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Maca Maple Cashew Granola

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I’m a yogi and I make granola…a lot. This is a stereotype that I wholeheartedly embrace. I’ve posted several granola recipes in the past two years, but this one is extra special to me.

It’s a standout for two reasons: first, it’s CLUMPY and second, it has MACA.

I have been trying for so long to come up with a tasty-not too sugary-clumpy-chunky granola recipe. It’s harder than you’d think. Well, this recipe has the clumpy thing going on and I love it. So while it’s still great as breakfast in a bowl with let’s say cashew milk (oh, man), it’s also just an awesome snack that you can put into a little wax paper bag and be on your way.

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Raw Coconut Cheesecake with Sweet Mango

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So if you said, “Your favorite fruit? 30 seconds. Go.” I’d say, without hesitation, MANGOES! Oh my, oh yes, mangoes. Can you think of a sweeter, sexier fruit? No way. Nothing compares. Mangoes are in a class all by themselves. No wonder they are called the King of Fruits and the Love Fruit.

Uh huh, the love fruit, baby. Among their myriad of benefits, mangoes are also considered an aphrodisiac said to boost the libido and regulate hormones. So, with Valentine’s Day coming up, um, maybe you’ll want to give this little recipe a try.

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Little Lemon Tarts

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When life gives you lemons…I say make lemon tarts. That is, raw, vegan, gluten-free, amazingly delicious, lemon tarts. I found this recipe on a blog, just randomly search for lemony ideas. It’s a knock off of the Hail Mary Meyer Lemon Miracle Tart. I love this brand when I’m in the mood for a little treat.

Last week, it got a little cold here in Houston, we had a hard freeze and everything. So, I decided that I better harvest the last remaining lemons from the Meyer lemon tree in my backyard. I love this tree. It produces the most wonderful, juicy lemons. I treasure every single one.

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Raw Banana Cream Tart

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I’ve been a busy little foodie yoga girl lately. Busy in life, busy on my mat and busy in the kitchen. Last weekend, while I was playing at a local lake, I stumbled upon a banana tree. Right here in Houston. I didn’t even know they grew here. The bananas were so cute. Little tiny things with thin skins. And they were really, really sweet and reminded me of banana cream pie. So guess what I decided to make this week?

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Zucchini Cashew Burgers + Lemon Aioli

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Love to make veggie burgers.  Love to eat veggie burgers.  So happy when I come up with a new way to make veggie burger night just a little different.  And think it’s super fun to get my hands mushy by shaping patties.

Sounds like I have a crush on veggie burgers. Well maybe I do. They are awesome, you know.  But finding a good recipe isn’t always easy.  I’ve definitely met some duds. That’s for sure.

Wouldn’t normally think about lemon in a veggie burger, but it’s a nice addition that makes this version really kind of perfect for a summertime meal on the patio. You can throw this together in no time.  Just whiz everything in the food processor, shape and saute. Easy breezy.

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Heather’s Raw Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough

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Heather is one of my YTT classmates and she brought these delicious treats to share with our group. I warn you now, these are a little addictive. Very hard to have just one. And it’s crazy, but they really taste like oatmeal raisin cookie dough, but are made with super healthy ingredients like cashews, hemp seeds and shredded coconut.

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Nicki’s Peaches + Cashew Cream

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Peaches are ripe and ready here in Texas. And I’m lucky enough to have a yoga friend with two peach trees in her backyard — one yellow and one white. They are absolutely beautiful. Full of sweet, fragrant fruit.

My friend, Nicki, has lots of fruit trees in her yard and keeps a wonderful raised garden on the side of her house. She grows things like romaine lettuce, arugula, mint, tomatoes, kale, swiss chard. For her meals and snacks, she just walks outside and picks a few things. I’m in awe of her.

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