Apricots are maybe not the most lauded of the soft fruits, but they are definitely one of the best! Plus they’re good for you, too! Fiber, calcium, iron… They make for a yummy delicious little bowl for your banana ice cream!
Sometimes you need a snack that you can take with you and go. Nothing suits that purpose better than some tasty granola bars. An awesome energy and nutrient-rich snack that you can take with you to work or on the trail. With all manner of nuts and seeds, plus a good helping of chocolate to keep things interesting.
If you’re a gardener, now might be just about the right time to start pulling up some of your carrots. And what could be a better use for fresh carrots than this gorgeous carrot cake with “cream cheese” frosting? Mm.
A deliciously moist carrot cake is one of life’s great pleasures. It really is a testament to this maybe under-appreciated little root vegetable that it can compete on the same stage as chocolate cakes and fruit cakes and hold its own. And with a delectable lemon cashew frosting, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better cake anywhere.
The weather outside is beautiful, so get out there and be active! Enjoy life, explore, and play!
Now all that playing and activity can tire us out. We need to refuel! And what better way to grow big and strong that a heavenly delicious chocolate covered protein bar?
Ever had a protein bar that tasted like cardboard? Those days are over. Now a protein bar from a store might taste alright, but is probably filled with added sugars and other weird things. Not so with these awesome bars! Coconut, agave, peanut butter and chocolate are all you need for a delicious taste experience to help power your active lifestyle!
This interesting recipe was inspired by an unlikely source: mall food-court style “Chinese” food. It seems weird to think so now, but so many of us grew up loving the sweet taste of that orange sauce. I remember growing up thinking that deep fried chicken balls in orange sauce was a classic of Chinese cuisine.
Now we all know better, and aren’t liable to be found snacking on the fast-food variety of Asian cooking. But there is still something magical about the sweet and savory mix of that orange sauce. With this great guilt-free recipe, you can enjoy that incomparable taste without all the added sugars and other weirdness.
There’s nothing like lemon tarts. That bright tangy yumminess unique to lemons makes for just about the most delicious pastries and pies you’re likely to find. Combine that with some sweet raspberry jam and some apricots and you’ll never look back.
With this lovely raw vegan variation on the lemon tart, we’ve got macadamia nuts and almonds making up the chewy crust, along with some medjool dates — the raw “bakers” secret weapon. Dates can be used to make all kinds of surprising treats, and tart or pie crust is one of the best.
These tarts require a little bit of planning ahead, since you have to thaw the raspberries and soak the nuts overnight, and there is some assembly required. But the effort is well worth the delightful zesty tarts you come out with in the end. Can you imagine a better summer picnic snack than these awesome lemon raspberry tarts??
Part brittle, part granola, it’s branola! Packing the power of sprouted buckwheat and nuts. It takes a little forethought to soak the ingredients overnight, but it’s definitely worth it for all those extra enzymes and nutrients. And because they’re sprouted, they’re easier to digest. And that’s great, because you’re probably gonna find yourself eating a lot of this.
Granola makes for an awesome snack, but so much of the stuff that comes pre-made is loaded with refined sugar and artificial sweeteners. This delicious granola brittle on the other hand is sweetened with fruit and raw honey, adding even more healthful enzymes to the mix. Apricots, bananas, dates and goji berries hold it all together and make for a super delicious snack.
With golden flax, nuts, and sprouted buckwheat, it’s is also a delightful way to load up on healthy your essential fatty acids. Whether you enjoy it as a brittle or as granola; for breakfast or for a nice afternoon snack, this banana nut branola will keep you smiling.
One all time favorite is chevre stuffed apricots as an antipasto. Since this busy-bee does not indulge in animal cheese like this but once or twice a year, I decided to create a cashew chevre to stuff them with. It still has the smooth texture and tanginess that we all crave in an artisan chevre, but is made with raw cashews instead.The one surprising flavor that is in this recipe is lavender. It is soft and delicate but adds a uniqueness to this dish.