In comes fall and with it comes all things pumpkin. This recipe for healthy no-bake pumpkin pie is vegan, gluten-free, full of anti-inflammatory spices and healthy fats, and incredibly oh-so-delicious. Pull out your high-speed blender, grab your favorite pumpkin pie […]
Cooking with Herbs:
Plant-Based Dessert Recipes for Your Health-Conscious Sweet Tooth!
Got a sweet tooth but a love/hate relationship with sugar? Me too. Luckily, we can have our sweets & eat them too!
Here you’ll find plant-based dessert recipes that are vegan (with the exception of honey) & mostly gluten-free.
Most are made with unprocessed or minimally processed sweeteners like maple syrup & raw honey, however, there’s the occasional recipe made with organic cane sugar.
And here’s the best part: these recipes all incorporate culinary & medicinal herbs for added health benefits.
For example, did you know that one of the health benefits of chamomile is that it can help to slow down the digestion of sugar & may help to prevent that oh-so-awful sugar crash?!
Start with these popular healthy desserts:
Stinging Nettle Cake
No-Bake Earl Grey & Lavender Cake Balls
Lemony Elderflower & Hibiscus Popsicles
Golden Marigold & Saffron Cornmeal Cookies (vegan & gluten-free)
Marigold flowers and saffron add such a sophisticated and captivating charm to these otherwise pretty ordinary crispy cornmeal shortbread cookies. The distinctively unique flavor and golden hues of both marigold and saffron lend a subtle nod to the enormous flavor […]
Dark Cherry, Hibiscus, & Chocolate Ganache Tart (vegan & gluten-free)
There’s something about sweet dark cherries, tart hibiscus flowers, and rich and creamy chocolate that can just sweep you right off your feet, like something straight out of a movie. This tart requires no baking, can be easily made ahead […]
Easy Elderflower Shortcake with Blackberry Smash (gluten-free & vegan)
Is there anything that captures the true essence of summertime more than fresh berries and a crusty-on-the-outside, fluffy-on-the-inside, and fresh-out-of-the-oven shortcake? The answer is: no, there isn’t. When summer hits and the blackberries are bursting, try this gluten-free shortcake scented […]
Hibiscus Banana Bread | Simple, Healthy, & Stuffed with Flowers (vegan & GF)
Some add walnuts. Others throw in some chocolate chips, shredded coconut, or dried fruits. And some even stir in some peanut butter or pureed pumpkin! Personally, I’m a fan of the banana and chocolate combo. But if you’re brave enough […]
Lemony Elderflower & Hibiscus Popsicles | Simple, Healthy, & Only 4 Ingredients
Outsmart the sweltering summertime heat with these perfectly lemony elderflower and hibiscus popsicles sweetened with honey! They’re ultra-hydrating, incredibly thirst-quenching, and best enjoyed under the hot summer sun. With only 4-ingredients and 15 minutes of your time, you’ll end up […]