Laura's book has a beautiful hardcover with color pictures on almost every page. This book is a great resource for anyone wanting to eat healthy and save money. There is a section (Page 21-24) by Julieanna Hever called, Plant Based Nutrition 101. You will love this on nutrient know-how. She explains and answers the most common questions, "Where do you get your nutrients such as protein, vitamin B12, vitamin D or calcium?" Veggies (especially leafy greens) and fruits are the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, she explains.
There is a section on stocking your pantry and an easy eco-clean way to cleaning your kitchen using baking soda. I love all the helpful information on getting organized.
Vegan-Ease has 3 parts-
Part I: What do I eat and why? Why a plant-based diet? Making vegan easy, and ease-y essential guides.
Part II: The Recipes -
Fast appetizers and fun beverages
Good morning eye openers
Muffins, quick breads and baked delights
Speedy salads, dressings and sandwiches
Pasta and pizzas, pronto!
The main dish made ease-y
Easiest. Desserts. Ever.
Stress-free holiday recipes
Part III: The menu, please!
Menu planning basics
Menus for every occasion
|Maples-Raisin Date Truffles (made by the Health Seeker's Kitchen) Super easy to make!!|
Makes 10 to 12 Truffles / Ease Factor 1
These tasty truffles are pretty too, making an excellent healthy dessert or snack to satisfy your sweet tooth. Bonus: Impressive to serve for a dinner party too!
9 large Medjool dates, pitted
1⁄3 cup raisins
¼ cup raw unsweetened shredded dried coconut
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
Line a small baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper.
Put the dates, raisins, coconut and maple syrup in a high-performance blending appliance and process to the consistency of soft dough. Transfer the date mixture to a medium-sized bowl. Using a cookie scoop, spoon out a heaping tablespoon of the date mixture, and roll it into a ball. Continue in this manner to form 10 to 12 truffle balls.
Put the cocoa powder in a small bowl. Roll the truffles in the cocoa powder until coated and place on the prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate 1 hour. Stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, truffles will keep up to 3 days.
Watch Laura Theodore make this recipe at vegan-ease.com
Amount per serving, based on 12 servings/truffles: 100 Calories; 3g Fat; 3g Saturated fat; 1g Protein; 3mg Sodium; 20g Total Carbohydrate; 16g Sugars; 3g Fiber
Recipe © 2015 Laura Theodore, published by Jazzy Vegetarian, LLC, reprinted by permission.
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