Pineapple upside down #cake  (at alison’s casa de dulces)

Pineapple upside down #cake (at alison’s casa de dulces)

Chocolate Guinness #cake  (at alison’s casa de dulces)

Chocolate Guinness #cake (at alison’s casa de dulces)

That’s no moon… #deathstar #caketime #starwars

That’s no moon… #deathstar #caketime #starwars

Meyer lemon poppyseed #caketime

Meyer lemon poppyseed #caketime

Raspberry rose #macarons

Raspberry rose #macarons

Happy birthday @kristinalillian 
Chocolate pirouette cake!

Happy birthday @kristinalillian 

Chocolate pirouette cake!

Happy birthday Hudson! #caketime #cake

Happy birthday Hudson! #caketime #cake

Cherry pie #vegan #veganjanuary #pietime

Cherry pie #vegan #veganjanuary #pietime

Spinach, roasted peppers & walnut pizza #vegan #veganjanuary

Spinach, roasted peppers & walnut pizza #vegan #veganjanuary

Chocolate chia pudding 
This was an easy one - adapted from Oh She Glows:
Ingredients:
1.25 cup almond milk
.25 cup chia seeds
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp carob powder
3 tbsp brown sugar
.25 tsp salt
Shaved chocolate for garnish (optional)

In a large bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients (starting with 1 & 1/4 cup almond milk) until the clumps are gone. Place in fridge for 1-2 hours, or until thick.
I didn’t like the chia seed “bubbles” so I put mine through the blender after it had thickened (2 hrs?), to smooth it out. Great alone, or with extra shaved chocolate & coconut cream
Read more: http://ohsheglows.com/2012/01/11/healthy-chocolate-chia-pudding/#ixzz2r3GHLkNJ

Chocolate chia pudding 

This was an easy one - adapted from Oh She Glows:

Ingredients:

  • 1.25 cup almond milk
  • .25 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp carob powder
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • .25 tsp salt
  • Shaved chocolate for garnish (optional)

In a large bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients (starting with 1 & 1/4 cup almond milk) until the clumps are gone. Place in fridge for 1-2 hours, or until thick.

I didn’t like the chia seed “bubbles” so I put mine through the blender after it had thickened (2 hrs?), to smooth it out. Great alone, or with extra shaved chocolate & coconut cream


Read more: http://ohsheglows.com/2012/01/11/healthy-chocolate-chia-pudding/#ixzz2r3GHLkNJ

Balsamic cherry bran muffins 
Combine 1/4 cup ground flax with 1.5 cups almond milk (or non dairy milk of your choice) and .5 cups orange juice. Let sit for 10-30 min. 
Stir in .5 cup oil, .5 cup brown sugar, .5 tsp salt, .5 cup rolled oats, 2 cups wheat bran, 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 cup chopped dried cherries, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar.
Scoop evenly into 12 muffin cups (I lined mine with paper). 
Bake 30 minutes at 350F degrees.
Serve with vegan butter and balsamic vinegar reduction syrup (optional).

Balsamic cherry bran muffins 

Combine 1/4 cup ground flax with 1.5 cups almond milk (or non dairy milk of your choice) and .5 cups orange juice. Let sit for 10-30 min. 

Stir in .5 cup oil, .5 cup brown sugar, .5 tsp salt, .5 cup rolled oats, 2 cups wheat bran, 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 cup chopped dried cherries, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar.

Scoop evenly into 12 muffin cups (I lined mine with paper). 

Bake 30 minutes at 350F degrees.

Serve with vegan butter and balsamic vinegar reduction syrup (optional).

Meatlessloaf 
This comes by way of http://ohsheglows.com/2012/10/05/glazed-lentil-walnut-apple-loaf-revisited/
I did not add the raisins, and instead added a dash of soy sauce, nutritional yeast, and ketchup to the loaf mix. Came out super well, with a good meat-like texture and meatloafy flavor.

Meatlessloaf 

This comes by way of http://ohsheglows.com/2012/10/05/glazed-lentil-walnut-apple-loaf-revisited/

I did not add the raisins, and instead added a dash of soy sauce, nutritional yeast, and ketchup to the loaf mix. Came out super well, with a good meat-like texture and meatloafy flavor.

Chocolate peppermint winter cake #caketime #cake

Chocolate peppermint winter cake #caketime #cake

Quinoa, Sweet Potato and Spinach Knish with Red Pepper coulis
…so would it be too precious to call these quinoa qnishes?
these popped out of my head and oven tonight, respectively.
Filling:
1/2 cup quinoa (simmered with 1 cup water, salt, and a dash of olive oil)
1 cup packed spinach leaves
1 small cooked sweet potato, diced
garlic salt
soy milk
Mix all these together throughly. You could add your own seasonings to taste. I like to add the soy milk to keep the filling creamy rather than grainy textured, but any non dairy milk would be acceptable. Or even some leftover creamy vegan soup!
Pastry:
1.5 cups pastry flour of your choice (I used 1 cup unbleached all purpose, .5 cup whole wheat)
.5 tsp salt
6 oz vegan butter or shortening (I use Spectrum Organic)
.5 cup ice water
In a food processor, process flour, salt and shortening until crumbly. Drizzle in the ice water (remove the ice cubes first) until the pastry starts to bind together - you may not need all of the ice water.
Divide the dough into 8 parts, then roll each piece out on a floured surface using a rolling pin. Scoop filling into the dough, then gather up the sides of the dough circles around the top and pinch shut.
Bake at 375F degrees for 15-20 until browned.
Coulis:
Puree 1 cup roasted bell pepper, 1/4 cup raw almonds, 1 tsp olive oil, 1/4 cup soy milk, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp smoked paprika, 1 tsp fresh parsley.
Spoon coulis over knishes before serving. Makes 8.

Quinoa, Sweet Potato and Spinach Knish with Red Pepper coulis

…so would it be too precious to call these quinoa qnishes?

these popped out of my head and oven tonight, respectively.

Filling:

1/2 cup quinoa (simmered with 1 cup water, salt, and a dash of olive oil)

1 cup packed spinach leaves

1 small cooked sweet potato, diced

garlic salt

soy milk

Mix all these together throughly. You could add your own seasonings to taste. I like to add the soy milk to keep the filling creamy rather than grainy textured, but any non dairy milk would be acceptable. Or even some leftover creamy vegan soup!

Pastry:

1.5 cups pastry flour of your choice (I used 1 cup unbleached all purpose, .5 cup whole wheat)

.5 tsp salt

6 oz vegan butter or shortening (I use Spectrum Organic)

.5 cup ice water

In a food processor, process flour, salt and shortening until crumbly. Drizzle in the ice water (remove the ice cubes first) until the pastry starts to bind together - you may not need all of the ice water.

Divide the dough into 8 parts, then roll each piece out on a floured surface using a rolling pin. Scoop filling into the dough, then gather up the sides of the dough circles around the top and pinch shut.

Bake at 375F degrees for 15-20 until browned.

Coulis:

Puree 1 cup roasted bell pepper, 1/4 cup raw almonds, 1 tsp olive oil, 1/4 cup soy milk, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp smoked paprika, 1 tsp fresh parsley.

Spoon coulis over knishes before serving. Makes 8.

Happy birthday Ciaran! 

Happy birthday Ciaran!