Monday, April 14, 2014

Guitar Cake


From this blog (links below): 2 recipes vanilla cake (2 sheet cakes), 1 recipe chocolate buttercream frosting, 1 recipe honey cream cheese frosting (add 1 TB coco powder).

http://veggieaimee.blogspot.com/2013/04/aimees-whole-wheat-vanilla-cake.html
http://veggieaimee.blogspot.com/2013/04/buttercream-frosting.html
http://veggieaimee.blogspot.com/2014/04/honey-cream-cheese-frosting.html

Other ingredients: Reeses Pieces, white icing, kit kat bar
Tips: Cut handle of guitar out of 1 sheet cake, base of guitar out of the other sheet cake.

Honey Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz. softened cream cheese
1 stick softened butter
1/3 cup honey

Place all ingredients in bowl; beat with a mixer until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Vegan Chocolate Mousse


Source: Body in Balance
Makes 2 servings

1 avocado, peeled & pitted
1/4 cup unsweetened coco powder
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup almond milk
1 tsp vanilla

Place ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Serve chilled.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Apple, Banana, & Sweet Potato Cooler


Source: Vitamix

1 medium sweet potato, cooked & cooled
1/2 cup milk
1 small banana, peeled
1/2 medium apple, cored
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 TB honey
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups ice cubes

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Baked Ravioli with Pumpkin Cream Sauce


Source: Favorite Brand Name Vegetarian (modified by Aimee)
Makes at least 8 servings

36 oz. bag frozen cheese ravioli
2 TB butter
1 large shallot, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups cream
1 can pumpkin (15 oz)
1 cup shredded Asiago
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 cup Panko bread crumbs

1. Preheat oven to 375. Cook ravioli in large pot according to package directions. Drain well; cover & keep warm.
2. Melt butter in same large pot; add shallot & cook 3 minutes. Add cream, pumpkin, 1/2 cup Asiago, salt, nutmeg, & pepper. Cook & stir until cheese melts. Gently fold in ravioli.
3. Transfer ravioli mixture to oiled 13 x 9 baking dish. Combine remaining cheese & bread crumbs in small bowl; sprinkle evenly over dish.
4. Bake 30 minutes or until bubbly & lightly browned.

Salsa


Source: Vitamix

1/2 cup onion
1 tsp lemon juice
1 jalapeno, halved & seeded
1/4 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves
6 Roma tomatoes, quartered

Place ingredients in blender; pulse on & off about 5-10 times. Season with salt if desired. Serve with tortilla chips.

Pineapple with Avocado or Mango Refresher


Source: Vitamix

1 1/4 cups pineapple chunks
1/2 cup avocado (pitted & peeled) or mango slices
1/4 cup frozen strawberries
1/8 inch-thick slice lemon with peel, seeded
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup ice cubes

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie


Source: 100 Best Smoothies & Juices

1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup water
1 cup frozen blueberries

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Kale and Pear Smoothie


Source: Vitamix (slightly modified by Aimee)

1/2 cup green grapes
1/2 medium orange, peeled & seeded
1/2 medium Bartlett pear
1/2 medium banana, peeled
1 cup kale
1/2 cup water
1 cup ice cubes

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Kiwi Strawberry Smoothie


Source: Vitamix

1 kiwi, peeled
1/4 medium banana, peeled
1/2 cup unsweetened strawberries
1/2 cup pineapple chunks
1/2 cup water or juice
1 cup ice cubes

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Pineapple Frosty


Source: Taste of Home

1/4 cup milk
2 cups vanilla ice cream
3/4 cup pineapple chunks
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

Orange Juice Plus


Source: Vitamix

2 medium oranges, peeled, halved & seeded
1/4 cup water
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 TB honey
3/4 cup ice cubes

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Blueberry Frosty


Source: Vitamix

1 cup blueberries
1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
1 TB honey
1 cup milk
1 cup ice cubes

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

Frozen Strawberry Grape Juice


Source: Vitamix

1 cup green grapes
1 cup red grapes
1 cup frozen unsweetened strawberries
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup ice cubes

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Spinach Cocktail


Source: Vitamix

1 1/2 cups pineapple chunks
2 fresh mint leaves
1 cup spinach leaves
1 cup ice cubes

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. (Add water if using frozen pineapple).