Brownie Crusted Pumpkin Cheesecake


For this pie, I opted for a brownie crust because I very much enjoy how chocolate plays off of the pumpkin and cheesecake filling. I tried many different tactics to marble the pumpkin filling and the cheesecake filling and I found that layering each filling one by one worked best – rather than piping it.

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Coconut Key Lime Pie

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For this recipe, I was excited to be using my homemade coconut butter for the first time and was pleasantly surprised with the results. I will write a post about this soon but make sure to read my recipe notes for some insight!

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Mint Chocolate Chip Tarts

vegan primitivish recipe

These Mint Chocolate Chip Tarts have a secret superfood ingredient that gives it that minty green color: Spirulina! Spirulina is a protein packed alga that helps detoxify the body while providing it with iron, vitamin A, B12, and beta-carotene. Sneaking it into desserts and smoothies is a great way of increasing your intake of essential nutrients.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

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I can’t think of a better way to eat chickpeas! Yes, chickpeas. These sweet treats are packed with the not-so-secret staple commonly used for vegan raw cookie dough.  Notice I didn’t say raw vegan, because the chickpeas do need to be cooked. It does, however, give the texture of raw cookie dough – YUM.

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Vegan Chocolate Mousse

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This is by far the easiest dessert I’ve ever made that isn’t just a pile of fruit. It’s also quite inexpensive and fool-proof. It is also an excellent no-oil dessert recipe, which can be very hard to come by, seeing as most desserts consist of mixing sugar with some sort of fat. Depending on what chocolate you use, it can also be low-sugar or refined sugar-free.

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These chewy chocolate chip cookies are so easy and simple to make. Despite being vegan and gluten-free, they require no egg substitute or gluten-free flour. It is simply ground almonds, coconut oil, and maple syrup! I’ve adapted these from my snickerdoodle recipe, so if you are out of chocolate chips or can’t find a vegan brand, just leave them out and coat these in cinnamon and coconut sugar.

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These indulgent dessert bars are so easy to make and require no baking. Though I try to steer clear of mixing oils and sweets, I love to make an exception with this decadent dessert. I will try to think of an oil free alternative for these bars, but if you are able to only have one or two pieces, after a dinner filled with greens, you should be just fine!

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Although I have significantly decreased my overall sugar consumption, I do make exceptions for special occasions with family and friends. When I do so, I strictly use maple syrup, dates or coconut sugar, since they all have beneficial nutrients that help me counteract the negative effects of sugar. Here is my favorite, quick and easy dessert choice for those special occasions!

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