May Day found me blissful and grateful at the fitness spa Rancho La Puerta, arguably the first “eco” resort. The Ranch, as it is known by it’s legions of repeat guests was co-founded in 1940, by Deborah Szekely, who was in residence and celebrating her 95th birthday. The facilities and lodgings are sprinkled amidst world-class […]
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.
I made this Raspberry Gluten-Free Vegan Streusel in 6 minutes. Sometimes simple and easy recipes that are made with few ingredients is more than just fine. This almost-instant, pot-to-serving-dish, warm dessert was welcome on a very chilly spring day. It was born of my finding a 10-ounce bag of rock solid defrosted and refrozen organic raspberries and a container of previously baked coconut streusel, but […]
I met Miami based chef, Carolina Molea at Victoria Moran’s Main Street Vegan Academy, when she was enrolled in the program. Pastry people recognize one another – there is a certain look we get when talking about a dessert we tasted and then went on to veganize, or a type of chocolate, or a specific technique. I […]
Ahh – wow. That’s what I literally hear every time I set out this citrus-scented vegan Big Orange Bundt Cake for serving. But we all know the proof is in the tasting! Well, this cake goes to the head of its class. It’s unusal to see a deep vegan cake. If you don’t know why, you can find the reason in my […]