Lemony Cream Icing

Source: May All Be Fed: Diet for a New World
Date tried: February 6, 2018
Yield: about 2 cups
Time needed: about 5 minutes + 2 hours to chill

The recipe calls for a firm tofu, but I wonder if it might not be creamier with a softer one. The taste is not overly sweet as many sugar-based icings are, but the soybean flavour tends to come through. Still it was excellent on a lemon cake.

Lemony Cream Icing on Lemon Cake

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Frozen Strawberry Mousse

Source: Food Combining for Health
Date tried: May 17, 2014
Yield: 2-3 servings
Time needed: Just a few minutes to make, but needs a few hours in the freezer

Making this brought the old Mother Goose rhyme back to my head.

Curly Locks, Curly Locks, wilt thou be mine?
Thou shalt not do dishes, nor yet feed the swine,
but sit on a cushion and sew a fine seam
and feed upon strawberries, sugar and cream.

Curly Locks would have swooned at this combination of “strawberries, sugar and cream”, though actually honey is used in this version.  And it gets frozen for a delightfully cool treat on a hot day.  Haven’t seen one of those this year yet.  No matter, it tastes great unfrozen too.  And you can eat it sooner.

Frozen Strawberry Mousse

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Chameleon Spice Cake

Source: Diet for a Small Planet
Date: December 28, 2017
Yield: 12 servings
Time needed:1 hour + time to cool & add icing

I tried the banana version of this versatile cake. The cake itself was ok, but rather humdrum. A lighter flour, such as unbleached white flour might have let the taste of the spices come through better.
I made the icing, but threw it out; powdered milk is no good substitute for icing sugar!!! The icing you see in the photo was a more standard recipe and much better tasting.

Chameleon Spice Cake (banana)

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Quick and Simple Banana Bread

Source: May All Be Fed: Diet for a New World
Date: December 3, 2017
Yield: 16 1” squares
Time needed:. 45 minutes

Something a little different in banana bread, this is shaped like a cake not a loaf. Still the great banana flavour and moisture one expects.

Quick & Simple Banana Bread

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Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date November 23, 2017
Yield:6 servings
Time needed: 45 minutes

Of course, one can’t make a crust without filling it, so here is what went into that graham cracker crust. Cheesecake is always one of my favorite desserts. The topping is a raspberry fruit syrup that could have used more raspberries.

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Rhubarb Sorrel (or Strawberry) Crisp

Source: Simply in Season
Date tried:October 26, 2017
Yield: 12 servings
Time needed: 40-50 minutes

A fruit crisp is always a favourite dessert. I made the strawberry version today, as I had both rhubarb and strawberries in the freezer, , but I must try the sorrel version next spring when fresh sorrel is available.

Rhubarb Strawberry Crisp

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Peanut Purée Soufflé

Source:Recipes for a Small Planet
Date tried:July 23, 2017
Yield: 6 servings
Time needed:1 hour

Prior Preparation needed
Cook raw peanuts until very tender. (Since peanuts are actually a sort of bean, I used the same timing as for dried beans and that worked well.) See instructions below on making the purée.

Well,just after trying “a soufflé that any fool can make”, here is a much more tricky one. This came out quite nicely, but the flavour was not remarkable and I don’t consider the result to be worth the effort.

Peanut Purée Soufflé

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