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Mint Chocolate Nanaimo Bars. New York City is home to a critically-acclaimed restaurant called Dirt Candy, whose menu boasts some truly unique dishes: popcorn pudding, celery cheesecake, jalapeno hush puppies, mint chocolate nanaimo bars with a base of green peas… You can all breathe a sigh of relief, because I did NOT use green peas in my mint chocolate nanaimo bars today.

Mint Chocolate Nanaimo Bars

However this relief might be fleeting once you see what I did use Nanaimo bars, a popular Canadian dessert hailing from Nanaimo, British Columbia, consist of three layers: a crumbly bottom later, creamy center, and a chocolate coating for the top. While Nanaimo Bars are traditionally full of butter, refined flour, and sugar, today’s recipe offers a much healthier alternative: with one sneaky ingredient you will never suspect! Cream Layer: (For a nut-free bar, feel free to just substitute your favorite mint chocolate chip ice cream for the cream layer.) Place the nuts in a cereal bowl and cover with water.

Crust Layer: Chocolate Layer: P.S. 5-Ingredient Peppermint Patties. Some people need a little something sweet after every meal.

5-Ingredient Peppermint Patties

I am totally one of those people. The downside of this is that all those calories add up over time, so I’m always seeking treats that satisfy my sweet tooth while still being reasonably healthy. No-Bake Recipe: Gluten-Free and Vegan Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Bars. If I had realized how simple it was to create delicious no-bake pumpkin bars, I wouldn't have waited so long to make them, let alone share the recipe.

No-Bake Recipe: Gluten-Free and Vegan Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Bars

Fortunately, they are so easy that you and I can make them for any and all occasions this fall, from Thanksgiving to an afternoon snack (that's an occasion, right?). What's more, the tender, nutty crust and fluffy pumpkin and chai spice filling are completely free of gluten, dairy, eggs, nuts, and refined sugar!

I had always assumed that pumpkin pies and bars had to be baked with ingredients like eggs and cream. Not true! These gluten-free and vegan bars come together quickly with a food processor and set up in the refrigerator overnight. Coconut oil and coconut flour give the filling a creamy and fluffy texture, and a blend of chai spices evoke pumpkin pie flavor, but are made a little more interesting with the inclusion of cardamom and a trace of black pepper. Chai Spiced Pumpkin Bars Makes 9 large or 16 small squares Recipe Notes.

Golubka Kitchen. August 14th, 2010 Paloma turned two on Friday, and we can hardly believe how fast time flies.

Golubka Kitchen

Last year, for her first birthday, we had a big party with lots of guests and even more food. Raw Ice Cream Recipes. Dec 23rd 2012 Share Comments Dec 23rd 2012 - Well, it is Christmas eve here in Australia!

Raw Ice Cream Recipes

My extended family has just arrived, and my mum, sister, aunties, and cousins are cooking up a storm getting ready for our Fisher Family Christmas Extravaganza. Four days of non-stop of celebration! Vanilla Cacao Bliss Bites - Making Love in the Kitchen: The Blog. 4 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 1 Pin It Share 3 3 Google+ 0 StumbleUpon 0 4 Flares × If you didn’t love me before, these ‘things’, will win you over.

Vanilla Cacao Bliss Bites - Making Love in the Kitchen: The Blog

I don’t really know what to call them because they aren’t really chocolate. What they are really is amazing. Superfood Recipes. No-Bake Almond Butter Apricot Bites Recipe. No-Bake Oreo Cookies! Question: What do you see in the picture below?

No-Bake Oreo Cookies!

Homemade Oreo cookies?! Ah, your eyes are playing tricks on you. Little raw carrot cakes with orange maple cream {gluten + dairy-free} to celebrate 3 years! I find it fascinating to think of how we all have our own special callings in life.

little raw carrot cakes with orange maple cream {gluten + dairy-free} to celebrate 3 years!

What may seem impossible to even comprehend to some, comes naturally to others. Take my friend Aidee for example. She knows how to make films. Yes, films. She also knows how to act and has just produced her first music video for our other friend Anna's new single. Food has always been my one true love and thankfully cooking comes naturally to me, it always has. 5 Minute Espresso Walnut Brownies. I learned something this week: Cocoa powder isn’t raw, it’s cooked.

5 Minute Espresso Walnut Brownies

Therefore, just because a brownie isn’t baked like these fudgy beauties, doesn’t mean they’re truly raw. This, is good to know. You see I’ve been learning a lot about whole foods lately. It all started with my stumbling upon Sprouted Kitchen where whole foods are tasty, and then ordering the Sprouted Kitchen cookbook. Raw carrot cake slice w/ tangy citrus frosting. I had this whole thing typed up about all these life-y bits and frustrations.

raw carrot cake slice w/ tangy citrus frosting

Then Mark and I took a trip to the dump on Monday. It was rainy, cold and the wind would pelt you in the face when you just got around to forgetting about it. I was chucking gnarly old tree roots and heaps of lath into a giant, depressing garbage bin, next to 5 equally depressing garbage bins, when I realized that my glance needed re-adjustment. I was steady-bummed for a while because the whole renovation situation felt a bit unfamiliar and outside of my immediate grasp. There were a lot of comments tossed around that went to the tune of “WHY did we buy this piece-of-shit house?!” Except… it totally isn’t a piece of shit. This is a raw and vegan affair that comes together pretty simply once the cashews are soaked and the carrots are grated. Raw + vegan carrot cake slice w/ tangy citrus frostingserves: makes an 8 inch square cakenotes: I make the cashew icing in my Vitamix You might also like…

No Bake Peppermint Patty Bars. PEP cool mint patties were one of my favourite candy bars growing up. Oh, and Junior Mints. And York Peppermint Patties! Gah. And Wonderbars, but that’s another story. No-Bake Blueberry Almond Oat Bars. By Lauren Zembron, on June 28th, 2012 What with the stifling heat wave we experienced on the East coast last week, there was no way I was turning on the oven. No way. » Vegan Pumpkin Pie Energy Bars (Gluten Free, Protein Addition Optional!) You all saw this one coming didn’t you. Healthy Halloween Recipes. No bake paleo pumpkin bars. Yesterday, around 4:45pm, single lady-dom for the next 6 months (on weekdays) commenced. And while Ginger (who has been staring longingly out the window for the past hour as I type this) and I will definitely miss Ulysses during the week, I can’t say there aren’t some things that excite me about this sudden long-distance relationship. 1.

Toilets will remain in the state that I left them in. As in, seat down and no “splattering”. 2. 3. 4. 5. Raw chocolate molten lava cakes with goji berries. Holy cow. If you like chocolate, you'll love this. It's like a mega awesome super chocolate party in your mouth which this results in an excellent, ethereal sense of well being.

Apricot & Grapefruit Toffee. Hot Date Bars with Crunchy Quinoa. Lately we’ve had a silent grocery shopping battle. 5 Minute Espresso Walnut Brownies. How to Make Easy 3-Ingredient Energy Bars at Home Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn. 7 Ingredients or Less E-Cookbook. First things first. Raw Carrot Cake Cookies. I fully embrace my sweet tooth. Healthy No Bake Almond Cookies. I have a special treat for you all today. An incredibly delicious, healthy treat – in cookie form! Healthy No Bake Cookies. Being inspired by a recipe I saw for no bake cookies that used a banana in place of butter, I decided to try my hand at creating a healthier version of our family recipe. 1 mashed banana replaces the 1 stick of butter, the sugar is cut in half and a low fat milk (skim or almond) is used instead of whole or 2%.

Of course, there is quite a bit of sugar (1 cup) in the recipe but it’s still much healthier than traditional No Bake Cookies. Totally Baked: Hemp Protein Granola Bars. Super food energy bars with cacao. These are chock full of super foods to provide your body and mind with long-lasting energy to get through your busy (or leisurely) day.