I love anything and everything from Louisiana, and the food is no exception! This is a blend of herbs and spices that I came up with that is as close as I can get to the Creole flavour without actually being there.
The thick, gooey cinnamon filling in bakery sticky buns can be yours to use at home - this recipe came from one of our local bakers and works well for scones, cinnamon bread and even crumb bar fillings too.
I found the original recipe on betterbatter.org/egg-yolk-subs
titute-vegan and modified it based on what I had on hand - namely a blend of chickpea and all-purpose flour (I was using it in shortbreads anyway which used regular flour so they didn't need to be GF). I was shocked at how wonderfully this worked, once I realized that an electric mixer (hand or stand) is not optional for proper consistency!
This is almost - almost - my grandpa's famous garlicky hummus. I don't bother buying tahini since it just sits in the fridge after 1 use and goes bad, so I came up with using the ground sesame instead. I had a batch of mixed ground sesame and flax on hand, so thats what I used. This definitely tastes best when you've used home-cooked chickpeas!
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.
Can you believe I hate avocado au naturale? This bittersweet, creamy frosting is the only way I’ll take a bite – and not only is it added-fat free, there’s no refined sugar either - just a dash of raw agave and a pinch of stevia! Slightly adapted from Giada De Laurentis’ Avocado Mousse
What started as her one "sweet treat" on a diet turned into an obsession that everyone who tries it craves! With the combination of Greek yoghurt, unsweetened cocoa, vanilla stevia and a few spoonfuls of jam, it tastes just as good as it is for your body!
In the Summer, hot drinks drop from menus faster than a lit match from a firebug, and rich, sugary things aren't exactly bikini body fodder. But the good news is that you can still treat yourself to a rich, smooth mocha - this baby is not only great hot or iced, but tripled with 2 tbsp of almond butter added to it you can make a great popsicle, or churn it for ice cream!