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Pumpkin Walnut Brownies, Nutritious, Delicious and Vegan!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
October 23, 2016
File under: Dessert, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Superfoods, Vegan, Whole Grains

I like to usher in baking season with my very favorite brownie recipe.  A tribute to American’s favorite treat, these pumpkin brownies are moist, delicious and rich in healthful antioxidants.

Probably created at the beginning of the twentieth century in New England, brownie recipes traditionally call for lots of fat… as much as a full stick of butter (eight ounces) and squares of unsweetened baking chocolate, which is very high in saturated fat.

As a health conscious vegan, excess dietary fat is an issue of some concern, as most vegan desserts seem to contain high levels of fat.  In my kitchen, this is just not necessary!  …read more of Pumpkin Walnut Brownies, Nutritious, Delicious and Vegan! here

 
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Kamut Khorason Wheat, Highly Nutritious and Easier to Digest

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
August 25, 2016
File under: Dessert, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan, Whole Grains

Khorasan wheat, sometimes called Oriental wheat is an ancient grain and the term Khorasan refers to a region in the northeast of modern-day Iran, ancient Mesopotamia. This actual grain is twice the size of today’s wheat and is known for its rich, nutty flavor[1]

Kamut® has been a registered trademark by Kamut International since 1990, after Bob Quinn, a fourth generation Montana farmer with a PhD in biochemistry spent 10 years cultivating a specific variety of Khorasan wheat. In ancient Egypt, ‘Kamut’ meant ‘wheat, grain and wheaten bread.’ The reason word Kamut could be registered as a trademark was because it belongs to a dead language. …read more of Kamut Khorason Wheat, Highly Nutritious and Easier to Digest here

 
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Awesome Chocolate Fudge Bars – Easy and Delicious!

By Sherry Brooks ecomii.com
August 13, 2016
File under: Dairy Free, Dessert, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

Many of us grew up eating frozen fudge bars and loved them!

However, as we left childhood behind and committed to the invigorating, slimming and delicious plant based diet, fudge bars were left behind, as vegan fudge bars are practically non-existent.  There is one brand I am aware of that costs about $1.50 a bar and that is if you can find them.

Don’t give up yet … it’s really easy to make your own frozen bars at home in just five minutes at a cost of only about fifty cents a bar.

A typical packaged fudge bar contains unhealthy ingredients, such as, dairy products, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), alkali processed cocoa, carrageenan, artificial flavors and a host of other additives.[1] …read more of Awesome Chocolate Fudge Bars – Easy and Delicious! here

 
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Double Your Pleasure With Delightful Apple Upside-Down Cake

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
January 25, 2016
File under: Dessert, Entertaining, Vegan

The classic pineapple upside-down cake, glazed with pineapple rings and bright red maraschino cherries gained popularity in the early 20th century when canned pineapple was introduced. Tastes have changed over the last hundred years and canned pineapple dotted with uber adulterated maraschino cherries aren’t the kind of ingredients the health conscious cook would bake into a cake.

Upside-down style cakes can be crowned with just about any fresh fruit with delicious results. I like to use fruit that is a bit tart for the brown sugar topping and Granny Smith apples were the inspiration for this recipe. When in season, a pinwheel of nectarines, plums or fresh apricots or are all great choices and a sprinkling of blueberries is always a nice touch. …read more of Double Your Pleasure With Delightful Apple Upside-Down Cake here

 
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Chill Out with Quick and Easy, Dairy-Free and Delicious Nice Cream

By Sherry Brooks ecomii.com
August 24, 2015
File under: Dairy Free, Dessert, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

No treat is as satisfying on a hot summer day as ice cream. This creamy frozen delight can cool the body and soothe the soul, however ice cream is very high in calories, fat and saturated fat and can put a considerable crimp in your diet.

No worries! You can enjoy rich tasting ice cream even if you are going for a great beach body or eating a heart-healthy, cruelty-free, or raw, plant-based diet. If you find that hard to believe, check out my nice cream.  Made with only one ingredient, you can make nice cream in a few minutes in your food processor or power-blender.

Peel and slice at least six medium ripe bananas. Place them in a plastic freezer bag and freeze.  Blend frozen fruit just until smooth into a creamy, rich textured soft serve.  You can also place in a plastic container and freeze your “nice cream for a dessert the consistency of grocery store ice cream . . . all for a fraction of the cost!

Get creative: You can blend in a touch of maple syrup, Earth Balance vegan spread, and sea salt – then stir in chopped pecans for Butter Pecan Nice Cream. Add raw cacao powder to make Chocolate Nice Cream and you can then stir chopped vegan marshmallows and almonds in for Rocky Road Nice Cream. …read more of Chill Out with Quick and Easy, Dairy-Free and Delicious Nice Cream here

 
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