Raw Strawberry Basil Cheesecake

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This super-satisfying raw dessert is a slight variation on the lemon raspberry version I premiered last year. The fruit topping, a blend of fresh strawberries, lemon, and basil leaves, provides a bright, tangy note to cut the creamy richness of the cashew-based cake. Adapted from The Rawtarian and Loving it Raw Yield: 24 small servings Cook time: 30 minutes, plus time …


Raw Mango Cacao Truffles

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These all-raw truffles are rich, creamy, stuffed with sweet, fresh mango and rolled in unsweetened cacao powder. With no added sugar and tons of health benefits, they’re totally guilt-free and, in fact, recommended in a dosage of one to three per day, as needed for joy and smiles. Yield: About 2 dozen truffles Cook time: 2 hours Ingredients: All ingredients …


Pineapple Ginger Lime Popsicles with Serrano

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Sweet and spicy is one of my very favorite flavor combinations. In this sinus-clearing, breath-easy popsicle, the energizing powers of ginger and lime combine with sweet, tropical pineapple, spicy, floral serrano peppers and raw Mexican piloncillo. The result is a lovely layer of flavors that tastes great and really gets you going. Yield: 28 ounces; 7 (4-ounce) popsicles or 28 …


Raw Banana Crepes with Coconut Marmalade Cream

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The idea for these wonderfully tasty banana crepes comes once again from the raw queens, my friends Misha and Tosca. I added chipped coconut and a couple of tablespoons of organic grapefruit marmalade to their cashew cream filling, which creates a few layers of complex, tropical flavors that all hit your tongue in different waves. Adapted from Raw Food Recipes. …


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. …


Baby Cutie Cakes

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Cuties, also known as “sweeties” and officially called clementines, are a favorite citrus snacker of the kiddie crowd. These super-moist, almond meal sandwich cakes are packed with vitamin C, covered in a sweet pineapple glaze and sized to perfection for little fingers and pie-holes. Yield: Makes 16-20 mini cakes Cook time: 2 hours For the cake: 4 cuties/sweeties/clementine oranges (grate …


Traditional Slavic Kolachis

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These little filled, fold-over cookies have been in my family for a long time, and they’re much different than the Czech kolaches popular in Texas. This recipe is a combination of my Great Aunt Clara’s and one taken from “The Original Cookbook of Favorite Slavic Recipes,” a vintage cookbook of my grandmother’s. You can use any pre- or homemade filling …


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 …


Homemade for the Holidays

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For a time of year that’s supposed to be abundant with jollyness and cheer, it seems like it’s way too easy to get stressed out and under pressure around the holidays, especially when it comes to gift-giving. All too often, we get totally wrapped up (pun intended, ha!) in buying things. Picking the perfect book or perfume or scented candle …


Spicy Sweet Potato & Pear/Toasted Almond Mini-Muffins

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In preparing for my voyage home to Texas, I decided to work on a couple of holiday sweets this week to share when I arrive. Nana has a tried-and-true repertoire of annual cookies (including Saltine Brittle, Hello Dollies and traditional Kolaczki) but it’s always nice to add something new and different (and that she didn’t have to make!) to the …