recipe & photo: Nadine Loraine One of the best things about summer is the fresh produce that reaches its peak during the hot season, especially blueberries. Aside from eating them by the handful, enjoying them in a pie is another amazing way to reap the huge benefits of this little berry. Blueberries are considered a superfood that is said to neutralize free [...]
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 [...]
"Conscious Decadence: Exquisite Treats for Grown-Up Palates" Need a special holiday gift for family or friends? Look no further! Allison's Gourmet is a consciously vegan company, offering organic, vegan and fair-trade sweets of every kind. Baked goods, artisan chocolate truffles, fudge, caramels, toffee, brittle, peanut butter cups, peppermint crème patties, and more; available on their own, [...]
On September 8th, Gentle World sponsored "It's Easy to be Vegan!" - a free vegan educational day in South Florida that attracted over 200 people. This vegan extravaganza was facilitated by M. Butterflies Katz, along with a fantastic team of vegan volunteers whose collective effort created a hugely successful event. "It's Easy to be Vegan" was [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
For an instant energy boost that is long lasting, yet light on the digestion, frozen bananas are fantastic for smoothies, snacks and even raw vegan desserts.
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.
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 [...]