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Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Love Bites!

Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars - You might just swoon at the sweet flavors in these romantic love bars! You'll taste 4 creamy layers in each bite - crunchy nuts, chocolate fondant, smooth cheesecake, and tart raspberry glaze. This is not a bar, it's a Paleo candy! A love bite! And a perfect healthy treat for someone special. It's Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and raw. Just a tiny piece puts me in a good mood. Makes one 9 x 9-inch pan of pure bliss. I cut them in tiny 1-inch ...

Chocolate Pumpkin Sour Cream Waffles

The rich, mellow flavor of pumpkin blends beautifully with chocolate. I heard that waffles were invented in medieval times, when a knight in full armor sat on a cake outside a lady's house in Sweden. What was he thinking? Anyway, somehow Våffels were born! These babies are Paleo, gluten-free, and grain-free. They taste decadently luscious, however they're secretly loaded with whole-food nutrition of pumpkin, berries, beets, high-protein almonds, and chia seeds. Ha ha! Even better, ...

Black Bottom Squash Pie

Here's a fabulicious twist on holiday Pumpkin Pie - make it with squash and add a crunchy chocolate crust! Chocolate and butternut squash taste luscious together. Butternut squash is much easier to prepare than fresh pumpkin - just peel, cube, and steam, for an easy pie from scratch instead of canned. Wait a minute! Canned food isn't Paleo, and I'm a proponent of using real ingredients as close to their original state as possible. Truthfully, I prefer the sweet flavor of squash. However ...

Ooey-Gooey Vegan Chocolate Cake

Somebody asked for a healthy chocolate cake without eggs. OK. Well, here it is! Super-luscious, ooey-gooey chocolate cake, soft, and creamy, made with nutrient-dense real food. Yep! It has sweet potato, chia seeds, coconut butter, and cacao to make a perfect chocolate decadence cake! It's very easy to make this in a food processor or a blender. This is just another experiment in vegan cakes, and it came out fantastic! There's just a hint of orange, because chocolate and orange taste di...

Red Velvet Chocolate Buttercream Frosting with BEETS

I'm crazy for BEETS this week! Yep, those are my teeth marks in the photo. I dare you to try this luscious Natural Buttercream Frosting. It's so irresistibly melt-in-your-mouth, no one will ever guess it's made with healthy beets, coconut oil, and pure cacao. This one is over the top. I have a special passion for real food desserts, and I can't believe how creamy, smooth and chocolaty it tastes! Try this frosting on Red Velvet Cupcakes! It's also heavenly on my Primal Beet Brownies. ...

Dairy-free Hazelnut Hot Chocolate, Mmm…

Whip up a hazelnut hot chocolate and it will change your whole day. My love affair with hazelnuts has gone to new heights of expression. Everyone knows that hazelnuts, coconut milk, and chocolate are a special combination, rich and satisfying. Even better, this is a super-easy, high-nutrition snack. The creamy, real-food taste of homemade nut milk is so superior to expensive store-bought carton beverages, you'll never want to go back. Why do we pay more for imported chemical dilutions, when we ...

Easy Chocolate Blackberry Tart

Fresh blackberries taste divine with dark chocolate. This is a lusciously yummy treat that looks difficult, but isn’t. Even better, this smooth and creamy tart is loaded with nutrient-dense superfoods and healthy anti-oxidants like blackberries, avocado, and pure cacao. Lemon and pomegranate powder give it a refreshing, vitalizing flavor. Oh Yeah! Keep this tart chilled so it holds its firm texture. Perfect for a picnic, but keep it rather cool, and you'll be fine. The recipe is  Paleo, ...

Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Pie

Jane-Icon-2This pie looks complicated, but isn't. Instead it will send you right over the edge with joy! Pumpkin and chocolate are a beautiful swirl of flavors when marbled together. Try my Perfect Chocolate Coconut Piecrust! Holiday desserts should be luscious tasting, high in nutrients, low in carbs and sugars. ...

Perfect Chocolate Coconut Pie Crust

Jane-Icon-2If you like chocolate and toasted coconut, you'll LOVE this pie crust. Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, and tree nut-free, it's great for gatherings when you need to accommodate diverse diets. Soft and flexible, you can press it into the pan with your fingers, or roll it out with a rolling pin! When it bakes, it gets crispy and irresistibly delicious. ...

Mexican Chocolate Birthday Cake

Three layers of incredible flavor, I think I just died and went to heaven. Rich cacao with Paleo Orange Buttercream Frosting and Raspberry Sauce is deeply satisfying, titillating, and refreshing all at the same time. Avocado and apple make the cake incredibly moist so it melts in your mouth. Cinnamon, coffee, and cayenne give it an ¡Ay caramba! Latino flavor. Everybody loves this cake and never guess it is Paleo, ...

Pumpkin Hot Chocolate, Dairy-free

What could be more wonderful than hot chocolate, pumpkin, and foamed coconut milk? A nourishing snack or even breakfast, this treat is high in protein and Vitamin A. Most hot chocolate gives me a sugar spike and dairy allergy that destabilizes my metabolism for days - Ouch! However this recipe suggests non-glycemic sweeteners ...

Chocolate Nut Butters

I'm flipped over homemade nut butters! They save money, I can make lots of flavors, and I can choose my own healthy sweeteners. High in protein and other nutrients, flavored nut butters make a great snack! Start with my simple Homemade Nut Butter recipe and then come back to this page for chocolate and flavorings. ...

High-Protein Chocolate Superfood Pudding

This morning I was running late and needed a nourishing snack. On the counter I had an avocado, almond butter, and a can of coconut milk. In 1 minute I blended this high-protein superfood pudding, and Wow! It's a real meal deal. Amazing for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, or dessert, my idea was a nutrient-dense meal ...

Chocolate Cashew Butter Cookies

These easy Paleo cookies taste crispy, decadent, and chocolaty. But Aha! Appearances can deceive. In truth, they're filled with the healthy whole nutrition of cashews. You can buy cashew butter. Or you can check out my easy recipe for Homemade Nut Butter in Minutes. You'll save a bundle when you make homemade nut ...

Sweet Potato Bacon Brownies

Shockingly delicious sweet potato bacon brownies combine three flavor favorites: 1) Chocolate 2) Bacon 3) Sweet potato! These babies are chewy, chunky, easy to make, and so soft they melt in your mouth like fudge. Even better, they won't raise blood sugar or add to your waistline if you use the suggested ingredients. This recipe is flourless, Paleo, low-carb, ...

Superfood Hot Chocolate Chai with Turmeric

A smooth and creamy snack with irresistible flavor, easy to make, and so full of superfoods! Spicy Hot Chocolate Chai will keep your body running on high-energy fuel for hours, while promoting long-term health. Just look at the list of superfoods!...

Paleo Brownie in a Cup

Decadently wonderful, sensuously delicious. It’s hard to believe it’s healthy. Look at the 100% Paleo ingredients, unprocessed, low-carb. You be the judge. A brownie in a cup. Yes, baked in a cup. Just stir the ingredients together and bake. 20 minutes later, you’re in heaven. ...

Paleo Double Chocolate Brownies

OMG - the best brownies I ever tasted! These dark chocolate babies are moist, chewy, and will satisfy the most serious chocoholic craving. They're easy to make, extremely fudgy, and taste even more luscious with Paleo Mocha Buttercream Frosting. Like all my desserts, these are Paleo, free of gluten, grains, dairy, sugar, and ...

Paleo Mayan Chocolate Brownies

These brownies are chewy, rich, luscious, and spicy because they're made with pure Mayan ingredients like cacao, coconut, chia seeds, avocado, and hot pepper. Gluten-free, grain-free, flourless, non-glycemic, and Paleo, you'd never guess by the amazing flavor and texture. Avocado provides healthy ...