Desserts

Vegan 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 garbanzo beans. We recommend buying the unsalted cans. We use the leftover cooking water from cooking dried garbanzo beans. We freeze this leftover water to have it on hand as needed. Aquafaba whips best when…

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…

Vegan 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…