My mom adored the Recipe #480392 I made for dinner and asked me to make a stock from the bones and soup from that. I cleaned out our fridge and turned it into a veggie and nutrient rich chunky bowl of comfort that will keep you from raiding the cookie jar mid afternoon.
Fresh lemon balm creates a deliciously vibrant base for the compound butter that's tucked under the skin of a roasting chicken. A quartered lemon and a sprig of thyme fill the cavity with even more flavour and keeps everything nice and juicy! Leftovers make incredible chicken salad too. Normally I'm not a stickler for organic, but with chicken and citrus where you're eating or cooking the rind it's important to keep the chemicals down.
Fudgy, smooth chocolate and a kiss of sea salt is what this surprisingly healthy, gluten free candy is all about! I won't judge if you eat the mixture out of the food processor instead of pressing and chilling it... I did! I'm offering two variations, one is a vegan, nut free alternative made with SunButter, the other uses the incredible decadence of Nutella. Adapted from Diet, Dessert and Dogs and The Gluten Free Edge.
Fresh berries are chopped, lightly crushed and marinated in a mixture of liqueurs for an amazing topping for angel food or pound cake, or a decadent mix-in to chocolate pudding! NI is per fluid oz serving - including the sweet, boozy syrup that forms.
This is a 100% sugar free drink (sweetened with naturally sweet stevia) that is perfect for summer. I love using frozen fruit as ice cubes in drinks, because they don't water the beverage down and are edible! I'm lucky enough to have a Meyer lemon tree at home, but of course you can use whatever lemons you have on hand.
Toasted almonds and caramel flavoured stevia fill this whole grain apple muffin with rich flavour, while homemade apple sauce and almond milk keep it moist without added fat.
Egg powder: http://store.honeyvillegrain.com/powderedwholeeggscan.aspx
Regular marshmallow fluff or cream is a no-no for vegans thanks to the egg whites, and reading the rest of the ingredients in the jarred stuff I wouldn't want to eat it anyways! Luckily homemade, vegan-friendly Fluff is easy and delicious! All measurements are dry weight.
The original recipe for these fruity marshmallows comes from a vintage copy of "The Joys of Jell-O Recipe Book". I changed the method so that the marshmallows set firm (not like the mallow cream-like original).
As if that wasn't a mouthful enough! These are deceptively light, yet very lemony (not too sweet) and have little piques of interest from the sesame seeds. A pure raspberry fruit jam spreads on top and bakes into a fruity, slightly tart glaze.
I made this vegetarian lasagna for my sister when she came home from school declaring her newfound love for the dish. I knew she didn't like "chunks" in her pasta, nor does she eat many veggies in general, so I used the "sneaky" technique of pureeing zucchini, red pepper, carrot and onion into a smooth tomato sauce instead. "Smart" white whole wheat noodles and low-fat cheeses (including the dregs of a bottle of vegan parmesan) round out the rest of the layers. Makes 6 individual dishes or 1 9x5 lof pan and 2 individual casserole dishes.
Using my "Rich and Creamy Ricotta" as a base, this is a light but very flavourful alternative to cream cheese frosting that works wonders on carrot, spice or coffee cake! You can even use it to fill cannoli in a pinch.
Homemade ricotta is perfect to customize based on the milk and other additions you have around. This fine-textured version amps up the decadence factor with half and half cream and whole milk,and uses citric acid for a clean-tasting coagulant (since vinegar and lemon juice can both taste bitter over time). A pinch of sea salt rounds out the flavours.
These are a baked, vegan mock up of one of my long-gone favourite doughnuts. A yeasted base is filled with a luxurious caramel-coffee custard and capped off with a simple powdered sugar icing. A final drizzle of caramel adds an ooey gooey pizazz! *Note - you'll only use about 1/2 the custard recipe for filling the donuts. The rest? Dunk the scraps!
Delicious over anything you want to have a little Pueblo flair - tacos, grilled proteins, veggies or potatoes, even stirred into rice! Adapted from veganmenu.blogspot.com. Enough for 6 burritos or 4 rice dishes.