Blogger Secret Ingredient Winner!

by Nicole on July 12, 2010

Another Monday, as my sister texted me this morning. Over the past three weeks I’ve been taking one day to get my apartment organized, bake, cook and do whatever I need to go around here. It’s been working nicely since we aren’t around too much on the weekends and our apartment ends up like a tornado hit it by Sunday. So today is the day to get my life in order.

Tonight I’m going to a Soul Cycle class in Tribeca for a Madonna themed class and then I’m going to watch Danny’s basketball game so I’m not staying inside all day. :)

I know I still have to write a post about going to see Brendan Brazier and I’ll work on that if I have time today, but I don’t want to rush it so I haven’t done it. Does that make any sense??

Yesterday was the last day to enter my Blogger Secret Ingredient contest, which was applesauce. It was SO hard to pick from the amazing entries I recieved, each one was delicious. But after a long deliberation I had to go with…… Sarena, The Non-Dairy Queen!

She sent me a recipe for an amazing applesauce cobbler.

Dairy Free/Gluten Free Applesauce Cobbler

1 cup white rice flour
1 cup almond milk (Almond Breeze)
1/3 cup sugar
15 drops NuNaturals vanilla stevia (or an extra TBSP of sugar + some vanilla)
1 TBSP baking powder
pinch of salt
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 tsp pumpkin or apple pie spice
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

Soak the white rice flour with the almond milk.  (I did 4 ½ hours but I would imagine you could do this as long or as you like).  Next add the sugar, 15 drops stevia, baking powder and salt.  Pour the batter into an 8×8 pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.  In a separate bowl, mix the applesauce, pumpkin/apple pie spice and 5 drops of stevia.  Drop tablespoons of the apple mixture around the top of the batter.  Swirl the applesauce mixture just a little bit.  Bake for 40 minutes.  Serve warm with a scoop of your favorite frozen vanilla treat and caramel sauce.

Coconut Vanilla Sorbet 
(version 2) slightly less sweet

3 cups So Delicious Vanilla Coconut Milk Beverage
1/3 cup sugar
2 TBSP arrowroot powder
10 drops vanilla NuNaturals Stevia
1 TBSP vanilla

Mix 1/4 cup milk with the arrowroot powder and set aside.  Combine 2 3/4 cup milk in a sauce pan with the sugar.  Bring the mixture to a simmer.  Turn it off and whisk in the arrowroot mixture.  This will thicken as it cools a little.  Then add the stevia and vanilla.  Place in the fridge until cold.  Freeze in an ice cream freezer according your machine’s directions.

There is nothing more than I love than a sorbet/ice cream dessert. It’s my absolute favorite! Sarena email me your address so I can send you a prize!

Next week Michelle at Quips, Travails and Braised Oxtails will be hosting the BSI. Make sure you check it out!

I’m off to finish cleaning, make granola bars and raw chocolate balls. See you later hopefully with a muffin post.
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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen July 12, 2010 at 1:22 pm

Thanks Nicole! I am with you on the sorbet/ice cream! Good luck on getting everything cleaned up! Can't wait to see the muffin post.


Estela @ Weekly Bite July 12, 2010 at 1:24 pm

I read Sarena's blog post and LOVED her recipe idea! So creative!

A Madonna themed spin class sounds like so much fun!!!


biz319 July 12, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Just wanted to make sure you got my blueberry muffin post – its customary to list all the entries and pick a winner.

Thanks again for hosting this week!


Simply Life July 12, 2010 at 3:07 pm

oh I saw that cobbler on her blog and it really does look amazing!


Fit Chick in the City July 12, 2010 at 4:06 pm

That recipe sound amazing! The Madonna class sounds like so much fun! Enjoy!


Jennifer July 12, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Enjoy your class! Sounds like a blast. I absolutely have to try that recipe this weekend!! :)


pegasuslegend July 12, 2010 at 8:04 pm

What great fun! Enjoy !!!


Laury@The Fitness Dish July 12, 2010 at 8:54 pm

A Madonna themed spin class…how creative!!!! Sarena's recipe looks to die for!!! I am a sucker for bakes apples!!!


mr. and mrs. July 12, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Mmm.. that looks magical ;]


Autumn @Good Eats Girl July 12, 2010 at 10:56 pm

Wow. this looks absolutely amazing!


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) July 13, 2010 at 12:27 am

sarena is such a sweet girl and love her recipes

re the bikram coment, so GLAD that was well received b/c i hate ever saying anything bad, or shall i say, my REAL opinion, b/c people tend to "love bikram" but yeah, in normal temps would not be a workout for me either :)


christina July 13, 2010 at 5:38 am

looking forward to the brandon brazier re-cap!


Christine@Grub, Sweat and Cheers July 13, 2010 at 1:02 pm

That cobbler looks fantastic!

And I too am awaiting the Brendon Brazier recap…no rush… :)


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