Dessert

Fast and Oil-Free Carrot Pudding

I remember when I was younger, my parents and I would go on day trips to Colorado where at the end of the day we’d often stop at our favorite Indian food restaurant. Out of all the desserts at the buffet, the carrot pudding was my absolute favorite! This version is free of oils, so it’s…

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Chocolate Chip-Mucuna Bean Happiness Cookies

I used regular wheat flour in this recipe, but you can easily make these cookies gluten-free if needed. For example, since the majority of wheat flour in the US is brominated, you may choose to use alternatives even if you don’t have a sensitivity to wheat. Or maybe you’re avoiding wheat for other reasons! Whatever…

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Chocolate-Avocado Pudding – VEGAN and SUGAR-FREE

Chocolate-avocado pudding is one of the easiest and most flavorful desserts that I have in my repertoire. It’s the best of everything: healthy, fast, and decadent. Avocados are a source of all kinds of healthy fats, besides also being a good source of magnesium, vitamin K, vitamin E, potassium, vitamin C, and folate (among other…

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Chocolate Banana Smoothie with Almond Butter Protein Boost

  Print Auto Draft Yield: 3 Servings Ingredients 4 Bananas 1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder 3/4 Cup Almond Butter 1/8 Tsp Sea Salt 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon Powder 1/2 Tsp Stevia Powder 2 – 3 Cups Non-Dairy Milk (more for a thinner smoothie, less for a thicker smoothie) Unsweetened Coconut Shreds and/or Flaxseeds for Topping (optional) 1/2…

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Vegan Rice Pudding with Bananas – Cuenca, Ecuador

Rice pudding is one of my favorite desserts (or at least… it’s one of my favorite non-chocolate desserts), and it brings back memories of eating out at an Indian restaurant when my family went on weekend outings to the Big City. Finally, I’ve made yummy, creamy vegan rice pudding that can be enjoyed as a…

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Honey Coconut Cookies Recipe – Cuenca, Ecuador

Recently I’ve added whole wheat flour back into my diet, along with the occasional bit of honey. The journey to this decision was long and complex, involving a severe B12 deficiency, a bout of malaria in Southeast Asia, and my engagement to a Burmese man named Naing Naing (who currently requires honey… but someday I…

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Raw Dark Chocolate Cookies – Melaka, Malaysia

Here in Melaka my only real cooking appliances are a cute little steamer, a silicone cooking mat, three silicone cupcake liners, and a few small plates and bowls (along with a few spoons and forks). I have a couple of other random things, but no sauce pan (unless you count the steamer), blender, oven, or…

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Luo Han Guo AKA Monk Fruit – The Real Fruit – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The last time I was out grocery shopping at the Jaya supermarket in Kuala Lumpur, I made a discovery (quite by accident, as usual). I regularly use monk fruit in my recipes, but I’d never actually seen the fruit. I’ve used a fine white powder from Nu Naturals to sweeten everything from chocolate cake to key…

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Superfood Coconut Oats – Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Unfortunately, I didn’t get a photo of this. That’s what jet lag does to a person… I thought I took a picture, but I didn’t. I guess you’re going to have to take my word for it. So this is not a traditional Malaysian recipe (sorry). But, it’s a dessert, and it’s healthy. And here in…

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Spiced Pear Empanadas

This is something I’ve been thinking about making for a long long time. I remember when I was about 5 years old my family would go to Taco Bell (bad, I know) and we’d get empanadas that were hot, gooey, oily, and unhealthy as all h***. I loved them. Ever since then, I’ve been brainstorming on…

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