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Banana Bread with Chocolate and Crystallized Ginger

I’m reading a delicious book called A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg. In it she shares dozens of recipes from her childhood, many of them chocolate. The following recipe is a slightly adapted version of her chocolate banana bread. I’m sure my raw food friends would be appalled to see me cooking with a “raw food” product but I found this flour at my favorite organic market and I just had to give it a try. It contains organic buckwheat sprouts, sprouted almonds, wild white chia seed, organic mesquite pod and agave inulin. You can […]

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Gluten-free Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Rainy days call me into the kitchen. So does zucchini. I love just about every kind of squash but for some reason zucchini usually ends up in this bread. This particular recipe has been an ongoing experiment in my kitchen inspired by my favorite food bloggers who are experimenting with healthier options in baking. If you are looking for a beautiful bread that has no gluten and no eggs this is it. Buckwheat flour loves chocolate because it *covers the gray*. This bread is nourishing, soft, chewy, and totally decadent. For breakfast! Ingredients 1 cup […]

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No-Bake Chocolate Almond Bars

If you follow me at Conscious Bites Nutrition you’ve probably heard me say, “Protein is not a powder and breakfast is not a bar.” I really believe that. Unless of course you are making your own bar. These no-bake bars are yummy and filled with all kinds of nutrient-dense ingredients. Next time you are tempted to reach for a store-bought bar, make a batch of these instead. No-Bake Chocolate Almond Bars 1/2 cup raw honey or grade B maple syrup 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil 1/4 cup almond butter 1/4 tsp sea salt 1 tsp […]

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Banana Pear Pudding with Cacao Nib Clusters

April was a pretty crazy month for me. My dad’s health was diminishing rapidly and I felt called to step away from my business for an extended time period so that I could be with him. I booked a one-way ticket to Colorado and planted myself in his world. Meals with the residents in his assisted living facility literally brought me to my knees. Being a food lover and knowing how much my dad appreciated a beautiful meal, my heart cracked open when I glimpsed the food on his plate. Needless to say I brought […]

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Gluten-free Chocolate Buckwheat Pancakes

Chocolate for breakfast can take many forms. Sometimes it shows up in a sensational smoothie.  Sometimes it shows up in a lovely breakfast pudding. Yes, that’s “the cluster” you see sprinkled on top of this breakfast pudding. Today it showed up in a batch of delicious chocolate buckwheat pancakes. The beauty of buckwheat is that it’s gluten-free AND it makes a scrumptious pancake. Who wouldn’t like a little chocolate for breakfast?   Gluten-free Chocolate Buckwheat Pancakes 1 ounce 100% unsweetened dark chocolate (grated) 1 1/3 cups buckwheat flour 1 large organic egg 1/3 cup plus […]

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Pumpkin Pudding

There is only one flavor in the world that competes with my love of chocolate and that is pumpkin. Sometimes I simply must marry the two. Pumpkin is in the squash family so as long as the flesh of the plant is orange, any squash will do. For this recipe, I used acorn squash. You can make pudding or you can add a little more almond milk and crushed ice and turn it into a smoothie. Top it with some cacao nibs or a beautiful sliver of dark chocolate and you’ve got. . . Chocolate […]

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