, , , , , ,

Vegan Banana Bread–an easy recipe for baking dairy-free

vegan banana bread recipeIt’s amazing what you can find surfing Instagram. We’ve found several ideas to inspire our recipe development but in this instance, we found a whole recipe! This Instagram find came from elyonlylyablolus, one of the authors of the blog Plaisir Vegan, a site dedicated to simple techniques for vegan cooking. Although the original recipe for this vegan banana bread calls for wheat flour, it also works well with rice flour to make a bread that’s both vegan and gluten free. We love this recipe not only for the scrumptious simplicity but because it stars banana. Read more

, , ,

Recipe for Roasted Broccoli with Black Garlic

Roasted Broccoli with Black Garlic | EatSomethingSexy.comThis recipe was inspired by Ina Garten’s incredible recipe for Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli. But this version takes a bit of a turn from Mediterranean flavors to the Far East with the flavoring of  black garlic. Black garlic is simply garlic that has been fermented to produce a complex yet mellow, sweet and savory flavor. It’s black as coal coloring is simply a byproduct of the fermentation process. Black garlic, incidentally, offers nearly twice as many antioxidants as does fresh garlic. Read more

, ,

Curry Roasted Cauliflower with Golden Raisins, Almonds and Cilantro

Curry Roasted CauliflowerThis recipe comes to us from one of our favorite aphrodisiac foods experts, Chef Diane Brown. Comments Diane, “I love getting creative with the bounty of gorgeous cauliflower from the farm, but most of all, I savor getting a good, dark roast on it and tossing it up with some Indian spices. The goal of curry dishes is not to punch with heat, but create a warm glow. The key to that is balance. Read more

, ,

Fennel and Tangerine Salad with Arugula and Sweet Onion

fennel and tangerine saladIf you love salad, winter can be a hard time of year. No plump, juicy tomatoes to decorate your plate. (Pity, since some say tomato is the original fruit of temptation.) The lack of peaches, basil, fresh little gem lettuces and summer squashes could get any salad lover down. Read more

, , , ,

Morning Mango Nice Cream Recipe

Vegan Morning Mango Nice Cream RecipeWe found this recipe while hunger surfing Instagram. It was so simple and perfect that the author, theglowingfridge, was able to post the entire recipe in the comments–now that’s our kind of weekday breakfast recipe! Although we don’t actively promote a vegan lifestyle, we love the philosophy and approach of the author, a health and nutrition writer and creator of The Glowing Fridge. Read more