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Extra-Spicy Baked Gingerbread Chai Donuts

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I love gingerbread at the holidays. I”m sure that makes me exactly no different than most people. Actually, I love gingerbread all year long. Nothing like a gingerbread cake of any kind with a cup of tea. In playing with recipes to come up with the perfect gingerbread cake and gingerbread cookies, it occurred to me that a fun way to convert gingerbread spice cake (or the chai cake I was drooling over) into bite-sized servings would be to put the batter in my new mini donut pan. I mean, to me the only thing better than a …

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Hot Cocoa-Turmeric Milk—An Antioxidant Love Child

In Healthy Eating, Recipe by Robyn Landis3 Comments

Yes, I have a tendency to wonder if adding chocolate to things will make them even better. I mean, give me some credit. I don’t do it to everything. I don’t add it to, say, cornbread or apple pie or tomato soup. (Now, black bean soup would be another story. Mole, right?) But I’ve long wondered if my turmeric milk (also known as “golden milk”)—based on a traditional Ayurvedic recipe—could be made a little more appealing with the addition of cocoa. I mean, I drink hot cocoa in nut milk. I drink turmeric in nut milk. Why not …

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Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Baked Doughnuts – Vegan/Super-Low-Sugar

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I was happily hunting and pecking around the Internet for delicious healthy Thanksgiving recipes when I started seeing all these amazing posts coming into my Twitter feed about vegan baked doughnuts. Now, as you may know, I have an un-sweet sweet tooth—which means I really enjoy my sweets, but I like them…not too sweet. Sound cray? Not really. I’m just super conscious and considerate of what I will put into my precious body, with high standards for healthy quality (I want it to be good for me AND other people/animals/planet—and I can do that). I’ve found …

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“Chunky Monkey” Chocolate-Greens Smoothie with Coconut and Hemp Milk

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In pure defiance and denial of summer being over, I’m posting the recipe for the smoothie I devoured almost every day from June 1 to the end of August. (My current travels have me in the Pacific Northwest, which is warming up again into a more typical Indian summer—after an abrupt cold-wet-windy spell that dropped us off a cliff into fall. With temps approaching 80 again, I am considering switching back to this smoothie from hot cocoa.) A friend asked me for this again today so I decided to just get it online where everyone …

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Chocolatey Low-Sugar Quick Vegan Brownie

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I try to be semi-moderate when it comes to microwaves. That is, I intuitively don’t like them and rarely use them (not only because I really wonder about the dangers of the radiation and the seemingly credible non-industry studies that show microwaved food to be harmful), but because I just don’t think they cook things very nicely. (Ever tried a microwaved “baked” potato? Def not the same.) But I also try not to be That Person—you know, the one who refuses to eat the microwave-warmed food at the organic deli or at someone’s birthday party. Even …

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Pink Is The New Green: A Simple “Green” Juice That’s Fun

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I don’t know about you, but green isn’t really my top fave color for food. Of course, I eat greens—loads of them. I love greens. Green for salads and stir-fries make sense. But although I will drink a green juice, a green drink doesn’t intuitively feel appealing to me. I’d rather it be red or blue or purple or orange or just about anything but green. I solved this issue by accident the other day when I was throwing together a fresh juice. I felt in need of something cooling, nutrient-dense and cleansing, but the …

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Easy Semi-“Home-Made” Coconut Milk Without A & D Added

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Recently I discovered something that I, an avid and normally savvy label-reader, am surprised I never noticed before. Virtually very organic brand of coconut milk, soymilk, almond milk, etc. is “fortified” with  Vitamin D2 (by all accounts/research a poorly absorbed/utilized and unhealthy form; all authorities recommend we supplement with D3 and most of the supps we buy are indeed D3), and synthetic Vitamin A (retinyl palmitate). I would normally avoid both like the plague (and thought i was!). In both cases, toxicity and unhealthy effects (and lack of health benefits) in studies came from using …

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Barely-Sweet, Super-Chocolatey, Easy Avocado-Choco Mousse

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So, I’m a plant-based health coach and fitness trainer… and I don’t like avocado. Gasp!  I know—it’s heretical. I don’t like to admit it. (I hate sprouts, too. There. I said it. Hey, I like pretty much everything else!) But avocado is so incredibly healthy—with its unsaturated fat, carotenoid antioxidants (like lutein and zeaxanthin), B vitamins, fiber and potassium—that I do try to work some into my food life. I look for sneaky ways to do it, kind of like trying to get kids to eat their vegetables by hiding them in more kid-savory items.  Guacamole is one …