Avocado Mint Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

Avocado Mint Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

If you like mint chocolate chip ice cream, you’ll love these little gems. They’re delicious, dairy-free and gluten-free. They’re real crowd pleasers because even the pickiest of eaters can enjoy these vegan, paleo, dairy-free and gluten-free treats. The best part is —  no baking or ice cream maker needed. Cheers to that!

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Kicking off avocado season with a deliciously sweet yet healthy recipe! If you haven’t tried chocolate avocado mousse, you must! It’s an easy no-bake dessert and so yummy. Plus, it’s chock full of healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. Just 1 ounce of an avocado contains nearly 20 vitamins and minerals!

Dark Chocolate Clusters {No-Bake}

Dark Chocolate Clusters

Dark chocolate clusters are what I make when I’m looking for a sweet treat but something that’s not too naughty. They are delicious and so easy to make using simple ingredients.

With these little clusters of bliss, you really only need two ingredients – nuts and chocolate. Whatever nuts you have on hand will do fine, although some work better than others. I use mainly walnuts with almonds and then top the dark chocolate with pumpkin seeds. One variation is to add dried cherries. Mmm.

Simple Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

I was sent home from the Napa conference at the Culinary Institute of America with a plethora of recipes. As I was paging through some materials from the Bean Institute and a couple of other bean associations, I came across a recipe similar to the one below – a chocolate cake based on chickpeas.

Chewy Apple Brownies

Chewy Apple Brownies

I love making brownies. They’re easy to make, easy to grab, and easy to love. You know what I love even more? Making a healthier, lighter version of them. Although it took multiple attempts, I’m finally pleased with the brownie recipe below that incorporates my favorite fall fruit, apples!

Chocolate Fig Smoothie

Chocolate Fig Smoothie

The Chocolate Fig Smoothie was sort of an accident.

I was in the mood for something sweet. I couldn’t figure out if it was one of my usual chocolate cravings, or something else.

After eyeing up the farmers’ market fresh figs on my kitchen counter, I wondered. I had never paired chocolate with fig, at least not in a smoothie. I figured it couldn’t be bad considering figs are sweet, nutritious, and not very overpowering. They also have a lovely little texture that could add to the smoothness of the drink.