In today's live stream, I have cooked a hearty vanilla rice pudding with raisins, nuts, and blueberries. It is the kind of comfort food I crave on snowy days like today. Feel free to watch the live stream again.
As usual, all dishes I feature on my live stream are whole food plant-based and oil-free.
This dish is usually cooked with round grain rice, but I borrowed inspiration from India. They cook rice pudding with whole grain rice, cardamom, and saffron.
However, I wanted to preserve e some features of this rice pudding from the memories I had when my mom cooked us rice pudding.
She would cook it with round grain rice, milk, and cinnamon and would later top it with mandarin oranges from a can. Soooo delicious, but loaded with sugars.
1 cup whole grain rice, Basmati
2 cups of water
2 cup almond milk, more if needed
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup assorted raisins, cranberries, and nuts
1 cup frozen blueberries
Juice from one lemon
These brownie cupcakes are actually healthier than most other baked sweets. It fits perfectly into a whole food plant-based lifestyle. The cocoa adds a big punch of flavonoids, which have an incredible amount of health benefits such as lowering inflammation and blood pressure and improved cholesterol levels. That said I don't want you to eat brownies all day, but as a treat here and there why not. :)
This recipe was part of my Live Stream on Facebook: Cooking with Chef Frank
Chocolate Pecan Brownie Cupcakes
½ cup pure maple syrup
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tbsp dark rum or chocolate liquor (optional)
1 tbsp orange peel, finely grated
3 teaspoons ground flaxseed
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
½ cup spelt flour
¼ cup pecans, finely chopped
5 tbsp & 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon of sea salt
Preheat oven to...