A fresh alternative to baked goodies, these bars are naturally sweet and chewy, a perfect dessert when you’re looking for something light and healthy.

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Without the frosting, they also make a great take-along energy bar.

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This recipe will appear in my upcoming cookbook, Sweet Freedom, scheduled for publication in early 2009. To receive an email when the book is available, please click on “Sign Up to Order” at right, or email sweetfreedomcookbook@gmail.com .

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These bars are a snap to make, and provide an excellent source of protein and calcium.  They’re chewy, sweet and tart, and provide enough nutrition to grab as breakfast on the go.  They’re also a great energy bar to take along for an afternoon pick-me-up! Check the original post and recipe here.

Raw Fig and Cherry Bars (originally posted on Diet, Dessert and Dogs).

This recipe will appear in my upcoming cookbook, Sweet Freedom, scheduled for publication in early 2009. To receive an email when the book is available, please click on “Sign Up to Order” at right, or email sweetfreedomcookbook@gmail.com

Mock Chocolate Pudding

February 22, 2009

Thick and rich, with a texture remarkably like its dairy counterpart, this mock chocolate pudding is sure to please.

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Unlike the dairy version, however, this contains no sugar, no cornstarch, and no cholesterol.  How about a second serving?

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This recipe will appear in my upcoming cookbook, Sweet Freedom, scheduled for publication in May, 2009. To receive an email when the book is available, please click on “Sign Up to Order” at right, or email sweetfreedomcookbook@gmail.com .

Cocoa Nibbles (LaRaw Bars)

December 19, 2008

Just like the raw date-and-nut bars you buy in the health food store, only fresher and tastier!

This recipe will appear in my upcoming cookbook, Sweet Freedom, scheduled for publication in early 2009. To receive an email when the book is available, please click on “Sign Up to Order” at right, or email sweetfreedomcookbook@gmail.com .

For the recipe, see my other blog, Diet, Dessert and Dogs.

Crispy Fruit Chews

November 16, 2008

A vegan, sugar-free version of Rice Krispie squares, made with nut butter instead of marshmallow.  Still gooey, still chewy, chock-full of fruits and nuts.

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This recipe will appear in my upcoming cookbook, Sweet Freedom, scheduled for publication in early 2009. To receive an email when the book is available, please click on “Sign Up to Order” at right, or email sweetfreedomcookbook@gmail.com .

Marbled Halvah

August 8, 2008

This high-calcium treat is common in Middle Eastern kitchens.  Made mostly of tahini (sesame paste), this is a great high-energy snack! I’ve created a version here with a chocolate swirl, but you can also leave it plain, or add chopped pistachios or dried fruits if you prefer.

This recipe will appear in my upcoming cookbook, Sweet Freedom, scheduled for publication in early 2009. To receive an email when the book is available, please click on “Sign Up to Order” at right, or email sweetfreedomcookbook@gmail.com