Easy Homemade Nutella

By Lena Shore / January 29, 2015 /

If you have a Vitamix this is dead simple. Otherwise you might want to use skinned hazelnuts and a food processor. Ingredients 1 1/4 cups roasted hazelnuts (skins on are fine if you have a Vitamix) 2 Tablespoons of mild oil 11 ounces of chocolate of choice (we like 85% dark) Pinch of salt Drizzle…

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Raw Banana Cream Pie

By Lena Shore / February 23, 2013 /

by Crust ingredients: 1 cup cashews 1 cup dried, unsweetened coconut 1/2 cup dates 1/4 teaspoon sea salt Banana filling: 2 medium bananas 3/4 cup cashews 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/3 cup coconut oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/8 teaspoon sea salt Directions Place all crust ingredients in the food processor. Process…

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Raw brownie recipe

By Lena Shore / February 14, 2013 /

Ingredients 1 cup pecans (you can use walnuts in a pinch, but pecans are much better!) 1 cup dates 5 tablespoons raw cacao (cocoa) powder 4 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut 2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar 1/4 teaspoon sea salt Directions Place pecans alone in your food processor and process until the pecans become small…

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Ultimate Brownies

By Lena Shore / October 26, 2012 /

These are the best brownies I think I’ve ever had. They are just my style. Chewy, ooey, gooey, and super chocolately. The coffee really enhances the chocolate. Ingredients For the brownies: 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature…

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Coconut Bars

By Lena Shore / October 21, 2012 /

From 1 cup shredded coconut 1/4 cup agave 2 T coconut oil (the good stuff) 1/2 t vanilla 1/8 t salt Mix, mash, chill, cut, eat

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Cupcakes – Two Servings

By Lena Shore / August 17, 2011 /

Adapted from Basic 2 Serving Cupcake 6T flour heaping 1/8th tsp salt 2T applesauce, oil, pre-melted vegan butter, or a combo (Try coconut oil. I also like 13g sbl.) 2T plus 2 tsp liquid (nondairy milk or water) 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp baking powder 3T agave (or honey, maple syrup, etc.) Preheat…

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Single-Serving Peanut Butter Cookies

By Lena Shore / August 17, 2011 /

(Makes 1 or 2 cookies) adapted from 2 T flour 1.5 T peanut butter 1/16 tsp baking soda very scant 1/16 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract 1.5 T agave or maple syrup or sucanat 1 tsp oil or Earth Balance Mix ingredients. Flatten into cookie shapes and bake in a preheated oven…

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Lena’s Fuel — Chocolate Smoothie

By Kevin Pettway / June 6, 2011 /

Toss the following in the Vita-Mix: 1½ cups of soy milk 2 frozen bananas handful of almonds 2 tablespoons of hemp seeds 1 serving Starbuck’s VIA instant coffee 1 rounded tablespoon of dark cocoa powder ½ capful of vanilla 1 Tablespoon of agave 1½ itty bitty coke-spoons of stevia extract 1½ cups of crushed ice…

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Lena’s Favorite Oatmeal Cookies

By Kevin Pettway / May 30, 2011 /

Ingredients 1 cup sucanat 3/4 cup vegetable shortening (or Earth Balance) 1/4 cup water 1 egg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 cups old fashioned oatmeal 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons salt 1 cup of Sunspire chocolate chips (no processed sugar, no dairy, good brand) 1 cup roughly chopped walnuts Instructions…

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Raw Brownie Bites

By Lena Shore / May 25, 2011 /

This is a healthy, tasty, easy, raw recipe I just tried from She calls them Fudge Babies. They are like eating brownies. Did I mention easy? Did I mention tasty? 1 c walnuts 1 and 1/3 cups pitted dates 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 tablespoons cocoa powder Chop/blend all the ingredients, using a food…

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