Delicious pink soup for Valentine's Day! With sauerkraut dumplings! Read on for the recipe.
This is an easy to make holiday dessert. It contains no sugar, dairy or trans fats but is rich enough to satisfy the most spoiled tastes. Yes, it is baked. But if you are not indulging in baked flour products right now, the filling is delicious on its own topped with almond cream. I have also included a gluten free pie crust recipe.
Butter tarts are great Canadian Christmas classics. They are sweet, rich and gooey. Here is my vegan version guaranteed to please the most discerning palate!
For these tarts, I used tiny tin molds. The filling is very sweet and the tarts don't need to be huge... they're kind of like one bite butter tarts!
When I changed from a standard western diet to a macrobiotic diet many years ago, a lot of unexpected problems arose: I didn't know how to cook, nobody, including me, wanted to eat what I cooked when I did cook and I couldn't justify take out every night from "The Last Resort," a macrobiotic restaurant which served the best food I'd ever tasted. My staple food became peanut butter and jam sandwiches, bagels, pizza and pasta. At holiday gatherings I would eat a lot of side dishes and salad and way too much sugar. In actual fact , all my problems were really only one big problem--I didn't know how to cook for myself! It took a long time, many cooking classes and lots of practice but finally one day the food at the macrobiotic restaurant no longer tasted better than mine.
Today there are many vegan and vegetarian holiday options available. I see tofu turkeys, naturally sweetened desserts and banks of prepared grains and vegetables, cranberry sauce and mincemeat pies using organic ingredients and no animal food in the bigger health food stores. It's ironic that now, with all that's available, I would never dream of not cooking for the holidays or at any other time. Cooking is too much fun especially at this time of year.
I offer a few of my tried and true holiday recipes. Making the "Holiday Roll" can be fun for the whole family. I only had one quite lame (pardon the pun) photo of the Thanksgiving duck that Corey, my daughter's boyfriend, now my son-in-law, who grew up in Boston, created. I apologize to all ducks.