Dessert

Raspberry Kiwi Tart with Raw Nut Crust and Lemon Curd

When summer finally gets here and the temperatures rise, the last place you want to be is a hot kitchen. This dessert comes together so quickly and it tastes amazing. You can always skip the lemon curd and simply use whipped cream or coconut cream (if you want to this to be vegan). If you aren’t […]

Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Strawberries

I love lemon desserts – cakes, pies, bars, you name it. There’s something about the sweet and sour aspect of them that I adore, and when lemon zest is added, it always adds an extra layer of brightness. This cake is super simple and comes together quickly if you need a last minute dessert. I […]

Grain-Free Cookie Bars

I was introduced to tiger nuts a few years ago by my friend who sells the flour and other tiger nut products through her business (sperafoods.com). So what exactly is a tiger nut? Well, it isn’t a nut, which can be confusing. It is actually a small root vegetable that grows in Northern Africa and […]

Raw Chocolate Espresso Truffles

Chocolate and coffee are one of my favorite combos. I’ve been known to need a cup of coffee (or two) in the morning to get myself motivated. These truffles are chock-full of good-for-you ingredients like almonds, oats and hemp seed, but they taste like a decadent dessert. And because they’re vegan, gluten-free (if you use […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Pavlova

Pavlova is a dessert that consists of a crisp meringue layer (which has a soft, marshmallow-like center), whipped cream and fresh fruit. That sounds like a great way to end a summer meal if you ask me! Because rhubarb has started to pop up at the farmer’s markets now, it’s a great time to pick […]

Brownie Batter Dessert Hummus

Dessert hummus is a recent trend that I was a bit skeptical to try. However, now I totally understand the hype. This hummus is so incredibly delicious and really does have the same taste and texture as brownie batter (without any added flour or sugar). I recommend serving this as a pool or lake-side snack, […]

German Dark Chocolate Cake

I’m almost at a loss for words at how good this cake is. My grandma made her own version for us when we would come visit her in Michigan every year and she would always keep some in the freezer for me because I liked it really cold (it is amazing – try it!). This […]

Lemon Raspberry Yogurt Scones

Lemony baked goods are perfect for spring because they add brightness and freshness. These scones are chock-full of lemon zest, which really helps that lemon flavor to shine through. The tart raspberries, sweet sugar topping and the nutty almond flour are an amazing flavor combo. Serve these at your next breakfast or brunch gathering paired […]

Lemony Coconut Sugar Tart with Nut Crust

With spring right around the corner, I am planning to add lots of light, lemony desserts to my menus. I’m always trying to come up with desserts that not only satisfy, but also boast some health benefits. Using coconut sugar not only adds delicious coconut-y flavor, but it slows glucose absorption, making this a good […]

No-Bake Salted Cashew Butter Cookies with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

If you offer me any combination of nut butter and chocolate, I’m in. These cookies are full of heart-healthy fats and natural sweetness. Pack one in your lunch for an afternoon treat or enjoy one for dessert with a glass of red wine. If you can’t find cashew butter, any nut butter will do as […]