All posts tagged: sweet

Vegan Oatmeal

We actually like oatmeal in my house. We find it to be the perfect base for so many toppings, it is extremely versatile, and can be made to anyone’s taste. This one is a very simple vegan recipe. I like to boil my oats in milk, I find it makes them creamy and gives them more flavor. Ingredients: 1/2 cup oats 1-2 cups almond milk (depends how thick you want the consistency to be) 1 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla Pinch of salt Mix all of these in a pot and bring to a boil. Simmer until oats are the texture and consistency you prefer. Toppings: The list of toppings is endless, so many possibilities, in the above picture I used: Sliced strawberries Walnuts Agave syrup Other options that would make a great vegan oatmeal are: Mango Coconut flakes Almonds Agave syrup Add 1 tsp of cocoa when cooking oats Toasted hazelnuts Chopped dates Brown sugar Add 2 Tbsp pumpkin purée and 1/2 tsp nutmeg when cooking oats Pumpkin seeds (pepitas) Pecans …

Creme Brulee Three Ways

Creme brulee seems to have a bit of a rep for being a fancy, snooty dessert. It might be because of the French name, or maybe because it is a bit delicate during the cooking period. But the reality of it is that creme brulee is very easy to make, and once you have a handle on the basics you can branch out and make it any flavor you want! Classic Creme Brulee — Ingredients: -1 quart heavy cream (the big carton they sell at any grocery store) -6 egg yolks -1/2 tsp salt -2 Tbsp vanilla extract -1 vanilla bean (optional) -1/2 cup of sugar -Extra sugar for topping Split the vanilla bean and remove the caviar (the little seeds inside). Put the caviar or seeds inside of a large mixing bowl, set aside. In a saucepan put the whole carton of cream and the vanilla bean (with the insides removed). Bring to a boil, and remove from the heat as soon as it does, discard vanilla bean. Set aside, and “fuhgeddaboudit,” at least for …

My Mom’s Flan Recipe

My mom is a great cook and she makes the best Cuban food recipes. She is famous among our family and friends for her flans. So of course I asked her to share her recipe with the world! Flan is a delicate, versatile, delicious dessert. One of my favorite kinds of flan is cheese flan. But I also love the original, or coconut flan. They are all great! Since flan is something my mom always makes for special occasions, family dinners, or holidays it will always be, for me, a symbol of home! Give this recipe for the classic flan a try, and impress your family and friends with your knowledge of Cuban cuisine! Ingredients: -5 eggs -1 can of condensed milk -1 can of evaporated milk -1/2 tsp salt -1 Tbsp vanilla extract -4 Tbsp sugar In a blender, add eggs, condensed milk, evaporated milk, salt, and vanilla. Mix until all ingredients come together. Strain mix through a fine colander. Set aside. Make the caramel by melting the 4 tablespoons of sugar over a low flame, stirring constantly …