Desserts

Raspberry Vanilla Cake, vegan and gluten-free

When my mom told recently me she loved raspberries even more than strawberries I decided to make her this Raspberry Vanilla Cake. I wanted it to be gluten-free. I found Celine Ileker’s Vegan Cake recipe and made a few minor modifications. The Swiss Buttercream recipe is from Aquafaba by Zsu Dever. This is a MUST-HAVE…

Sourdough Crêpes, gluten-free

We make Almond Yogurt about every two weeks. When a new batch is done, I like using it for a sourdough batter, like this one. Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups all purpose gluten-free flour (We use Bob’s Red Mill) 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 Tablespoons ground flax seeds 2 cups unsweetened plant milk 1/2 cup unsweetened…

Fresh Fruit Tart – Raw

This Raw Fruit Tart is a variation of our Fresh Fruit Tart recipe with a flour crust. It is a spectacular summer dessert for a picnic, barbecue or 4th of July celebration. Cacao Nibs give the crust a chocolate flavor. Ingredients: Crust 1/2 cup cacao nibs 1 cup raisins 1/2 cup pecans 1/2 cup almonds…

The China Study Family Cookbook DOUGHNUTS!

When I interviewed Del Sroufe this week on It’s All About Food I knew I would be making this recipe soon. It’s in his newest cookbook, The China Study Family Cookbook. It is a MUST-HAVE vegan cookbook with all kinds of yummy comfort foods made with REAL ingredients, like this doughnut recipe for example. The…

Frozen, Raw Vanilla Cream Oatmeal Cookies

From one great recipe comes another. This is a variation on our Frozen, Raw Lemon Cheesecake Cookies. Rolled Oats are typically heat treated but truly raw Rolled Oats can be found in some health food stores. Ingredients Cookie Dough: 2/3 cups almonds, 1/3 cup Brazil nuts (For tree nut allergies use sunflower or pumpkin seeds)…

Lemon Cheesecake Frozen Cookies, Raw, Gluten-Free

Raw desserts are simply the best. They satisfy your sweet cravings while filling you with nourishing goodness. Ingredients Cookie Dough: 2/3 cups almonds, 1/3 cup Brazil nuts (For tree nut allergies use sunflower or pumpkin seeds) 1 cup pitted prunes 1 teaspoon Organic Vanilla Extract Lemon Cheesecake Filling: 1 1/2 cups cashews (For tree nut…

Chocolate Mousse

This recipe has been modified from Zsu Dever’s Aquafaba cookbook. We recommend learning all the ins and outs of Aquafaba from this great book. 1/2 cup Aquafaba (We used Black Bean Aquafaba but any bean Aquafaba should be fine) 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar 2 Tablespoons sugar (evaporated cane juice) 5 ounces nondairy Dark Chocolate…

Lemon Meringue Pie

We paired our Gluten-Free Crust with Zsu Dever‘s Lemon Custard and Aquafaba Meringue for a perfect pie. It’s amazing! This is REAL meringue without using egg whites. We highly recommend getting her Aquafaba cookbook for all the details about making Aquafaba meringue and a lot more. We made our Aquafaba from cooking chickpeas in water…

Vegan Coconut Meringue Pie, Gluten-Free

  With Aquafaba, vegan meringue is as easy as pie. Auafaba is the liquid from one 15 ounce can of chickpeas. We recommend buying the unsalted cans.   Ingredients   Pastry for single-crust 9-inch pie (use 1/2 of our REAL Pie Crust, Gluten-Free) 2/3 cup vegan sugar (evaporated cane juice) 1/4 cup cornstarch or potato…

Apple Turnovers

  We fell in love with Fruit Turnovers with our afternoon tea when we were in Northern California and frequented the Big Basin Café in Saratoga. Here is our version which I love even more. The dough is lighter in flavor and texture and it’s gluten-free!   4 organic apples (other fruit may be used…

Fresh Fruit Tart

This Fresh Fruit Tart is a spectacular summer dessert for a picnic or barbecue. Dark chocolate lines the crust which is filled with a sweet vanilla custard and then topped with fresh fruit. Ingredients: 1 9-inch Pie Crust (make your own or get one ready made) 1/2 cup dairy-free dark chocolate chips 1 cup raw…

Maple Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

This is a no guilt, good-for-you cookie made with real foods. 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds 2 tablespoons water 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup maple syrup 6 Tablespoons pumpkin seeds 3/4 cups rolled oats plus 1 1/2 cups rolled oats 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon Preheat…

Chocolaty Brownies

Recipes from “The End of Heart Disease” by Joel Fuhrman, M.D. Copyright 2016. Serves: 9 For the Brownie: ½ cup natural cocoa powder ½ cup chestnut flour or almond flour 1¾ cups mashed cooked sweet potato ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla flavoring ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon baking powder 2/ 3 cup…

Almond Coconut Macaroons

Recipes from “The End of Heart Disease” by Joel Fuhrman, M.D. Copyright 2016. Serves: 18 2 cups finely shredded unsweetened coconut 2 cups finely ground blanched almonds (see Note) ¼ cup unsweetened soy, hemp, or almond milk 1 tablespoon orange zest 1 teaspoon almond extract 2½ tablespoons ground flax seeds simmered with 3 tablespoons water…

Poached Pears with Raspberry Coulis

While living in the south of France, I often saw Poached Pears with Raspberry Coulis on dessert menus of upscale restaurants. It was often the one dessert I was happy to choose because it was vegan. This is a beautiful dish to finish a perfect meal; very fresh and light with just enough sweetness. 8…

Boozy Balls

This is a variation on our Fruit and Nut Truffles with an extra kick – Bourbon, which gives these Fruit and Nut Balls a sophisticated flavor. 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup apricots 1/4 cup walnuts, 1/4 cup almonds, 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, 1/4 cup sunflower seeds 1/4 cup shredded coconut 2 tablespoons cocoa 1/4 cup…

Angela Pia

Angela Pia means Pious Angel and it’s is a rich, luscious Italian dessert. It’s typically made with brandy and rum. We didn’t have either so we substituted Bourbon and Vermouth. It’s fabulous and so easy to make. You may also make the virgin version, without Bourbon or Vermouth and you’ll have a lovely vanilla pudding.…

Homemade Tofu and Chocolate Mousse

I was given samples of Morinaga’s Make Your Own Tofu Kit, consisting of two 12 ounce containers of soy milk and two packets of nigari along with instructions on how to make tofu. I had made one portion of tofu a few weeks ago. It was very, very soft. I like soft tofu, but this…

Vegan Cannoli

Here is the filling we use in our gluten-free Cannoli Shells. 1 lb firm tofu (about 2 cups) 1 cup powdered sugar 1/4 cup thick cashew cream 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon orange zest 1/4 cup shaved dark chocolate or tiny chocolate chips or 1/4 cup diced REAL “candied” fruit (2 Tablespoons each of…

Fruit and Nut Truffles

When craving something sweet, these treats come together just in time. There is no guilt here, only goodness. 1 cup raisins (or other sweet dried fruit like dates, figs) 1/2 cup walnuts, 1/4 cup almonds, 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (or any combination of nuts and seeds) 1/4 cup shredded coconut 2 tablespoons cocoa 2 teaspoons…