Raw Raspberry Cacao Fudge Cake

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Quick to make and quicker to disappear, this rich, decadent fudge cake is made with all raw, whole ingredients, packing lots of nutrition and no sugar or dairy. Save all of your date-soaking water—you’ll only need about 3/4 cup for the cake, but store the rest in a jar in your fridge and use it to sweeten tea, oatmeal, etc. …

Grow Your Own Herbs

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I started taking a course on herbal medicine and local plants at the Wildflower School recently, and since that time have upped my commitment to cultivating and understanding our favorite culinary herbs, plus many more that never get the kitchen spotlight. Having my own little potted herb garden has truly made a huge impact on my life. Growing your own …

Raw Chocolate Parfait with Coconut Cashew Cream

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This nutritious parfait uses a chocolate “pudding” I learned from my friend Coco, a rich puree that no one will ever guess is made with avocado. Cashews and coconut milk make a silky substitute for whipped cream and fresh berries round out a rockstar flavor combination. Yield: Makes 2 parfaits Cook time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked …

Hello Holidays! Candied Ginger at Home

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With the holidays rolling in, I’ve had the spicy, sweet flavors of wintertime on the brain. I spotted an enormous bulb of ginger root on my last trip to the frutería and snatched it right up—ginger isn’t always in the market when you want it, and just the sight of it got my holiday baking wheels turning. Once I got …

Cinnamon Sticks and Fortunetelling: Stove-Brewed Coffee

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A couple of years ago, my dad took my sister and I out for Turkish coffee in Houston. We happily sipped tiny mugs of the thick, foamy, potent brew all the way down to the bottom, where a layer of thick dregs stuck to the cup. “Now flip it over onto your saucer, quick,” my dad instructed, demonstrating with a …

Mayan Honey for a Cause—Now That’s Sweet.

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Ah, local honey. Sweet, thick, familiar scents and flavors of home carried on the backs of bees and varied wildly from city to countryside, all condensed into a little pot or honeybear of golden goodness. Beekeeping is an ancient tradition in the Riviera Maya, and pedaling honey products is a common occupation among the locals. When a friend offered to …