Fruit & Nut Energy Bites

Fruit & Nut Energy Bites

In the afternoon I like to have a small bite of something, a mid-day energy boost with a cup of green tea. Of course, as you might imagine, the perfect snack for the job is the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, but variety is good too. I had ordered a bunch of nuts, seeds and fruit from Prana… so yummy and fresh! Now and then, I’d reach into the pantry and try to figure which I would eat for a snack. I wanted all of them, but opening all those jars… no time for that! So, I had an idea…

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

Who doesn’t love carrot cake? I found this lovely recipe in The Joy of Vegan Baking, tweaked it a bit: reduced the sugar, replaced walnuts with almonds and simplified the instructions. You know me, my kitchen is my lab; can’t do a recipe without playing around with it. I also like to bake it as cupcakes; easy to frost and freeze. Just pull a couple out when I have guests.

Fruit Cobbler

Fruit Cobbler

Perfect fall and winter dessert! When we were young, my mom used to make Pouding aux pommes… it was great! Since I just love mangoes, I decided to try a recipe for Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler from the great book, 500 Vegan Recipes. I used a mix of flours, replaced peaces with mangoes and the spices with cardamom, then added ground roasted almonds in the topping.