5 ingredients, easy to make cookies sweetened with veggies and fruit. These cookies are vegan and gluten-free and perfect for breakfast or a snack. All ingredients are wholesome and probably in your pantry!

Three Sweet Treats that I'm Loving Lately

Maybe I should make this a dessert blog. I love pulling out my food processor or hand mixing desserts in my favorite glass blue bowl and then having a sweet treat for any time of day. My desserts are usually healthy enough to eat for breakfast or for before a workout. I try to add as little sweetener as possible or I use fruit like dates or bananas to sweeten a dessert. These are my latest creations:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Slices

Ok, so I no sooner posted about not doing much in the kitchen when I got busy making these brownie bars. The first bite you take tastes like raisins and peanut butter but as you get chewing, you can taste the chocolate and chewiness. I love any dessert you can just whip up in your food processor and then freeze.