Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding (vegan and gluten-free)

Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding (A Seat at the Table)

Coming up with new, delicious, and easy vegan and gluten-free desserts for Carroll Cafe is a challenge.  This month I decided to give rice pudding a try.  I figured there must be a good recipe using a non-dairy milk to make it vegan.  While I usually prefer my rice to be savory, this rice puddingRead more

Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad

Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad (A Seat at the Table)

I’ve been seeing quite a few raw brussels sprout salads, so it was finally time to try making one.  This salad is refreshing, tart and tangy, salty, and crunchy.  It’s absolutely delicious.  It’s a simple and fantastic winter salad.  Since kale is hearty I think leftovers would hold up pretty well.  The dressing makes quiteRead more

Swedish Apple Almond Cake

Swedish Apple Almond Cake (A Seat at the Table)

I haven’t been to Sweden, but I’m pretty sure I’d love the food (then again you’d be hard pressed to find a country where I wouldn’t love the food).   This cake has a subtle sweetness that highlights the sweet apples.  It’s moist and spiced with cardamom and is the perfect tea-time cake.  This wasRead more

Banana Walnut Baked Oatmeal

This baked oatmeal is a great way to start your day.  The bananas caramelize and add a ton of sweet flavor, they really shine after baking.  Toasted almonds and walnuts add great crunch, protein and omega-3s.  Chewy oats provide fiber, making this a filling and lasting breakfast option.  It’s definitely a nutritious and delicious breakfast.Read more

Swedish Toscas

These cookies are a family favorite.  My grandma always made these for Sister as her Christmas cookie.  Since grandma passed away in 2007, I’ve tried to carry on the tradition.  While I’m sure mine aren’t as pretty as Grandma’s were, they’re just as tasty.  These cookies are delicious, the rich buttery shortbread complements the toastedRead more