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Are you feeling like you and your family could use a fresh start and sugar re-set after the holidays and the many months of lockdown?
Flavored by ginger and turmeric and sweetened with golden raisins, these gorgeous cookies add a bright and warm element to holiday festivities. Think of them as the embodiment of a warm mug of golden milk in a cookie. In addition to being free from added sugars, they also happen to be vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and grain-free as well for anyone with those needs. Drawing inspiration from Indian sweets, the base of the dough is chickpea flour, which gives them additional protein and fiber and makes them more nutritious than a standard cookie. And the turmeric adds an anti-inflammatory boost. They are crisp around the edges and chewy on the inside like the best of gingersnaps. And perhaps most importantly, this is an easy recipe that kids can help make. For anyone who can’t find chickpea flour or doesn’t care for it, we also created an oat-based variation that tastes like a turmeric-infused oatmeal raisin cookie.
This pumpkin pie recipe is a serious winner. It has no added sugar, doesn’t require baking, and fits with many different dietary needs including vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and paleo. It’s a recipe that lends to inclusion at the Thanksgiving table: those who can’t have some of the standard pumpkin pie ingredients like cream, eggs, and wheat can still enjoy this. And even if you don’t have any of those dietary needs, this pie is objectively delicious, and healthier for everyone given that it has no added sugar or refined grains. A standard slice of pumpkin pie has 5 to 6 teaspoons of added sugar in it, whereas this pie has no added sugar. Plus it’s easy to make and a good project to involve kids in.