Chocolate Cornstarch Frosting

Earth Angel Vegan’s Cornstarch Chocolate Frosting is so good you really could forget the cake and just eat it with a spoon…. or dip anything in it!  It is super easy to make… with very few ingredients.  It comes our rich and creamy… you’re gonna love it!

Recipe:

1 teaspoon vanilla (set aside)

2 squares semisweet vegan chocolate or 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips (set aside)

(chocolate and vanilla will be whisked in at the end)

In a small sauce pan whisk together the following:

1 cup organic cane sugar

6 tablespoons organic cornstarch

4 tablespoons cocoa

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup of water

Whisk over medium low heat until it gets thick and bubbly ant turn of the heat.  When you turn off the heat whisk in the chocolate squares and vanilla until smooth and glossy…

Let the frosting cool and frost any cake or cupcakes… or dip pretzels in it …YUM

*For chocolate peanut butter frosting leave out the chocolate squares and whisk in 2 tablespoons of creamy natural peanut butter.  For chocolate mint frosting a a few drops of mint extract instead of vanilla… you get the picture!

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Sweet and Spicy Tofu

Earth Angel Vegan’s Sweet and Spicy Tofu tastes as good as… if not better …than take-out!  When you are in the mood for Asian flavors but want to keep it as healthy and low fat as possible try this recipe!  I made a batch of white rice to go with it… you could use brown rice or any Asian noodle.  This was very easy and very good! So when you are craving Chinese take out take just make your own!

First: I make up a batch of rice in my rice cooker and steamed some broccoli

RECIPE: preheat oven to 350

1 block of super firm tofu (I open the package and let it drain on paper towels while I make the sauce)

SAUCE:

1/2 cup Hoisin sauce (I try and find one without oil)

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon hot red pepper flake

Whisk this sauce up in a bowl.  Cube the tofu and toss with sauce.  In a glass baking dish add all of the tofu and sauce.  Bake for 30-40 minutes.  Open the oven and baste the tofu with the sauce every 10 minutes.

Serve the tofu and sauce over the rice and broccoli!   I garnished mine with sesame seeds and chopped green onion.   Double the sauce if you like it saucy!

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2 Potato Soup

Earth Angel Vegan’s 2 potato soup is the best potato soup I ever ate!  This soup was so creamy and tasty… perfect belly hug for December!  It was easy to make as I used my instant pot to cook the veggies.  I also used my Vitamix blender to blend the thickening sauce.  You could cook your veggies in a pot on the stove but you do need a blender for the sauce.  I also used my Wildtree organic spices… you can buy these spices at http://www.wildtree.com/gerri  They are organic, preservative free and awesome!

If you do not want to purchase this spice blend… Just use a teaspoon of each…onion powder, salt, garlic powder, black pepper

Recipe:

VEGGIES

In the instant pot or other pressure cooker or just a pot on the stove top add…

1 stalk celery chopped

1 small white onion chopped

3 carrots peeled and choppped

2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

4 cups russet potatoes peeled and chopped

2 cups sweet potatoes peeled and chopped

2 cups water

1 teaspoon of salt (recommended but optional)

In the instant pot or pressure cooker I cooked these veggies for 6 minutes.  If on stove top bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer and cook until veggies are tender… adding more water if necessary to keep 2 cups.

THICKENING SAUCE

2 cups unsweetened plant milk

1/2 cup raw cashews

2 Tablespoons of Wildtree Absolutely Onion (or alternate spices)

2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast

2 Tablespoons potato starch

In a microwave safe glass measure or bowl add the milk cashews and spices (not the nutritional yeast or starch)

Cook 2 minutes in microwave and let soak 30 minutes while veggies are cooking or instant pot depressurizing.

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When potatoes are cooked take the milk/spice/cashew mixture and put it in the blender adding the nutritional yeast and potato starch and blend until smooth.  Add the blender mixture to the potatoes and bring to a boil.  Soup will get very thick quickly so stir the entire time.  As soon as it comes to a boil turn off heat and stir.

This soup is so rich and creamy and tasty!  I really hope you give it a try and enjoy it as much as I did!

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