Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Bone Char Free Sugar

February 13, 2017

In 2014 I wrote a blog post about sugar and bone char. It is one of my most popular posts. People are often surprised, even shocked, to find out that bone char free sugar is not the norm! Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and according to the National Retail Federations Valentine’s Day Consumer Spending Survey, an extraordinary $1.7 billion…

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Vegan Ice Cream with Chocolate Flakes & Coconut Caramel Sauce

October 26, 2016

I created this vegan ice cream yesterday solely to smother it in Nature’s Charm new vegan coconut caramel sauce. Oh my gosh, I have missed caramel so much since I became vegan but I don’t have to anymore. Nature’s Charm just released a coconut caramel sauce that is dairy, gluten and soy free and made from…

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Vegan Meringue with Summertime Berries

July 26, 2016

I need to introduce you to my love. It is vegan meringue. Oh my goodness. To be honest, I was very skeptical about using chickpea brine to make vegan meringue, but I got over that quickly. This meringue was light, airy and formed stiff peaks. Not only was the texture great, but it was absolutely…

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Easy Scones with Strawberries & Coconut Whipped Cream

March 14, 2016

Before we discuss these delicious, easy scones, I want to mention food labels. Reading food labels can be a tricky business. Sometimes we see words like all-natural on foods and often assume that the foods do not contain any hormones, antibiotics or artificial ingredients. However, that is not true. Not only that, many people think…

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Vegan Tres Leches Cake With Strawberries

October 28, 2015

Vegan Tres Leches Cake with Strawberries Using Nature’s Charm Vegan Sweetened Condensed and Evaporated Milk Before I became vegan, my birthday cake of choice was always Tres Leches. Up until yesterday, I haven’t had a Tres Leches cake for over 5 years and figured I could live without it. Until last week. That’s when Nature’s Charm…

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Raspberry Lime Vegan Sorbet with Dark Chocolate Curls

February 11, 2015

Raspberry Lime Vegan Sorbet with Dark Chocolate Curls If you think making sorbet requires a lot of hard work and an ice cream machine – think again. This plant-based vegan sorbet  is so simple to create and only requires a blender or food processor. Did you know that eating one cup of raspberries is only 64…

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Vanilla Tasty Brand Cookie Cupcakes

October 17, 2014

Vanilla Tasty Brand Cookie Cupcakes If you have never had turmeric, it is a sharp, earthy spice with a hint of ginger and a key ingredient in Indian curries. It also adds a lot of color to food and is used to make American mustard yellow. Overall it is very tasty, but the best part…

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Orange Rice Pudding with Shaved Dark Chocolate

July 9, 2014

Orange Rice Pudding with Shaved Dark Chocolate For me, there is nothing like the combination of orange and dark chocolate. It brings back wonderful memories of the orange sherbert chocolate ice cream bars I ate as a child. As a homage to these orange sherbert bars,  I decided to make this creamy orange rice pudding. I…

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How Safe Is Your Cookware? & Berry Dumplings In A Clay Pot

July 1, 2014

I do a lot of research on food safety, but even I was utterly confused about cookware safety. Following my research, I peered into my dark cupboards, and started pulling out all my cookware. First, it was shocking how much I had stocked over the years, and more surprising was how much non-stick cookware were…

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Biscotti Cookies With Strawberry Vanilla Bean Jam

February 14, 2014

I came across some super yummy jams last year at a pop-up. They are called Laura Ann’s Jams, and they are infused with exotic spices and flavors like Blueberry Basil, Raspberry Habanero, Rockin Jalapeno (my favorite), and Strawberry Vanilla Bean among others. They were all so fresh tasting, exciting and delicious. For me, sometimes the…

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