Tag Archive: Healthy Desserts

Oct 26

Sunflour Baking Company in Charlotte, NC

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Located at 2001 E. 7th Street in Charlotte, North Carolina, Sunflour Baking Company(Sunflourbakingcompany.com) makes fresh baked goods from scratch using locally grown and organic ingredients whenever possible. For example, their flour is organic and comes from Lindley Mills in Graham, NC. They support local Charlotte vendors for honey as well as the craft jams and …

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Oct 17

Raw Vegan Key Lime Cheesecake at Wildcow Vegetarian Restaraunt in Nashville,TN

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Located in the eclectic Five Points neighborhood, Wildcow Vegetarian Restaraunt is a definite must-visit eatery in the fun-filled music city of Nashville, TN. Owners John and Melanie Cochran use almost exclusively locally grown organic produce and make most of their dressings, soups, and stocks from scratch. Wildcow was voted best vegetarian restaraunt for 2010 and …

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Oct 08

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake at Southern Sweets Bakery in Atlanta

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Southern Sweets Bakery is located in a nondescript warehouse district at 186 Rio Circle in Decatur, Georgia. You definitely wouldn’t think of putting a bakery in this spot but I think it works for them as they are first a commercial bakery and this spot probably keeps their overhead low. They sell their baked goods …

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Sep 17

Almond Krans at Easy Tiger Bake Shop and Beer Garden in Austin, Texas

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Almond Krans On a recent trip to see my beloved Florida Gators beat Texas A&M in College Station, Texas my friends and I stayed in the very entertaining city of Austin, Texas. My college friends Kurt, Tim, Rick, and myself enjoyed our downtown location which was right in the heart of the Sixth Street Entertainment …

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Aug 19

Tagatose. A Healthy New Sweetener.

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Tagatose is a new sweetener being introduced into the United States by the NuNaturals company, using the name “PreSweet Tagatose”. Tagatose is a naturally-occurring sweetener found in milk, vegetables, and fruit. It is lactose free, low in calories(6 per serving), and a prebiotic which helps feed the beneficial bacteria we have in our digestive systems. …

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Aug 04

Chunkie Dunkies Raw Vegan/Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

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It has been a long time coming and I feel kind of guilty that I haven’t yet done a post on one of my favorite healthy desserts, the Raw Vegan/Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie from Chunkie Dunkies Bakery located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. I first tried these cookies about two years ago when a …

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Jul 31

Healthy Dairy Free/64 Calorie Sweet Potato and Banana Milkshake

This is a very healthy dairy free/low calorie milkshake that is both satisfying and full of nutrients. Ingredients: 1/2 cooked and peeled sweet potato 1 frozen ripe banana 1/2 cup almond milk 2 1/2 cups ice cubes 10-20 drops NuNaturals vanilla liquid stevia(depending on how sweet you like it) Nutritional Information: Makes three one cup …

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Jul 24

Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Trader Joe’s is a chain of upscale supermarkets catering to health conscious middle-class shoppers since 1958. As of October, 2011 they had 365 stores in 31 states with approximately half of those located in California. It is owned by a family trust since 1979 and therefore not publically traded. I recently visited Florida’s first store …

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Jul 12

Sugar Free/Diary Free/ Gluten Free Chocolate Made With Stevia

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This healthy alternative to regular chocolate is great to eat straight or use the chocolate in your cooking. SUGAR FREE/DAIRY FREE/GLUTEN FREE CHOCOLATE Ingredients: 1/2 cup coconut oil 1/4 cup cocoa powder 20 drops of liquid vanilla stevia(I like NuNaturals Brand). More if you like it sweeter, less if you like yours more bitter. If …

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Jun 16

Diamond Bakery Chocolate Racetrack Babka

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The Diamond Bakery in Los Angeles, CA has been a fixture of the Fairfax food scene for over 30 years. It is not a large or fancy establishment with a more mom-and-pop 70’s feel than some of the newer more hip present day bakery’s. I was served by a wonderful lady named Gloria who has …

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