This lemon tart is my new favorite dessert. We devoured the whole thing in one night, and since then, I have been craving a few spoonfuls of the lemon curd after every meal. This also happens to be the perfect dinner party dessert. Elegant, delicate, and bursting with sweet-tart lemon flavor, it will impress your guests and leave them asking for seconds (everyone at our dinner did, at least!). The crust is versatile, vegan, lemon-scented, and also incredibly easy to make. The lemon curd is time intensive to prepare, but on the plus side, you’ll get a great arm workout with all the whisking. If you make the recipe in advance, make sure you refrigerate the tart until about an hour or two before serving…
I’m taking a few months off this summer before I begin graduate school in August. I had big plans for these months to become the sort of person who wakes up in the morning and goes on a long run or does yoga five days a week. The kind of person who makes green juices for breakfast and has beautifully composed salads for lunch….
This may have been the best dairy-free ice cream I’ve ever had. At the very least, it’s a tie with my dairy-free peanut butter ice cream. If you like the combination of salty-sweet, this is the ice cream recipe you. This is a Sunday project kind of recipe that requires some advance planning, as you need to make two other key ingredients first: homemade almond milk and vegan salted caramel. Trust me – it’s worth it….
Oh. My. God. This caramel. Caramel is one of the treats I haven’t eaten since I went dairy free, since usually it’s made with lots of butter and heavy cream. I’ve always found the prospect of making caramel daunting, but really, it’s no big deal. It cooks quickly, and it only uses four ingredients that you probably already have on hand. The hardest part is powering through minutes of constant stirring. I used this for my dairy-free salted caramel ice cream, but you can use it in any baked good or as a dip for fruit. Or you could just eat it straight out of the jar….
One of the things I miss most about dairy is ice cream. On a hot, humid summer day, there is nothing better than a bowl of creamy, cold, delicious ice cream. So far, I have yet to find a truly great store-bought dairy-free ice cream. Sorry, So Delicious – your ice creams don’t cut it (and why must you put guar gum, gum arabic (??), and carob bean gum in your products?). If you live in New York, the best dairy-free ice cream I’ve found is from Van Leeuwen. Lula’s Sweet Apothecary, which has since closed, used to have this great peanut butter ice cream I would crave all year round. In fact, I would sneakily make dinner plans in the neighborhood and casually suggest post-dinner ice cream at this great little place that happened to be just around the corner….