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Whole Grain Ricotta Blintzes with Blueberry Compote

Posted by: EatFree

October 5th, 2014 >> Desserts and Sweet Treats, Vegetarian

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup 100% whole wheat flour
  • pinch of fine sea salt
  • 1 organic egg, whisked
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons organic cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted organic butter
  • 1.5 cups part-skim organic ricotta cheese

Directions:

  1. Whisk together flour and salt.  Whisk in egg and enough warm water to form thin pancake-batter like consistency.  Do not over-mix . Set aside for at least 15 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, combine berries, lemon juice, lemon zest, raw sugar, and vanilla in a small pot.  Simmer until blueberries start to burst but are still intact.  Whisk in cornstarch with one tablespoon cold water.  Add into blueberry mixture, bring to a boil, and then simmer for 1 minute until thick.  Set aside.
  3. Heat one teaspoon of butter in skillet.  Add about 1/3 cup of crepe batter, swirl around off heat, and then cook on both sides over medium heat until browned and cooked.  Repeat for rest of crepes.  Fill with 1/2 cup of ricotta cheese, fold over, and then top with blueberry compote.  Enjoy!

Vegan Roasted Banana Pudding

Posted by: EatFree

June 18th, 2013 >> Desserts and Sweet Treats, Gluten-Free, Uncategorized, Vegan

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons raw demerara sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 4 ripe bananas, peeled and cut lengthwise
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 lbs silken tofu

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine raw sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Sprinkle over bananas.  Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.  Lay down bananas and roast for 15 minutes or until caramelized.
  3. Put bananas, vanilla, and tofu into food processor.  Process until smooth.  Enjoy!

Light Mango Lassi

Posted by: EatFree

May 29th, 2013 >> Desserts and Sweet Treats, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

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Ingredients*:

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened soy milk
  • 1/3 cup low-fat organic plain yogurt
  • 1 Alphonso mango
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon rose water
  • 2-3 teaspoons stevia

Directions:

Blend all ingredients.  Enjoy!

*Ingredients for 1 serving.

“Starry” Fig Bars

Posted by: EatFree

May 7th, 2013 >> Desserts and Sweet Treats

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Ingredients:

•           ½ stick unsalted butter

•           ¼ teaspoon star anise powder

•           ½ cup raw tubinado sugar, pulverized

•           ½ cup milk

•           1 egg, beaten

•           1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

•           1.5 cups rolled oats

•           ½ cup whole wheat flour

•           Pinch of salt

•           8 ripe figs, blended into paste

Directions:

1.         Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2.         Melt butter.  Immediately stir in sugar and star anise powder into warm butter.  Set aside.

3.         Whisk together milk, beaten egg, and vanilla.  Set aside.

4.         Combine rolled oats, flour, and salt.  Mix well.

5.         Combine wet and dry mixtures.  Pour batter into cake pan and bake for about 18 minutes.

6.         When bars cool, cut them across the center and spread fig paste in between layers.  Enjoy!