Maple and Pecan Pie. Just like all the sweet treats and desserts in this section, this maple and pecan pie must be viewed as an occasional ‘cheat’ food if you want to look and feel your most healthy and beautiful. While it’s raw, vegan and free from refined sugar, dairy and gluten, the ingredients are still energy rich. However, this is a fantastic dessert to make for friends and family on special feast days like Christmas, Easter or birthdays. I’ve made this as a vegan option on Christmas Day for the past few years and it always gets polished off. Maple and pecan is a classic flavour combo, enhanced even more by the warming spices. I also like to decorate the pie with some fresh blueberries for a dash of colour and added antioxidants.This recipe is from Rosanna Davison ‘Eat Yourself Beautiful’.