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no-cook plant-based cocoa mousse

by Jackie Newgent  |  March 28, 2023  |  3 Comments
If you want a really chocolatey dessert (or snack) that makes you feel really healthy, this no-cook plant-based cocoa mousse is my favorite pick right now. It’s based on chickpeas which provide so much nutritional goodness along with velvety creaminess. And the sweetness in this mousse is from dates—making it a no-sugar-added treat. The result is 100% yum.
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strawberry-walnut pinwheel snacks

by Jackie Newgent  |  May 15, 2022  |  1 Comment
Tortilla roll ups – or pinwheels – were a 90s favorite snack. You may have enjoyed them filled with honey ham spread, cream cheese, and crushed pineapple – or with cream cheese and salsa. This upgraded, sweet-and-savory version — strawberry-walnut pinwheel snacks — features juicy California strawberries and crunchy California walnuts, along with Neufchatel, balsamic vinegar, fresh basil, and microgreens. It’s simple to fix, yet looks kind of fancy.
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chocolaty strawberry-walnut lollipops

by Jackie Newgent  |  May 13, 2022  |  1 Comment
Biting into this inspired, nutrient-rich twist on “Tootsie Pops” will bring back sweet childhood memories. These Chocolaty Strawberry-Walnut Lollipops showcase fresh California strawberries filled with a delicious desserty center that’s based on a blend of California walnuts, cocoa, dates, vanilla, and a pinch of orange zest. And then, of course, it’s all enjoyed on lollipop sticks.
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