Ready for a treat that won’t take you off track from your new year’s goals? Enter a healthier hot chocolate made with less added sugar, plant-based milk, and with the warm spice of cinnamon.
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1 cup non-dairy milk (we used hazelnut but for extra creamy texture, try coconut milk)
1 tbsp cacao powder
1-2 squares of dark chocolate (85% or 90% cacao content for less added sugar)
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp vanilla extract
Heat 1 cup of non-dairy milk in a small saucepan. Whisk 1 tbsp of cacao powder in the hot milk and bring it to a boil. Then add vanilla extract and let it simmer for a few minutes on low heat. Pour into a cup and add 1-2 squares of dark chocolate. Stir and enjoy!
With Labor Day celebrations right around the corner, we have some delectable vegan options for your family and friends. Shared last week with Karina Nova and Russ Caruso on WBNS 10TV, the video can be viewed here and we have the ideas below!
Such a simple and beautiful arrangement can be made with four simple ingredients, including zucchini, red onion, mushrooms, and bell peppers. Pop the pieces onto skewers and grill for a few minutes. You can brush some olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette over them and your choice for herbs.
Five Star Foodies Burgers
These burgers work very well to satisfy your vegan, gluten-free crowd; top with guacamole, mustard, or salsa.
Vegan Potato Salad
Potato salad – full of potassium and fiber, can be made vegan simply by choosing a different mayonnaise (we used Fabanaise from Whole Foods). It’s an excellent side dish and the recipe can be found here.
Grilled fruit with ice cream
Pineapple, pear, and peaches have their sweetness brought forth with grilling. Serve with a vegan ice cream.
Let us know how you like the recipes; have a safe, enjoyable, and delicious upcoming Labor Day weekend!