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Truly Amazing Raw Brownies

Truly Amazing Raw Brownies

All you need is love.  But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. ~ Charles M. Schulz

Are you ready to be amazed?  I hope so because these gems are not only chocolatey, chewy and delicious, but are also good for you and your heart!  The other amazing thing about these brownies is how quick and easy they are to make–containing only three primary ingredients:  dates, nuts and cacao. Continue reading Truly Amazing Raw Brownies

Heart Healthy Orange Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Heart Healthy Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies

Moist and heart healthy Orange Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies!  Sometimes you just need something yummy and slightly sweet and these fit the bill.   This one involves a happy accident I must share because it makes such a difference in the flavor of these gems.  Preparing to make a batch last week, I’d zested the orange, but our plans suddenly Orangeschanged and I needed to do something with the fresh zest.  I know I thought!  I’ll put it in the ½ cup oil the recipe calls for and set it aside for the time being.  As circumstances would have it, it was several days before the cookie-making resumed, and now I had the most lovely, orange-infused oil!  A grand touch of serendipity.  It really punches up the orange flavor, so I highly recommend it if you can wait that long to make them.  My friend Kristy will be in town in a few days and I’m infusing oil now so I can serve these warm from the oven when she gets here. Continue reading Heart Healthy Orange Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Coziest Banana Bread

Coziest Banana BreadIs there anything more universally loved than banana bread?  From toddlers to grandfolks, it is a much loved food.  This yummy bread is ideal for following the “Fix It! Plan” way of eating.  It’s heart healthy and  whole grain, plus it contains no sugar, except the small amount present in the 80% dark chocolate.  It’s sweetened with pure maple syrup, and filled with the goodness of nuts and seeds. Continue reading Coziest Banana Bread