posts tagged "vegan dessert"
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 August 16, 2010
This gluten free, dairy free and vegan Chocolate Sorbet recipe is an oldie but goodie from my recipe archives. What are these archives of which I speak? A binder with more than a thousand of my unpublished recipes. Anyway, this frozen treat is one of my mother-in-law’s favorite gluten free desserts, and she asks me to make it every time she comes to visit us.
Chocolate Sorbet is a perfect treat for summer parties, makes a great dessert after a simple family ... read more →
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 Sandwich
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 Chocolate ... read more →
Posted on July 8, 2010
This new and improved gluten free Peach Crisp was a lot of fun to shoot and even more fun to eat. I’m loving (rather than dreading) taking pictures ever since I took the Food and Light Photography Workshop.
Why another Peach Crisp? Well, a number of you had left comments on my “old” Peach Crisp recipe, mentioning that the topping seemed wet. So, I went back and tried the recipe myself. I wrote that recipe 2 years ago and I guess ... read more →
Posted on June 22, 2010
My children loved this gluten free Cherry Blueberry Crumble made from fresh ripe fruit. As you can see, they placed a huge dollop of Whipped Cream on top.
Posted on June 11, 2010
Photo courtesy of Almond Board of California
This healthy high protein version of the ultimate classic cookie is made from almond flour and speckled with sliced almonds. Easy to make and even easier to eat, enjoy for dessert, or use as a post workout snack to boost your energy.
Posted on April 30, 2010
A while back, I posted a recipe for Cabernet Cookies, using Cabernet Grape Seed Flour from AprèsVin. I thought they turned out very well –not too sweet, full of antioxidants and rich, dark chocolate; basically, my family was hooked.
Recently, I was reviewing the comments for that post and saw this one that Jenné from sweetpotatosoul.blogspot.com left. In it she mentioned making some cookies with grapeseed flour, so I hopped over to her blog and to take a peak. Jenne had ... read more →
Posted on April 20, 2010
I’m slightly obsessed with Mounds and Almond Joy this week. I’ve been making tons of coconut, chocolate and almond recipes the last few days.
So far, this one for gluten free Almond Joy Chocolate Bark is my family’s favorite. I like the way the toasted coconut adds a tiny crunch to the bigger crunch of the almonds, all of it enrobed in delicious dark chocolate, of course. Go ahead and try some, see for yourself!
Almond Joy Chocolate Bark
1 ½ cups chocolate ... read more →
Posted on April 2, 2010
The idea for these delicious gluten free Lemon Poppy Seed Bunny Cookies for Easter came from Gluten Free Foodie Heaven and her Lemon Poppy Seed Bunnies recipe. Even though we don’t celebrate Easter, I thought they were very cute and springlike and had to make some of my own with the usual favorite ingredients that I keep on hand.
Lemon Poppy Seed Bunny Cookies
1 ¾ cup blanched almond flour
pinch celtic sea salt
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
2 tablespoons agave nectar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 ... read more →
Posted on March 12, 2010
These healthier and vegan Peppermint Patties only have four ingredients.
Ok, when the idea of Peppermint Patties first crossed my mind I was not enticed. “Chocolate and mint?” I said, “That sounds like toothpaste, not food.”
Well, a few weeks later, the idea lingered, gnawingly and I decided I just had to make those Peppermint Patties. So I did. And they are good. Even to someone who does not care for the idea of chocolate and mint. Someone who is Jewish and ... 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 February 12, 2010
These yummy little protein-a-licious cookies are the result of a complimentary sample of Chardonnay Grapeseed Flour that I received from Eric Leber of AprèsVin. Grapeseed flour? Yes, you heard it right, grapeseed flour.
While these treats look like they are double chocolate chip cookies, they actually are not. It is high protein, antioxidant rich grapeseed flour that gives them their nice dark color. And yes, grapeseed flour comes in different flavors. This chardonnay grapeseed flour has a buttery taste and graham ... read more →
Posted on February 5, 2010
Valentine’s Day is approaching, which means lots of bad candy and useless merchandise will be sold in the next week or so. Over here, we’re having fun making our own (healthier) candy –especially these Chocolate Raspberry Bonbons.
My boys made an entire batch of these sweet confections last night and had a great time. They love taking over my candy projects, the little rascals! I like making these too. Using a small paint brush to spread the melted chocolate into the ... read more →
Posted on January 12, 2010
I think I’m on a bit of a vegan kick these days. First came the Marcona Almond Mayo sans eggs and now these vegan Lemon Lavender Cookies.
Don’t worry, even though this recipe sounds a tad weird, it’s subtle and I think, delicious. It kinda reminds me of the recipe in my gluten free cookbook for Rosemary Hazelnut Cookies.
Lemon Lavender Cookies
1 ¼ cups blanched almond flour
¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons dried lavender, finely minced
¼ cup grapeseed oil
3 ... 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 July 13, 2009
This Roasted Banana Coconut Ice Cream is naturally-sweetened, vegan, gluten-free and made with only five ingredients (don’t be scared by all the descriptors). I’ve based this healthy ice cream recipe on one from Karina’s Kitchen.
This ice cream is fairly easy to make; there are just a couple of steps involved. And I can tell you Roasted Banana Coconut Ice Cream is mighty tasty and my children love it –we hid it from my husband because we wanted more for the ... read more →
Posted on July 10, 2009
I chose to go with a messy “action” photo of this crumble to demonstrate just how much my husband liked it! He came home from work and devoured the section you see missing above. I was somewhat surprised since it was another one of my experiments making a purely fruit sweetened dessert.
While this crumble is not as easy to make as my usual desserts, it’s super healthy and also deliciously satisfying.
Blueberry Cherry Crumble
4 cups fresh cherries, pitted
1 pint blueberries
1 ... 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 June 10, 2009
These delicious cookies, chock full of coconut, walnuts and raisins are the product of our very recent visit to my parents.
Today the boys and I returned home to Colorado from visiting them in California. We went to have some family bonding time and distract them from a health issue one of them has been dealing with over the past year.
While there, we were able to see my sister, Dina and hang out with her. Of course, I wanted to know ... read more →