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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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Black and White Dessert Bars (grain free)

It didn’t take me too long, post-Whole30, to decide to make a grain free treat.  I’ve been working on this recipe for a while and I am pretty happy with this version.  Gluten free, grain free, and dairy free if you stick with a dairy-free chocolate chip for the topping.  Note that I am no […]

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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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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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