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Thursday
Dec202012

Happy World Gingerbread

Bring on the holidays with this fragrant, tender gingerbread. The ingredients come from all over the world but play well together, hence the name Happy World. Gingerbread comes from Armenia and then from France. My version uses the maple syrup from my northern childhood and sorghum from my Southern life now. The spices were first used in India and the Middle East, olive oil comes from the Mediterranean, and bananas were first cultivated in Malaysia.

Spread the joy by sharing snack cake with friends or tucking pieces into a lunch bag. Your body will be happy that it tastes so good yet is made with whole grains, little oil, and has no cholesterol. Perfect for Christmas and Winter Solstice parties.

Happy World Gingerbread is made with white whole wheat flour, sorghum, maple syrup, citrus zest, and olive oil. Egg free, dairy free, cholesterol free and absolutely tender and delicious.

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Thursday
Mar222012

Asparagus Socca

Asparagus lovers on a budget will enjoy stretching a few spears of asparagus per person into a main dish. They'll love how the creamy center of the socca complements the tender richness of the roasted, then baked asparagus. People who don't adore asparagus can focus on the rich onion flavor and the addictive crispness of the socca itself.

This recipe is fast enough for a week night and luxurious enough to be a starter for a dinner party. It uses far less oil than an authentic socca, just enough to keep the vegetables from drying out and to let the socca crisp up.

asparagus socca made with garbanzo bean flour is an elegant vegan and gluten-free main dish or appetizer.

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