posts tagged "agave nectar dessert"

Strawberry Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Posted on June 18, 2009

My boys love this vegan Strawberry Ice “Cream.”  I made a batch and it was gone in a couple of hours.  So I made more and my husband got in on the act, consuming his share.

It is made with a coconut milk base and I added quite a bit of vanilla, in hopes of drowning out the coconutty flavor, as I did not want to make a coconut ice cream.  I think I succeeded, though you all can be the ... read more →

Chocolate Cupcakes

Posted on June 12, 2009

The New York Times blog, Bitten, just did a feature on chocolate cupcakes, which made me realize that a recipe for gluten free chocolate cupcakes is conspicuously lacking from this site.  Well, I am happy to say that is no longer the case.

In my quest for the perfect gluten free chocolate cupcake, I made these 5 times.  Today.  Luckily, my boys and their glutenoid friends happily scarfed the “failures.”  Here, I share with you my success.

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Dina’s Delightful Cookies

Posted on June 10, 2009

These delicious cookies, chock full of coconut, walnuts and raisins are the product of our very recent visit to my parents.

Today the boys and I returned home to Colorado from visiting them in California. We went to have some family bonding time and distract them from a health issue one of them has been dealing with over the past year.

While there, we were able to see my sister, Dina and hang out with her. Of course, I wanted to know ... read more →

Cranberry Orange Biscotti

Posted on May 28, 2009

These vegan, gluten free Cranberry Orange Biscotti are delicious with a cup of tea or after dinner as a light (or lite) treat.

My younger son thinks these are delicious and packed some in his lunch last night for today…the last day of school.  Summer.  Hooray!  The boys are very happy to be free.  And play lots of baseball this summer.  I’m looking forward to taking them to the pool and splashing around with them and their friends.

Cranberry Orange Biscotti

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Homemade Starbucks Orange Cake

Posted on May 26, 2009

During the last month Gluten Free Orange Cake has received a lot of play. And it’s certainly not because this tasty dessert is on my site.  Starbucks recently launched a classic Gluten Free Valencia Orange Cake to much fanfare from the gluten-free community.

A couple  of weeks ago I received this fabulous comment from LeAnne on my original Orange Cake post:

Elana – have you tried the new Starbucks Gluten Free Valencia Orange Cake? It’s a copycat of your recipe. in ... read more →

Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream

Posted on May 23, 2009

This is my favorite ice cream. It’s vegan. It’s vanilla. And it’s yummy.

I’ve been making this ice cream for the last couple of years.  Way back when in my New York days, my raw food friends turned me on to the fact that cashews make an amazing substitute for dairy.  While I love this ice cream and have been known to chow on it late night, be forewarned that my husband (who is my ultimate taste tester) does not like it.

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Twinkies

Posted on May 15, 2009

I’ve been on a quest this week for gluten-free, dairy-free healthy Twinkies and after several attempts (make that 7) I seem to have come up with a good approximation of this infamous Hostess treat.

Whenever the subject of Twinkies comes up in our house a certain Twinkie vandalism story is told (of which I was not a part!).  My husband likes to talk about the time (in his college days) when he and a buddy were coming home from a night ... read more →

Flourless Chocolate Banana Cake

Posted on April 27, 2009

Here’s another flourless cake for those looking for an alternative to almond flour or in search of a nut-free recipe.  My husband and older son loved this fruity chocolate cake.  I was thinking that with a nice strawberry frosting this cake would make a delicious banana split type dessert.

This gluten-free, grain-free cake is quick and easy.  You’ll just want to make sure that your bananas are quite ripe to ensure its sweetness.  If you can do dairy, this cake would ... read more →

Chocolate Walnut Torte

Posted on April 10, 2009

Food is politics.  More than ever.  So, imagine my surprise when I found this comment the other day, right here on my little ol’ blog saying:

“I love your recipe blog, but really don’t agree with your political views or comments.  Try to stay more focused on the food instead of politics. You may keep more friends that way.”

I’d never thought of being less than genuine and hiding my views as way to gain friends.  Call me naive, that’s one strategy ... read more →

Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart

Posted on April 7, 2009

How low can you go?!  This gluten free chocolate peanut butter tart is sweetened with a delicious alternative sweetener that I have been enjoying of late –yacon syrup.

This lower glycemic sweetener is derived from the yacon plant which is often referred to as “apple of the earth.”  Yacon is high in fructooligosacharides (FOS), a form of fructose that is lower in sugar than others and is in fact, also a pre-biotic.  This sweetener feeds the friendly bacteria in the ... read more →

Sesame Cookies

Posted on March 31, 2009

These Sesame Cookies are yet another Passover friendly dessert recipe.

I wouldn’t necessarily have thought of making cookies with sesame. Why? Because I am surrounded by several choco-holics and bake primarily to their tastes. Let’s just say that the brownie recipe I posted a few weeks ago is still getting good play around here. My 10 year old son whips up a quick batch of these high-protein brownies almost every weekend.

Thankfully, I received the below a few ... read more →

Purple Velvet Torte

Posted on March 17, 2009

It’s amazing what you can do without any flour!  I made this gluten free chocolate cake using beets.  Being “Deceptively Delicious“ I fooled my husband.  While my children are game to eat pretty much anything I make, my husband is known as the “picky” eater around here.

Because of his strong critiques and my perfectionist bent, I often find myself testing a new recipe four, five or more times.  Though this one I nailed the second time, it was that ... read more →

Raspberry Hamantaschen

Posted on February 27, 2009

Recently I was paid a visit by the lovely Eve who not long ago gave up gluten and white sugar.  We had tea in my kitchen and chatted about things, oh, I don’t really remember what, just that we had such a pleasant time together.  It wasn’t really the content of our conversation (that was great), it was more about making a connection.

Eve emailed me yesterday asking for a gluten free Hamantaschen recipe.  While I do have this one from ... read more →

German Chocolate Cake Revised

Posted on February 17, 2009

We will be making this gluten free German Chocolate Cake (and many other dishes) in my next cooking class at the Culinary School of the Rockies, March 17th.  If you want to sign up there is still some space left.

As we all know, there are many ways to make German Chocolate Cake.  An entire chocolate cake can be frosted with a coconut pecan icing as I did a while back in this post.  Alternatively, the sides of the cake can ... read more →

Chocolate Covered Cherries

Posted on February 6, 2009

Ok, I confess, it took a few batches to get this recipe “just right,” which for me means a couple of things.

First, I had to get these babies to to look decent, edible, desirable even.  Let’s just say my first attempts were rather inept.  I tried to make a rich and gooey sauce with cherries and then dip this cherry goo into melted chocolate.  So Mensa of me –as you can imagine, the result did not look entirely appetizing.  And ... read more →

Double Chocolate Mocha Cookies

Posted on February 3, 2009

Recently, I created a flickr group so that all of you can share photos of recipes that you make from elanaspantry.com.  I know that some of you enjoy uploading photos to the comments section and I love seeing your shots of my concoctions.  So please, feel free to upload your pictures to the elana’s pantry flickr group.  Can’t wait to see ‘em!

The vegan cookies above are pictured with my cashew milk and were quite a lot of fun to make.  ... read more →

Chocolate Chili Truffles

Posted on January 27, 2009

You heard it right. Chili powder in your chocolate.

For those of you that don’t like to spice things up, read no further. For the rest of you, I have this delicious vegan chocolate truffle, that you just might find yourself addicted to, especially in the cold weather.

These chocolate chili truffles are perfect for a slightly spicy Valentine’s Day.

I hope you are all enjoying my latest string of recipes, including this heart healthy treat. Recently, my site climbed into the top ... read more →

Raw “Tapioca” Pudding

Posted on January 23, 2009

Chia seeds are my new favorite food!

Rich in fatty acids, these seeds contain more omega-3’s than any other vegetarian source. They are also quite high in anti-oxidants, minerals and fiber.  Further, I find that they are quite soothing for my digestive system (and I’m always looking for a boost in that realm).

I got the idea for this smooth and tasty recipe from yoga teacher extraordinaire and raw foodie, Jess Price.  I give her full credit for turning me on to ... read more →

Ginger Cookies

Posted on January 20, 2009

In a break from all inauguration news all the time, I present you with these chewy, yet crispy ginger cookies!

Ginger Cookies

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2 ½ cups blanched almond flour
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons ground ginger
½ cup grapeseed oil or palm shortening
¼ cup yacon syrup
½ cup agave nectar or honey
1 tablespoon lemon zest

In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt, baking soda and ginger
In a medium bowl, combine grapeseed oil, yacon, agave and lemon zest
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German Chocolate Cake

Posted on December 26, 2008

When I recently posted my Accidental Mocha Mousse recipe, Samantha requested this German Chocolate Cake so that she and her mother would not miss out on it during the holidays. I am more than pleased to add it to this blog, as German Chocolate Cake is a classic.

Although my boys are in a finicky stage lately, boycotting most of the things I make (even dessert!) they eagerly wolfed down this sweet, rich chocolaty cake.

German Chocolate Cake

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