This lemon rosemary tart is both bright and light, but with these subtle and lovely evergreen undertones of rosemary. It’s the perfect tart for a summer picnic or a snow-covered holiday dinner party. You choose! I’ll admit that this is […]
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
Gettin’ Holiday Crafty | How to Make Sugared Rosemary
Sugared rosemary sprigs make such a darling garnish to really sweep you off your feet and into a snow-covered winter wonderland. These festive sprigs can be used to decorate your holiday platters, cakes, or pies, and are especially becoming of […]
Quick & Easy Homemade Rosehip Jam with Rosemary
Rose hips have a long history in traditional medicine and rose hip jam is a very classic and folksy food. In many places around the world, rose hips are found growing wild and their history as a traditional food goes […]
Ginger-Turmeric Honey for Your Good Morning Wake Up Call
Herbal honeys are definitely a favorite kitchen staple of mine. They’re so simple to make and add delicious herbal goodness to practically anything with very little effort. Full of cozy, warming, and stimulating herbs, this ginger-turmeric honey is a quick […]
Gingerbread Donuts & Refined Sugar-Free Molasses Icing (Vegan & Gluten-Free)
These gluten-free gingerbread donuts are light and fluffy, vegan, free of refined sugars, and have the ever-so-sweet kick of ginger (and pumpkin spice!) to keep your immune system, digestion, and over all health in top notch for cold and flu […]
Gluten-Free Snickerdoodles | A Cookie Classic Made So Much Healthier
Some people are chocolate chip people, some are oatmeal-raisin people, and others are plain ol’ sugar cookie people. Personally, I like a chocolate chip and oatmeal-raisin combo, but gluten-free snickerdoodles wrapped in that oh-so-sweet cinnamon and sugar hug are a […]