Everything-Free Chocolate Cupcakes

Everything-Free Chocolate Cupcakes by Feasting on Fruit  Makes 6 Cupcakes 1 cup pitted medjool dates (about 12) 1 cup water 1 cup oat flour 1/4 cup cacao powder (or cocoa powder) 1 tbsp baking powder 1/4 cup non-dairy milk (I used almond milk) Frosting 1 cup pitted medjool dates (about 12) 2/3 cup non-dairy milk 2 tbsps cacao powder (or cocoa powder) Make the frosting first so it has time to chill. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blenderRead more

Choco-Raspberry Mousse Tarts

When it comes to holiday desserts, who doesn’t love a little Chocolate? Something about it’s rich savory-sweet goodness makes it a perfect treat no matter what the occasion. But when dairy isn’t an option, those milk chocolately goodies can be more of a pain (literally) than a pleasure. Until now…Meet Cacao! Cacao beans are where cocoa comes from; which are then heated and filled with added sugars and milk fats to then create chocolate. It is truly the purest formRead more

RAW and VEGAN Raspberry ‘Cheesecake’

I have to admit I don’t like cheesecake. At all. Ever. Which is fine because it doesn’t really like me either. At least not my gut. There’s definitely no love lost in their relationship but I do have to say I LOVE this cheesecake. Which is awesome because it actually loves me too. It told me so in the way it didn’t have me writhing in pain or running to the loo or clearing out a room in 10 seconds flat. So I repeat, I LOVE thisRead more

Give Flakey Lips a Mint Chocolate Kiss

When the weather outside gets brutal, one of the first victims of the bitter cold is your lips. That pretty little pucker gets dry, chapped and flaky faster than you can say Pillsbury and lip balm just doesn’t quite cut it. Fixing this common problem is as simple as a lip scrub….which you can find anywhere. But lets be honest, if it’s going on your lips its going in your mouth so you want to keep it as natural (andRead more

10 Foods That Promote Brain Health

With the new year comes a few new resolutions. Whether it’s wanting a slimmer waistline, a healthier lifestyle, a strong relationship with others or just wanting to add a few more books to your reading list, we all have the best intentions for 2013. To get the motivation going you need to up your brain power first. But how do we exercise the squishy yet powerful organ between our ears?  First and foremost, PLAY WITH IT. Yes, you read thatRead more