Category Archives: Desserts

Meatless Monday – Gluten Free Vegan Pumpkin Pie

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This vegan substitute tastes exactly like the “real thing” but without all kinds of common allergens.  Two members of my family have ginger allergies, so I just substituted the ginger for a little ground clove instead.   Continue reading Meatless Monday – Gluten Free Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Meatless Monday – Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Devil’s Dessert

This dessert is the devil, haha. It is so amazingly rich and delicious you will have to work your willpower to the max to not devour the entire thing. Seriously. It’s that good. Continue reading Meatless Monday – Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Devil’s Dessert

Delicious and Ridiculously Easy Home-made Cranberry Applesauce

If you think the idea of making your own applesauce is daunting I promise it is exactly the opposite.  And by making your own you know exactly what’s in it and can reduce the sugar and preservative content.  Win-win!

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Meatless Mondays – Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Sugar Icing

All I have to say is yum, these are delicious.  I adapted a recipe called Pumpkin Squares off All Recipes.com for the cupcake recipe and then worked out an icing recipe on my own. I hope that you enjoy these as much as I do!  As always these are gluten free, dairy free and vegan.

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Gluten Free Dairy Free Vegan Scones

If you ever have a chance to visit the Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada I would highly recommend going to their high tea service.  Rooted in tradition, and fabulous tea and food, this ceremonial service is fun to take part in.  My mom picked up a cook book of their recipes the last time she was there and recreates their to-die-for scones like they were baked in the hotel itself.  They are truly amazing and always a winner at any party she brings them to.  But what’s a gluten free, dairy free vegan diva to do?  Adapt the recipe, of course!

This took many a trial to finally get right, but it was absolutely worth it.  The recipe is all done by weight (as it is the in the Emperess cookbook) and doesn’t seem to work out to be any standard measurement.  So grab your kitchen scale and some patience.  The results will be worth the effort.

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Soft Ginger Cookies- Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan

Nothing says autumn to me quite like the rich, warm blend of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.  Plus, I have a weakness for soft ginger cookies. 🙂  P.S.  I adapted this recipe from several ginger cookie recipes from cookbooks and the internet.  The gluten free ones I tried I wasn’t happy with, so naturally I had to tinker.

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Gluten Free Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies are melt in your mouth delicious.  This recipe is taken directly from “The Complete Gluten Free Cookbook” by Donna Washburn and Heather Butt.  All credit for these delights goes to them!

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