posts tagged "vegetarian dessert"
Posted on March 9, 2010
This gluten free Double Chocolate Orange Torte will make a nice treat for Passover, which is rapidly approaching! My family, however, needed no holiday or excuse to devour the entire cake on a Sunday afternoon. This treat is easy to make and even easier to eat. Go ahead, try some and see for yourself.
Double Chocolate Orange Torte
½ cup chocolate chunks
½ cup blanched almond flour
¼ cup cacao powder
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
½ cup agave nectar or honey
½ cup grapeseed oil ... 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 →
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 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 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 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 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 →