Tag Archives: almond

Almond Lime Cake

I really love it when cooking inspiration hits me when I’m reading someone else’s recipes, and often it’s even more inspirational when they’re not vegan – there’s more of a challenge in making the non-vegan things my own. The making of this cake was inspired by a post on the New York Times blog Bitten […]

Carrot Almond Spread with Sage

Carrots and almonds go so very well together, as do fresh sage leaves and garlic. My purpose was to make a spread that we could have for breakfast on rye bread, and it came out exactly how I wanted: cooking the garlic mellowed down its sharpness, and the overall taste is pretty mild and buttery, […]

Tosca Cupcakes

I wanted tosca cake and Heikki wanted cupcakes, and thus the tosca cupcakes were created. I seasoned the cake part with cardamom, and it came out quite light and moist in texture, contrasting nicely with the crunchy almond topping. The humble appearances of these cakes are deceiving, since they do taste divine! I made this […]

Ginger Almond Yogurt Sauce and Tomato Mint Relish

The yogurt sauce is an Arab dish, Yogurt Ginger Appetizer (Laban ma’ Zanjabeel) from Habeeb Salloum’s Classic Vegetarian Cooking from the Middle East & North Africa. We only made minor modifications to his recipe and halved it to serve two people instead of four, and the dish came out very very good. Almonds add a […]