Red Velvet Cake With Beets

Red velvet cake has always fascinated me, but I really have no idea why. I’ve never even tasted it (the whole food coloring thing doesn’t sit well with me), let alone attempted to make it. I wanted a festive dessert for the 4th of July, so I decided to make a somewhat healthier, all-natural version … Read more

Ricki’s Cocoa Nibbles

I’m doing a little detox of sorts- a week or maybe more of eating lots of raw foods- so I was so happy to see this recipe for raw cocoa nibbles (aka “LaRaw Bars”) in Ricki Heller’s book: Sweet Freedom: Desserts You’ll Love without Wheat, Eggs, Dairy or Refined Sugar. These raw chocolate cookies are … Read more

Wheat Free Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

These wheat free dark chocolate cupcakes are the among the best healthy chocolate cupcake recipes I have made. Instead of the typically overconsumed and often allergenic wheat flour, they are made with nutritious spelt flour. Spelt flour does contain gluten, so these are not gluten-free (you can find a gluten-free chocolate cake recipe here). I … Read more

Figs With Greek Yogurt and Raw Chocolate

The May 2009 issue of Martha Stewart Living had a small feature on dates that caught my eye;  I liked the healthy simplicity of her recipe for dates with strained ricotta and cocoa powder, and  I adapted it using figs, Greek yogurt, and raw cacao. Figs are high in natural sugars (which makes them sweet … Read more