Banoffee pie is an English pie made with bananas, toffee (condensed milk heated in the can for hours) and whipped cream. This recipe takes all the baddies out of the equation: gluten, dairy, refined sugar, and replaces it with nutritious ingredients: almonds, coconut oil, dates, honey, cashew butter and coconut cream.
When we grew up, cheese was foreign to us. Our first introduction to “cheese” was the Kraft processed slices. We then upgraded to Cheddar, a generic Cheddar, which I am 100% sure wasn’t made in Cheddar. We’d often go with mild. As we grew up, our taste buds honed in on the maturer (sharper) Cheddar. I used to enjoy it as a snacking cheese, on toast, grated on a jacket potato slathered with butter and Heinz baked beans, and over chips (thick cut fries). Continue reading
Cream cheese, oh, cream cheese… soo thick, so creamy, so cool, so perfect when spread thickly on a toasted bagel. Those were the days… I could easily use one package of cream cheese on one toasted bagel. However, if people were watching, I’d have half a bagel with half the package. I certainly didn’t dilly dally with a smearing of cream cheese on bagels. Continue reading
One of my favorite spreadable cheeses used to be Boursin with black pepper. Most of it would go directly into my mouth from the foil wrapper, but on special occasions (read, when I could wait), it would make its way onto a cracker, thickly spread in all its glory. Continue reading
This dairy-free cheeze is pretty similar to garlic and herb boursin, and is a great alternative if you’re vegan or given up dairy. It’s soft, creamy, garlicky, with a vaguely sweet undertone. It’s perfect on its own, or spread thickly on crackers. Continue reading
I was really intrigued with this recipe when I saw it. A dairy-free cheeze made from zucchini? Really? I decided to make it with agar flakes instead of gelatin. The cheeze did set, but the texture was quite odd… nothing like the cheeses I used to eat. I’m not sure if the texture is the same when making it with gelatin, but I am not a fan. The flavor? Ohhhhh the flavor. Continue reading
This frozen treat does not require an ice cream maker. It’s simply frozen pineapple and banana blended with coconut cream. The result is a tropical sorbet-esque treat. It’s quick and easy, and tastes pretty good. Be sure to use a ripe pineapple and banana for maximum flavor. Continue reading
After discovering the dairy-free mozzarella recipe, I had to put it to good use. I had just made a batch of no-mato sauce, which could easily pass as pizza sauce, so I thought why not try to a gluten-, dairy- and nightshade-free margherita pizza?
As wonderful as this idea sounded, it was a big flop for me. I’m sure you’ve heard Continue reading