Friday, 22 April 2016 00:24

Mint Chocolate Power Bites

Serving Size: 1 truffle

Yield: 9-10 truffles

Ingredients (buy organic whenever possible):

*cocoa powder can be subbed

** use code "ecovegangal" to get 15% off Organifi Green Juice


Video recipe in playlist below

Steps:

  1. Add coconut flakes and coconut oil to food processor and blend until well combined.
  2. While food processor is on, add pitted dates through top, followed by coconut nectar, cacao powder and Green Juice powder
  3. Stop processor and check for consistency. You want the truffles to be sticky enough to roll into a ball shape. Add another date if needed
  4. When the consistency has been achieved, form the mixture into truffle shapes and place them on a plate
  5. Optional: dust the truffles with cacao powder

Store remaining truffles in fridge to keep them cool and fresh.

 

Learn more about Organifi's Green Juice powder in these videos:

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Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:39

Raw Chocolate Matcha Truffles Recipe

When I'm craving a chocolately treat this is my go-to recipe. It was inspired by an expensive raw dessert I was buying until I realized how simple it was to make at home. Once I started playing with the ingredients the addition of matcha green tea, one of my favorite flavors, took these bites over the top! The truffles take 5 minutes to prep and after a little time in the freezer they're ready to pop into your mouth! They're great to share with kids, romantic partners, friends and colleagues; be sure to let me know what everyone thinks! Oh, and the video demo of this recipe is coming soon.

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I found out by chance that today is National Peanut Butter Lover's Day! I'm sure every day is a national celebration for some random ingredient, but none the less I felt inspired to write about this one because I happen to be a peanut butter lover. Funny enough, this is something that I struggled with up until September 2012. Why? Because I knew peanut butter wasn't the healthiest food. I realized one day that very few healthy vegan recipes call for peanut butter and wondered why, since it's just blended organic nuts (I haven't had the sugary or salty variety in years). Then I figured it out.

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What a great way to use up all those lingering candy canes - would be a lovely treat for New Years Eve! I found an organic, corn syrup-free variety at Whole Foods and they were perfect for this! The recipe results in a sweet, decadent, salty and crunchy dessert that will delight children and adults alike.

It's free of gluten and soy, and it can be relatively low in sugar if you use a ultra dark chocolate, a raw chocolate and/or one sweetened with stevia or xylitol. It can also be low in salt if you use salt-free tortilla chips and even low in oil and nut-free if you leave out the coconut oil.

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Sunday, 13 June 2010 21:53

Cooking with Eric Lechasseur

As a result of being one of Seed Kitchen's best customers I've come to know the chef and owners very well: Eric Lechassuer and Sanae Suzuki. Recently they asked me to help them with cooking videos, and they came out very well.

Here are the first 2 videos in the series. Join Eric as he demonstrates how to make 2 organic, macrobiotic recipes from his books "Love Eric" and "Love Eric and Sanae". Both these dishes are delicious and easy - they each take less than 10 minutes to prepare. I highly recommend that you try them, especially if you've never been to Seed (you're missing out!).

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There is a lot of talk about the scrumptious food at Vida Vegan Con this past weekend, but I was especially excited to hear about the chia seed pudding, a dish many attendees experienced for the first time. Yesterday I posted my favorite recipe for it, Mint Chocolate Coconut, and today I decided to try making the version from the conference, despite it's lack of chocolate. I found a recipe from The Svelte Kitchen and adapted it a little based on my dietary preferences - replaced the agave nectar with stevia powder, the almond milk with cashew butter, skipped the salt, and added in a little coconut oil - pure bliss! Whether you were at VVC and want to mimic the incredible dessert you had or are just looking for something new to do with chia seeds, you're gonna love this!
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Sunday, 28 August 2011 23:34

Mint Chocolate Coconut Tapioca Pudding

 
I've been trying to perfect chia seed pudding and have fallen flat so many times...until recently. I was inspired by my friend Vanessa's recipe on The Green Girl Next Door, and with a few little adjustments to fit my diet and palate I came up with something insanely heavenly! As Vanessa mentions in her post, chia seed is not just a great thickener, it's also very nutritious and contains: omega-3 fatty acids, protein, antioxidants, fiber, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, molybdenum, niacin, and zinc.
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Sunday, 07 August 2011 06:35

Raw Vanilla Pudding


Creamy, rich, and sweet, this raw recipe is easy to make and free of refined sugar. If you get everything in bulk then it's very eco-friendly as well!
 
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Thursday, 04 August 2011 19:04

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I should probably call this recipe Banana Mint Chip Chilly Cream, since it's not very icy. It doesnt really matter though - the consistency isn't what makes this dessert worth whipping up (literally), it's all about the flavors. Easy, quick, inexpensive, and guilt-free.
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