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Too Much Zucchini Loaf Cake

The standard too-much-zucchini recipe is called "zucchini bread."  Really?  Who are we kidding?  Maybe it sounds healthier if we call it bread?  Better to eat for breakfast? Well, we're not fooled. This is cake, yummy, and certainly not something you'd use for sandwiches.Ours, vegan (natch), is a not-too-sweet version but if you like yours sugary, you can add up to 1/2 cup more sugar and/or top with a sweet confectioners sugar-type glaze.  Either way, you'll use some of that summer ...

Sweet Raw Red White and Blue – Chocolate Berry Torte

Early July means lots of red, white and blue, whether it’s USA Independence Day or French Bastille Day.  This red, white and blue chilled berry concoction hits all the right yummy notes, combining seasonal berries with a chocolate date nut crust.  What could be more patriotic?INGREDIENTS:¼ Cup Raw Almonds3 Tbsp. Raw Walnuts¼ Cup Cocoa Powder10 Medium Dates, pitted1 Tsp. Coconut Oil1/3 Cup Cultured Cashew Cheese2 Tsp. Agave or Maple Syrup½ Cup Assorted ...

The New Newton: Not Too Sweet Crumbly Fig Bars (Vegan)

When I was a child, I didn't much care for Fig Newtons -- the baked bars made by Nabisco with a figgy filing.  I mean. they were OK but certainly not my first choice over chocolate chip or sandwich cookies or even plain vanilla wafers.Now, many decades later, times have changed.  I love figs (especially fresh) and even have them growing outside my door.  Figs are high in fiber, manganese, and potassium aside from being just plain tasty.  For what it's worth, manganese helps ...

Vegan Cheezecake: Non-Dairy and Delicious

Before we went off all animal products, cheesecake was one of those very rare treats, a fleeting indulgence to be savored.  This vegan version, adapted from Artisan Vegan Cheese by Miyoko Schinner, is easily as yummy, even for dairy lovers.Make no mistake, it's quite rich, so it's a special occasion treat. The recipe  requires multiple steps, but they are worth it for that extra festive glow.The difference between this vegan “cheesecake” and the many others you’ll see is the ...

Sweet Treat: Coconut Date Bites

These dessert bites could not be easier to prepare yet are as satisfying as any sweet treat could be. For you health nuts out there, they are also super high in minerals (15 or so including iron, zinc, magnesium, potassium, etc.), antioxidants and fiber.  Dates are said to increase energy, lower blood pressure and enhance metabolism and absorption of nutrients.Coconut oil -- especially the Extra Virgin Organic type we recommend -- also packs its own nutritional benefits, as do the ...

Rhubarb Agave Compote

Rhubarb is awesome. Once planted, all you need for years is to harvest fresh  in Spring (now) and some sweetener.  We harvested ours (at the store) and cooked it with some agave syrup and some sugar.Keep it tart.  Puckery.   Ingredients:RhubarbAgave Nectar (Can use maple syrup or sugar)How to do it:To prepare, chop  the stalks in 1-2 pieces (do NOT eat the leaves - poisonous and probably yucky tasting too), add sweetener and cook on medium heat. ...