5 posts in group cinnamon

Sweet Potato Bread Pudding with Bananas Foster Sauce

The first time I tried Bread Pudding, I fell in love. It is such a simple dessert but absolutely delicious. I remember, I was at an Italian restaurant a decade ago and I saw it on the dessert menu. This type of dessert is not common for Russians so of course I have never had the opportunity to try it. I decided on a whim to go for it because I did recollect hearing about it. I never had an interest in trying it because well it doesn't "sound" like the best dessert you could have. I ... Continue Reading

Vegan Thanksgiving Nachos

A lot can be said about Thanksgiving, some good and some bad. For the majority it is a National "Holiday" where people enjoy the day off with lots of food, family and friends. This year however, will be a little different celebration. To me, Thanksgiving is no longer a "normal" holiday it is actually my Vegan Anniversary. Yes, one year ago was my last small sliver of meat. WOOOHOOO!! Yes, I am alive and thriving! This year we will be having an all Vegan Thanksgiving and it will be ... Continue Reading

5 Spice Chocolate Pumpkin Granola Bark

Inspired by Trader Joe's Organic Pumpkin Spice Granola Bark, this is my version adapted and of course...enhanced. My mom had sent me a picture of TJ's version on instagram and I was immediately in awe. I HAD TO TRY IT!!! I love granola....like....LOVEEEE and well duh...CHOCOLATE who doesn't love that. I knew these would be gone before I had a chance to bring them home. So I solved that problem by creating a homemade version. Same spicy flavor...Kicked it up a Notch! Taking a note ... Continue Reading

Carrot Mango Pudding Tarts

I say the more carrots in your life the better... This recipe was inspired by the Indian Dessert "Gajar Halwa" which is a Carrot Pudding. In general this dessert is vegetarian so it does use milk and butter so I took it upon myself to capture the essence of the dish but make it completely plant based. One of the benefits of using carrots in a dessert is that carrots have a sweet taste to them individually so they do not need to add a lot of additional sugar. Also, by pairing the ... Continue Reading

Caramel Ginger French Toast

The inspiration for this French Toast came from my love of Ginger Chews.... I LOVE GINGER CHEWS They are so zesty and sweet. Like a pleasure and pain sort of relationship. Such a fascinating combination of flavors. The caramel prolongs your enjoyment due to the immense amount of chewiness and the ginger perks you RIGHT UP!!! They are the perfect after dinner treat to curb a strong sweet tooth or just an aide in digestion. I am sure that you know that ginger is perfect for nausea or ... Continue Reading