Garden Wisdom Blog — Sweets and Treats

Carrot Coconut Macaroons

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Macaroons: 3/4 cup almond meal 1 cup shredded organic carrots (divided) a pinch of sea salt 2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp cardamom 1/4 cup maple syrup or agave syrup 2 cups finely shredded unsweetened coconut 4 finely chopped dates 1/4 cup chopped raw walnuts Place almond meal, 1/4 cup of the carrots, and sea salt and spices in the food processor and process until well combined. Add the agave nectar and process until the mixture holds together. Add coconut, remaining carrots, dates and walnuts and pulse until the mixture holds together. Form the mixture into 12...

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Veggie Brownies Recipe

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Veggie Brownies Recipe

Is chocolate a vegetable? While all chocolate might be rich in cacao beans, these brownies have even more veggies than usual. This Veggie Brownies recipe is a sneaky yet delightful way to turn the frozen zucchini in your freezer into something delicious. It’s kid-friendly, gluten-free, and full of vegetables that make it moist and delicious. Ingredients: 5 eggs 1 ½ cups cocoa 75 mL (1/3 cup) oil 125 mL (½ cup) ground flax 250 mL (1 cup) zucchini 1 ½ cups coconut sugar (palm sugar) 1 cup grated carrot Can chocolate and vegetables go together? Why yes! This kid-friendly, gluten-free...

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Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

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This Pumpkin Muffins Recipe makes muffins that are so moist that they do not require any icing or butter. Great addition to school or work lunches as pumpkin is chock full ‘o nutrients, such as beta-carotene, vitamin A, C, K, E, antioxidants, and magnesium. Makes you want to reach for another one…. 4 eggs 500 mL (2 cups) sugar 375 mL (1 ½ cups) vegetable oil 375 mL (1 ½ cups) pumpkin puree (or canned pumpkin) 750 mL (3 cups) flour 15 mL (1 Tbsp) cinnamon 10 mL (2 tsp) baking soda 10 mL (2 tsp) baking powder 5 mL (1...

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Goji Nut Drop Cookies

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1/2 cup almonds soaked and peeled 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, soaked and sprouted 1/2 cup goji berries 1 cup dried apricots 1 cup dried apples 1/2 cup dried black mission figs 1/2 cup dried cherries 1 cup shredded coconut 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. cloves 1/4 tsp. fresh nutmeg 1 tsp. orange zest pinch vanilla bean salt Place almonds and sunflower seeds in food processor and grind coarsely then set aside. Place all dried fruits in processor and blend until fruit is in pieces. Add the nut mixture back into processor with fruit and blend with pulse to mix together....

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Lavender Chocolate Brownies Recipe

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Lavender Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Perhaps the most fragrant of all herbs is lavender (Lavendula species). The word lavender is derived from the Latin word for wash, so it isn’t surprising that this herb is associated with bathing and a fresh clean scent. What is surprising is how well the rich flavour of chocolate blends with the clean scent of lavender. Try these Chocolate Brownies and you will be pleasantly surprised. Did you know Lavender is a member of the mint family. 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate (2 squares) ¼ cup butter 2 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla ½ cup flour Dash of salt...

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