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Berry Almond Crunch

10 Comments 30 July 2012

Berry Almond Crunch

I want to thank you all for your sweet messages, your support, and your prayers after our loss of Sweet Marcy.  The sharing of your own personal stories of loss through this blog, facebook, and email have meant so much to me.  There’s comfort in knowing that others have felt this pain.  This emptiness. This grief.  Though my heart aches, your loving support has been part of the beginnings of healing.

It’s hard to write about food.  It sounds so everyday, but my everyday has been completely changed.  Marcy isn’t sitting up high on the trashcan to see what I’m making.  She’s not rubbing against my ankles, asking to smell what I’m scraping off the spoon.  But after days of avoiding the kitchen, I actually felt drawn to it today.  There was comfort in the repetitive motions of chopping, mixing, pouring, and spreading.

I’m thankful that I have some prewritten restaurant reviews to share over the next few weeks that will have my normal happy spunk.  But for now, sharing a simple recipe is about as spunky as I’m going to get.

Here’s a quick, easy treat that I’ve been enjoying as an afternoon snack this summer. It’s sugar-free, dairy-free, and can be made vegan by using agave instead of honey.  Best of all, it’s good for you.  Fruit, nuts, honey.

I use the frozen Cascadian Farms Organic Mixed Berries from Costco to make this cold, crunchy treat.

Berry Almond Crunch

By Heather


  • 2 c. frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2  c. raw almonds
  • 1 T. honey or agave nectar


1.  Place all ingredients in the food processor and pulse until chunks stick together when scooped with a spoon.

2.  Spoon into bowls and enjoy.

Makes 2 snacks or 4 small desserts

Love to you all.

Readers, dish.

  • What comforts you when you’re down?
  • How have friends helped you in your grief?
  • What is your favorite quick, healthy treat?
  • What is your favorite cool summer snack?
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10 Comments so far

  1. Alisa says:

    Aw, I could picture those sweet moments.

  2. Oh Heather! This looks fantastic. Thank you for entering into Ingredient Challenge Monday, I can’t believe I didn’t see it until now. xoxo

  3. Debi says:

    Hugs from friends and family always help me. 😀 *hugs again*

  4. Sonia says:

    This looks so good!! :) And with just 3 ingredients, that much better! :):)

    Thanks for sharing it with Sugar Free Sunday, Heather! Now I’ve totally got to make it! :)

  5. Hello friend :) Hope all is well! Your crunch looks amazing! I wanted to let you know that I am hosting a Gluten Free Friday recipe link up! Its live if you want to list anything! :) You can find this week’s link up here:
    Hope all is well with you :) Cindy

  6. Iris says:

    Thanks for joining this week! I love simple ideas like this berry almond crunch. And so sorry to hear about your cat. That’s never an easy thing, especially when it’s sudden.


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I'm a curious girl, wife, teacher, fitness fanatic, gluten-free foodie, high-raw vegan, and Mama Cat living in NYC. I've made the transition from baking and cooking gluten-free to creating raw vegan recipes that are naturally gluten free. My gluten intolerance opened up my diet to a whole new world of nutritious plant-based foods. While I'm not 100% vegan, it's my favorite way to eat, and making and sharing raw foods makes me giddy. Living in the City has its joys and challenges, and I enjoy sharing my experiences with you.

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