Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday - dessert edition

#30. Eat all the junk food you want
as long as you cook it yourself.
~ Michael Pollan, Food Rules

This rule is, in my opinion, one of the best for our over-sugared society. We eat very little processed sweets in this house. There is something to be said for homemade desserts, and people don't take the time to make their own desserts too often anymore. If we only ate desserts that we made from scratch, think of how much less sugar and junk in general we'd consume! We were invited to dinner at a friend's house this evening so I don't have a meal to share with you, but I do have 2 desserts that I took for our little soiree.

Espresso Fudge Brownies, recipe from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar

Winter Sunshine Bars, recipe from Dalai Mama Dishes

They're both so good you won't be able to resist having a little bit of each.

PS. If you think these hearts are as cute as I do, you can purchase your own AND help a great cause. Green Baboon Designs on etsy is offering these Valentine cuties with ALL proceeds going to the Red Cross to help the unfortunate victims of Haiti's earthquake earlier this week. Not only that, but the lovely creator of these Hearts for Haiti is matching the price dollar for dollar so the amount you spend will be doubled and sent to the Red Cross. You can find out more on the Homemade Serenity blog. Tell her that Joy sent you and lets buy up every last one of those beautiful hearts for a good cause. You can also use them, as I plan to, to remind to you think of and pray for Haiti months from now when you see these felted hearts and the media saturation has dissipated. **photo by Homemade Serenity


  1. I am loving this series on yummy foods! I need to bring a dessert and I want to make those espresso brownies--Yum!

  2. My only problem with home made is that that leaves and ENTIRE recipe for me to eat by myself-- when I buy from Maxie B's at least it's just one piece of cake. I'm thinking this illustrates several failings on my part :)

    Thanks for the link to the hearts. I'm going to get some for our home.

  3. LOVE the quote! I agree with you, the only sweets we eat are homemade....great hearts with wonderful purpose.

  4. Oh, how interesting. I love to bake our own deserts. I suppose if you really put the idea into practice it would cut out a lot of sugar. I'm interested in what more this book has to say! Fortunately, I didn't swear off nutrition books for the entire year. This is not a cookbook, is it?

  5. we made black bean brownies sweetened with Agave Nectar this I'll try your recipe & compare. soon.


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