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Desserts For The Holiday Table

Posted by Jessica Meyers Altman on

Desserts For The Holiday Table

So-you want to make a dessert that's not loaded with sugar, fat, and salt? Plant-based & Gluten Free? Easy! Here are my simple plant-based/vegan swap outs for your traditional recipes: Cream: 1) If a light creamy texture is desired, tofu does the trick, as it does in my Peanut Butter Pie below. 2) Another swap out for cream is white beans-this one is a little bit more tricky, but I use it in this Pumpkin Pudding, and no one will be the wiser. Beans are much lower in fat (as in virtually none) than tofu is, so if on a...

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Check Out Cherries!

Posted by Jessica Meyers Altman on

    I LOVE summer fruit. I can't eat enough of it right now. The juiciness is so hydrating and revitalizing. There are so many that I love-but cherries, cherries are special. Unlike most other fruits, cherries really are still sold in season (thankfully). What this means is that, we wait for cherry season. The benefits are huge. In-season produce travels less, and has higher levels of antioxidants retained than those that have been picked before ripening and shipping. When we pick, we pick a lot. Cherries freeze wonderfully, and the health benefits of frozen cherries are not much different than...

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