no bake cheesecake on a plateThis recipe for no bake cheesecake is everything real foodies love in a dessert. It’s creamy, rich, filling (so you won’t eat too much), and loaded with enzymes and probiotics because it is made with whole, raw ingredients!

Unfortunately, the primary ingredient in most cheesecake recipes is commercial cream cheese,

graham cracker pie crustI made this graham cracker pie crust you see pictured above for the very first time to use with a no bake cheesecake recipe that my husband loves. A family friend developed it and generously shared it with me. She lives in Australia and uses Granita biscuits (cookies) to make the crust instead.

homemade powdered sugarMany people, even those who may prefer to cook from scratch, have no idea how easy it is to make homemade powdered sugar. This important ingredient in so many dessert recipes. Unfortunately, most choose heavily commercialized, refined white powdered sugar. On top of being highly processed, store bought powdered sugar is more likely than not of genetically modified (GMO) origin.

pumpkin pudding in a bowlWhenever I make pumpkin puree to make pumpkin pudding or another dish that requires this ingredient, I tend to make a lot and freeze it. I find this helpful because the process from start to finish takes at least two hours from slicing and removing the seeds, to baking, to cooling, to finally scooping out the flesh and pureeing in the food processor.

butterscotch drizzled on ice creamButterscotch is a delicious whole food confectionary that gained widespread popularity starting around the mid-1800’s as a flavoring for puddings, cookies, and other desserts like ice cream.

Unfortunately, because one of the main ingredients of authentic butterscotch is, of course, butter, its popularity declined precipitously and in lockstep with other full fat foods as the hysterical and misguided fat phobia grabbed the Western world by the waistline throat around the time of Ancel Keys’

chocolate chip cookie cakeIt is very concerning to me how much chocolate children consume today. It seems that chocolate has become a regular feature in the modern diet with many children consuming it on a daily basis. What’s more, some adults seem to think it’s ok to push it on children which contributes greatly to the problem encouraging the potential development of chocolate addiction later.

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If it’s happened to me once, it’s happened to me a hundred times ….

I try this snack or dish that I absolutely LOVE, only to investigate the ingredients and discover that this is something I would never, ever make for my family at home.

This happened to me last year when I tried a popular party mix for the very first time at one of my kid’s school events.