recipes

peach blueberry maple grunt
Have an abundance of peaches? These simple dumplings are a great way to use excess fruit and they contain almost no sugar.
polenta stuffed grilled onions
Vegetarians won’t feel left out from the barbecue loop when polenta-stuffed onions are tossed on the grill. Chef Essig’s recipe turns out a hearty entree packed with flavor.
gingerbread cookies
Brown sugar and molasses pair nicely with spicy ginger in these gingerbread cookies.
agave pizza
Sweeten a kicked up barbecue sauce with agave. The sauce will taste sweet, but not contain any additional refined sugar.
gluten free falafel pocket
Appeal to the gluten-free audience by using gluten-free bread and tortillas in this falafel pocket, which can be enjoyed by vegetarians and carnivores alike.
sweet mango tilapia
No sugar is used in this dish. The sweetness comes from fresh mango with a kick from Thai chili garlic sauce.
black bean portobello burger
Get in on the mushroom as meat trend with this burger. Portabella mushrooms provide texture while black beans provide protein. A great option for vegetarians and carnivores alike.
edamame succotash
This succotash would make for a great appetizer or small plate. See and taste the colors of the rainbow.
Golden syrup and brown sugar complement the sharp ginger in this gingerbread.
Make a healthful dessert by using brown sugar, honey and banana puree to sweeten this cake. Mixing almond flour with white flour is another way to kick up the nutrients.

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