Saturday, June 30, 2012

Lemon Blueberry Bunt Cake

Deliciously tart and sweet at the same time this cake makes a good finish to any meal. This recipe is adapted from the book "Have Your Cake and Vegan Too." Here is what you need for the cake:

2 cups unbleached flour
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats ground in food processor
3/4 cup organic cane sugar
1 Tbs baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk
Zest and juice of one lime
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup organic blueberries
1 6oz cup of amande almondmilk yogurt

For the glaze:

1/3 cup organic powdered sugar
Enough lemon juice whisked in to make a thick glaze.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour bunt pan. Combine the flour, ground oats, sugar, baking soda, and baking powder in a bowl.

In a separate bowl combine yogurt, milk, zest and juice and let sit for a few minutes to activate the citrus. Add in the applesauce and vanilla and mix to combine. Incorporate the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Do not over mix. Fold in the blueberries and pour into prepared pan. Bake 45 minutes to an hour. Once cooled invert pan onto plate and drizzle with glaze.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Kettle Corn

My friend Cory came over tonight to watch a movie and of course we needed popcorn! I should warn you though this recipe is highly addictive. Here is what you need:
1-2 Tbs coconut oil
2 Tbs sugar
1/2 popcorn kernels
1/2 tsp salt

Place all ingredients in a stovetop popcorn popper with crank. Put over medium heat and turn crank until popping stops. Enjoy.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Vegan Food Swap

This was my first month participating in the Vegan Food Swap it was really a lot of fun. I sent a box of goodies off to San Fransico, a place I have always wanted to visit but never been and got a box from Washington State, very near to a place I will be visiting in 5 short weeks. My box came from Sage. It was full of some yummy things, the Somersaults were my favorite. Can't wait to see what next month holds.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Gluten Free Birthday Bars

So one of my favorite people in Jacksonville had a birthday this week and didn't tell me so I missed it. But I decided to make a treat to make up for me missing it. The recipe is from the Chocolate Covered Katie blog that I follow. It is super simple and only requires 3 ingredients. I used my food processor and my Calphalon square baker pan as a mold. These are raw, so they don't require any baking.

All you need is 1/2 cup of raw cashews and 1 1/2 cups of dates. Put them in the food processor with 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla and process until sticky. I added just a splash of water to mine. I then lined the pan with birthday baking papers for easy clean up and scooped in the mixture. I wanted them to come out square, so I used the pan for a shape but you could free form them and wrap in cellophane. I refrigerated them overnight before moving them out of the pan. Super yummy and quick and easy. Enjoy!