Food/Nutrition Recipes

Sweet Baked Plantains

There are some tastes you will never forget. I can still remember my first grade self trying to trade my brother for his fried plantains. It was a no go— I had already finished my serving of plantains, a customary dessert in Dorothey’s household. Years later, I still dream of my mom’s godmother, Dorothey’s delicious fried plantains. I have recreated Dorothey’s plantains in a healthier version that can be enjoyed as a guilt-free dessert! They are oven-baked and have a sweet taste with the coconut and cinnamon glaze. Ingredients: 2 ripe plantains 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1.5 teaspoon coconut sugar …

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Food/Nutrition Recipes

Summer Dreams “Cheesecake”

During the summer, two of my favorite treats are fresh lemonade and strawberries. This gluten-free, vegan “cheesecake” features these summer dreams and does not even need to be cooked in an oven. Enjoy this raw dessert! Crust: (Makes a 9 inch cake) 1.5 cup almond flour 3/4 cup dates 1.5 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Filling: 1.5 cup cashews 1/3 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted 1/4 cup honey 2 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons almond milk 1 tablespoon powdered lemon peel 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Topping: 1.5 cup strawberries, chopped 1 …

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