One of my favorite treats during the summer is this vegan lemon pie! There are few things I associate more with summer than a chilled lemon dessert. This particular pie is unique as the base of the filling comes from chickpeas instead of cashews. This obviously makes the pie more affordable to make! Athanasia thought I was crazy to use chickpeas for a dessert at first but once she tried it she had no complaints! Here is how I made it:
Impress your guests with the most delicious pie we have ever made! We present the just like heaven cream pie:
We offered this pie to non-vegan friends and they are still thinking about it! I suppose that means it was pretty good. It’s a moral victory when people love what we make, especially if we are trying to show them we do not only eat salads! Continue reading Just Like Heaven Cream Pie
Today it is Athanasia’s father’s birthday! So, Happy Birthday George! What better way is there to share the joy of a birthday than making a birthday treat? When Athanasia (my better half) and I were discussing the options for a sweet treat, I came up with this idea. I will admit, Athanasia was a little bit hesitant (because of her dislike for cinnamon) so she said to me: “sell me on it”. Well, I am proud to say after she tried it she is not only sold on it, but is a believer! The flavor reminds me of autumn in New York; warm colors, crisp air and bursting with flavor! Try it for yourself, it’s the perfect autumn treat! Continue reading Autumn in New York Cream Pie
This was our first attempt ever at making a layered cake and we would say it’s a success. It is difficult to resist the temptation of eating this devil in disguise cake though!
Here is how you make it: Continue reading Devil In Disguise Cake
This cinnamon hazelnut cream is suitable for any gluten free vegan gourmet dessert! However, you will likely need a high powered blender like a Vitamix for this one, but it’s worth it!
In this order, add:
- 1/2 cup of vegan milk (soy milk, almond milk, hazelnut milk, etc.)
- 1 cup of organic raw cane sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
- dash of nutmeg
Blend these ingredients until smooth. Then add:
- 1 cup of hazelnuts
Blend until smooth. This flavor is like entering a state of euphoria!
This cinnamon hazelnut cream works perfectly for our autumn in New York cream pie recipe!
Yep it was good!
It has an amazing chocolate cream on top of the cake!
Ingredients for the chocolate cream cake bottom (this is a relatively dry cake, and serves the purpose of being dry enough for the luscious cream that will cover it to create balance!):
dry ingredients of the cake: Continue reading Chocolate Cream Cake! Vegan and Gluten Free