fast friendly paleo chocolate delight

fast friendly paleo chocolate delight

To no longer live exclusively for myself, but for God, also means that I now live for my neighbor, loving him as myself. + Elder Aemilianos of Simonopetra   My kids often want a sweet during Great Lent.  But I also try to keep sugar to a minimum. Did you know that sugar is actually a toxin to the body,and  robs you of minerals (1 molecule of sugar takes over 50 molecules of magnesium to digest!).  But most relevant to us about sugar, with...

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vegan mint chocolate chip ice cream

vegan mint chocolate chip ice cream

The soul should be filled with such insatiable love of God that the mind in all its strength dwells continually  in God, captive only to Him.  ~ Saint Silouan the Athonite This vegan mint chocolate chip ice cream, is absolutely delicious and has become a new favorite.  The base has just four simple ingredients and requires no cooking.  It can be used with any number of different flavors to create any ice cream combination. You will need an ice...

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chocolate almond banana pudding

chocolate almond banana pudding

In case you haven’t noticed, we like pudding! Only three ingredients, it is a raw, vegan and lenten pudding plus a good protein pick me up.  This is a go to lenten snack in our house and the girls love it.  Amazing as it sounds, there is no added sugar, but you will not miss it.  I promise!  The riper the banana the sweeter the flavor – so let your bananas sit on the counter till the peel is really yellow. No mushy bananas for this...

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lenten chili with guacamole

lenten chili with guacamole

 This lenten vegetarian chili with guacamole is an easy weeknight favorite and if you end up with leftovers – it tastes even better the day after! Chili can spark great debates about how it should be eaten.  Whether you like yours on it’s own or with rice, is up to you.  During Lent, we always serve our chili over brown rice.  The reason is a little nutrition combined with traditional know how that amounts to a complete protein on...

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lenten chocolate pudding

lenten chocolate pudding

I know, the picture looks like it could be the beginning of a salad of sorts, but nope.  It’s dessert. You just have to try this to believe how good it is.  By now almost everyone has made the chocolate tofu mousse, but if you are like our family and cutting down on such a high soy intake during the Fast, then that dessert is out. This is a a paleo lenten chocolate pudding recipe and the base is bananas and avocado.  Years ago I read that...

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melomakarona

melomakarona

“Perhaps because they are so rarely made, sweets are the only foods on the islands for which written recipes exist… Each island home always has one or two kinds of cookies in the pantry, such as crunchy ring shaped cookies scented with cinnamon and orange, or simple almond and sugar paste cookies, fragrant with rose water and tangerine juice or zest, or honey drenched melomakarona, the richly aromatic Christmas cookies that are...

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