Tag Archives: Vegan

Savory Baked Apples

13 Apr

Here’s a tasty idea I found on Cooking Light…along the lines of my recent post on Apple Pie In An Apple. This could be easily adapted for Vegetarians or Vegans too. Click on this link for details.

Other combinations or substitutions I might try are the following:

  • Granny Smith Apples
  • Pecans
  • Almonds
  • Golden Raisins
  • Dried Apricots
  • Sundried Tomatoes
  • Leeks
  • Shallots
  • Spinach
  • Fennel
  • Celery
  • Fontina or Cheddar Cheese (how can you can wrong?)
  • Curry Powder
  • Garam Masala (do you have this spice blend in your pantry yet? It’s so versatile)
  • Thyme
  • Couscous (White, Red or Tricolor)
  • Bulgur Wheat
  • Farro
  • Bread Crumbs (for topping)

By changing up the flavors, you’ll be able to serve this for many occasions as a main course, or for a side dish I think that half an apple per person would be adequate (cut in half before stuffing). This could also be a good dish for entertaining, since you could easily make the stuffing a day or two ahead. It would be delicious with a Pork Roast or any poultry!

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Raw, Gluten/Dairy-Free, Vegan, No Refined Sugar AND Delicious!?

4 Oct

 Coco-Roons by Wonderfully Raw Delights…

It’s hard to believe there is a packaged food item that combines all of these qualities–most importantly, delicious! This is, without a doubt, one of them.

Delicious and healthy food that you don’t have to make yourself is hard to find,which one of the reasons I mostly eat food “outside” of a box (and as you probably guessed, it’s one of the inspirations for the name of my Blog).

I do not, however, eat only raw food, gluten/dairy-free or vegan all of the time, but each of those terms has health benefits and I do try to incorporate them into my regular diet.

I discovered Coco-Roons at the Berkeley Whole Foods in their Raw Food Section near the Produce. When I saw them, as always, I read the ingredients on the package before putting it in my basket. When I don’t read the labels at the store, I am typically disappointed once I get home, finding some artificial ingredient, or one that I can’t pronounce. As their name Coco-Roons implies, they are a type of macaroon.

The first flavor I tried was Lemon Pie. I love lemon for its tart, refreshing and palate-cleansing effect after a meal. Chocolate Coco-Roons are also very good but Lemon Pie remains my favorite.

I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but every now and then, I do like to indulge in a something sweet, but not overly sugary, and I recently heard someone say 3 bites is a good limit if you are trying to keep your weight down–to me, 3 bites really does satisfy. These Coco-Roons are the perfect size.

There are 8 Coco-Roons in a package so they are not inexpensive (about $1 each), but if you consider the ingredients listed on their site, I think they’re worth it and I like supporting a company that offers a high quality product. If you don’t have a Whole Foods near you, they are available from their website (a half-case or case only). Check out the link above if you’d like to try something new and delicious!