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September 2, 2018

BananaFanna Almond Fudge Bar

Ohhhh my! What could be better than banana, nut
butter, and chocolate, combined in a bar????

I love these, and my grandkids LOVE them too. It’s a great nutrient-dense treat to include in their packed lunches for school or daycare!!!

Use your creativity and swap out a few ingredients. Add a dash of cinnamon and pinch of cayenne for more depth of flavor. Increase melted cacao for a more fudgey version. It’s all good!

Comment below if you plan to try this, and let us know how it turns out!!!!

August 5, 2018

Waffle Cone Ice Cream Rolls

I’m super excited about this new treat!  This does require some preparation, but since they are frozen, you can make a large batch and have them on hand. Ok, I can’t promise they’ll stick around long...but they are worth the love put into preparing them. I served these at my chiropractors’ office and wish I had gotten video of the smiling faces as folks tasted these precious bite-sized delights!  Let’s get started!


June 18, 2018

Mocha Maca Chaga Milkshake

Rich and delicious, superfood Milkshake. Blend ice at end to froth up nicely.  I love this!!!!!

May 28, 2018

Choco Fudge Wafers

I made these lil treats for my grandsons...but I really love them.  I’ve also made them like Oreo cookies with a cream filling....but here’s the simple version.

Adjust ingredients to make more or less sweet. Taste batter as you go along, and adjust.  Like them chewy? Dehydrate around 12 hours. Want them crunchy? Dehydrate at least 24 hours, possibly longer, depending on humidity in your home and other factors. These are delicious.

March 23, 2017

Choco Chaga Pudding - 3/17 Newsletter

I know, I know! It's been forever since I posted a recipe...

You are aware by now how very much I love pudding....any time, any day...it's my fav! So why not create a decadent, silky, chocolatey pudding that's even more Nutrient-Dense than ever?

Check out my latest Newsletter for special Events and this EASY recipe.

Feel free to leave comments below and tell us what fabulous things you do with chaga.

Enjoy In-Joy!


March 22, 2016

Mocha Almond Fudge Crunch - Breakfast Cereal

I LOVE sprouted quinoa. Once it's sprouted (which is very simple and only takes a day or so), this recipe is quick and easy! See below for sprouting instructions.

Note- don't like mocha? Eliminate coffee extract. Want to avoid cacao? Replace it with carob powder.

August 9, 2015

New York "Egg Cream" - Rawfully Tempting Style

Who remembers New  York style Egg Cream? My mom prepared these for us when we were younger using seltzer, chocolate syrup, vanilla extract, and milk.  I think the original recipe was made with egg, but ours never had egg in them. This was just a quick and  yummy beverage Mom whipped up! Well, I'm so excited because I created a HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE that is so very reminiscent of this childhood elixir!!!  When I took my first sip there was an instant recognition...and flashback.  I gave a sip to W and asked, "What does this remind you of?" Not being from NY, he sensed it was familiar, but did not grow up with it.  If you lived on the East Coast in the 60's...when the soda man actually delivered the seltzer bottles to your home, then you know what an Egg Cream is...

July 4, 2015

Rawfully Tempting Raw Chocolate Fruit and Nut Bark


This was gone gone gone before I could get a good photo. Tempering raw chocolate is possible, but challenging. I'm not a greatchocolatier as I don't have the patience or the equipment, however, I try to attempt manually tempering whenever possible. For a quick..."I don't care about fussing" treat...simple - DO NOT temper. Throw this tastiness together, and store in the refrigerator or freezer. WARNING: It will melt in your hands..so EAT it quickly, or break into smaller, bite-sized pieces. This will cure any junk food craving for sweets!  There are several optional ingredients. I hope you use this blog for educational purposes, so even if you don't choose to use all of the suggested ingredients, you may at least become aware they exist.

June 7, 2015

Living Tree Smoothie Spectacular

One of my favorite online stores, Living Tree Community sent me a lovely sample pack of their vibrant living butters. Yesteday, although it's really easy, I wasn't in the mood to cut open a coconut, and opted to create a spectacular blend of these delicious ingredients without having to make a nut milk or coconut milk base. I have to say, everything from this store vibrates with LOVE...and this smoothie, was indeed SPECTACULAR. Turmeric Butter, Mesquite, Maca and extracts are always optional, but take some time to read about them. The added flavors are great, but they are also super nutritious!  I suggest you try some of these products...but if you don't have them available, improvise with almond butter, or any combination of nut butters that seem to go well together. This is one of my quick and easy smoothies..sort of a "cheater" smoothie..making nut milk using butters and water..no straining, no mess.

January 1, 2015

Fig Halvah (Sesame) Smoothie


"Open sesame"—the famous phrase from the Arabian Nights—reflects the distinguishing feature of the sesame seed pod, which bursts open when it reaches maturity. 

Growing up, Halvah, (a ground sesame paste, fudge-like snack), was a huge treat in our household, and I've always loved the flavor and consistency. This smoothie is very reminiscent of  my favorite childhood treat.

November 26, 2014

Dairy-Free (Mocha) Almond Yogurt


I was inspired to revisit almond yogurt when a client asked me to prepare some for her. I had forgotten how easy it was. Once the plain yogurt was made, I moved on to Mocha Almond Yogurt. What a delight! I even added some leftover Water Kefir I had in refrigerator, along with probiotic powder. I didn't quite measure things exactly, but will list to the best of my ability. Enjoy!

May 3, 2014

Chocolate "Peanut Butter" Ice Cream

A good basic chocolate ice cream recipe. This is rich, creamy and very satisfying. Instead of cashews, try pili nuts!!! (Or mix cashews and pili nuts).
Don't have young Thai coconuts? Try Coconut Cream Concentrate and water. Once you get a nice, thick creamy consistency in the blender - follow any of the options for making ice cream and you should have a delicious dessert to share with your loved ones!

April 13, 2014

(Gluten Free) Coconut Zebra -Striped Cookies


What started out as an attempt to modify a macaroon, turned into a delicious, crunchy coconut almond cookie. These cookies are very light, a little dry, and as crunchy as you want - Just dehydrate them longer. Want them chewy? Pop cookies  in freezer and don't dehydrate at all, or dehydrate for a couple of hours to set the chocolate stripes. Change up the extracts and you can prepare these in almost any variety. Fabulous from bowl to plate or dehydrator to dish. You decide!

April 12, 2014

(Dairy Free - Raw Vegan) Chocolate Rum-Caramel Ripple Ice Cream

This is NOT a picture of this recipe, but an earlier recipe I made. Every time I make this recipe, it gets eaten so fast, we never get a good picture - so use your imaginations. BUT THIS RECIPE is a RAWfully Tempting favorite!!!

March 17, 2014

(Dairy Free) Chocolate Covered Strawberry-Cheesecake Pudding Parfait

Okay, so I'm on a pudding parfait roll...Can you blame me? Pudding has always been one of my favorite treats, and raw vegan pudding is just exquisite! I get bored with the same thing over and over, so I keep changing up ingredients. For all of you that really want to make pudding, but don't have access to young Thai coconuts,  I used Tropical Traditions Coconut Cream instead. Yes, it turned out as tasty as it looks and definitely thickens as it chills and the coconut cream starts to set. Your family and friends will LOVE you for making this for them!

March 8, 2014

Classic Raw Vegan Chocolate-Vanilla Pudding Parfait

I've published several pudding/mousse variations, but here is the BASIC recipe which can be modified in so many ways. Don't like cashews? Add more coconut meat and chia seeds. Dislike chocolate? Add frozen fruit and/or extracts. Instead of Vanilla Pudding, add caramel, butterscotch or rum extracts. Instead of Chocolate Pudding, add hazelnut, almond, or coffee extracts.

You all know what a fan of Medicine Flower extracts I am. Right now they are Certified Organic, cold extracted, and super concentrated. If you have not tried them, I highly suggest you check them out. Mention "Rawfully Tempting" in Shipping comments and get a Free Bonus Sample!


January 11, 2014

Chocolate - Butterscotch Mousse Parfait

One of my favorite dessert recipes ever! I make so many different variations of this and rarely ever measure. The recipe below is just a base, but you can make this in almost any flavor using extracts and things like mesquite, lucuma, macca, fruit, etc. This is one of my favorite combinations!. I hope you enjoy it too!

Want a lighter body? Use less cashews and more coconut meat. Easy to switch up and change consistency. Sometimes, I hardly use any cashews at all.

Sorry for the poor pic, but this did not last long enough to get my camera out!


November 29, 2013

Persimmon "Cheesecake" and Coconut Cream "Cheese" Frosting

I am extremely grateful for the blessings in my life...for the people near and dear to me...and for the gift of Living Food! This Pumpkin-like Cheesecake, along with the amazing Frosting added a sweet bit of bliss to an already perfect day! This dessert has been enjoyed by ALL sorts of foodies!

While I didn't get this out on time for Thanksgiving...here it is for the upcoming holidays and New Year!

October 9, 2013

Happy Harvest Pumpkin Smoothie

Finding new and interesting raw foods to prepare is a total thrill for me. In the process, I explore lots of different raw products. When I promote or suggest a product, it's only because I really and truly LOVE it. So for those of you looking for something new and fun...check out some of the ingredients below!!! As always you can eliminate any products you don't have, or like, and add your own flair, but this is how I prepared my new seasonal smoothie.

August 23, 2013

Brownie Cake with Mocha Almond Fudge Cream

Okay you gluten-free, dairy-free, health nuts...I purchased these cute molds and wanted to try something super decadent. Drooling yet?  If you don't have access to this type of mold, no worries...use the cake recipe as a deep dish crust and fill with the Mocha Almond Cream.  You may have some extra brownie cake batter - SHUCKS! Eat it as is, freeze it in small molds for a fun frozen treat, or create little brownies with cake mixture, stuffed with cream and dehydrate for a several hours. Decadent AND nutritious. No bake...no guilt.

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