Vegan Butter Tarts

June 5, 2009

A buttery, flaky crust, gooey, raisin-studded filling–these are rich, delicious butter tarts in every way–without butter, eggs, or sugar, of course!

This recipe will appear in my upcoming cookbook, Sweet Freedom, scheduled for publication in early 2009. To receive an email when the book is available, please click on “Sign Up to Order” at right, or email sweetfreedomcookbook@gmail.com .

For the recipe, see my other blog, Diet, Dessert and Dogs .

This show-stopper tart combines a delicate crust with smooth and rich pastry cream beneath a glazed fresh berry topping–perfect for a summer’s dessert! 

 And here’s what it looks like sliced. . . .

This recipe will appear in my upcoming cookbook, Sweet Freedom, scheduled for publication in early 2009. To receive an email when the book is available, please click on “Sign Up to Order” at right, or email sweetfreedomcookbook@gmail.com

For other baked goods and many gluten-free recipes, please visit my other blog, Diet, Dessert and Dogs.

An agave-sweetened vanilla cupcake topped with gluten-free, soy-free “buttercream” frosting.  Very chocolatey, light and irresistible.

 

 

These recipes will appear in my upcoming cookbook, Sweet Freedom, scheduled for publication in early 2009. To receive an email when the book is available, please click on “Sign Up to Order” at right, or email sweetfreedomcookbook@gmail.com

Chocolate Pecan Pie

February 26, 2009

 

Perfect as a holiday dessert, this gooey, decadent pie is the perfect blend of chocolate, toffee, and nuts. 

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Top with some dairy-free whipped cream for an amazing finish to any meal!

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This recipe will appear in my upcoming cookbook, Sweet Freedom, scheduled for publication in early 2009. To receive an email when the book is available, please click on “Sign Up to Order” at right, or email sweetfreedomcookbook@gmail.com .

For the recipe, see my other blog, Diet, Dessert and Dogs.

Mock Chocolate Pudding

February 22, 2009

Thick and rich, with a texture remarkably like its dairy counterpart, this mock chocolate pudding is sure to please.

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Unlike the dairy version, however, this contains no sugar, no cornstarch, and no cholesterol.  How about a second serving?

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This recipe will appear in my upcoming cookbook, Sweet Freedom, scheduled for publication in May, 2009. To receive an email when the book is available, please click on “Sign Up to Order” at right, or email sweetfreedomcookbook@gmail.com .

A cheesecake topping over rich, fudgy brownie base. . . I’ll take 101 of these, please.

This recipe will appear in my upcoming cookbook, Sweet Freedom, scheduled for publication in early 2009. To receive an email when the book is available, please click on “Sign Up to Order” at right, or email sweetfreedomcookbook@gmail.com .

Chocolate Satin Tarts

September 7, 2008

A shortbread-like crust filled with rich, dense chocolate ganache filling, dusted with just a hint of cocoa–could there be anything more decadent?

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This recipe will appear in my upcoming cookbook, Sweet Freedom, scheduled for publication in early 2009. To receive an email when the book is available, please click on “Sign Up to Order” at right, or email sweetfreedomcookbook@gmail.com

This is the perfect special-occasion or birthday party cake:  made with spelt flour and sweetened with maple syrup, it’s light, deeply chocolate, with a creamy vanilla filling between the layers and a rich, pipe-able and fudgy sugar-free frosting spread generously over the sides and top.  Your guests will marvel that the cake is free of eggs, dairy, refined sugars, and wheat!

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Both recipes (cake and frosting) will appear in my upcoming cookbook, Sweet Freedom, scheduled for publication in early 2009. To receive an email when the book is available, please click on “Sign Up to Order” at right, or email sweetfreedomcookbook@gmail.com

 

Perfect for spreading between layers or piping, this frosting is light and not too sweet. 

Here, it’s piped onto mini vanilla cupcakes (agave cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World).

A pefect little treat, creamy smooth and fragrant with a hint of orange.

This recipe will appear in my upcoming cookbook, Sweet Freedom, scheduled for publication in early 2009. To receive an email when the book is available, please click on “Sign Up to Order” at right, or email sweetfreedomcookbook@gmail.com .

Chocolate-Covered Caramels

February 27, 2008

Just because you can’t have milk or butter doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy rich, chewy caramels, studded with cashews, pecans or any other nut of your choice-and enrobed in dark chocolate.  Great for special occasions or gifts!

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This recipe will appear in my upcoming cookbook, Sweet Freedom, scheduled for publication in early 2009. To receive an email when the book is available, please click on “Sign Up to Order” at right, or email sweetfreedomcookbook@gmail.com .