posts tagged "chocolate"
Posted on February 26, 2010
Purim is here! One of my favorite festivals (it’s not a holy day) Purim is a wonderful time to gather together with family and friends.
For those that aren’t familiar, Purim, (like so many other Jewish holidays and festivals) involves the story of the attempted destruction of the Jewish people, the subsequent redemption to “freedom” and much feasting. Hooray for freedom and feasting! Hooray for Jewish celebrations!
Yesterday afternoon, we had a Purim Party at our house during which ... read more →
Posted on February 23, 2010
These healthier mounds bars are a quick and easy homemade chocolate and coconut candy.
We will be making these yummy gluten free candy bars for Purim which is coming up this week. Of course, we also plan on making Hamantaschen as well, which is one of the boys’ fave treats.
These mounds bars are easy to make and rich with dark chocolate and a coconut filling consisting of shredded coconut, coconut oil and agave. My older son downed them and thought ... read more →
Posted on February 17, 2010
I’m still on my grape seed flour kick and made these yummy Cabernet Cookies the other day which were “all gone” quite quickly. If you like the combination of red wine and chocolate, be sure to give these treats a try.
Grape seed flour is full of antioxidants, fiber and protein and adds a nice flavor and texture to baked goods. I’m loving experimenting with it these days. One more super food to add to the repertoire.
1 ¼ cups blanched ... read more →
Posted on October 16, 2009
For those of you that have leftover zucchini from your gardens, here is a delicious gluten free zucchini chocolate chip mini muffin recipe. Our garden is just petering out with the severe frost we had last weekend and I need to get going on pulling up all the wilted plants from the yard.
Meanwhile, with this colder weather I’ve been a baking fiend and my family is fully taking advantage of this, loading themselves up with gluten free goodies.
Zucchini Chocolate Chip ... read more →
Posted on October 7, 2009
This scrumptious fall twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie is a big hit in my household. The tart dried cranberries and nutty, roasted goodness of walnuts, along with nutrient dense almond flour turn a plain old chocolate chip cookie into an antioxidant rich, nutritious treat.
Cranberry Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 ½ cups blanched almond flour
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup grapeseed oil or palm shortening
½ cup agave nectar or honey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
½ cup dried cranberries
1 cup ... read more →
Posted on June 12, 2009
The New York Times blog, Bitten, just did a feature on chocolate cupcakes, which made me realize that a recipe for gluten free chocolate cupcakes is conspicuously lacking from this site. Well, I am happy to say that is no longer the case.
In my quest for the perfect gluten free chocolate cupcake, I made these 5 times. Today. Luckily, my boys and their glutenoid friends happily scarfed the “failures.” Here, I share with you my success.
¼ cup coconut flour
¼ ... read more →
Posted on June 3, 2009
Purely Decadent’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream
This is my family’s favorite ice cream. I’d have to say they like it quite a bit more than my homemade Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream.
When I posted that recipe last week, several people asked if I had heard of various brands of store bought vegan, gluten free ice creams. Yes, I have and here it is. Purely Decadent comes in quite a few flavors and I can attest that each one I have ... read more →
Posted on April 27, 2009
Here’s another flourless cake for those looking for an alternative to almond flour or in search of a nut-free recipe. My husband and older son loved this fruity chocolate cake. I was thinking that with a nice strawberry frosting this cake would make a delicious banana split type dessert.
This gluten-free, grain-free cake is quick and easy. You’ll just want to make sure that your bananas are quite ripe to ensure its sweetness. If you can do dairy, this cake would ... read more →
Posted on April 14, 2009
These Double Chocolate Mocha Biscotti are egg-free and gluten-free. Because eggs are a main component of biscotti, I haven’t seen a lot, if any egg-free recipes, for this type of cookie. My favorite thing about these gluten-free biscotti, however, is how simple they are to make. Just throw everything in the food processor and you’re already halfway there.
Double Chocolate Mocha Biscotti
2 ¼ cups blanched almond flour
¼ cup cacao powder
2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
1 tablespoon organic decaf coffee, espresso grind
¼ teaspoon celtic ... read more →
Posted on April 10, 2009
Food is politics. More than ever. So, imagine my surprise when I found this comment the other day, right here on my little ol’ blog saying:
“I love your recipe blog, but really don’t agree with your political views or comments. Try to stay more focused on the food instead of politics. You may keep more friends that way.”
I’d never thought of being less than genuine and hiding my views as way to gain friends. Call me naive, that’s one strategy ... read more →
Posted on April 7, 2009
How low can you go?! This gluten free chocolate peanut butter tart is sweetened with a delicious alternative sweetener that I have been enjoying of late –yacon syrup.
This lower glycemic sweetener is derived from the yacon plant which is often referred to as “apple of the earth.” Yacon is high in fructooligosacharides (FOS), a form of fructose that is lower in sugar than others and is in fact, also a pre-biotic. This sweetener feeds the friendly bacteria in the ... read more →
Posted on March 17, 2009
It’s amazing what you can do without any flour! I made this gluten free chocolate cake using beets. Being “Deceptively Delicious“ I fooled my husband. While my children are game to eat pretty much anything I make, my husband is known as the “picky” eater around here.
Because of his strong critiques and my perfectionist bent, I often find myself testing a new recipe four, five or more times. Though this one I nailed the second time, it was that ... read more →
Posted on March 3, 2009
Just the week before last, my favorite food writer from the LA Times came up with a brilliant recipe for homemade Nutella.
I haven’t had Nutella since I was a student traveling in Europe decades ago with a EuroRail pass, sleeping in youth hostels. Back then we used to eat the chocolate stuff for breakfast. These days, I find the real thing a little too sweet for my taste. So I was happy to see Amy’s Scattergood’s Homemade ... read more →
Posted on February 24, 2009
Easy Gluten Free Brownies made with heart healthy almond butter; packed with wholesome and nutritious ingredients.
One of my favorite readers, Courtney, requested this brownie recipe in a comment last week.
Here is what she said, “Can we have another VOTE?? Every post I am hopeful that I might open it up to find your recipe for scrumptious dark chocolate brownies… I am NEVER disappointed by your posts, but I am still hopeful that I may experience this recipe in the ... read more →
Posted on February 17, 2009
We will be making this gluten free German Chocolate Cake (and many other dishes) in my next cooking class at the Culinary School of the Rockies, March 17th. If you want to sign up there is still some space left.
As we all know, there are many ways to make German Chocolate Cake. An entire chocolate cake can be frosted with a coconut pecan icing as I did a while back in this post. Alternatively, the sides of the cake can ... read more →
Posted on February 6, 2009
Ok, I confess, it took a few batches to get this recipe “just right,” which for me means a couple of things.
First, I had to get these babies to to look decent, edible, desirable even. Let’s just say my first attempts were rather inept. I tried to make a rich and gooey sauce with cherries and then dip this cherry goo into melted chocolate. So Mensa of me –as you can imagine, the result did not look entirely appetizing. And ... read more →
Posted on February 3, 2009
Recently, I created a flickr group so that all of you can share photos of recipes that you make from elanaspantry.com. I know that some of you enjoy uploading photos to the comments section and I love seeing your shots of my concoctions. So please, feel free to upload your pictures to the elana’s pantry flickr group. Can’t wait to see ‘em!
The vegan cookies above are pictured with my cashew milk and were quite a lot of fun to make. ... read more →
Posted on January 27, 2009
You heard it right. Chili powder in your chocolate.
For those of you that don’t like to spice things up, read no further. For the rest of you, I have this delicious vegan chocolate truffle, that you just might find yourself addicted to, especially in the cold weather.
These chocolate chili truffles are perfect for a slightly spicy Valentine’s Day.
I hope you are all enjoying my latest string of recipes, including this heart healthy treat. Recently, my site climbed into the top ... read more →
Posted on December 26, 2008
When I recently posted my Accidental Mocha Mousse recipe, Samantha requested this German Chocolate Cake so that she and her mother would not miss out on it during the holidays. I am more than pleased to add it to this blog, as German Chocolate Cake is a classic.
Although my boys are in a finicky stage lately, boycotting most of the things I make (even dessert!) they eagerly wolfed down this sweet, rich chocolaty cake.
German Chocolate Cake
¾ cup coconut flour, ... read more →
Posted on November 28, 2008
We had a super quiet Thanksgiving, which was fine with me. It was just the 4 of us and we ended up making even less food than I had planned. Around 4 pm we sat down to dinner, which was a delicious turkey (roasted by my darling husband, he really is a man of many talents), brussel sprouts with chestnuts and apples, cranberry sauce and gravy.
We ate for about 1/2 an hour, then my husband and I did the dishes, ... read more →