Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cookies with Dark Chocolate Chips

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Baking your own cookies at home has to be one of life’s greatest little luxuries. It’s hard to beat that satisfying feeling, as you pull out a tray of freshly baked cookies, blissing out on that first bite of warm, gooey chocolate goodness as it crumbles in your mouth. My old childhood memories are rich in these same moments, although I must say, this recipe is a tad healthier than what my grandma used to…

Coconut Milk Ice Cream with Salted Pecans

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This is without a doubt my favorite way to make a nice healthy ice cream. It’s delicious just as it is, or you can use it as a base and add other ingredients such as a couple of tablespoons of raw cacao powder for that chocolate flavor, or a handful of berries. There’s no more need to buy “traditional” ice cream which is high in …

Strawberry Milk for Restoring Your Hormonal Balance

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Estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisol and insulin. Our body’s “chemical messengers”. As with everything that our bodies are made up of, these little guys are pretty important to keep balanced, because if not, they can cause all sorts of upsets. They affect the obvious hormonal issues such as infertility and irregular periods, but they also play a part in weight gain/loss/maintenance, fatigue, anxiety, depression, libido, digestive issues, insomnia, appetite, even hair thinning and hair loss. Hormonal imbalance can be caused by a number of factors, among them are…

Non-Dairy Ice Cream Pops with Chocolate

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What could be better on a swelteringly hot day than to enjoy a delicious, nutritious, cool, refreshing – but also just a little decadent – Non-Dairy Ice Cream Chocolate Pop? Although that being said, you definitely don’t need to limit yourself to warm weather to enjoy a sweet treat that’s also loaded with goodness. These ice cream pops make a great dinner party dessert, which you can serve more informally when everyone’s enjoyed their main meal and moved away from the dining table. Heck, you can even have them for …

Chai-Infused Fine Chocolate Truffles {Vegan}

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Tonight I’m listening to Romanian interwar jazz, and somehow I managed to get into the Christmas mood. The amazing voice of Maria Raducanu reminded me of all the feelings and emotions I had when I was a child around the holidays. I remember the winters of my childhood – it always snowed on Christmas Eve and it was so cold that our Christmas tree was frozen when my parents brought it from the market. We lived in a communist country, and although our parents struggled to …

Pumpkin, Pecans and Chocolate Fudge

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Pumpkin season is just starting, and today I came back from the farmers’ market with a huge, miffed orange fellow that will easily find its delicious place into my soups and curries. I really wanted to give this guy a new interpretation this fall, so I decided to pair it with chocolate and toasted pecan nuts and turn it into…