posts tagged "puddings and frozen desserts"
Posted on February 9, 2012
A quick and easy, dairy free, vegan chocolate pudding for your Valentine.
With a mere 4 ingredients (dark chocolate, coconut milk, xylitol and coconut oil) this low glycemic chocolate pudding is the perfect gluten free treat for Valentine’s Day. I’m trying to keep my recipes as delicious and simple as possible and this dessert fits that bill. I hope you all enjoy it as much as my family did.
If you find yourself averse to using xylitol (and please don’t feed it ... read more →
Posted on December 30, 2011
Dairy free Mocha Mousse dessert recipe served in individual cups is elegant, yet is easy to make.
You can whip up this primal-friendly chocolate Mocha Mousse in just a few minutes. All you need is a food processor and the gluten free, dairy free ingredients below.
I plan on serving this Mocha Mousse in little ramekins to our New Year’s Day guests. As always we will have an assortment of people with a variety of food allergies and food restrictions. For ... read more →
Posted on August 22, 2011
Strawberries are higher in antioxidants than just about every other fruit.
Strawberry Sorbet is the perfectly refreshing dessert for any summer meal. This sorbet recipe is loaded with wholesome strawberries, which have numerous health benefits. Strawberries are thought to be a cancer fighting food as well as high in vitamin C, anti-inflammatory and good for the cardiovascular system. Research has also shown that strawberries can help to regulate blood sugar and decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes.
I’m highlighting this sorbet ... read more →
Posted on August 12, 2011
Serve a couple scoops with a slice of Gluten Free Carrot Cake
Hey all you vegans out there, this dairy free Piña Colada Ice Cream might be just what you’re looking for on a hot summer day. With a mere 3 ingredients (coconut milk, agave and pineapple), this simple vegan ice cream recipe will appeal to moms too. I like the quick and easy dimension of the recipe and my boys love the flavor –they’ve been lapping it up all summer.
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Posted on June 7, 2011
This high protein, dairy free Chocolate Mousse is made with anti-oxidant rich dark chocolate and contains no dairy products –a double win. I’ve also used coconut palm sugar rather than agave to sweeten it. Many people do not like agave nectar, believing it is an overly processed sweetener (the agave nectar I use is pure and organic). I don’t mind agave, though I thought the palm sugar would be a nice alternative sweetener for those that do.
Summer is moving along ... read more →
Posted on December 20, 2010
I was thrilled to have the darling Kelly and her adorable family over for dinner during one night of Hanukkah a couple of weeks ago. We made a delicious meal using various recipes from each of our cookbooks and websites, and then had the absolutely scrumptious dessert pictured above: Banana Coconut Cream Pie (made by Kelly, a recipe from her 2nd book) with Sunbutter Ice Cream (made by me, another recipe from Kelly’s awesome 2nd book).
Kelly also brought over some ... read more →
Posted on December 8, 2010
I recently fell in love with Georgia Pellegrini’s book Food Heroes and will be giving it to various friends for the holidays. I am also giving away a copy to one lucky winner on my Food Heroes post from Monday. It’s a great read and has wonderful recipes. The recipe below is my adaptation of Georgia’s grandmother’s fruit pudding, which I think you’ll enjoy.
This light and easy to eat dessert is a perfect Christmas pudding. It’s basically made with dried ... read more →
Posted on October 28, 2010
Let us now praise all things pumpkin. I’m kinda obsessed with gluten free, dairy free pumpkin dishes right now, hence the vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream here, and the Pumpkin Bars earlier this week. And let us not forget the Pumpkin Pie Muffins of last year either.
This pumpkin pie ice cream is a delicious fall treat whether served at Halloween or Thanksgiving. For more information on pumpkin mania, check out this funny article from Esquire called Some Pumpkin Flavoring Best Avoided ... read more →
Posted on September 1, 2010
This Chocolate Ice Cream is perfect for summer’s end, which usually corresponds with the upcoming Labor Day holiday (stay tuned for a Healthy Labor Day Recipe Roundup post later this week!); the added spices warm up this vegan gluten free dessert for chilly Fall nights approaching.
My recipe is based on one from Elise of Simply Recipes –she has a great traditional Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream recipe that uses cream and eggs, which you might like to take a look at.
Mexican ... read more →
Posted on July 22, 2010
Given how hot it’s been around here lately, the boys have been jonesing for ice cream, and I’m more than happy to indulge them with my homemade, frozen treats. They’ve been asking for a chocolate cherry ice cream, which may be coming here soon. For now, enjoy this gluten free, dairy free Cherry Strawberry Ice Cream.
Cherry Strawberry Ice Creamprinter friendly
1 (13.5 ounce) can coconut milk
1 (10 ounce) package frozen strawberries
1 (10 ounce) packages frozen cherries
¼ cup agave nectar or honey
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Posted on July 12, 2010
If you are looking for a cooling treat during this hot spell, try this Gluten Free Ice Cream Sandwich recipe, made with my Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream. The boys and I made it the other day and they couldn’t get enough of them!
Ice Cream Sandwichesprinter friendly
Primal Chocolate Chip Cookies or Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream
Scoop ice cream
Place between two chocolate chip cookies
Here’s a quick video I made some time ago on how to make my Gluten Free ... read more →
Posted on July 31, 2009
Peaches are in high season here in Colorado and we are making the most of it. This week I made a gluten free (of course), fruit sweetened, dairy free, vegan Peach Almond Ice Cream.
To increase the peach factor, I diced up more fresh peaches and mooshed them into the ice cream after it came out of the ice cream maker.
This is another recipe that is a bit more complicated than most, however, I found it to be well worth the ... read more →
Posted on July 13, 2009
The catalyst for this naturally sweetened, vegan, gluten free ice cream (don’t be scared by all the descriptors) is a recipe from Karina’s Kitchen for Maple Roasted Banana Ice Cream. Thanks Karina, your creativity, spunk and inspiration continue to be contagious!
This ice cream is not the easiest to make, given that there are a couple of steps involved, however it’s mighty tasty and my children love it –we hid it from my husband because we wanted more for the 3 ... read more →
Posted on June 18, 2009
My boys love this vegan Strawberry Ice “Cream.” I made a batch and it was gone in a couple of hours. So I made more and my husband got in on the act, consuming his share.
It is made with a coconut milk base and I added quite a bit of vanilla, in hopes of drowning out the coconutty flavor, as I did not want to make a coconut ice cream. I think I succeeded, though you all can be the ... read more →
Posted on May 23, 2009
This is my favorite ice cream. It’s vegan. It’s vanilla. And it’s yummy.
I’ve been making this ice cream for the last couple of years. Way back when in my New York days, my raw food friends turned me on to the fact that cashews make an amazing substitute for dairy. While I love this ice cream and have been known to chow on it late night, be forewarned that my husband (who is my ultimate taste tester) does not like it.
Vegan Vanilla Ice ... 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 January 23, 2009
Chia seeds are my new favorite food!
Rich in fatty acids, these seeds contain more omega-3′s than any other vegetarian source. They are also quite high in anti-oxidants, minerals and fiber. Further, I find that they are quite soothing for my digestive system (and I’m always looking for a boost in that realm).
I got the idea for this smooth and tasty recipe from yoga teacher extraordinaire and raw foodie, Jess Price. I give her full credit for turning me on to ... 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 →
Posted on October 22, 2008
Getting into the spirit of the season, I whipped up this no bake gluten free and vegan pumpkin custard. Quick and easy to make, it is also dairy free and the perfect way to end an autumn meal.
I am on a major pumpkin kick right now as is the rest of the family. Last weekend, my husband took the boys and their friend Josh to purchase pumpkins for Halloween; upon return the three little ones spent hours in the back ... read more →
Posted on January 25, 2008
This past fall, the food editor of The Denver Post wrote an article on “addictive” food blogs called Join me as I jump into the blog. Not only was I surprised to find my blog in it, I was dumbfounded that Elana’s Pantry was mentioned in the same piece as Heidi Swanson’s 101 Cookbooks.
Swanson is everyone’s favorite food blogger. Her recipes are revolutionary; she always thinks out of the box when she whips up a dish. While I sometimes find ... read more →