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Author - Rita DePuydt

Rita DePuydt is a freelance writer and botanist with a background in home economics and medical lab technology. A life-long sugar sensitivity lead to her interest in the remarkable stevia plant. In Stevia, Naturally Sweet Recipes, Rita combines her interest and experience in health, cooking, and herbs to produce a wonderful collection of whole-food, low-sugar recipes.

Apple Crisp

8 servings Filling: 7 to 8 cups chopped apples (peeling is optional) 3 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp vanilla 1 to 1 ½ tsp powdered stevia leaf or ½ tsp powdered stevia extract 2 tbsp whole wheat flour 3 tbsp natural peanut butter (optional) 1 tsp cinnamon...

Carrot Cake

10 servings ½ cup unsweetened coconut 6 ounces crushed pineapple with juice (one 8-ounce can) ½ cup butter 1 tsp powdered stevia extract 3 tbsp date sugar 2 eggs, warmed to room temperature and beaten 1/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt ¼ cup soymilk or...

Coconut Fig Chews

1/2 cup chopped figs 1/2 cup unsweetened fruit juice or water 1 cup unsweetened coconut 1/2 cup unsweetened sesame seeds 1/8 tsp salt 1/2 tsp powdered stevia extract 2 tablespoon cashew butter 1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour Preheat the oven to 350...

Banana Bread

1 loaf – 12 servings 2 very ripe, medium to large bananas ¼ tsp powdered stevia extract ½ tsp stevia concentrate 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour ½ tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp salt 1/3 cup oil 1 large egg ½ cup...

Hot Cocoa

(4 to 5 servings) Rich and chocolaty — like Mom used to make. 3 tbsp cocoa ½ tsp powdered stevia extract 4 to 5 cups of soymilk or milk 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract Mix the cocoa and stevia extract together in a medium...

Mango Papaya Smoothie

4 servings This creamy treat is called Mango Lassi in India. 1 quart Mango or papaya juice or a blend 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt 1/3 to 1/2 Tsp powdered stevia extract (to taste) Mix the ingredients together in a blender until smooth (Excerpted with...