Last week I received two books in the mail that were so beautiful, they literally made me say, “Ooooooh!” Those books were Nourish & Glow: Naturally Beautifying Foods & Elixirs  and Fresh & Pure: Organically Crafted Beauty Balms & Cleansers by Jules Aron.

You may remember Jules’ name from my post about her book Vegan Cheese last year. This year she’s back with two new books – Nourish & Glow, which features recipes for nourishing foods and elixirs (think juices and smoothies) and Fresh & Pure, which features loads of DIY beauty recipes.

Jules told me the books are meant to look like old apothecary books, and I think they nailed it on design. Inside each book, you’ll find 75 recipes and some truly stunning photography.

Today I decided to not only share one of the gorgeous recipes from Nourish & Glow, but also to give away a copy of each new book. Enter below, and for more entries check out my Instagram giveaway too.

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For the  Raw Brownies:

  • 1  1/2 cups walnuts
  • Sea salt
  • 8 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • Raw brownies
  • 1  1/2 cups walnuts
  • Sea salt
  • 8 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons water

To make the brownies:

Chop 1/4 cup of the walnuts and set aside. Place the remaining walnuts and salt to taste in a food processor or blender and process until finely ground. Add the dates and process until the mixture sticks together. Add the cacao powder, vanilla, and water and process to distribute. Transfer the mixture to a glass container and pack it in evenly. Spread the reserved walnuts evenly on top. Place in the refrigerator to cool. Cut into squares before serving.

goldenmilkicecreamBeauty Food Spotlight

Golden Milk is a truly synergistic healing blend. The turmeric and curcumin, its most documented bioactive ingredient, include powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and healing properties.

Black pepper, whose sharp taste comes from the alkaloid piperine, enhances the anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric. And since turmeric is also fat soluble, the coconut milk maximizes absorption of its healing properties.

Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means if you click and make a purchase I could earn a commission. I received these books for free in exchange for my honest review.

Golden Milk Ice-cream Brownie Sandwiches

By BakeandDestroy Published: March 7, 2018

  • Yield: 8 Servings

From the author: Tucked between two chunks of these oh-so-chocolaty, nutty, chewy brownies is creamy, coconut milk-based ice cream, inspired from the sweet and spicy drink affectionately known as Golden Milk. Ground turmeric, cinnamon, black pepper, ginger, and cardamom bring plenty of rich, warm flavor to this delicious frozen treat.



  1. To make the ice cream: Place the coconut milk, ginger, maple syrup, turmeric, cinnamon, pepper, cardamom, and salt to taste in a large saucepan and heat over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, whisking to combine. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla. Whisk once more.
  2. Taste and adjust the flavor as needed, adding more turmeric for intense turmeric flavor, cinnamon for warmth, maple syrup for sweetness, or salt to balance the flavors.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and let cool to room temperature.
  4. Strain the mixture, transfer to a blender, add the bananas, and blend.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a large, freezer-safe container and freeze for 2 hours. Remove from the freezer and process in the blender once more.
  6. Cover securely and freeze overnight, until firm.
  7. To assemble the ice-cream sandwiches, cut a brownie in two horizontally and scoop ice cream between the two halves. Serve immediately.
  8. Kitchen Note Take care not to overprocess the frozen bananas, as they will melt 
and ruin the ice-cream effect.

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