Paleo Chocolate Raspberry Tart & The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook #Giveaway

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We have another home run folks!!

The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook, 3rd Edition is out and better than ever!  (To win your own copy, go the bottom!)

It is THE bible of anyone trying to use food to feel well.  If you want to understand our bodies and the effect of food on them, and then back it all up with amazing recipes to keep you fed well: this is your book!

Alissa and Tom have been writing cookbooks for some time, and I own all of their books and always recommend them.  With this cookbook, I definitely see a shift towards more grain-free cooking.  Some old favorites are sprinkled in, and a stunning array of new recipes as well.

There is so much variety in this cookbook.  Beyond the typical cookbook fare, there are whole chapters of cultured foods and beverages that I found SUPER creative and intriguing.  Over 13 different recipe categories to peruse: Get Cultured, Smoothies, Breakfast, Fresh Breads & Muffins, Soup, Fresh Salads & Vegetables, Whole Grains, Vegetarian Main Dishes, Fish/Poultry/Meat, Dressings/Dips/Sauces, Healthy Snacks, Nutritious Desserts, and finally Beverages.  All healthy.  All real.  I am telling you, this book is a BIBLE!!

The first FIVE chapters give you a crash course in gut health and how it pertains to your overall well-being.  Very easy to read, super informative, and well researched.  I would have given anything to have this resource 4 years ago!!

The second FIVE chapters hold your hand through all the new ingredients and how to stock and prepare whole foods.  There is also a great section talking about the benefits and limitations of all the latest food lifestyles (raw, Paleo, vegan, etc).

I have made 9 recipes in this book since receiving it, and have been impressed every time:  Blueberry Almond Muffins (paleo), gluten free sourdough starter, Tom’s Fruity Medicine Chest Smoothie (my afternoon pick-me up now!), Buckwheat Pancakes (using fresh ground raw buckwheat groats), Gluten Free Sourdough Bread, Arugula Salad w/ Lime Vinaigrette, Roasted Chicken w/ Garlic & Herbs, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cashew Milk.

There are countless others to try!

There lots of beautiful pictures too!  If I could change only one thing about this book, I would have all the stunning photography right along with the recipe…they are a feast for the eyes!

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Paleo Choclate Raspberry Tart & The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook #Giveaway
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Serves: 10
  • 3 cups hazelnut meal
  • ¾ cup arrowroot powder
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold virgin coconut oil, plus more for greasing the pan
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 cups raw cashews (soaked for 3 hours)
  • ½ cup raw cacao powder
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup full-​fat coconut milk
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons nonalcoholic vanilla extract
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 11‑inch round tart pan with coconut oil.
  2. To make the crust, place the hazelnut meal, arrowroot powder, coconut sugar, and sea salt into a bowl and mix together.
  3. Add the coconut oil and mix it in, using your fingers or a pastry cutter, until fine crumbs form.
  4. Add the water and stir together with a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a ball. Press the dough into the bottom and up the sides of the tart pan.
  5. Bake the tart for about 25 minutes, then remove from the oven and cool completely. I like to put it into the refrigerator to speed up the cooling process.
  6. To make the filling, place the cashews into a bowl of water and let soak for about 3 hours; then drain and rinse.
  7. Place soaked cashews into a high-​powered blender, add the cacao powder, maple syrup, coconut milk, and vanilla and blend until super smooth, adding more coconut milk by the tablespoonful if needed.
  8. To assemble the tart, pour the chocolate filling into the cooled crust and chill for 2 hours.
  9. Pop the tart out of the pan by pushing it up from the bottom.
  10. Transfer to a serving platter. Decorate the top with the raspberries and serve.


Excerpted from the book THE WHOLE LIFE NUTRITION COOKBOOK by Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre, MS, CN.  © 2014 by Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre, MS, CN.  Reprinted by permission of Grand Central Life & Style.  All rights reserved.

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When her third child was born with severe food allergies, Tessa took to the kitchen to figure out how to feed her family well. Always up for a culinary challenge, their journey has taken many twists and turns! Lots of Paleo, and lots of top 8 free. Good food for families, that's what she's about!

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25 comments on “Paleo Chocolate Raspberry Tart & The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook #Giveaway
  1. Marsha says:

    I love to see pictures of the recipes.

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  3. Kristine Drumm says:

    Thrilled to check out your new Cookbook.Yummy!
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  4. jennifer says:

    I look for a cookbook that is family friendly with ingredients that are easily accessible. I subscribed to your mailing list.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Christine Hawkins says:

    This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it!

  6. Grace S. says:

    I look for recipes that don’t take all day to make with 50 different steps(ok, maybe 50 is a bit exaggerated :-)) ingredients that are easily found and don’t cost lots of $$$$–and then are not used again. I love pictures too!! I’m more apt to make a recipe if I can see a picture.

  7. Kim Arnold says:

    I love cookbooks with well written directions and pictures!

  8. The book looks wonderful. Is the giveaway open to Canadians?

  9. Heather says:

    I like cookbooks that teach me more than just giving me a recipe. I want to know why it’s a good food combination, or why a certain ingredient is included. Feed my brain as well as my body.

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  10. Amy Dale says:

    I am an email subscriber

  11. Amy Dale says:

    These recipes look delicious and healthy for my family!

  12. Ruth says:

    I look for healthy and easy-to-obtain ingredients with a good combination of flavors!

  13. Dawn says:

    Looks delicious! Love the unique combinations you’re using. Can’t wait to try it. Have a happy, healthy day!
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  14. Megan says:

    The best cookbooks are ones with finished pictures!
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  15. Peggy says:

    I look for a well laid out style in a cookbook where it’s easy to find recipes and not a huge list of ingredients.
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  16. This looks AMAZING! How exciting about the cookbook giveaway. Thank you for sharing!
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  17. Julie says:

    Cookbooks with clear larger print and beautiful color photos are my favorite. I read a lot of books on Kindle so I can change the font size but when it comes to cookbooks, how nice to hold it in my hands.

  18. Beautiful looking dessert!! I think I will have to try that recipe, since raspberry & chocolate is one of my favourite combinations. I’ve been focusing more on Paleo recipes lately too, like bean-to-bar Paleo chocolate: Have you ever tried to make some? It’s fun and rewarding to make chocolate from the bean. Anyway, I LOVE that picture of the tart – great photography!
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  19. sabrina says:

    I ALWAYS look for a picture of each recipe. I’m very visual, so if the pic doesn’t look appealing, I move onto the next page/recipe. :)

  20. Sandra says:

    In cookbooks, I look for the ingredients that are in the recipes and whether they are typical ingredients I would carry or not.

  21. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Tessa,
    Your Paleo Chocolate Raspberry Tart is just beautiful, I would really enjoy a slice right now. Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
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  22. Thanks for sharing on Mostly Homemade Mondays! Be sure to stop over tomorrow and link up a few more posts :)

    Kelli @ The Sustainable Couple

  23. Max Arthur says:

    Oh yum. I’d love to learn that recipe. Looks good!
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  24. Oh Tessa, how beautiful. I can only imagine how delicious it tastes. I would be honored if you would stop by Pure Grace Farms and link this gorgeous recipe at the Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop this evening. This will be my first week at co-hosting and I am beyond excited! Blessings…Shari
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