Hearty Vanilla Rice Pudding

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.   

Recipe:

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

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Chocolate Pecan Brownie Cupcakes

 

 

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

 

Instructions:

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