Feeling like a slice of pumpkin pie and ready for a new experience? Then it is time to try a bite of Chef AJ’s simple and scrumptious Almost Instant Pumpkin Pie Pudding! Just grab the blender and gather a few basic ingredients like pumpkin puree, banana and nut milk and you can whip up this dessert in minutes. The pumpkin pie spice gives it that familiar taste and without the crust you will be enjoying your favorite seasonal dessert in less time and with a lower energy density.
The benefits of making your own trail mix at home include costs savings, choice of ingredients – e.g. salt- and oil-free nuts and fruit, and ratio customization. This base recipe lists the main ingredients of most trail mixes (nuts, dried fruits, seeds, and fun extras) and it is up to you to play around and create a unique mix all your own. This trail mix can be stored for up to one month, and we suggest using individual serving packages or bowls so you can control portion size when snacking.
Our Peach Crisp is the perfect example of just how easy it is to make a plant-based version of your favorite warm summer dessert. The filling includes peaches, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon, which are simmered on the stove until fork tender. The crumble topping is a delightful combination of walnuts, coconut, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Layer the elements in a baking sheet and you are 15 minutes away from enjoying a fruity homemade treat that is sure to become a seasonal family favorite.
Our Raspberries ‘N Cream is a stunning dessert with just three simple ingredients. The recipe starts by whipping up a batch of Fran Costigan’s dairy-free Basic Thick Cashew Cream, which can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated. After that, it is just a matter of layering the cream with fresh raspberries (we recommend using a clear glass for a beautiful presentation!) The dessert is topped with chopped pistachios which provides a nutty taste and crunchy texture that really completes the dish. If there was ever such a thing as summer on a spoon, this is it!
Our Orange Creamsicle Shake is the perfect way to cool off on a hot day or wind down on a warm evening. This recipe is made with fresh, plant-based ingredients like oranges, cashews and ice, and is as simple as tossing everything in the blender and pulsing until smooth. With a taste that will remind you of your childhood, it is destined to become your new favorite summertime treat.
Chef Tati Lund shares her recipe for the Super Bowl, a fruity, creamy dessert with a breathtaking presentation. The dish has three main components – a chia pudding, a mango cream, and a red berries cream. Each is blended and then refrigerated separately. Once chilled, they are combined into individual serving bowls and decorated with cocoa nibs, toasted coconut, goji berries, and pumpkin seeds. If you are looking for a plant-based way to impress guests after dinner, this is it.
Our Plant Power Granola Bars start by roasting oats to a golden brown, then mixing them with dates, almonds, almond butter, maple syrup, and an array of optional ingredients. This plant-based snack is perfect for when you need an energy boost or want to fuel your workout!
Our plant-based recipe for Pineapple Cake uses maple syrup instead of refined sugar, fresh pineapple, and an egg-free, oil-free batter. After baking, flip it upside down to cool so the sweet fruit juice can make its way into the fresh, warm cake below.
After just one bite, you will understand why these are called Magical Cookies! The recipe comes from the R & R Bakery and Coffee Shoppe in Marshall, Texas and was featured on Season 1 Episode 13 of the online television show Healthy Living With Chef AJ. The cookies are made without sugar, salt, oil, or eggs; instead, they are prepared with whole plant ingredients such as unsweetened applesauce, peanut butter and cherries, oats, dairy-free chocolate chips, and cinnamon. You will be delighted to serve your family and friends such an incredibly yummy treat!