Most who have been to Disneyland are familiar with the Dole Whip: the soft, creamy pineapple sorbet that is actually vegan, even though it is belied by its creaminess. People will stand in line for as long as an hour to get their hands on this delicious, frozen treat.
Green beans are everywhere right now, and the ways to prepare them are endless. We love green beans and can eat them just about any way: raw, cooked, by themselves, and with dips and dressings.
Sorbet is one of the best desserts for summer. Not only is it light and cold, but to make the freshest, most delicious fruit sorbet, you need to only go to your local farmers market and grab whichever fruit is in season. Strawberries, blueberries, peaches, blackberries, raspberries – you name it! If you are unable to go to your local farmer’s market, don’t have one near you, or want to hasten the process, just buy some frozen organic fruit from your local grocers. If you go the fresh fruit option, you will want to freeze it overnight before using them in this recipe. So wash them, peel and chop (if necessary), and put in a container and freeze.
When looking for a vegan, gluten-free dessert that is rich and decadent, truffles are the way to go. Whether you are looking for a dessert dish to bring to a potluck, or something to make for that special someone in your life, you can’t go wrong with a truffle! The great thing about truffles is that they are versatile – you can add just about anything to them to suit your taste: sea salt, coconut flakes, gluten-free crushed pretzels, crushed nuts, dried fruit, crushed candy canes, or even vegan bacon bits.
National Celiac Awareness Month, Day 27: Vegan, Gluten-Free Lavender Lemonade and New Uses for Ice Cube Trays – Vegan AIP Friendly
We wanted to bring you both a recipe and some of our favorite quick kitchen tips for National Celiac Awareness Month. This article centers around ice cube trays; a long underused kitchen tool.
National Celiac Awareness Month, Day 21: Vegan, Gluten-Free Avocado, Orange and Olive Salad Recipe – Can Be Made Vegan AIP Compliant!
We are so excited for today’s recipe for National Celiac Awareness Day! We found out about, and quickly got our hands on, the I love Trader Joe’s cookbook by Cherie Mercer. It is aptly name because we do love Trader Joe’s. Walking into a Trader Joe’s is like an adult playground; they always have fun and exciting new products that rarely disappoint. Trader Joe’s does a great job of buying for flavor and quality, and their prices are unbelievable. The other thing we love about Trader Joe’s is that they label their food. Whether you’re Vegetarian, Vegan and/or Gluten-free, they will let you know which of their products are safe for your diet. We also appreciate that about this new cookbook!
National Celiac Awareness Month, Day 20: Vegan, Gluten-Free Chocolate Coconut Cups Recipe (Homemade Vegan Almond Joy) – Can Easily Be Made Vegan AIP Compliant!
We can’t let National Celiac Awareness Month go by without more dessert recipes and a recipe that is essentially like vegan mounds or almond joy is right up our alley! The response to National Celiac Awareness Month has largely been awesome, but some people still scratch their heads, wondering how a person can eat both vegan *and* gluten-free. It does sound very limiting, which is in partly why we started this site! You can still eat delicious food on a vegan and gluten-free diet and, in fact, it can challenge you to be a more creative cook!
National Celiac Awareness Month, Day 9: Vegan, Gluten-Free Summer Berry Compote – Vegan AIP Friendly!
With yesterday’s recipe on vegan, gluten-free ginger ale, we thought we needed a light little snack to go with it! This beautiful dish is rich with berries and sweetness, cut with a slight tart flavor. Now that we are headed into summer, farmers markets and other organic markets are brimming with beautiful vibrant berries at the peak of perfect flavor. This dish is served cold from the refrigerator and so is perfect on a hot day for a refreshing treat. This dish is from one of our favorite recipe books, Raw for Dessert by Jennifer Cornbleet
National Celiac Awareness Month, Day 7: Vegan, Gluten-Free Vegetable Chips That Won’t Go to Your Hips! Vegan AIP Friendly!
It wouldn’t be a thorough celebration of National Celiac Awareness month if we didn’t include some snacks! We love snacks, and tend to be grazers; grabbing a bit of this and that throughout the day. The problem with grazing is that those calories can add up quickly! So we’ve gotten much better about ensuring that we are grazing on food that is not going to make us weep when we get on the scale!
We can’t have a kid’s week without an ice cream recipe! Kid’s *love* ice cream, and as adults who remember ice cream so fondly from childhood, we want to give it to them. Obviously there are tons of great non-dairy ice creams available, but there is a great sense of satisfaction in making it yourself. The great thing about making your own ice cream is that you can put whatever you want in it: fruit, candies, nuts, whatever strikes your fancy!
For the week in desserts we needed a break from all the pure sugar! Is it too much to ask for a delicious dessert that also offers nutritional value? With this recipe, we learn that it is not! With nutrient-rich ingredients such as vitamin-packed avocado, anti-oxidant packed cacao and vitamin and mineral-packed coconut milk, this delicious mousse does not disappoint.
We could barely contain ourselves when we started to hear the buzz about gluten-free, vegan Shirataki noodles (also called yam noodles or miracle noodles). And it turns out that they are also vegan AIP compliant!
Check it out…one of the easiest ways to cook acorn squash, or butter nut squash, or pumpkin, is in your crockpot (also known as a slow cooker). It’s so ridiculously simple that you’ll want to do it often!