Make Tomorrow’s Dessert Tonight: Vegan Flourless Chocolate Cake

flourless chocolate cakeHappy Monday and Happy Belated Mother’s Day to all the wonderful women out there who had the patience to deal with us crazy children!

So with wedding season in full swing, I hardly have any time to do any extracurricular baking. With that, I have become a huge fan of make-ahead style desserts. One of my absolute favorites is flourless chocolate cake because not only is it crazy simple prepare ahead of time but it also has an amazing, fudge-like ¬†consistency and can serve as a fantastic blank canvas for any of your sauces, whipped creams, or fresh fruit compotes….however, I like it just plain and simple with an extra dusting of cocoa powder. Continue reading

Getting Colonial with Vegan, Gluten-Free Maple Apple Pie

Apple PieIn honor of President’s Weekend, I’ve decided to share with you what I consider the most American and most traditional dessert recipe: Apple Pie. Big deal, right?

Well, this recipe isn’t so much about the pie itself but more so about the crust. It’s always hard developing a vegan pie crust, but even more difficult to develop a ¬†vegan AND gluten-free pie crust. Continue reading

Warm Up with Apple-Persimmon Cobbler

fuyu-persimmonsThough it may not feel like it in Southern California, it is still winter everywhere else in the United States! So for my friends out there braving the Polar Vortex, I leave you with this recipe that will warm you right up…and as per usual, this recipe is both vegan and gluten-free!

I love the fruits and vegetables winter has to offer, especially persimmons. Now persimmons come in two varieties: Fuyu and Hachiya. Continue reading