Vegan Fig and Apple Crumble Crust Pie

About 5 years ago, our fig trees were nearly frozen beyond hope and the upper tree trunks died. It took years of gentle coaxing, watering, tying, and trimming to make a come-back, but they were still to traumatized to produce figs. All of our effort seemed fruitless so to speak. It became evident that if

Homemade no-churn Organic Lemon Sorbet with fruit coulis

Summer in New Jersey is amazing. The shore comes to life, the days are long, and the sunsets fantastic. But we all know the best part of summer is the ice cream. Needless to say, when you have a dairy allergy, you have to replace the dairy with non-dairy alternatives. Homemade lemon sorbet is refreshing

Cherry Jubilee Cake for Father’s Day

We had an unusually rainy spring this year and the result was a phenomimal cherry harvest. What’s even better is that they are completely organic, we never sprayed the tree for 35 years.  The cake I made is a chiffon cake recipe that I use for all special occasions. I cooked the cherries into a

Mini Chocolate Espresso Hazelnut Tartelettes

I don’t know if you have noticed, but it is finally getting easier to find clearly labeled Vegan and Gluten-free groceries at regular supermarkets. Not too long ago, those foods were considered to be specialty items and required a separate trip to specialty stores. Hazelnut spread such as Nutella® is very popular in Italy and is…… Continue reading Mini Chocolate Espresso Hazelnut Tartelettes

Walnut Topped Chocolate Chiffon Cake

I’ve blogged about the challenges of navigating food allergies, Thoughts about Food Allergies and a gf/df recipe for Fresh Orange Chiffon Cake  and I try to present recipes that make delicious foods without the added anxiety of an allergic attack. The recipe for this moist and delicious chocolate cake is 100% Dairy-Free and can easily be…… Continue reading Walnut Topped Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Celebration Sugar Cookies, crunchy outside and soft in the middle, DF GF

Even though the calendar says May, our weather seems to be stuck in March. Today was particularly cold and windy, and I hope my Jersey Tomatoes survive the possible frost warning tonight. Not to be dismayed, it is the perfect time to fire up the oven and bake. I need the perfect cookie that can travel well,…… Continue reading Celebration Sugar Cookies, crunchy outside and soft in the middle, DF GF

Vegan Dessert Tartelettes with a Gluten Free Crumb Crust

This Vegan dessert was the most popular recipe on my blog to date. I tweaked the recipe a bit by using hazelnuts and blackberries and a sprig of homegrown chocolate mint. In addition, I made the crust Gluten-Free by using Vegan/GF Graham Crackers. This combination is every bit as wonderful and the tartelettes are extremely easy to make. Once you try a vegan…… Continue reading Vegan Dessert Tartelettes with a Gluten Free Crumb Crust