Blueberry Macaroons with Lemon Buttercream

Makes 1 dozen macaroons Ingredients For the outer shells… 1 cup powdered sugar ½ cup almonds, finely ground (grind in spice grinder or use almond flour) 3 egg whites (stored at room temperature for 6 hours prior) Pinch of salt ¼ cup sugar 2 tablespoons condensed blueberry puree 1 tablespoon minced dried blueberries For the […]

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Chocolate Cardamom Banana Bites

Makes 12-15 bites INGREDIENTS 2 bananas, firm but ripe, cut into 12-15 pieces 9 ounces dark semisweet chocolate 1 teaspoon cardamom 1⁄3 cup shredded coconut ½ cup nut of choice, chopped fine 2 teaspoons flax seeds 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds 1⁄3 cup dried dates and cherries, chopped fine DIRECTIONS Freeze the banana pieces. In a […]

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Cornmeal Crust Ricotta Fig Tartlets

Makes 6 Tartlets Ingredients 1 batch cornmeal crust, refrigerated 1 pound fresh ricotta cheese 2 eggs¼ cup raw sugar 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped Pinch of cinnamon 1 teaspoon orange zest 1 pint of fresh figs, cut in half ½  teaspoon lavender flowers (optional) Directions Make sure the batch of cornmeal […]

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Lili’s Vegan Banana Muffins with Pecans & Dark Rum

Makes 12-18 muffins INGREDIENTS Dry 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup brown sugar 1½ teaspoons baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon allspice Wet 4 overripe bananas, smashed ¾ cup melted earth balance (or vegetable oil) 2 eggs-worth Ener-g brand egg replacer 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon almond extract ½ dram […]

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Raspados de Frutas Tropical (Tropical Fruit Snow Cones)

Makes quite a few snow cones Most of us don’t have ice scrapers in our kitchen for snow cones so this raspado recipe is modified to utilize the tools we all typically have in our kitchen while still being able to enjoy the authentic taste of a snow cone! Ingredients For a mango raspado 2 […]

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Tomato Macaroons with Lemon Olive Oil Savory Buttercream

Makes 1 dozen macaroons For the outer shells… 1 cup powdered sugar ½ cup almonds, finely ground (grind in spice grinder or use almond flour) 3 egg whites (stored at room temperature for 6 hours prior) Pinch of salt ¼ cup sugar 2 tablespoons tomato powder (recipe follows) 1 tablespoon dried basil For the lemon […]

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