1-1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
In a bowl, beat egg substitute for 1 minute on medium speed. Add the applesauce, sugar and oil; mix well. Combine the dry ingredients; add to applesauce mixture and mix well. Stir in raisins and walnuts.
Pour into a 13×9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
In a bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Frost the cake. Yield: 20 servings.
Originally published as Applesauce Cake in Light & Tasty October/November 2001, p10. Over the years I change the spices original it asked for clove, I believe some anise as well.
1/2 cup creamy nut butter (almond, cashew, tahini, etc)
1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
1/2 cup mashed avocado (about 1/2 an avocado)
1/2 cup cooked sweet potato
1/4 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons maple syrup
3 tablespoons cacao powder
Preheat the oven to 325° F.
Grease a regular size loaf pan with coconut oil or line with parchment paper
In a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients except chocolate chips and mix until well combined.
Stir in the chocolate chips and transfer to the loaf pan.
The batter will be very thick and sticky so with the back of a spoon- level out the batter across the pan as evenly as you can, edging it into the corners and smoothing the surface.
Bake for 20 minutes, then remove and allow to cool to before slicing
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. While it heats, toss beef with oil. Sear beef in batches, 3 minutes per side. Between each batch, deglaze pan with some red wine, scraping up any bits with a wooden spoon. Pour mixture into slow-cooker along with seared beef as it’s done.
To slow-cooker, add beef broth, mushrooms, carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, rosemary and remaining red wine. Cook on high 6 to 7 hours, until beef is easily shreddable. Thirty minutes before serving, remove herbs and add asparagus; cook until just tender.