Organic Rainbow Cake with All-natural Homemade Food Coloring

Organic Rainbow Cake with All-natural Homemade Food Coloring Round rainbow cake About two years ago I kept seeing all those neon rainbow cakes on Pinterest, and they looked great, but also looked packed full of fake chemical based food dyes. So, I set out to make a healthier, all-natural version with homemade food dyes vs. Red #40, Yellow #5 and such. Recipe: Rainbow cake with vegan vanilla bean frosting - good for birthday parties! Suitable for: Vegetarians - *See note for vegans below. The cake is vegetarian and the frosting is vegan. Time needed: Ample. This is not a fast project. NOTE FOR VEGANS: When I first made this cake I ... [read more]

Homemade Food Coloring for Baked Goods

Homemade Food Coloring for Baked GoodsSynthetic food dyes are hard to avoid because they're in all kinds of food products. In fact, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) notes that manufacturers pour around 15 million pounds of synthetic dyes into foods annually which amounts to a whopping amount of fake food chemicals. In 2010, CSPI released a report called, “Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks” all about the many health risks of the nine currently approved food dyes used in food products. Some of the health risks in the report include... The three most widely used dyes, Red 40, Yellow 5, and Yellow 6, are ... [read more]

Pumpkin Black Bean and Tofu Fajitas

Pumpkin Black Bean and Tofu FajitasThis easy recipe for newbies to tofu comes courtesy of Nasoya. It's a great recipe if you're newly vegetarian and / or want to serve something yummy to your friends who think vegetarian meals can't be tasty. To learn more about Nasoya read this or visit their website. Number of Servings: Yields about 6 fajitas Dish Type: Entrée Difficulty Level: Beginner Product Type: Firm Tofu Diet Type: Dairy Free Ingredients 1 package Nasoya Black Soybean TofuPlus (Organic Firm), drained and cut into strips ½ cup canned pumpkin puree Cumin powder Chili powder Pinch of cayenne Dried ... [read more]

Homemade Cheese Crackers in Fun Shapes for Kids

Homemade Cheese Crackers in Fun Shapes for KidsRecipe: Organic cheese crackers Suitable for: As is, this recipe is suitable for vegetarians. I have a feeling you could vegan this up pretty easily though. Time needed: Less than you think. This recipe uses ONE bowl and one pan. That's it. It takes about 30 minutes (baking time included) to get a pan of these crackers mixed, cut and baked. Unlike many kid-friendly cheese crackers on the market, these cheese crackers have zero artificial colors or flavors and are thicker than other crackers too, making them a more hearty kid snack. These also taste good enough and are savory ... [read more]