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Gluten-free Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe

This gluten-free chocolate cake recipe is an adaptation* of a recipe that also claims to be low allergenic.  It does not contain the common allergens: eggs, dairy, wheat, peanuts, or tree nuts-- other allergens that are known about could be substituted. An example isthe soymilk.  Oat or hemp seed milk are possible substitutes that could be used.  For people sensitive to xanthan gum, psyllium husk powder might be a good substitute. This is written for making 1 9" round or square cake.  If there is a desire for a larger sheet cake or a layer cake, just multiply each quantity of ingredient by 3  for a 3 layer cake  or by 2 for an 18" sheet pan Preheat the oven to 350 degreesF/177•C. I used a round 9" silicone pan that requires no preparation. For prep otherwise, grease pan and sprinkle on some flour or line pan bottom and sides with parchment paper INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose GF flour 1 cup sugar 3 tablespoons plain cocoa or cacao 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons

Roasted Eggplant Rounds with Vegan Cheese

  Roasted (Grilled) Eggplant Rounds Ingredients 1 Eggplant sliced into rounds tossed in bowl with 3 tablespoons olive oil, to coat 😺😺 Mix in a small bowl: 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper 😺😸 Package of Daiya vegan cheese shreds 😼😼😼 HOW-TO : Preheat oven to 425° F. Cover flat pan with parchment paper Dust (or dredge) eggplant rounds with herbs Place on oven pan and put in oven for 25 minutes.  At the 15 minute mark add on topping of Daiya cheese shreds. 😼😽😼 Notes : Eggplant, or aubergine, is a Mediterranean fruit (used as a savory or vegetable) and is really delicious cooked with Italian herbs but you are not restricted by such pronouncements.  You could use Middle Eastern, Northern African, Oriental or Mexican herb mixes if those are your taste faves.  No nazis overseeing your kitchen (I hope).  Go with your creativity. Let me know how they turn o

High Protein-Butternut Squash Salad

  This is a delicious filling, satisfying Salad that contains: Romaine lettuce 2 cups cooked quinoa 2 small butternut squash peeled  seeded, diced and tossed with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder and roasted in the oven at 400°C 20 min. Carribean crispy split pea-spinach patties cut into croutons (recipe on thespruceats.com) Avocado chunks  cucumber, tomatoes, olives Assemble and use simple dressing of 1 lemon juiced, 1 tsp. Dijon Mustard, 1 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar and 1 tsp. Maple Syrup, salt and pepper.   This salad was inspired by 2 vegan salads in Candace Feldman's  Lean Into Plants Here is another similar salad but subbing yummy baked Sesame tofu cubes <~ and baked sweet potato chunks instead of squash-- prepared like the squash above.  Get the Sesame Surprise baked tofu recipe HERE Toss and enjoy .

Gluten-free Plant-based Pancakes

  I'm back! Once during the last few weeks on a "raw vegan cleanse" I kept thinking about pancakes!  The following recipe is the result.  ** NOTE: Whisk together sweet and brown rice flours before starting recipe. So here is a great gluten-free banana pancake recipe that I tweaked until I liked it: Put the following  INGREDIENTS  in your blender: 1 Ripe Organic  Banana 1 T.  Vegetable Oil 1/2 tsp.  Celtic Sea Salt  (or to taste) 1 1/2 C. Nondairy  Milk  or other milk Pinch of  Nutmeg 1 T.  Cinnamon 2 T. Sugar or other sweetener  4 tsp.  Baking Powder ............... From Chris Wark of #ChrisBeatCancer, his latest best selling book:  Order  Here BEAT CANCER KITCHEN: Deliciously Simple Plant-based Anti-Cancer Recipes Easy Method for  Making Pancakes: Blend the above ingredients and then pour over: 1/2 C.  Sweet White Rice (gluten-free) F

Salty and Sweet Strawberry Porridge

  My husband and I love oatmeal porridge for breakfast. Sometimes we change it up and add ingredients that are not traditional. Here are some great  Slow-Cooker porridges for example .   Today's Sweet and Salty Porridge with Strawberries  capitalizes on our rather eccentric but diverse tastes for combinations of flavours and textures.   Sometimes I get even more carried away, but today I decided against including nuts and bananas.  This porridge is, of course, Gluten-free and Vegan (no dairy, eggs or other animal products).   Begin with a medium to large pot with a close-fitting lid and add: Steelcut Oats (use the quantity you want for your family following directions on package-- use GF oats for those who are gluten-sensitive or have Coeliac disease) Water (cover the oats by about 1 1/2 inches or use the instructions on package) Organic Thompson Raisins (1/4 cup to handful, as you desire-- I went with the handful) 2 T. dry Chiaseed Pinch of Seasalt Optional: 1/4 C. Dulse broken in

Make your own Gluten-Free Flour Blend

  "All But Gluten" Gluten-Free Bread Recently I think I may have persuaded a friend with mysterious symptoms  (sounding like gluten-sensitivity to me) to try going off gluten for a while to see how she feels.  She bemoaned the fact that she has a bread maker** (and I know she is a star bread baker herself).  I suggested that she do some research to see how/if gluten-free bread works in her bread machines (there seem to be quite a few articles indicating it does, and bread machines with GF settings).  We also talked about the various gluten-free breads that are commercially available.   At time of writing this blog,  my favourite brands are Udi's and the Chia Bread (by Silver Hills).  They were both pretty pricey and I believe that you could make your own, maybe with a few tweaks, just by doing some research for good recipes on line.  (There are also some very baaaaaad-tasting gluten-free breads available commercially-- hopefully their number will diminish). I told you a w

Zesty Homemade Glutenfree Lentil Pasta Sauce

Protein-rich Gluten-free Zesty Lentil and Quinoa Pasta Sauce This delightful warming sauce with its plant-based proteins of lentils and quinoa, is adapted from the "Lentil Quinoa Bolognese Sauce" recipe in Kathy Hester's The Great Vegan Bean Book: More Than 100 Plant-Based Dishes Packed With The Kindest Protein In Town .   I love beans-- well, legumes of all ilk-- and I love how Hester has put together this cookbook, with recipes that meet people's dietary and health needs (gluten-free, soy-free, no added-oil, nut allergy recipes are labeled) and in a way that shows the diversity of the protein-rich bean.   There are recipes for everything from the familiar hearty savoury dishes straight through incorporating beans into breads and other baked items to amazing beany desserts (like, how about "Double-Chocolate Devil's Food Cookies" using cooked or canned black beans?)  I hope you enjoy this take-off on her sauce.  I do 'adaptations' when