Recently, while cleaning up the kitchen after my dinner, I looked at the jar of tahini I had just used—I’d made hummus–and spied the always-present baggie of chopped chocolate on my counter. And in literally 5-minutes, using just those two ingredients plus 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla, a sugar free Tahini-Tella Spread was made. Who among us wouldn’t rather test a recipe than do the dishes, anyway? I love tahini. Tahini reminds me of my beloved Grandpa Joe, who sliced a kind of tahini … [Read more...]
Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes by Pastry chef, culinary educator, and cookbook author, Fran Costigan. She is internationally renowned as the authority on vegan desserts. Her scrumptious creations lack nothing—except dairy, eggs, white sugar, and cholesterol. Now everyone with a real sweet tooth, including those who are lactose intolerant, reducing cholesterol, or simply prefer healthy, natural ingredients without sacrificing taste, truly can have their cake… and eat it.
For a super quick and easy – and really instant if you have some ganache in your refrigerator or freezer – low sugar, gluten free, fruit forward dessert for one or two, think Chocolate Fondue. Ganache is a staple recipe in every baker’s or confectioner’s kitchen. Traditionally made from two basic ingredients – premium dark chocolate and cream – a basic ganache pouring glaze can be altered to make a thick icing, whipped cake filling, or a firm filling for chocolate truffles. Adding fruit … [Read more...]
I’m very happy to introduce you today to Susan Powers, the February guest blogger in my Fabulous Women in Food series. Susan has been blogging about raw and vegan food for over 9 years. Her website, rawmazing.com has become one of the top, go to websites for trusted, delicious raw and vegan recipes. Susan is also the photographer behind many of the stunning new recipe photos in my Essential Vegan Desserts Course at Rouxbe. Susan is sharing her Orange Ginger Raw Vegan Doughnuts with us … [Read more...]
What to do when on a super busy day when a friend texts saying, “I need to talk with you! Can I come over for tea and talk?” She sounds sad. Of course, if you’re like me, you put the suitcase aside (I was packing for my trip to Arizona for the Arizona Vegetarian Food Fest) and say, "of course.” Now, talk is better with something warm from the oven. What could I bake that’s easy, fuss free, and ready fast using simple pantry staples for an 11:30 tea and sympathy session. Vegan Cornbread, that’s … [Read more...]