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Figgy Energy Balls

Raw, Vegan, Gluten/Grain-Free & Paleo-Friendly You know that 3 o’clock Energy Drop moment?  When you feel like you need either a large latte or a dose of sugar just to keep you going?  Try popping one or two of these instead! These sweet and salty snacks really hit the spot when you need an energy […]

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Chocolate Cake to Live For + Raspberry Chia Coulis

A Raw, Vegan, Gluten- and Guilt-Free Dessert in 10 Minutes

This is probably the most “demanded” of my demo dishes, along with Portobello Pesto Pizza.  Easy-to-prepare and universally appealing, you can make this gem into any shape you desire, including brownies, truffle balls (which are lovely rolled in coconut flakes) or in the cake shape that I usually create, using a dinner plate as you’ll see me do in the video below.

Raspberries are a popular pairing with chocolate; you can use fresh raspberries, but why not amp up the nutrition with a homemade “jelly” that uses a marvelous superfood — chia seeds.  You can usually buy these now in the bulk section of your local health food store as they’ve become much more popular and identifiable.

A staple food of the Mayan and Aztec empires, these tiny black seeds resemble poppyseeds (they also come in a white variety) and have more protein than flaxseeds  or soybeans,. Chia seeds are a superior source of amino acids, fiber and antioxidants. A few teaspoons of chia gel with the main meal of the day will slow down sugar  absorption, making this Superfood highly recommended for diabetics.    They are also one of the best sources of Omega 3’s on the planet!..

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LJ’s Chocolate Therapy

        Raw Vegan Chocolate Options Chocolate lovers can delight in the fact that dark chocolate actually helps reduce stress!  Aside from it’s heart-healthy benefits, LiveScience reported a study where eating 1.4 ounces of dark chocolate for a period of two weeks showed decreased levels of the stress hormone cortisol.  This study was published in 2009 […]

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