Cashew Coconut Bites

This is a very simple healthy dessert recipe. It is one of my dried fruit-based desserts, made with all healthy ingredients and no empty calories. People really enjoy this little sweet treat–and moms were happy to give it to their kids! Ingredients 1 cup medjool dates (or other moist date), roughly chopped ½ cup toasted chopped…

Peanut Butter-Chocolate Fudge

Here’s another one of my healthy fudge recipes. Dates provide all of the sweetness you need and the peanut butter softens the date flavor. You can also use almond butter, if you prefer. It’s a sweet treat that you won’t mind giving to your kids. Ingredients: 2 cups soft dates (medjool, deglet, etc.)—rough chopped ½…

 Apple and Dried Plum Compote

In this recipe I use dried fruits to sweeten and thicken the compote instead of sugar. They are a great substitute and also add nutritional value to the dish. People really enjoy it! Ingredients 10 cups peeled and chopped apples (10 medium apples) 2 cups dried plums (prunes), chopped 1 cup dates, chopped 1½ cups…

Apple Walnut Salad

For our springtime celebrations theme I prepared a variation of the traditional Passover dish: haroset. It is basically made with apples, walnuts, cinnamon, sugar or honey, and dates. There are many variations, one of which has sweet grape wine, so I decided to try out a nice, sweet balsamic vinegar instead. And to balance the…

Nutty Delights

Sweet treats can be made with healthy ingredients and without added processed sugars. Dried fruit is a great natural sweetener and works well in many dessert recipes. Organic walnuts and almonds are on sale at Mother Earth’s this month! Ingredients ½ cup dates (the moister, the better)—rough chopped ¼ cup dried plums (prunes)—rough chopped ¼ cup…