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Italian Fruit Pie with Vegan Crema Pasticcera!

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Thanks to the culinary skill of our two Italian friends, we recently had the opportunity to try a new vegan dessert, and we were all very impressed! Even the gluten-free folks were treated to a variation using buckwheat flour mixed with all-purpose GF baking mix. The pie uses a traditional Italian cream underneath a topping [...]

Tantalizing Tahini Recipes

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Tahini has to be my favorite seed butter because it gives any dish or sauce an excellent creamy, nutty and earthy flavor, making it surprisingly delicious in desserts and scrumptious in sautés. But if you’ve never heard about tahini, its health benefits and many uses, then you’re in luck. The Talents of Tahini will tell [...]

Keeping Animal Bones Out of Sugar

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Sugar seems vegan at a glance; it comes from a plant after all. But when the natural sugars from the plant are refined in a factory, they are often filtered through bone char.

Vegan Chocolate Mousse and More!

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There was once a day when vegan chocolate mousse, brownies, chocolate cream pie and our other favorite chocolate vegan desserts were unheard of. In response to our sweet tooth and the desire to produce delicious vegan food that reflected our favorite comfort foods and special treats, the Gentle World Community began creating these recipes over [...]

8 Great Vegan Cake Recipes

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From special celebrations to weekend treats, the art of baking a cake from scratch is a worthy endeavor. We've included a mix of simple recipes to whip up when unexpected guests arrive and more complicated recipes for lazy days when you want to fill the house with warmth and mouthwatering smells.

Seven Delicious Vegan Cookie Recipes

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Although our diet is based around organic whole foods, anyone who knows us will attest to the fact that we are somewhat obsessed with sweet treats and baked goods.

Enjoying the Riches of the Vegan Lifestyle

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Dear Gentle World,

At this time one year ago, Lilly and I were sitting in Auckland anxiously awaiting our visit to Gentle World, not knowing what to expect. Veganism was a far-off thing that, quite frankly, didn’t seem like a realistic thing to do. Now, one year later, we are still Vegan-American and proudly so. It has changed the course of our lives dramatically.

Sharing the Joy of Vegan Cooking

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On Saturday, March 12th, Gentle World volunteers hosted a free vegan cooking class at our favorite NZ venue: The Herb Shack. With 22 attendees who showed lots of interest in the vegan culinary techniques, the day was a fantastic success, as well as a whole lot of fun! As well as demonstrating a number of [...]

Banana Bread & Other Dessert Breads

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Along with the banana bread, we’ve included three other tried-and-true sweet bread recipes, perfect for the holiday season. Testing them out well in advance will give you plenty of time to make sure you’re confident before serving them to friends and family… Well, that’s a good excuse anyway!

Veganizing Your Favorite Baked Goods

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For some, it’s preferable to satisfy one’s sweet tooth with a treat made from more wholesome ingredients (such as organic oils, whole-grain flour and unrefined sweetener). As an added bonus, home-made vegan baked goods allow you to enjoy a healthy sweet treat, while not being concerned about the ecological implications of pre-packaged ‘convenience’ foods.

“Whipped Dream”

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Now that ready-made vegan whipped cream is available in many health food stores, it's not really necessary to make your own... But if you prefer the home-made approach, this recipe works well and is absolutely delicious.

Chocolate Cream Pie

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Yes, you heard correctly – chocolate cream pie for vegans… Does life get any better?

This decadent dessert is deliciously velvety and delightfully rich, yet it contains zero animal products and therefore, absolutely no cholesterol.