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Vegan Dairy-free Soy-free Chocolate Frosting Recipe and GF Menu

Posted By yum On February 6, 2011 @ 10:29 pm In Breastfeeding for Allergic Baby Recipe, Chocolate, Frosting, Gluten Free Menu Swap Monday, Menu, Menu Plan Monday, Soy Free, Vegan | 11 Comments

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[2]This afternoon I decided to make vanilla cupcakes from Elana Amsterdam’s Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook [3] to share with another gluten-free, allergen sensitive friend of mine. I wanted to make a frosting to go with them, but I didn’t have any soy-lecithin free chocolate chips. I ordinarily use Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, Gluten, Dairy & Soy Free [4] but I ate them up in a snacking frenzy some time ago. I looked around, but most recipes online seemed to call for something my friend couldn’t have or something I didn’t have in my pantry. And so, I made up my own recipe.

I also wanted to try a menu again. I’ve gotten out of the habit and I miss it, so here goes. The DH is out of town, so I just have to please Baby Yum and my Mother, who is living with us.

Monday: American
Tofu Meatball subway on Sorghum-Millet French Bread [5]

Tuesday: Chinese
Vegetable Stir Fry

Wednesday: Indian
Masala Dosa
Manchurian Cauliflower

Thursday: American
Split Pea Soup

Friday: Italian
Prepared Ravioli in pumpkin-sage cream sauce

Dessert of the week:
Fruit Cobbler

I shared this menu with Gluten-free Smiles for the Gluten-free Menu Swap [6] and over at Org Junkie [7].

Dairy-free Soy-free Chocolate Frosting Recipe
Ingredients
1/2 to 3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1 tsp dairy and soy-free Margarine (I use soy-free Earth Balance)
1/2 cup high quality cocoa
2 tbsp coconut cream (*you can add 1/2 tbsp more if you like)
1/2 tsp. gluten-free vanilla
pinch of salt
Directions
Put your shortening, margarine and 1/4 cup of your powdered sugar in a standing mixing bowl or small to medium bowl and mix together until creamy. Add your cocoa and another 1/4 cup sugar and combine. Add coconut cream (the thick cream-like solid that forms at the top of a can of regular, full fat coconut milk) and vanilla and mix together. Add your pinch of salt and combine. Adjust as desired. If needed add final 1/4 cup sugar and whip together.

Baste cupcake or cake with frosting. Will firm up as it sits, even at room temperature.


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[3] Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/158761345X?ie=UTF8&tag=boofyu-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=158761345X

[4] Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, Gluten, Dairy & Soy Free: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HDJZWO?ie=UTF8&tag=boofyu-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000HDJZWO

[5] Sorghum-Millet French Bread: http://www.bookofyum.com/blog/gluten-free-vegan-french-bread-recipe-4704.html

[6] Gluten-free Smiles for the Gluten-free Menu Swap: http://glutenfreesmiles.wordpress.com/

[7] Org Junkie: http://orgjunkie.com/2011/02/menu-plan-monday-feb-7th.html

[8] Sauces & Condiments: http://www.bookofyum.com/recipes_v2/listrecipes.php#Sauces & Condiments

[9] Alternative Grains: http://www.bookofyum.com/recipes_v2/listrecipes.php#Alternative Grains

[10] American: http://www.bookofyum.com/recipes_v2/listrecipes.php#American

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