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Whole30: Day 15

Breakfast today was a repeat of yesterday, but today I was (fortunately) not feeling ill when I ate.  A little red banana and some sliced strawberries, topped with a clump of almond butter.  I know that looks like brown sugar but it is coarsely-ground almond butter. For our lunch I sliced some bratwurst from US […]

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Vanilla Bean Truffles

My new nickname is “The Truffle Queen,” and I think there are worse things to be known for.  Why so many truffles?  Well, they are really easy to adapt to all sorts of dietary restrictions.  They are rich and they convey a sense of special occasion.  They don’t have to be super-sweet to be amazing.  […]

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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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Matcha and Coconut Butter Truffles

It’s that time of year when the store shelves are lined with holiday candies–heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, incredibly early Easter egg candies, and some lingering, sad-looking Santa treats.  It’s pretty much a sugar fest out there.  If you want to indulge in something sweet and rich that you can feel pretty great about eating, I […]

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Recipe Remix: Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups with Dried Blueberries

Before I started my sugar avoidance kick, I posted a recipe for these almond butter cups that included some powdered sugar.  They were most delicious, and I was pretty sure I could make a version with minimal sugar, and so I did.  The only refined sugar in these comes from the dark chocolate, and you […]

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Dark Chocolate-Dipped Fresh Cherries with Pistachio “Pits”

I recently received a cherry pitter from Oxo to test out for their blogger cherry contest, and I immediately decided that I needed to try some fresh cherries dipped in chocolate for my entry.  I love traditional chocolate-covered cherries (my favorites are from a great little chocolate place in Muncie called Lowery’s), but since I […]

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