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Vegan Cheesecake Workshop at Grassroots

fullsizerender-2Ever wondered how to make vegan cheesecake?  Attend my free vegan cheesecake workshop at Grassroots Natural Market in South Pasadena on Thursday, December 15th at 7pm!  I’ll be demonstrating how to make 3 types of cheesecakes: Peppermint Chocolate, Pumpkin Pie and S’mores!  Not only will you learn how to make my special desserts, you’ll have the opportunity to taste them, too!

Everything is vegan, gluten-free, raw and contains no refined sugar, dairy or soy, and every bite is sure to bring back sweet memories of the holiday season.

Hope you will join me!

Register for the free class here .

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Thanksgiving 2016

img_4679As per Thanksgiving tradition, my girls Jasmine of Sweet Simple Vegan and Sarah of Ahnest Veggie gathered together for a night of Thanksgiving recipe developing fun.  This is how it works.  We each create recipes, make them, and afterwards we take photos and feast on whatever we made. This year, though, we even made a video!  #MannequinChallenge is all the craze right now, and we did a little mannequining ourselves with our finished results.  Video for your enjoyment, below.

In years passed, we’d create a magnificent feast for you to enjoy, but since we created an abundant amount of recipes that you can enjoy year after year already, we decided to keep things simple this year and add one new recipe each to our collection.  Click here for our Thanksgiving Recipe Collection.

As I mentioned, this year we created one recipe each for your taste-bud pleasure.  Let’s start off with Jasmine’s.  Jasmine is a recipe developer, has her nutrition degree, is an oil-free cook, a talented photographer (she took all the photos you see here), and amazing blogger and friend.  This year she made an amazing Everything Bagel Stuffing.  If you know me, I already have a love for Everything Bagels and for Thanksgiving Stuffing, so this was bada-bang, incredible!  My favorite gluten-free bagel is from Rising Heart’s Bakery in Culver City.  If you’re not local, check to see if they ship! Anyway, find Jasmine’s recipe here!

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2nd recipe of the season is Sarah’s appetizer recipe. Sarah is a vegan chef and fitness enthusiast.  She makes yummy food, eats a lot, and still maintains a healthy and fit physique.  Check out her youtube channel and Instagram for fitness inspo and for more recipes!  Sarah made these amazing Mushroom Medley Chestnut Tartlettes.  Just thinking about them makes me salivate.  Wish I made this recipe up!  Find the recipe here.

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Now for my recipe, I made something I’ve made for years.  Cobblers are the easiest desserts to make if you have visitors stopping by unannounced for dinner.  I always have frozen berries in the freezer and I can whip up a cookie dough in a flash.  This recipe can be made fully from scratch or with some help of store-bought ingredients.  I hope you love this recipe as much as my family does!

Presenting my Mixed Berry Cobbler with Pumpkin Sugar Cookie Crust!

 

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Mixed Berry Cobbler with Pumpkin Sugar Cookie Crust

Servings:  4

Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

2 bags  (12 oz) frozen mixed berries, thawed

1 container apple pie filling (can make yours at home by adding 3-4 peeled and chopped apples, coconut handful of coconut sugar, 2 Tbsp coconut oil, cinnamon, 1 tbsp cornstarch, and cooking on stove top over medium heat in a small sauce pan until tender)

1/3 cup coconut sugar

1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon

Pumpkin Sugar Cookie Dough (or store-bought cookie dough that you sprinkle pumpkin pie spice into):

¼ cup melted coconut oil

1/2 cup coconut sugar or to make it lighter in color, organic cane sugar sub ¼ of this amount

½ tsp vanilla extract

¼ cup pumpkin puree

¾ oat flour

1 tsp arrowroot

2 Tbsp potato starch

1/8 tsp sea salt

½ tsp pumpkin pie spice

½ tsp ground cinnamon

½ tbsp almond milk

 

Optional, but recommended

Vegan Vanilla ice cream

 

Directions

  1. Make pumpkin sugar cookie dough. Add all ingredients into a small bowl and mix until combined.
  2. In a large bowl, mix berries, apple filling, sugar, and cinnamon. Transfer fruit mixture to an 8 by 2-inch baking dish.  Crumble dough over fruit, covering thickly and completely.

Bake uncovered until cookie crust is golden and crisp, and juices bubble thickly, about 45 minutes.  Serve warm with ice cream.  My favorite is So Delicious.

 

To watch our #MannequinChallenge, click the photo of us below. :)

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Pumpkin Spice Cashew Milk

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Next up in our Halloween series is Pumpkin Spice Cashew Milk!

This recipe was created by Ashley and I absolutely love it!  Cashew milk is SO easy to make as you don’t have to strain it.  Pumpkin-spiced and everything nice, I can’t wait to make more!

If you don’t have a Vitamix, you will want to soak your cashews for at least 3 hours prior to blending.

Keep in mind that it’s ok to get creative with your cashew milks! You basically can’t mess them up. Just keep the ratio of 1 Cup nuts to 3 Cups milk and you can get creative with the rest. Ashley always likes to add a little liquid sweetener to the base and then spices or even other juices! It’s so fun!

When Ashley made this for me, I thought it tasted like ice cream, and I was drinking black coffee at time and decided to throw some into my coffee.  It was perfect and I suggested that this would be a delicious and healthy alternative to coffee creamer. This is a great snack, dessert, or coffee creamer–fantastic.

Enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Cashew Milk

Time: 4 hours

Servings:  2-4

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Cashews
  • 3 Cups Water
  • 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions

  1. Soak cashews for at least 3 hours.  Blend all ingredients in Vitamix or high powered blender.
  2. Scoop foam off top and serve.
  3. No need to strain.
  4. Store in an airtight container.
  5. Shake each time before serving.
  6. Great as a healthy coffee creamer, too!

 

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