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Coconut Whipped Cream « Nutty Kitchen. We love our whipped cream in coffee, on berries for dessert, really on any of our primal desserts.

Coconut Whipped Cream « Nutty Kitchen

But it’s nice to have an alternative to dairy and for our Paleo friends. Henry thought it would be good to have some cold coconut milk and stuck a can into the fridge for a couple of hours. When he opened it he noticed that it had gotten very thick on top, so he scooped it out and noticed that it had separated from the coconut water. So he added a little cinnamon and a little organic vanilla extract to the thick coconut and whipped it up. To our happy surprise it got thick and creamy immediately, and Oh Wow!!! So since then we’ve been enjoying our morning cup of coffee with a spoon full. So here are a couple of pictures for you – try it, it is so incredibly easy and completely gluten and dairy-free. Step 1: Take a “full fat” can of Organic Coconut Milk and place it in the fridge for some time or best over night Refrigerated Coconut Milk being scooped out by Henry Coconut Water Like this: Vegan Gluten Free Cappuccino Mud Pie. Pink thumbprints with whiskey ganache.

Now that February is here, I can really start celebrating Valentines and all things pink.

pink thumbprints with whiskey ganache

Once I saw the beautiful color that comes from beet juice, I started coloring everything pink. I am also drinking a lot of beet juice. The juice balances out all the desserts we are enjoying. I am super excited about this cookie recipe. They have a sweet buttery flavor and a perfect soft consistency. Pink thumbprint butter cookies makes 20 cookies gluten, dairy, egg and soy free, vegan 1 cup butter (Earth Balance soy free) 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla 2 cups flour (gluten free ap) 1/4 cup milk (vanilla almond) juice from 1 beet Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla.

Bake at 300 for 25 minutes. Whiskey ganache 8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped 1 ounce whiskey In small saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate. Whiskey ganache might be the best thing I have ever thought up. Pink and brown always look great together, also. Happy Valentines Day! Gluten Free Desserts. Sweet Potato Chocolate Pudding.

By Lauren Zembron, on February 21st, 2012 This is the lighter, airier, less decadent version of my Chocolate Ganache Pudding.

Sweet Potato Chocolate Pudding

Still chocolaty, still vegan, still delicious… but made with sweet potato puree instead of avocado and coconut butter. I took advantage of the inherent sweetness of the potatoes, adding in just a bit of maple syrup. Vanilla extract and espresso powder enhance the chocolate flavor of the cocoa, and vanilla almond milk brings it all together. The consistency is quite different from the ganache pudding; whereas the latter is dense, this pudding is light and silky. And a bit more figure-friendly as well. With our trip to Barbados rapidly approaching – and visions of lounging on the beach in a swimsuit haunting me – I’ve been cutting back on indulgent desserts. This chocolate pudding definitely qualifies as a lighter treat! By Lauren Zembron Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 0 minutes Keywords: dessert vegan chocolate sweet potatoes pudding Nutritional Information per Serving: The Caramel Cookie » Ginger Creme Cookies. Sunday, July 31, 2011 Ginger Creme Cookies It has been so hot here lately that I’ve been extremely hesitant to turn the oven on to bake anything.

It literally takes HOURS for my apartment to cool down once it’s on! But when I saw that Newman-O’s were on sale at the grocery store this week., I couldn’t help but pick up a pack because I knew I wanted to make these. After eating four cookies (you know, quality control) I declared these amazing, and promptly dropped them off at my husband’s office to avoid eating the rest. For the cookie base, I used my favorite cookie recipe and mixed in some Ginger Creme Newman-O’s and white chocolate. So, in short, make these cookies. Pineapple Cilantro Lime Smoothie « Food-Fitness-FreshAir. If you are extra lucky, you’ll be drinking one of these green shakes for St.

Pineapple Cilantro Lime Smoothie « Food-Fitness-FreshAir

Patty’s Day. And you’ll be feeling pretty good too. If you’re unlucky, you’ll be swamping your diet with green beer (gross). My friend just informed me that last year she was in Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day. This is a palate-cleansing, energizing smoothie perfect for days where you’re looking for something on the lighter side. Pineapple Cilantro Lime Smoothie Ingredients -1 tsp. ginger, finely minced -2 cups fresh, ripe pineapple -1/2 medium-large cucumber (about 1/2 cup, diced) -2/3 cup silken tofu -1/2 cup cilantro -1/2 large lime -1 - 2 Tbsp. honey -1/2 cup ice cold water Instructions Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. Creamy Chocolate Pudding. Oh, ladycakes: How to make date syrup. Date syrup is my go to sweetener of choice.

oh, ladycakes: How to make date syrup

I use it to sweeten my yogurt, top my morning oats, smother my waffles, etc. It’s an excellent, all natural sweetener and is really the only “sweetener” I ever use. If I’m not using it in a specific recipe, I’ll scrape in half of a vanilla bean – which really makes for a delicious syrup. And obviously I’m sharing this recipe for a reason.

Come Wednesday, you’ll be able to make a damn good pie with this date syrup – so get to work. DATE SYRUP8-9 medjool dates1 1/4 cups filtered water1 1/2 tsp lemon juice Place the dates in a small bowl; cover with warm water and let sit for 30 minutes. PMS Pie. 1 9” graham cracker crust Peanut Butter Brownie¾ cup flour½ cup cocoa½ t baking powder½ cup peanut butter½ cup brown sugar2 T oil1 ½ T flax meal mixed with 4 T water (let stand a few minutes until gummy)½ t vanilla½ cup soy milk Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

PMS Pie

Combine peanut butter, brown sugar, oil, vanilla, soy milk and flax mixture.Add dry ingredients to peanut butter mixture and mix until combined- batter will be thick.Scrape into graham cracker crust.Bake in preheated oven for 26 to 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out relatively clean. Let cool; prepare cookie dough. Cookie dough1 cup flour¾ cup brown sugar¼ cup margarine4 T soy milk1 t vanilla½ cup mini chocolate chips (optional) Cream brown sugar and margarine, add margarine and soymilk and combine, add flour and optional chocolate chips and mix well. Mousse½ block extra firm tofu (about a cup)1/3 cup sugar2 ½ T cocoa½ t vanilla Process all ingredients in food processor until smooth, creamy, light and fluffy. Lemon raspberry cheesecake {nearly raw + vegan} Nic and I spent a bitterly cold weekend in Chicago that one weekend when the Midwest was experiencing bitterly cold weather.

lemon raspberry cheesecake {nearly raw + vegan}

It never fails, when we go to Chicago, it is cold. Perhaps that is because we always go in February, but still. In a winter when we have been relishing the warmer temps, it had to be cold {and windy} when we made the trek to the windy city. Despite the frigid temps (and a stolen iPhone) we had a great time paying far too much for parking and cabs, catching a Broadway show (American Idiot) at the Oriental Theater, visiting the Museum of Science and Industry and indulging in some fantastic vegan food.

Oh yeah - a weekend in Chicago to celebrate Nic's 28th birthday, and we ate vegan 100% of the time. He was pleased. Seriously. Since weekend trips {and vacations, of course} are all about eating with just enough culture mixed in, you can bet that I spent most of our time looking up places to grab our next meal, or coffee + a snack. Lemon Cheesecake Layer Raspberry Topping* Anti-candida, sugar-free, grain-free, gluten-free Walnut Coconut Butter Recipe. * Or, CocoWal.

Anti-candida, sugar-free, grain-free, gluten-free Walnut Coconut Butter Recipe

Or, WalCoco. Or, Waco Nut**. Or, There is Really No Way to Combine “Walnut” and “Coconut” in a Cute and Catchy Contraction. [Sometimes, you just want a dish that's quick and easy--no fuss. I've decided to offer a mini-post every once in a while, for a dish that comes together incredibly quickly or else is so simple to make that no recipe is required. [Here slathered on one of Shirley's Brazilian Un-Cheese Biscuits] So I’m a little obsessed with nut butters these days. Whatever the reason, I seem to have cottoned on to nut butters and am never without a jar of homemade nut butter in the fridge. Along with my nut butter obsession, I also seem to have developed a little lucuma obsession; witness my recent Butterscotch Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (plus the previous Raw Caramel Cookie Dough Truffles), not to mention the fact that I throw lucuma in every smoothie, shake, cereal, and pretty much anything else I can add it to lately.

[Freshly made Walconut flows freely!] Healthy Chocolate Fudge (Chickpea) Cake. Stacy Stowers. There’s a very good reason why it’s called the Happy Shake!

Stacy Stowers

Though this creamy blend tastes like a delicious dessert, it’s chock-full of spinach, berries and super happy foods, like raw chocolate and maca. The Happy Shake is a meal replacement. It’s a key place to start when trying to lose excess weight, increase energy levels, and get healthier and happier. Before you get started, keep in mind the Happy Shake is more about technique than anything else. You can take these same ingredients, throw them into a blender and get a glass full of lawn clippings. Ingredients: 1/2 cup water 3-4 cups spinach 1 Tbs. coconut oil 1 Tbs. raw maca powder 2 Tbs. raw cacao powder 1 cup FROZEN blueberries 3/4 cup FROZEN cherries 1/4 cup FROZEN banana Optional: a little raw honey for those who like extra sweetness Optional: 3 ice cubes or a small handful of ice for those hot humid days In your Vitamix or blender start with: 1. 2. 3.

I have to say, in my experience, I have never met a bad egg. 4 . 5. 6. 7. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie {Pantry Basics} And Giveaway! Before talking about our pantry basic for today lets talk fashion for a little while.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie {Pantry Basics} And Giveaway!

I am clueless when it comes to fashion and have bought very few pieces of clothing in the past 6 years that didn’t have the word maternity on the tag. Most days I am sporting the yoga pants and sweatshirt look. I finally decided it was time to update my wardrobe. My friend Nancy became my fashion consultant and emailed me a list of wardrobe basics to get me started while still not spending a fortune.

This weekend hubby was nice enough to take me shopping for some new clothes! Ok, now onto a totally unrelated topic. Peanut butter is a good source of protein for a vegetarian diet with 8 grams of protein in 2 Tbs. One piece of advice is to make sure that your peanut butter is oil free and doesn’t have a lot of added sugar or salt. Peanut butter was also made to go with chocolate. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Ingredients For the Crust For the Peanut Butter Filling For the chocolate layer Instructions How to Win.

Pink Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies Recipe.