Cinnamon Breakfast Cake With Date Glaze

Being gluten free, cake is one of those treats that usually requires advance planning in order to stay within the parameters of a gluten free diet.  This Cinnamon Breakfast Cake With Date Glaze is a light and fluffy indulgence that will satisfy your sweet tooth, and still allow you to stay true to yourself.  This cake can be served for breakfast, dessert or snack and is vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

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Mango Blueberry Parfait

It is a hot, hot summer, and I take any opportunity I have to whip up a  refreshing, frozen dessert.    This is my new favorite summer toy, the Dessert Bullet, (link in Resources) and it allows me to freeze any kind of fruit, and make a delicious, nutritious dessert in minutes.  Today, I used 2 cups of frozen mango, 1 cup of frozen blueberries to make the parfait, and then topped it with 1 banana, toasted coconut, pomegranate seeds and dried mulberries.  It has no added sugar, color, preservatives or additives, so even though this is totally decadent,  you can feel good about eating it or making it for the kids.  Enjoy!

For another variation, try the Banana Blueberry Nicecream Sundae.

Homemade Curly Fries With Chipotle Aioli

Yes, it is summer, and maybe it is too hot to turn the oven on, but, we must have these Homemade Curly Fries today!  Start with a bag of red, white and blue potatoes (approximately 15 small or 8 large), spiralize them into curly shapes, pop them in the microwave and then broil for crispiness.    In less than 30 minutes, you will be dipping these crunchy potatoes in tangy chipotle aioli and, trust me, it is worth all the heat. Vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

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Banana Blueberry NiceCream Sundae

Banana Blueberry Nicecream Sundae.  Yes, hot summer days call for ice cream, but for vegans, gluten and dairy free peeps, the challenge lies in finding great ice cream that is totally satisfying, and yet healthy. The good news is, it is no longer necessary to operate a complicated ice cream machine to have great dessert–I made this nicecream with the Dessert Bullet in five minutes.  With just frozen fruit, you can create a super healthy dessert without any added sugar, preservatives or chemicals. On a hot summer day, this gadget is a must!

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Fruit and Nut Energy Bars

Energy is a good thing, and everybody wants some. The only bad news is, after you try these tasty Fruit and Nut Energy Bars, you won’t be able to ever give them up.   It is true that food is energy, but it is great to find a snack or meal that, in addition to being healthy, is also so delicious.  I have to admit, when testing some of the vegan and gluten free recipes, they sometimes lack that zing that I really want in order to not feel deprived on a limited or healthy diet.  These bars do not disappoint!

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