Guilt-Free Treats Sweeened Naturally with Fruit

CHEF AJ with Glen Merzer

Available August 2024

Chef AJ’s love affair with desserts began with the gift of an Easy Bake Oven when she was seven years old. While her passion for creating them has not wavered, her choice of sweeteners changed from sugar to the natural sweetness found in whole foods. 

Her outrageously delicious plant-based desserts are  gluten-and sugar-free and contain no added salt or oil. Each of the 150+ recipes have indicators that rate each dessert for sweetness (Subtly Sweet, Nice & Sweet, Superbly Sweet) and fat content (Low-fat, Semi-decadent, Rich & Decadent), allowing you to select just the right treat for the occasion and company. 

The full gauntlet of recipes for bars, brownies, cakes, cheesecakes, cobblers, cookies, crisps, cupcakes, ice creams, mousses, muffins, pies, and tarts—many accompanied by mouthwatering photos—can now be enjoyed as “healthy—not guilty—pleasures.”  



“Dessert is a beautiful part of life--that is, when it can be made with healthy, non-addictive ingredients. Chef AJ is the master at this, and Sweet Indulgence is the book that shows you how to enjoy your life while enhancing your health. This book is a must-have!”—RICH ROLL, author, Finding Ultra, host, The Rich Roll Podcast

“There isn’t a desert in existence that Chef AJ can’t make better with whole, plant based goodness. She knows exactly how to hit that nebulous bliss point that will activate everyone of your 32 sweet tooths! Willy Wonka, move on over! There’s a new healthy Sweet Indulgence in town and her name is Chef AJ! Enjoy and enjoy and enjoy!” —RIP ESSELSTYN, #1 NY Times bestselling author and founder of PlantStrong Foods

“I support this book because it demonstrates it is possible to enjoy delicious desserts and still be super healthy. I even use healthful desserts to help people lose weight. You eat a sensible sized dessert to end dinner before getting full and overeating, and then that marks the end of eating for the day. You feel satisfied, without overeating. Get the book and try it.” —JOEL FUHRMAN, M.D., seven-time NY Times bestselling author, President, Nutritional Research Foundation

“My favorite dessert is a combination of peanut butter and chocolate. And Chef AJ’s cake is such a delicious celebration of these two ingredients in a healthy but decadent way.” —HEATHER GRAHAM, actress

Chef AJ never disappoints! Her recipes are living proof you don’t have to sacrifice delicious for nutritious.” —MICHAEL GREGER, M.D. FACLM

“One cannot go wrong with this book. Chef AJ is a pro with a wealth of experience. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing her in action many times.” —T. COLIN CAMPBELL, PhD, author, The China Study

“I have had the pleasure of dining at Chef AJ’s home, and I can assure you that her desserts are divine. And I’m delight-ed that she uses my cream cheese in so many of them!” —MIYOKO SCHINNER, activist, author Artisan Vegan Cheese, entrepreneur

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