Vegan Chocolate Fudge

10 minutes to prep / 1 hour to set Ingredients: 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil 1/4 cup cashew butter (or any nut 1/2 cup raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder) 1/2 cup agave (or maple syrup or other liquid sweetener) 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract (or almond, or peppermint (my favorite)) pinch fine grain sea…

Blueberry Hazelnut Protein Muffins

8 muffins / 20 minutes to prep / 20 minutes to cook Ingredients: 1/3 cup quinoa 2/3 cup almond milk 2 dashes cinnamon 1 tablespoon coconut mana 2 eggs 2 tablespoons coconut oil 2 tablespoons agave 1 pinch salt 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 cup Quest plain protein powder 1 banana 1/2 cup frozen blueberries…

Steamed Matcha Buns

A few days ago I ordered matcha powder to use in backing and smoothies.  This morning I decided to give these Steamed Matcha Buns a try–the recipe was originally posted on Rolling Scone.  I adapted the recipe a little bit using my own flour blend.  Keith and the roommates all tried these and confirmed that…

Dumplings, Gluten Free and Vegetarian

So long it had been since I’d had dumplings.  They were a favorite of mine in all their variety: steamed, fried, crab ragoons, and shrimp shumai… First I was a vegetarian, so all seafood was out.  Then I became gluten free, so all delicious fried foods also almost completely disappeared.  But, I’m a kitchen scientist,…

Gluten Free ButterAlmondMilk Waffles

I was good all week, lots of smoothies, exercising, and mindfulness.  Today was a treat day.  These waffles came out so light and fluffy.  They were perfect and delicious and have cemented my confidence in the wonderful combination of white rice flour and tapioca flour–the same combination I use to make my big hit gluten…

Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies are amazing!  I’ve made them before with different combinations of peanut butter, eggs, and one or 2 other ingredients.  Today I wanted them to be chocolate cookies, and the experiment was a success.  They are soft and have a flavor that reminds me of an Oreo cookie (but I might not be the best…

Gluten Free Cinnamon Bun-Inspired Cake (or muffins)

This recipe is dedicated to my beautiful mother!  I had a wonderful time during your visit this past weekend and miss you so much–I was inspired by you to modify this recipe to be healthier and it was a great experiment.  This modified version is just as delicious as the full version!  I can’t wait…

Paneer Pakora

I made Paneer again, following my own advice of mirroring a demo.  This time we weren’t in the mood for a curry dish for dinner, since we were a little hung over.  This recipe for Paneer Pakora offered us a wonderful treat to satisfy our need for crispy-fried, spicy hang over food.  I made a…

Black Bean Brownies

Recently my sweet tooth has been unwieldy.  So, I decided to try my hand at making a more nutritious version of brownies.  They are still sweet and probably not much better for you than regular brownies, except they have protein in them! The recipe that I found these delicious treats modifies the recipe to make them…

Pao de Queijo

Yesterday afternoon Keith and I had a BBQ to attend.  As a gluten free, vegetarian lady, with my vegetarian guy, going to other people’s homes for a meal can be slightly stressful.  Luckily this was a potluck and the hostess made some veggies burgers (Keith can eat them, but unfortunately veggie burgers usually have wheat…

Paneer

A new friend and I were talking about our mutual love of experimenting with new foods.  I mentioned that I loved Indian food, and especially Saag Paneer.  She’s Indian and encouraged me to try my hand at making it.  So, I found this Paneer recipe on Pinterest, and now I’ve made Paneer and will be doing it…