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DESSERT Recipes

Flavored nut milks

POSTED ON August 20, 2014

Posted in Dessert, Snacks

Flavored nut milks

Lately, when I forget to soak almonds I make nut milk with a combination of hemp and macadamia nuts. Since neither has a skin, you won’t need to soak them to remove phytic acid (a nutrient blocker in the skin that protects the seed from sprouting—there is plenty more info about this my book up [...] continue reading ->

Dairy, sugar and gluten-free berry tartlets

POSTED ON August 11, 2014

Posted in Dessert, Gluten free

Dairy, sugar and gluten-free berry tartlets

Although I make all my desserts with healthier sweeteners like maple syrup, brown rice syrup, dates and coconut sugar, I do like the challenge of making a treat with just brown rice and yakon syrups.

Yakon syrup is a low glycemic sweetener (GI is the rate at which food raises blood sugar) made from a [...] continue reading ->

Chocolate coconut bites

POSTED ON February 13, 2014

Posted in Baked Goods, Dessert, Gluten free

Chocolate coconut bites

There is the sweetest little bakery in Williamsburg (Brooklyn) called Bakeri, which I’m sure many of you know. It’s the kind of place that I once fantasized about opening when I lived in London. Coincidentally, the mural on Bakeri’s wall depicting a nymph-like woman holding a tray of cakes is almost identical to what we [...] continue reading ->

“Small Plates and Sweet Treats” Gluten-free chocolate hazelnut & buckwheat cake

POSTED ON December 21, 2012

Posted in Dessert, Gluten free

“Small Plates and Sweet Treats” Gluten-free chocolate hazelnut & buckwheat cake

For some time now I have wanted to cook and post a recipe from Aran Goyoaga’s lovely cookbook, Small Plates and Sweet Treats: My family’s journey to gluten-free cooking. When I spotted this cake in the winter section of “sweat treats,” I thought it sounded delicious; if some of you are still looking for the perfect [...] continue reading ->

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