Vegan Raspberry Fudge Cake

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This quick and easy hot fudge cake produces its own rich chocolate sauce as it bakes. Top with a tart homemade raspberry sauce for extra decadence. You won’t believe it’s vegan!

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Oat n’ Almond Thumbprints + Jam v. Jelly v. Preserves

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These thumbprint cookies are perfect for a healthy and filling on-the-go breakfast or after-school snack. Whole wheat and oat flours plus whole oats and almond butter give them heft. Fruit spread adds a touch of color and sweetness. Use your personal fav or an assortment to please the whole family. An added bonus of the ‘assorted approach’ is the possibility of a lovely cookie rainbow as pictured here! Also in this week’s post… Jam vs. Jelly vs. Preserves: What’s the Difference Anyway?

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Vegan Pumpkin Spice Salted Caramel Swirl ‘Ice Cream’ + History of Veganism

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Happy National Ice Cream month! July really is the perfect time for ice cream but the 3rd Sunday in July is even more perfect. National Ice Cream Day is coming up on the 17th. Make sure you are prepared by stocking up on homemade and/or store bought ice cream.

But, SweetJ, my strict diet doesn’t allow for ice cream! Nonsense! There is always room for ice cream. This recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth while sticking any kind of diet. Vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free, low fat… I’ve got you covered! A quick freezer pumpkin spice base (no machine needed) plus a coconut oil-based salted caramel sauce and a sprinkle of sea salt.

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Light No Bake Cheesecake + 4th of July History

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We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.

-William Faulkner

Happy 4th of July/American Independence Day! This year, I’m celebrating in a bikini season-approved healthy(ish) no bake cheesecake. A blend of Greek yogurt and cream cheese make for a slightly lower fat version of this creamy treat with an added punch of protein. Coconut oil replaces butter in the graham cracker crust and the topping is all fruit. Read on for the recipe and some historical info about the holiday.

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Airy PB Bread with Homemade Reese’s Spread

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This fun bread machine recipe uses puffed rice cereal to achieve a pleasantly air bubbly texture. A subtle peanut butter flavor means this isn’t your typical loaf! Serve with a homemade chocolate peanut butter spread and your favor jam or use for lunchmeat sandwiches.

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Raspberry Chip FroYo

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Sweetened raspberries plus dark chocolate help humdrum yogurt rival even the richest of ice cream recipes.

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PB Oatmeal Cookie Bites (Vegan)

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These quick, guiltless no bakes are the best cookie for dessert, snacking or even breakfast. Peanut butter, oats, dried fruit, nuts and cinnamon. All the yummy parts of the cookie with none of the fuss of baking and added sugar or fats.

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