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Carrot Cake Ice Cream with Honey

Carrot Cake Ice Cream

One of my most popular older recipes is Carrot Cake Ice Cream with Cream Cheese Frosting Swirl, and it is popular for a great reason: it tastes like frozen carrot cake!  Hard to go wrong there.  We are once again in farm-fresh carrot season, with the kind of sweet, young carrots that are perfect for […]

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Dark Chocolate Chestnut Cake, grain free and Paleo

Dark Chocolate Chestnut Cake

If you are looking for a show-stopper dessert for the holidays that is still marginally healthy, this is the recipe for you.  A dense, moist, deeply-chocolatey cake that is grain free and lower in sugar, this is a dessert that serves ten (normal) people.  We had two slices left a few days after I made […]

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Pumpkin Spice Truffles

Pumpkin Spice Truffles

‘Tis the season for pumpkin-flavored everything, and I have been drooling over all sorts of pumpkin-y desserts on Pinterest.  Pumpkin truffles seemed like something that would be easy to adapt into a healthy-ish treat, and indeed they were.  I used a base of coconut butter, coconut oil, and organic pumpkin puree, and spiced it up […]

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Banana Ice Cream with Toasted Walnuts and Chocolate Chunks (dairy free)

Banana Ice Cream with Toasted Walnuts and Chocolate Swirl (dairy free)

This is my dairy-free and no-refined-sugar version of my favorite Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavor.  I don’t want to get into any copyright infringement issues, so let’s just call this Obese Chimpanzee ice cream.  It’s a banana ice cream base, swirled with toasted walnuts and chocolate.  It is irresistible.  I melted the chocolate with […]

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Dark Chocolate Macadamia Butter

So, yeah.  You should never, ever make this.  You will regret making this.  This is a seriously dangerous recipe. Should you foolishly decide to make it anyway, don’t say I didn’t warn you. I love hazelnuts and I love chocolate, but I don’t buy that popular, sugar-laden spread made of those ingredients.  I like macadamia […]

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Grain and gluten free

Chocolate Angel Pie (Grain Free and Very Low Sugar)

A few weeks ago I was stopped in my web-surfing tracks by a beautiful image of the original version of this pie, created by The Dutch Baker’s Daughter.  First, chocolate pie.  Enough said.  Second, she makes the pie with a meringue crust!  Brilliant, and perfect for people avoiding gluten and grains.  I immediately became obsessed […]

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