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Review: The Best-Ever Chocoholics “Cheesecake”

Chocolate Cheesecake with Cranberry Coulis

Miriam of the mouthwatering vegan food blog had posted this delicious recipe back in 2011. I’ve been meaning to get around to making a vegan chocolate cheesecake for a long time. I was very pleased with this recipe. It does not taste at all “tofu-ish” and did not have that “grainy” consistency that some tofu [...]


Banushi (Banana Sushi Bites)

Banushi

These sushi inspired puff pastry bites with banana were lots of fun and tasted delicious. Harald came up with the idea and I had fun making them. Yield: 12 bites Ingredients: 4 bananas 3-4 sheets frozen vegan puff pastry, thawed 1 vegan chocolate bar 2 tablespoons peanut butter 2 tablespoons vegan chocolate hazelnut spread pretzel [...]


Tasty cream horns

Chocolate chestnut cream horns

A lovely treat for the holidays are home made cream horns with a chocolate chestnut or a pumpkin filling. Yield: 8-10 cream horns (with either the chocolate chestnut or the pumpkin filling) Ingredients: for the chocolate chestnut filling: 1 cup chestnut puree *1 3/4 cup soy milk (or rice, oat, almond milk) 1 cup granulated [...]


Review: German Pancakes with Chestnut Mousse and Chocolate Sauce

German Pancakes with Chestnut Mousse and Chocolate Sauce

These are the real thing (vegan of course). Mihl of the Seitan is My Motor blog did a great job with these pancakes. They are just like the ones you used to have at IHOP. They are fluffier than a crepe and with more substance, but not so thick and bready as the typical American [...]


Vegan Irish Whiskey & Cream Dip with Fruit

Vegan Irish Whiskey & Cream Dip with Fruit

Summer fun for adults. We made our first Vegan version of Baileys today and were very pleased with the result. We enjoyed it tonight mixed as a dip for fresh fruit. We have some more fun recipes coming up as well. Ingredients: for the dip: 1/4 cup soy yogurt (plain or vanilla) 1/4 cup Irish [...]


Review: Caramelized cauliflower and chocolate jelly

Caramelized cauliflower and chocolate jelly

Khymos is is a website dedicated to molecular gastronomy and the science of cooking. The site and blog features unusual food combinations, that taste really good together. This time we were surprised to see a recipe that happened to be vegan, so we tried it: Caramelized cauliflower and chocolate jelly It was very tasty indeed, [...]


Review: Pear Galettes with a Belgian Chocolate Sauce

Pear Galettes with a Belgian Chocolate Sauce

We found these beautiful, tasty goodies at Waitrose. The are very easy to vegainize by leaving out the honey and using vegan, pure chocolate. I used 1 sheet of puff pastry for each person. Using a small saucer, cut the puff pastry into a circle. Then 1 extra psheet of pufff pastry sliced in thin [...]


Sweets for My Sweetie – Chocolate Walnut Date Tarts

Sweets for my Sweetie - Chocolate Walnut Date Tarts

These pretty pastries are very easy to make. They are quite sweet, so not much is needed other than a bit of chocolate as a drizzle or decoration. Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed 1/2 vegan dark chocolate bar 1 tablespoon vegan margarine 12 dates, de-seeded and chopped 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped [...]


Homemade Chocolate Vinegar

Cinnamon flavored rice pudding

We have the “Pièce de résistance” or “creme de la creme” or Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar for you. Yes, a very special gift for you to make for your very best friends. We bought some of the “expensive stuff” as a tester and have a few recipes to give you to choose from, with some ideas [...]


Banana peanut-butter crepes drizzled with chocolate

Banana peanut-butter crepes drizzled with chocolate

This is a quick and easy treat to enjoy at anytime of the day or night. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the crepes 1 cup gram (chick pea) flour 1 cup white AP flour 3&1/4 cups water 2 Tbs. vegetable oil 1/2 tsp. salt 1 Tbs. sugar for the filling and sauce 2 bananas, sliced [...]


Chocolate rice pudding with rhubarb coulis

Chocolate rice pudding with rhubarb coulis

This is so easy to make and very tasty. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 200 g pure vegan chocolate, broken into pieces 1 liter soy milk 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 capful vanilla 1 cup risotto rice for the rhubarb coulis: 1 cup rhubarb pieces 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 cup water Directions: Heat the [...]


Chocolate and rhubarb self-saucing pudding cake

Chocolate and rhubarb self-saucing pudding cake

The combination of sour rhubarb and sweet chocolate is quite tasty. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: For the pudding 125 grams flour pinch of salt 60 grams castor sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 tablespoons cocoa 1/2 cup rhubarb, chopped and cleaned 1/2 cup milk 40 grams soy margarine, melted 1 egg replacement few drops vanilla [...]


Chocolate whisky cake with raspberries

Whisky

Chocolate and whisky are so lovely together and with the perky taste of raspberries it becomes heaven. Serving Size: 8 Ingredients: For the cake: 1 1/2 cups unbleached white flour 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup whisky 3/4 cup chilled [...]


Red, white and brownies

Red, white and brownies

Brownie with soy mascarpone and rhubarb sauce. Sweet, tart and creamy smooth, all combined in a very special dessert. Serving Size: 6 Ingredients: 2 cups rhubarb pieces, fresh or frozen 3-4 Tbs. sugar 1/4 cup water splash lemon juice for the soy mascarpone 1 container (500 grams) about 1&1/2 cups plain soy yogurt 2 Tbs. [...]


Apricot tarts with chocolate sauce

Apricot tarts with chocolate sauce

These pretty tarts are very nice and light, especially nice after a full meal. Using a heart shaped tart form makes them a perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: For the crust: 1 & 1/4 cups unbleached white flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 tablespoons powdered sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup [...]


Chocolate Chestnut Blackbottom Pie

Chocolate Chestnut Blackbottom Pie

I think these are the richest, most decadent things I’ve ever made. Very chocolaty in flavor and lovely and smooth in texture. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 350 grams (12.3 oz) sweetened chestnut puree 100 grams (3.5 oz) pure chocolate (dark chocolate bar) 12 vegan chocolate waffer cookies or vegan Oreos 2 Tbs. vegan margarine 2 [...]


Raspberry chocolate verrine

Raspberry chocolate verrine

A verrine is a layering of different complimentary textures, aromas and flavors. Vegans do verrines too! This elegant dessert is the sublime combination of raspberries with chocolate. Thank goodness it is made with tofu, but it’s so smooth, you’d never know it. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 150 grams chocolate, bittersweet, dairy-free 5/8 oz. (100 gram) [...]


Vegan Stracciatella

Vegan Stracciatella

Stracciatella means vanilla with chocolate shavings. This is a very special treat that we won’t often have, but nice for a special occasion. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 100 grams pure chocolate candybar 1 tbs. powdered sugar 40 mill. cherry/chocolate or almond liquor 200 grams soyatoo or other soy whipping cream optional cherries Directions: Whip the [...]


Vegan Peace Of Cake

Vegan Peace Of Cake

Originally a Boston cream pie, we will call it Vegan Peace Of Cake to celebrate the true meaning of Mother’s Day. The original Mother’s Day was not conceived to sell us stuff we don’t need, it was a day started by mothers to bring warfare to an end! Julia Ward Howe, the author of the [...]


Dalmatian pudding

Dalmatian pudding

Chocolate and coconut, what a great combination! Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 400 ml. coconut cream 1 cap full vanilla flavor 2 handfuls coconut 1 tsp. granulated sugar 2 tbs. powdered sugar 2 tsp. corn starch 100 grams pure chocolate (optionally handful chocolate chips) Directions: Empty the can of coconut cream into a saucepan. Add the [...]


Skewered Fruit with Chocolate Sauce

Skewered Fruit with Chocolate Sauce

This is a very nice, light desert that gives the lightness of fresh fruit with the sweetness of the chocolate. Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: 100 grams pure chocolate 90 ml. soy cream 2 bananas, cut in bite sized pieces 4 pineapple slices, cut in bite sized pieces 6 physalis, without the husks 8 wooden or [...]


Rice Balls with a Chocolate Heart

Rice Balls With a Chocolate Heart (look inside)

Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 100 grams risotto rice 50 grams bitter-sweet chocolate bar, broken in pieces vanilla 1 tbs. sugar pinch salt 400 ml. (1&1/2 cups) water bread crumbs oil for frying 3 oranges 2 tsp. corn starch 1 tbs. sugar Directions: Put the rice in a sauce pan with a spoonful of oil. Fry [...]


Awesome Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

Warning: This is extremely delicious! Prepare it at your own risk. Ingredients: 150 grams chocolate, bitter-sweet, dairy-free 1 tbs. cocoa 5/8 oz. (100 gram) tofu 100 gram soya dairy free alternative to yogurt 6 oz. blackberry jam 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/4 cup maple or corn syrup Directions: Crumble the tofu into a bowl. Add [...]