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Almond Rice Pudding with Blackberry Sauce

Almond Rice Pudding with Blackberry Sauce

Oh, oh oh. This is such a simple dish, but so deliciously wonderful. Blackberries have just begun to ripen (a bit early this year). You can make this treat with any berry or sweet fruit, but the contrast with the white rice and the dark berry is quite lovely. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the [...]


Strawberry Lemon Poppyseed Scones

Strawberry Lemon Poppyseed Scones

This has really been the year for strawberries. We have had a bounty of beautiful, organic strawberries. This is one of the recipes we have recently enjoyed. Yield: 6 scones Ingredients: 1½ cups strawberries, stemmed and cut into small pieces 2 cups all purpose flour 3 tablespoons sugar 2½ teaspoons poppy seeds 1 tablespoon baking [...]


Vegan Orange, Almond Semolina Cake with Baked Rhubarb

Vegan Orange, Almond Semolina Cake with Baked Rhubarb

We really enjoyed his lovely orange almond cake. It’s full of lovely orange flavor, with a slight tartness from the yogurt and rhubarb. Serving Size: 8 Ingredients: for the cake: spray oil, for the spring form 1/3 cup almond meal 3/4 cup vegan margarine, at room temperature 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup soy yogurt 1/4 [...]


Strawberry Apple Hand Pies

Strawberry Apple Hand Pies

Hand pies are so easy to make, and “handy” to have. There are many different fillings to make. This time we made a nice combination of apple and strawberries. Yield: 8 four inch hand pies Ingredients: for the dough: 2 cups AP flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup vegan margarine, cold [...]


Rhubarb and Red Gooseberry Pie

Rhubarb and Red Gooseberry Pie

This is now one of our very favorite pie recipes. The combination of red gooseberries and rhubarb is really delicious. You can easily freeze rhubarb, and use it later in the summer when the red gooseberries are ripe, or also the other way around. Freeze the gooseberries (topped and tailed at the end of the [...]


Cinnamon Rice Pudding with Cherry Compote

Cinnamon rice pudding with cherry compote and pistachios

This is an adaptation of a recipe by Chef Ottolenghi. His recipe is not vegan, but I am sure our lighter, vegan version will be enjoyable for vegans. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the rice pudding: 3 cups water 1/4 teaspoons salt 1/2 cup arborio (risotto) rice 3 cups soy, almond, oat or other non-dairy [...]


Vegan White Cake with Poppy Seed Filling and Raspberry Topping

White Cake with Poppyseed Filling and Raspberry Topping

This cake was a special treat on the weekend. It is basically an adaptation of a traditional German tart that we have made vegan. There are 3 parts: the vegan white cake, the poppy seed filling and the red fruit topping. The poppy seed filling is a thick pudding that is soft, yet firm enough [...]


Poppy Seed Panna Cotta with Cherry Sauce

Poppy Seed Panna Cotta with Cherry Sauce (lighter version)

This is a very quick and easy treat to make for Valentine’s Day or any other time as well. We made a cherry sauce this time, but strawberry, raspberry or any other berry also make a lovely combination with the poppy seeds. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the panna cotta: 2 cups vanilla soy milk [...]


Vegan Chestnut, Coconut and Rum Parfaits

Chestnut, Coconut Rum Parfaits

One of the few rich and decadent treats we enjoy especially made for holidays. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 cups chestnut puree 1 can coconut cream, chilled 2 tablespoons powdered sugar 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup 4 tablespoons rum non-dairy whipped topping (we used Soyatoo) vegan chocolate decorations Directions: Place the chilled coconut cream in a [...]


Vegan Walnut and Pear Tart

Walnut pear tart

This is one of the best tarts we’ve ever had. The crust is so short and delicious. The pears are a wonderful match for the walnuts and the vanilla soy pudding rounds out the treat. Yield: 8 small individual tarts or 1 large Ingredients: 2 cups black walnuts, chopped 1/3 cup sugar 3 cups flour [...]


Caramel Apple Self-Saucing Pudding-Cake

Caramel Apple Self-Saucing Pudding

Self-saucing pudding cakes have always been a nice treat. We have enjoyed, the traditional lemon as well as chocolate. Today’s treat used fresh apples and created a light caramel sauce. This is a delicious recipe and easy to make. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 3 apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1 & 1/2 cups self-rising flour [...]


Vegan Pumpkin-Apple Cake with Apple Cider Glaze

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This is a really nice and simple cake to make. It only uses 1 cup of pumpkin puree and has 2 apples. The flavor is perfect for a lovely fall day. Serving Size: 8 Ingredients: for the cake: 1/2 cup vegan margarine 1 & 1/2 cups sugar 2 egg replacements 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 medium [...]


Nut Filled Pears with Elderberry Sauce

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This is a delicious and elegant treat that is also quite healthy. It makes lovely appetizer or delicious dessert. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 4 ripe pears, peeled, halved and deseeded 1/4 cup ground hazelnuts 1/4 cup ground almonds 1/4 cup ground walnuts 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons vegan margarine, melted pinch cinnamon 1/2 cup homemade [...]


Vegan Vanilla Pudding and Puff Pastry with Red Currant Sauce

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This is a very nice combination and an easy treat to assemble/make. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the puff pastry: 1 & 1/2 cups vegan vanilla pudding, home made or store bought 1 cup red currant sauce 4 sheets vegan puff pastry powder sugar as garnish for the red currant sauce: 12 ounces red currants, [...]


Vegan Carrot Cupcakes

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We had fun today making cupcakes in cups, and, they tasted great too. These have a nice spicy flavor, almost like pumpkin pie or an applesauce cake. We enjoyed a simple vegan butter cream frosting, with sprinkles, although a lemon frosting would also be good. Yield: 12 regular or 6 in teacups Ingredients: for the [...]


Vegan Semolina Pudding with Red Currant Sauce

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This is a popular traditional German treat with fresh berries from the garden that we have enjoyed today. It’s a quick and simple pudding to make. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the pudding: 1 quart non-dairy milk 3 ounces sugar 1 3/4 ounces vegan margarine 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional) 3 ounces semolina for the red [...]


Vegan Blintzes with Mixed Berry Sauce

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This is a lovely way to enjoy fresh berries that are in season. It’s quite easy to make the batter and just fill with a vegan non-dairy cream cheese. Yield: 8 medium large pancakes/blintzes Ingredients: for the blintz batter: 1 cup self rising flour 2 egg replacements 2 cups non-dairy milk 1 small package yeast [...]


Vegan Cheesecake with Chocolate Bottom and Strawberry Coulis

Vegan Cheesecake with Chocolate Bottom and Strawberry Coulis

This makes a lovely and tasty treat. We enjoyed this over the weekend, and are looking forward to having it again as our in the garden strawberries are beginning to ripen. Serving Size: 8 Ingredients: for the crust: 20 vegan Oreos or other chocolate vegan cookies 3 tablespoons vegan margarine or coconut oil for the [...]


Vegan Quinoa Waffles

Quinoa waffles with strawberries

We enjoyed these for Sunday morning breakfast. They would be lovely for Mother’s Day. Ingredients: 4 cups cooked quinoa 1 & 1/2 cup AP flour 1/2 cup fine polenta or cornmeal 2 teaspoons baking powder pinch of salt 2 egg replacements 1 & 1/2 tablespoons sugar or sweetener of choice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 [...]


Vegan Coconut Raspberry Bars

Coconut Raspberry Bars

This is a very special treat that we enjoyed last weekend. The top is like a coconut macaroon and then a lovely layer of raspberry jam followed with a tasty sweet sort bread on the bottom. Yield: 10-12 bars depending size Ingredients:  2 cups AP flour 1 cup sugar (divided) 1/2 cup (4 ounces) vegan [...]


Squash and Apple Pie Crisp

Squash and Apple Pie Crisp

As winter comes to an end and spring has not yet sprung, our choices for fresh treats become rather limited. We were pleased that we had made apple pie preserves in the fall using some of our apples, and that our red kuri squash are still overwintering well. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 3-4 cups squash,  [...]


Pear and Chocolate Hazelnut Spread Danish

Pear and Chocolate Hazelnut Spread Danish

This is a very quick and easy treat to make that tastes heavenly. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 4 sheets frozen vegan puff pastry, thawed 3-4 pears, peeled, cored and halved 4 tablespoons vegan chocolate hazelnut spread handful walnuts, toasted and chopped powdered sugar for dusting Directions: Pre-heat the oven to 425 ℉ or whatever is [...]


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 [...]


Baked Nut Filled Pears en Croute with Lemon Syrup

Baked Nut Filled Pears en Croute with Lemon Syrup

These lovely fresh pears were cored, then filled with a ground almond and cinnamon mixture. Wrapped with vegan puff pastry and baked (= en croute). Served with a light lemon sauce, they were lovely on a chilly day. Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 4 pears, cored and peeled 4 sheets frozen vegan puff pastry, thawed and [...]