Nutrition

Carrot walnut date cake

My Italian neighbour, Gianni, sampled this double-layer cake and with hands held high he looked at me and said, “Mama mia!”. This cake is delicious. It also makes a great birthday cake. As mentioned in a previous post, this is the third dessert with cashew paste. I made this carrot cake from on an old recipe that I used to make many years […]

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Nutrition

Chewy almond date cookies

Chewy and nutty, these cookies make a delicious and wholesome snack. Even my husband John, who isn’t a fan of cakes and cookies, gives them two thumbs up. Among the ingredients is date paste, which you can make in advance. You can view the recipe here. In these cookies, there’s no flour. Instead, there’s almond meal. The […]

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Disease and Illness Prevention, Lifestyle and Fitness, Nutrition

Date paste

If you like sweets, eating dates is a healthy alternative to eating foods made with processed sugar. Dates are nature’s candy and an ideal replacement for sugar. The image above is the Medjool date paste that I made last week. Date paste adds a subtle sweetness to foods and can be used to make desserts, energy bars, cookies, homemade granola, […]

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