Missing The Pastry Baking Gene? Improvise.

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By Dina Eliash Robinson If you have ever been ridiculed by in-laws at the family Thanksgiving dinner with stories of your pastry baking disasters; or had a cooking class instructor roll his eyes as you … Read More

Apple & Almond-Flour Cake

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Ingredients: (Organic preferred. Feel free to adjust ingredients, proportions and measurements to your taste & creativity.) • One box of frozen, Organic Filo Dough (sold at Whole Foods and other health food stores) • 10 … Read More

Frozen Berry Smoothie—Low-Cal Supercharger

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Satisfy your craving for frozen dessert with a delicious, super-nutritious—yet amazingly low calorie—treat, which takes minutes to whip up and keeps its fresh flavor indefinitely in the freezer. Smoothie can also be stored un-frozen on … Read More

Flaky Apple Strudel

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Ingredients (organics preferred—but you are free to adjust ingredients, proportions and measurements to your pleasure, creativity and taste): A box of frozen, Organic Filo Dough (sold at Whole Foods and elsewhere) 6-8 medium size apples—Fuji, … Read More

Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

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NOTE: The Chia Pudding has to be prepared ahead of time and needs a good night’s sleep in the refrigerator before serving. Although Mason Jars seem to be the rage these days everything from shot … Read More

Mixed Fruit Pie

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Ingredients: (organics preferred—but you are free to adjust ingredients, proportions and measurements to your creativity and taste): Buy frozen “Organic, Whole Wheat, 9” Pie Shells” (they come 2 per package—refreeze the one you do not … Read More

Drunken Avocado-Chocolate Mousse

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A Sweet Vegan Dessert Variation of the Traditional Savory Guacamole Ingredients: 2 ripe avocados 1/3 cup unsweetened organic cocoa powder (or more if needed to lend a deep brown color to mousse) honey, stevia or … Read More

Carob — The Caffeine-Free Un-Chocolate

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By Dina Eliash Robinson Sentencing a chocoholic to give up chocolate is a cruel and unusual punishment, usually meted out for medical reasons, such as allergies or caffeine sensitivity. Fortunately, both the addiction and taste … Read More