Posts Tagged ‘desserts

Carrot Cake Success!

Posted by: Rita in: ● April 16, 2011

Tweet this!I really like dessert and have a particular fondness for carrot cake… and so it was time that I put down the wooden spoon, fire up the oven, and pull out the mixer. Days of research went into picking the recipe to get me started. I played around with the idea of making a [...]


yumyoga 5-Day Cleanse, Day 5: Vegan

Posted by: Rita in: ● April 13, 2011

Tweet this!Hello Cleansers! This is IT… Day 1: Juice Day 2: Smoothies Day 3: Apples Day 4: Raw… uncooked fruits, vegetables and raw nuts and seeds Day 5: Vegan… no animal products (meat, fish, eggs or dairy) On the fifth and last day of our cleanse and after 3 days of relatively limited consumption, Day [...]

Creamy Vanilla & Fig Breakfast Quinoa

Posted by: Rita in: ● March 6, 2011

Tweet this!“Quinoa for breakfast?!” you ask… absolutely! Especially if you enjoy oatmeal for breakfast regularly, switch it up with this quinoa every once in a while to get higher amounts of a complete protein. 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water pinch of sea salt 2 cups vanilla almond milk 1 tbsp. real maple syrup 1/2 [...]

Smoothies 101

Posted by: Rita in: ● March 2, 2011

Tweet this!I’m a huge advocate of smoothies and start my day off with one for breakfast, 99% of the time. First of all, they are easy and fun to make. Second, smoothies are an awesome way to start your day off by getting anywhere from 20-50% of your 8-9 recommended daily servings of fruits and [...]

One of my Top 3 Smoothies: The Almonocolate Incident

Posted by: Rita in: ● January 23, 2011

Tweet this!I really don’t like picking favorites. So I don’t. I think Top 10 or Top Whatever is as much as I want to commit myself to choosing anything. I love making smoothies and the options really are endless. so… here goes… I’ve been saving this one… this smoothie is my Ultimate Guiltless Treat that [...]

YumYoga European Holiday 2010 – en route to Budapest

Posted by: Rita in: ● December 26, 2010

Tweet this!After a long trans-Atlantic flight with little sleep, I was pleasantly surprised at the recent updates to the dining scene at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. It was “brunch time” around landing and I was quite dehydrated from 8.5 hours in the air on a redeye because a) I ran out of time to fill up [...]

Autumn Fruit & Pecan Crisp

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this! Nothing says fall like a fresh apple crisp and that is what inspired me to create this healthier version with other seasonal fall fruits. You can play around with the ratio and type of fruit to keep things interesting but this worked really nicely. Bon appetit! For the filling: 3-4 gala apples, diced [...]


Coconut Brownie Bites

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!This recipe is adapted from the lovely Julie Morris’ “No Bake Brownies” and in my opinion is divine and one of those “ridiculously easy” ones I hope everyone tries! 1 cup raw walnuts 1 cup medjool dates, pitted (about 8 large dates) 1/2 cup raw cacao powder 1 tsp. pure vanilla essence 1 tsp. [...]

Choco-Nana Mini Pies

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!This is an easy and tasty raw dessert… and a dessert that I can eat for breakfast is O-K in my book! 1/2 cup raw walnuts 1/2 cup raw pecans 10 dates, soaked in water for 30 minutes 2 bananas, just yellow, not too ripe 1 tbsp. raw cacao powder Crust & crumble for [...]

Live Choconana Mouse

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!This is one of my favorites so far!!! I adapted this recipe from Vegetarian Times and added a banana because it is just as rich and creamy as a 3rd avocado and I just love the flavor combination of banana and chocolate! This is so easy to make and sinfully rich and creamy… 2 [...]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!This is another recipe I get requests for every time I make it! I’m going to experiment with butter substitutes to try to make them vegan next time and will update the note with my findings – enjoy! 1 cup chocolate chips 1 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 large egg ½ teaspoon salt [...]


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