Sugar-Free Sugar Cookies

From Naturally Sweet & Gluten-free: Allergy-Friendly Vegan Desserts by Ricki Heller ($22.95, Sellers Publishing, 2013) 40 minutes prep • makes 24 to 30 cookies Ingredients 6 T light agave nectar 1 T finely ground chia seeds 2 T plain or vanilla soy or almond milk 1 t pure vanilla extract ½ t pure lemon extract […]

Ricki's All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour Mix

From Naturally Sweet.& Gluten-Free: Allergy-Friendly Vegan Desserts by Ricki Heller ($22.95, Sellers Publishing, 2013) 10 minutes prep time • makes approx. 4 cups Ingredients 2 c millet flour* 2/3 c garfava bean flour ** 2/3 c arrowroot or tapioca starch 2/3 c potato starch (not flour) Instructions Sift all ingredients into a large bowl and then stir with a whisk or spatula until very well combined […]

Ricki’s All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour Mix

From Naturally Sweet.& Gluten-Free: Allergy-Friendly Vegan Desserts by Ricki Heller ($22.95, Sellers Publishing, 2013) 10 minutes prep time • makes approx. 4 cups Ingredients 2 c millet flour* 2/3 c garfava bean flour ** 2/3 c arrowroot or tapioca starch 2/3 c potato starch (not flour) Instructions Sift all ingredients into a large bowl and then stir with a whisk or spatula until very well combined […]

Basic Vinaigrette

10 minutes prep time • makes about 1 cup Ingredients 1 c sunflower oil 2 T red wine vinegar ½ garlic clove, crushed 1 t sea salt Instructions In a container with a tight-fitting lid, combine oil, vinegar, garlic, and salt. Seal container and shake vigorously, like a bartender would shake a cocktail. Immediately pour out desired amount of […]

Warm Marinated Beets with Popped Wild Rice

50 minutes prep time • serves 4 Ingredients 3 large beets plus 1 c beet leaves Sea salt 3 T Basic Vinaigrette 1 red grapefruit 2 T agave nectar 1 T sunflower or grapeseed oil, plus more for popping ¼ c wild rice 1 large onion, sliced into rings 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and cut […]

Sun-Dried Tomato Dip

15 minutes prep time • makes about 1 cup Ingredients ¼ c drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes ¼ c chopped drained roasted red peppers ¼ c chopped walnuts, toasted 1 T chopped shallot 1½ T red wine vinegar Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste ⅛ c olive oil Place tomatoes, peppers, walnuts, shallot, vinegar, salt, pepper, oil, and […]