Archives for the ‘Desserts’ Category

Dairy-Free Coconut Cacao Ice Cream

  I seriously cannot rave enough about my new ice cream maker. It has literally changed my life!  Ciao Bella coconut sorbet used to be a rare treat (at $5+ a pint), but now I can enjoy my own homemade dairy-free coconut ice cream anytime for the cost of a can of coconut milk.  How awesome […]

Fresh Berry Tart In Raw Pecan-Apricot Crust

  This is the time of year when fresh berries of all sorts are in season and you can get lots of good deals.  Wondering what to do with all of those berries?  Here’s an easy dessert that doesn’t require any cooking (perfect on a hot day) and uses fresh, raw ingredients that are naturally […]

Orange-Mango Sorbet

  This week I got a new toy – a brand new Cuisinart ice cream & sorbet maker!  I’ve been seeing all these recipes on other people’s blogs for various sorbets and dairy-free ice creams made from coconut milk or nut milk and I can’t wait to try them all.  Today my first attempt was […]

Raw Coconut-Orange-Cacao Bars

Raw Coconut-Orange-Cacao Bars Did I mention I was on a raw food kick lately?  I feel great – I’ve been juicing vegetables every day for the past couple of weeks and incorporating some sort of raw dish with every meal, including salads, raw nuts and seeds, fruits, fresh coconut smoothies, and delicious sauces made with […]

Gluten-Free Coconut Chai Cake

  While searching for something to bake when I had the munchies one afternoon, I stumbled upon Susan V’s Fat-Free Vegan Blog and a lovely recipe for Coconut Chai Breakfast Cake.  The recipe called for whole wheat flour and oatmeal, so I thought ok, I’ll just use brown rice flour and quinoa flakes.  I went to my pantry […]

Vegan Date Rice Pudding

  One thing my mother used to make very well was old-fashioned Swedish rice pudding.  It was a favorite treat that I looked forward to around the holidays.  Of course, it was loaded with milk and cream and sugar, so I gave up on that idea years ago.  Until my mother came to visit last […]

Gluten-Free Steel-Cut Oatmeal Molasses Raisin Cookies

  I was recently pleased to discover Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free, steel-cut oats in my supermarket.  Certified gluten-free, these steel-cut oats are protected from the common occurrence of cross-contamination with wheat during the production process.  Most people with gluten intolerance can easily tolerate certified gluten-free oats (although a very small minority do react). How exciting […]

Low-Sugar Flourless Chocolate Cake

  I have to admit once in a while I cheat.  Never on gluten, but the occasional teaspoon of honey or sweet treat is allowed just to keep my sanity, especially around the holidays.  This recipe uses a small amount of unrefined sugar, and it is not dairy-free, as it contains butter – the only […]

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free Pumpkin Pie

  Since we are going out of town for Thanksgiving, I decided to make my pumpkin pie a week early.  I have been making this pie for three years in a row now, since it is the best-tasting gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free pumpkin pie recipe I have found.  I’ve served it to family members who are unable […]

Pumpkin Cookies

I am temporarily removing this post because a few days after refrigerating these cookies, something kind of unappetizing happened with their appearance….going to fine-tune the recipe before posting it again:)