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I was so thrilled to get started on developing the perfect healthy tea party recipe for this I woke up several times throughout that night thinking about it! What a great cause and what a great opportunity to come up with another healthy dessert recipe. I googled “Tea Party Recipes” and found the likes of scones, creampuffs, shortbread cookies, pound cake. Are you getting hungry yet? Stop right there. Pull up some of those recipes and look at the ingredients list. I’m sure you have even made some of these yourself, me included in the past. This is what I see when I look at these recipes. Refined sugars, butter, heavy cream, eggs and bleached white flour. Definitely unhealthy and not on my list of foods I eat now.
My diet primarily consists of plant-based, nutrient-rich foods. I have grown to understand that food has powerful disease-protecting properties and a diet consisting of green-leafy vegetable and fruits will help protect me and my family against these. Here’s the food pyramid my family and I follow.
I used to make Berry Pie years ago from The Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen. I don’t even have it anymore, but this recipe is based loosely on it from what I can remember. I’ve replaced the regular pie crust with a raw almond, date and coconut one and removed white sugar replacing it with date sugar.
Berry Pie Filling