I’ve recently “discovered” kuzu root powder and have been experimenting with it in sauces and – as here – in puddings. Kuzu contains no fat, is low in calories, and has virtually no taste. Not only a thickening agent – it is used to treat stomach and digestion issues, to stimulate appetite, as an aid to relieve diarrhea and even as a cold remedy. And you thought this was just going to be just a bowl of pudding! Gluten-free, Oil-free, Easy. Serves 6, Cook Time 15 mins. Set time: 4 to 6 hours *Recipe reprinted with permission from Ann Oliverio and Front Table Books.
Today’s beautiful food is from the gorgeous new cookbook by Annie Oliverio – Crave, Eat, Heal: Plant-based, Whole-food Recipes to Satisfy Every Appetite.
When I first heard about her book, I immediately wondered why all books are not written up by cravings! I mean sure, you do want to find meals or snacks and need those categories as well, but more often than not, what I was craving when I picked up a book to find something and cook, gets lost in the browsing, finding, matching things with pantry and other stuff. No more forgetting about them cravings.
In this book, the Chapters are about Cravings! If you are craving something chocolaty or salty or spicy, just flip to that chapter. The cravings are divided into
Ha! I have my eye on all the salty, warm, comfort and carbs!
Crave, Eat Heal includes recipes like Cocoa Cinnamon French Toast, Creamy Thai Carrot Coconut Soup, cheese recipes like Chipotle Cheez Sauce, vegan Boursin, Tofu Gyros with Tzatziki, “Parmesan” Pita Chips, Smoky Black Bean, Rice & Veggie Burgers, Chocolate-coated Key Lime Coconut Cream Pie, beverages like Malted Chocolate-Orange Smoothie and many more.
Get your copy of Crave, Eat, Heal today! or enter the giveaway at the end of this post.
Crave Eat Heat starts with a wonderful introduction into Annie’s life and transition into plant based eating with several tips for anyone just starting out at adding more plant based foods to the diet. All recipes in the book are free of animal products, refined sugar, are low in oil (many contain no oil), and are gluten‐free or have gluten‐free options.
The photography in the book is gorgeous! Bright, inviting and happy and the food looks great. I might be biased with the sunny photographs, me being from the northwest where we can get 300 days of clouds and rain. 🙂 The bright white simple photographs from the book make me happy!
And I want to be happy when I cook. The food just automagically comes out great!
Some of the photographs from the book below. Find more amazing photos and food on Ann’s blog anunrefinedvegan.com
The book also has a few guest recipes from an amazing set of bloggers and authors. The spicy chapter has a recipe by yours truly! Red lentil Quinoa Cauliflower Stew! This one satisfies a bunch of cravings, warm, salty, spicy and hearty! 🙂
All photographs on this post except the stew above, by Annie Oliverio.
The beautiful carrot cake pudding below has a gorgeous color and is nut-free and soy-free. Get the recipe of this smooth pudding below and enter the giveaway at the end of the post!
- 2 cups fresh or bottled carrot juice make sure it’s 100% carrot juice
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
- 1/8 tsp. cardamom
- 5 Tbsp. kuzu root powder
- Whipped coconut cream for topping, optional
- Golden raisins for garnish, optional
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl or a large measuring cup. Remove 1/2 cup of the liquid and pour the remainder of the mixture into a small saucepan. Whisk together the 1/2 cup of the mixture and 5 tablespoons kuzu root powder and stir until completely dissolved. Set aside.
- Bring the mixture in the saucepan to a boil and whisk in the reserved liquid. Whisk constantly until the pudding begins to thicken. Remove from the heat and let sit for a few minutes while you get 6 glasses or bowls. Divide the liquid between the glasses and place them in the refrigerator to set, 4-6 hours.
Whisk the mixture thoroughly as kuzu clumps easily.
Nutritional values based on one serving
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