I don’t believe in feeling guilty about eating dessert. A slice of cake or scoop of ice cream or stack of cookies should bring a smile to your face not a grimace or bad feelings.
However I understand that the guilt felt by many about overeating sweets is not aimed at the sheer pleasure of the act, but the ingredients contained within the treat – or the physiological result of the activity.
Sugar highs and crashes, tummy troubles and far too many bad calories are forever associated with something that should bring simple enjoyment.
Enter ‘Guilt-Free Desserts‘, the newest e-cookbook from Martyna of Wholesome Cook
A collection of vegan, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, processed sugar-free and mostly nut-free and soy-free recipes, these divine desserts are so mouthwatering the only thing you may miss is the guilt.
A big supporter of the connection of diet to health, for years Martyna has been developing allergy-free recipes for family gatherings that saw almost every intolerance in attendance. Combined with requests and questions received on her blog she decided to share a collection of desserts with a wider audience. Everyone deserves dessert.
Now I’ve known Martyna for a while – in person, not just on the internets if you’d believe it – and have been reading her blog for even longer, so when she mentioned at the end of last year that she’d like me to contribute a recipe to a new dessert cookbook she was creating I jumped at the chance.
It was just before the holidays and I had pie on the brain… Before I knew it a Spiced Quinoa Apple Crumble had emerged from my oven as part of the dessert spread for our Christmas Day family feast. I knew the minute I took a bite that this would be my guilt-free contribution.
‘Guilt-Free Desserts‘ is a fabulous book for pretty much anyone. All the recipes are vegan and therefore dairy-free and egg-free. They are also gluten-free, wheat-free and processed sugar-free. Most are nut-free and soy-free.
Not only does the book include 36 enticing recipes and gorgeous photos for each and every one of them, but the 100+ pages also provide information about egg & dairy substitutes, sugar & sugar substitutes, gluten & wheat-free flours, thickeners, and all sorts of tips and cook’s notes.
The guest section includes recipes from seven of Martyna’s favourite wholefood bloggers – including me – and is a great opportunity to discover new sites to explore.
So what are you waiting for? Go grab a copy now! Then invite me over for dessert, I’ll bring the pie.