This is the time of year when I start thinking seriously about desserts. I mean, what is Thanksgiving without Pumpkin Pie or Christmas without cookies ?
Those of us who eat a whole food plant-based diet making desserts is really a challenge. There is a lot of substituting that has to be done. For most things it is relatively easy to substitute For example you can substitute:
- Milk = Nut milk
- Gluten based flours = gluten-free baking mix or brown rice flour
- Sugar = honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar or stevia
- Butter = Coconut Oil (more…)
Posted in baking, dessert, diary-free food, Eggs, gluten-free food, sugar-free food, vegan, vegetarian
Tagged Desert, egg-free cakes, egg-free casseroles, egg-free cookies, egg-free muffins, Food and drink, Vegan Desserts
My private challenge is to try a new recipe every week. If the “bones” are good, then I work with it over time until I like what I have. Once David and I agree it meets our very high standards, I write it up. Very often this works out great. And then there are times like yesterday when they don’t work out at all. The recipe was confusing and the result was, well, AWFUL!
Fortunately, David is an adventurous eater and always willing to try these experiments. The other good thing is that he is quite willing to give me his unvarnished opinion. In case you are wondering you are supposed to laugh here – it is that was joke. Seriously, he is a good cook in his own right and some of our best food ideas are a collaboration. (more…)
Posted in diary-free food, fruit, plant based diet, snacks, sugar-free food, vegan, vegetarian, Whole Food Plant-Based recipes
Tagged Baked Apple, Coconut milk, Desert, food ideas