Raspberry Fig Bars

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So you guys know I have a sweet tooth.  While I eat pretty healthy most of the time, I definitely have an addiction to a good cookie, cake or ice cream.  This wouldn’t be so bad except that I use more refined sugars than I should.  One of my goals this year is to cut back on refined, over processed sugars and use more natural sugars in my baking and sweet making.  It has been a fun challenge and I’m really loving the results.  Not only are my refined sugar free recipes satisfying my sweet cravings the way I like, but I actually feel better after eating them!  No more sugar spikes and crashes that I have with refined sugars.   …

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Panzanella

My favorite recipes are ones that have a minimal amount of ingredients that are easily accessible, that come together in a short amount of time, and that really grab my taste buds.  Don’t get me wrong, I also love cooking with unique ingredients and making recipes that may take a little time and effort. There…

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Vegan Sloppy Joes

  Sloppy Joe, sloppy, sloppy Joe.  I literally cannot think about sloppy Joes and not reference Adam Sandler.  If you don’t know what I am talking about  please do yourself a favor and watch it on Saturday Night Live. While you’re at it, listen to his whole album, They’re all Gonna Laugh at You!.  It’s…

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Mini Chocolate Doughnuts

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One of my jobs is working in a grocery store.  I work early mornings, and lately I have not been able to resist the tempting call of the bakery department.  I try to resist, tell myself I will have some fruit or oatmeal .  Then the smells of those freshly fried and chocolate covered old fashions start wafting through the store like a siren calling me to my death addiction.  I’m always a little disappointed when I eat one because they never seem to be as good as they smell.  They mostly just taste like sweet, sweet sugar.  Yet, the next day, that smell lures me in to buy another, I just can’t help myself….

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