Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Brownie Chocolate Mousse Dessert

Delicious Brownie Chocolate Mint Mousse Dessert

This decadent dessert begins with a rich, gooey chocolate brownie crust  filled with a light, yet rich chocolate mousse baked to perfection and then spread with a smooth chocolate mint ganache.    Yes, this is the perfect mix of decadent, rich chocolate with a hint of mint to give it that holiday twist.  You can certainly top this with crushed mint candies to really push it over the top for your holiday dinner party. 

When my husband first tasted this dessert he couldn't stop raving about it!  He is certainly a chocoholic and is the perfect judge of the quality of any chocolate dessert.  When I asked him what he would rate this delicious dessert his answer was 9.9!

I asked him what makes it a 9.9 instead of a perfect 10?

I always like to know what improvements I need to make so I can perfect future recipes.  After tasting the dessert myself I couldn't imagine what in the world he would say about it that would dock points, this dessert is absolute perfection in my mind.  Well, his answer was......

It is a 9.9 because I am going to eat to much of it and make myself sick!

Okay, so the point docking had nothing to do with taste or texture.....  I explained to him that he was supposed to rate it on taste, not whether or not he would eat too much of it and end up feeling sick afterward.  He said, 'Oh, then it is a perfect 10.'

This brownie chocolate mousse mint dessert can be made in so many ways so please try different variations and enjoy it!  I would highly recommend serving this at dinner parties, it will certainly be the highlight of the evening!

***This recipe is gluten free but it certainly does not have to be gluten free, you can use regular whole wheat pastry flour in place of the coconut and brown rice flours.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving Blog Fest Dessert Recipes

Thanksgiving Blog Fest Dessert Recipes

Thanksgiving dinner is not complete without dessert!  Enjoy a decadent, creamy, rich, perfectly spiced pumpkin pie or a warm cinnamon spiced apple pie this Thanksgiving with these two fabulous vegan pie recipes.    The vegan pumpkin pie gets is decadence from cashews and a little molasses for depth of flavor as well as the perfect combination of spices to create a pumpkin pie experience you will not soon forget!

The apple pie features a delicious, perfectly flaky crust filled with delicious gala apples, maple syrup and spices.  It is a delicious experience on its own or served with vegan vanilla ice cream.

I will be taking photos of my delicious Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday so you all can see how amazing a peaceful Thanksgiving feast can be!

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Vegan Apple Pie Recipe

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thanksgiving Blog Fest Continues with a Vegan Gravy Recipe

Thanksgiving Blog Fest Continues Featuring.....
Vegan 'Turkey' style gravy Recipe
 photo by telephone melts

Delicious vegan 'turkey' style homemade gravy for your peaceful Thanksgiving feast!  This recipe uses the perfect blend of herbs to create a rich, delicious traditional gravy flavor.  One of my  biggest pet peeves about vegetarian gravy recipes is that they ALWAYS feature mushrooms.  I am sorry but mushroom gravy is disgusting!

Why don't we all just let go of the disaster mushroom gravy and settle on a more traditional flavor of gravy.  Mashed potatoes and gravy are a classic part of Thanksgiving fare and a peaceful vegetarian Thanksgiving should be no different.  You do not need to sacrifice on taste to have a peaceful Thanksgiving and this delicious gravy recipe will delight your guests for sure.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Delicious Vegan Crescent Roll Recipe for Thanksgiving Blog Fest

Thanksgiving Blog Fest 

Vegan Crescent Roll Recipe

Light buttery vegan crescent rolls for your Thanksgiving feast.  These crescent rolls are so light and taste like the rolls you buy from  your favorite bakery, yet they are simple to prepare.  Your Thanksgiving guests will think you spent a lot of time in the kitchen, or a lot of money for the best bakery crescents, it'll be our little secret!  
This is a family favorite recipe!  Whenever we have a large family gathering this is our go to dinner roll recipe!   I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

The Thanksgiving blog fest is well underway and I hope you have enjoyed collecting the amazing recipes for your Thanksgiving feast.  

Unfortunately this year my daughter and I will not be indulging in the delectable crescent rolls, we have both switched to a gluten free diet.  My daughter struggles on holidays, well, to be honest, I do too because I really miss having a light, fluffy, amazing dinner roll or piece of bread.  It can be very difficult, however, for those who can indulge these are everything you want out of a dinner roll.  I will just be drooling at the Thanksgiving table wishing I was indulging too.
**Please let me know if you have any family favorite recipes you want to see veganized for Thanksgiving and I will feature them during the Thanksgiving blog fest!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thanksgiving Blog Fest Yam or Sweet Potato Casserole

Thanksgiving Blog Fest

Vegan Yam or Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Delicious vegan yam or sweet potato casserole recipe features cashew cream and maple syrup to give the perfect rich, creamy flavor to this delectable Holiday dish.  The sweet potato casserole is topped with a combination of pecans, succant and cinnamon to give a delicious crumb topping.  This delicious mix of cashew cream, sweet and spices create absolute perfection!

The first Thanksgiving that I served this delicious sweet potato or yam casserole it was my absolute favorite dish!  I had the leftovers for lunch for several days, I couldn't get enough of this sweet potato casserole.   This is an absolute MUST for any Peaceful Thanksgiving or Holiday table!  If you dare to be non-traditional  you could even make this dish anytime as a delicious side dish for any cold fall or winter evening!

This post is a little later than I planned but I have been extremely busy this past week teaching nutrition classes, making delicious vegan feasts for family and a lot of running around but I promise that I will finish ALL the Thanksgiving recipes in time for you to create your own peaceful Thanksgiving feast!  Enjoy!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thanksgiving Blogfest Tempeh Sausage Stuffing

Thanksgiving Blog Fest Day 2 
Vegan Tempeh Sausage Stuffing with Gluten free Options
Delicious tempeh sausage, whole grain dried bread and seasonings combine to make the perfect stuffing for your Peaceful Holiday table.   This delicious stuffing has received rave reviews at all holiday parties and I know you and your guests will love is traditional flavor and texture!

This weeks Thanksgiving blog fest post is featured in the Wellness Weekend event so please check out the other recipes featured in this weeks Wellness Weekend! 
 Click Here to See all the delicious recipes

You can use store bought dried bread for the stuffing if you would like, there are several varieties available at Whole Foods and other natural foods markets throughout the holidays.  I wanted to make sure I was using whole grain bread in my stuffing and so I made my own cubed dried bread, it is simple but it does require some forethought.


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Vegan Thanksgiving BlogFest Begins......

The Vegan Thanksgiving BlogFest Begins.....
Vegan Ranch Dressing

Rich and creamy Vegan Ranch Dressing for your Thanksgiving salad.  This delicious ranch dressing gets its rich and creamy texture from cashews and is flavored to perfection with parsley, chives and dill along with other spices to create the perfect dressing for your Thanksgiving salad.

I decided to start the Thanksgiving blog fest with a very simple, yet delicious recipe.  I will continue to post side dish recipes until we get to the main dish and then of course the desserts!  My husbands favorite salad dressing is Ranch, he doesn't eat a lot of salad but he really enjoys it when it is topped with this ranch dressing.  He is very picky about the flavor and texture of his ranch dressing and so I figured if my husband gave this vegan ranch dressing a thumbs up it is worth of a place on your peaceful vegan Thanksgiving table.  Enjoy!