Desserts

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…

Chocolate Ice Dream

  This is a lovely sweet treat for a really hot night.   1/4 cup raw cashews 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder 1/2 cup plain, unsweetened nondairy milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional) 8 dates, soaked in water 10 frozen organic strawberries About 10 ice cubes (optional)   In a high-powered blender combine the cashews, vanilla, nondairy…

Raw Nectarine Tart

This recipe is for two individual tarts. Double, triple, quadruple the recipe if so desired. Total time to prepare these tarts is about 8 minutes (and that’s if you’re moving really slowly). Crust 1/2 cup raw almonds 2 to 3 (depending on size) raw medjool dates (pitted) Chop the almonds to the size of coffee…

Orange Creamsicle Ice Dream

  This brings me back to the Good Humor Ice Cream Truck and the Creamsicle Pop of my childhood. This is so much better! You’ll need to freeze some oranges in advance.   2 oranges, peeled, sectioned and frozen 1/4 cup raw cashews 1/2 cup plain, unsweetened nondairy milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla   In a…

Blueberry Ice Dream

  There is nothing better on a hot night than this. One warning though – you’ll get a purple tongue! But that’s part of the fun.   1 bag frozen blueberries (12 ounces) 1/4 cup raw cashews 1/2 cup plain, unsweetened nondairy milk   In a high-powered blender combine the cashews and nondairy milk until…

Strawberry Ice Dream

  This is quick treat the whips up fast. This recipe serves one and you can double, triple or quadruple it to make more for others or keep it just for you!   10 frozen organic strawberries 1/4 cup raw cashews 1/2 cup plain, unsweetened nondairy milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional) About 4 ice cubes…

Flourless Chocolate Cake

This is a recipe that has been inspired by Vegan Holiday Cooking by Candle Cafe (a must-have cookbook) and modified somewhat. It’s become my new favorite cake. Crust 1/2 cup shredded carrots (about 1 carrot) 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/2 cup raw almonds 1/4 cup agave or maple syrup 1 Tablespoon Ener-G Egg Replacer…

Yellow Cake with Peanut Butter Filling and Chocolate Icing

The carrot juice gives this cake a lovely yellow color and a moist sweetness. Cake Ingredients 2 1/2 cups All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour (we use Bob’s Red Mill) 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/3 cup vegan butter (we use organic Earth Balance Buttery Spread) 1/3 cup vegetable shortening, oil or more vegan butter 2 teaspoons…

Cannoli Shells, Gluten-Free

Here is an easy cannoli shell recipe that is baked not fried, vegan and gluten-free! 1 1/4 cup All Purpose Gluten Free Flour ( we use Bob’s Red Mill) 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan Gum 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon cocoa powder 3 Tablespoons vegan butter 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 3 Tablespoons Red Wine…

Chocolate Sauce/Icing/Fondue

This is a rich, chocolaty sauce when warm. I like making my own sauce because I can make it the way I like it, not too sweet. You can make it as sweet as you like. Once refrigerated the sauce will thicken and be spreadable. It can be used as a cake or cupcake icing.…

Hamentashen: Gluten-Free

Hamentashen are traditionally eaten during the Jewish holiday of Purim, typically filled with poppy seeds, prunes, apricot or other fruit. Hamantashen are shaped like a triangle, recalling the three-cornered hat of the villain, Haman, as described in the Book of Esther. They are a great cookie for any time of year. I’ve included my original…

Deep Dish Apple Pie, gluten-free

Everyone loves apple pie. This recipe is easy, with a few simple ingredients. Make it with our easy-to-roll Gluten-Free Pie Crust. 7 to 8 organic apples 1/4 – 1/2 cup sugar (evaporated cane juice) 1/4 cup water 2 Tablespoons potato or corn starch Gluten-Free Pie Crust Dough for 2 crusts Preheat oven to 350oF Core…

Sundaes!

  Make your own Sundaes the way you like them. Here’s what we made for Valentine’s Day.   Serves 2 Organic Vegan Ice Cream 2 Tablespoons organic walnuts, chopped 4 fresh or frozen organic strawberries, sliced 1 banana, sliced length-wise into 4 pieces, then cut all pieces in half 2 Tablespoons organic cocoa powder 1…

Hazelnut Cream Pie

Raw pies, made with whole plant foods like raw nuts and seeds and dried fruit, are luxuriously rich and decadent. There’s no guilt here. Another slice please! For the crust: 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 1/4 cup shredded coconut 1/2 cup pitted medjool dates 1/2 cup raisins For the filling: 1/4 cup…

Gingerbread Cookies, Gluten-Free

This is a delicately spiced, chewy cookie. For the cookie 1 1/2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour (we use Bob’s Red Mill) 3/4 teaspoons baking powder 3/8 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 3 tablespoons vegan butter 6 Tablespoons brown sugar 1…

Pumpkin Pie, Gluten-free, Soy-free

This is our veganized version of the classic Libby’s Pumpkin Pie recipe. 2 Tablespoons ground flax seeds 4 Tablespoons water 3/4 cup sugar (we use evaporated cane juice) 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1 15-ounce can pumpkin purée 1 1/2 cups…

Apricot Nut Balls

Here’s a naturally sweet treat, made from dried fruit, raw nuts and seeds. They are a stunning addition to any festive dessert table. 1 cup dried unsulphured apricots 1/2 cup walnuts, 1/4 cup almonds, 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons cocoa powder Optional: 1 tablespoon agave or maple syrup Optional: 1 teaspoon vanilla Topping Variations:…