DEFINE foods: Fudgy Beet Cakes

DEFINE foods: Fudgy Beet Cakes

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death among Americans? While two of the risk factors may be out of our control (age and family history) the rest is completely up to you. What you eat can have a major effect on your heart!  Here are my tips for eating for [...]

Pumpkin Chocolate Crumb Cake

Pumpkin Chocolate Crumb Cake

Whether for breakfast, afternoon snack or dessert, this cake is sure to please. Fall flavors, dairy-free and decadent, this is one bite you and your family can feel good about indulging in. Perfect for this time of year. Happy Thanksgiving.  Pumpkin Chocolate Crumble {Yield: 1 single layer 9-inch cake} For the topping: 1 cup walnuts [...]

DEFINE foods: Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cake w Chocolate Ganache

DEFINE foods: Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cake w Chocolate Ganache

Dairy-free and decadent, this cake will blow your tastebuds away! Imagine a reese's peanut butter cup mixed with a chocolate chip cookie. I made this for Henry's birthday this year- let's just say it was a hit... Check out the recipe exclusively posted for DEFINE foods HERE!

Maca-Cacao Truffles

Maca-Cacao Truffles

This recipe is a staple in my house. I try to have  Maca-Cacao Truffles around, or 'maca balls' as my husband likes to call them. They're easy to throw together and are great for 'on-the-go' snacking. Maca is a powerful superfood that is known to boost stamina, fight fatigue, and give your libido a natural [...]

Chocolate-Avocado Pudding

Chocolate-Avocado Pudding

I made this for Easter dessert tonight as the 'lighter, vegan option' next to the fabulous creme brulee bites that my mother-in-law made. I knew that I would like it, but it was surprisingly a big hit from the entire peanut gallery!  My in-laws have started to become a bit more comfortable with the word [...]

How Sweet It Is… Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

How Sweet It Is… Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Just in time for Valentine's Day! Here is my recipe for chocolate-covered strawberries made with vegan chocolate, fresh organic strawberries and flecked with sea salt.  The perfect dessert that's festive enough for any occasion and simple enough for everyday indulgence.  Vegan Chocolate-Covered Strawberries 8 ounces good-quality vegan semi-sweet or dark chocolate, broken into pieces (I [...]

Double Chocolate Crumble Cake

Double Chocolate Crumble Cake

I created this cake recently for a dinner party and I am definitely making it again for Christmas dinner tomorrow night! It's the perfect bite, chocolatey with a crunch and ooey-gooey ganache. Served with fresh figs (or other fruit of the season), it's light + vegan and won't weigh you down. It's a crowd pleaser- [...]