It is DAY 7 of "Gluten Free Vegan Recipes with Breville" and we continue our celebration of this month's Breville Sous Chef® Food Processor Giveaway with the lovely Shelly Lippe from Gluten Free Vegan Journey. I first came in contact with Shelly after engaging with the posts on her Facebook Page. We definitely shared some synergy, so I was thrilled when she agreed to participate in this event and share her favourite recipe, this Gluten Free Vegan Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Filling.
Shelly says of her cake, "This is the most successful gluten free, vegan cake I have ever tasted, or made! It is so moist, delicious, and a definite crowd pleaser! It will be a big hit with the omnivores and gluten-eaters in your life, too! Sugar free option: use Ideal, measured the same as Evaporated Cane Juice called for in the recipe, I always make it this way and it is amazing, I don't like the taste of other artificial sweeteners, and haven't yet worked out the proper amount of stevia." I actually used Organic Fair-Trade Sucanat (dried sugar cane juice) with some coconut sugar and the cake was rich, moist, and tasty.
So who is Shelly Lippe? Shelly is an R.N back at school after 25 years working on her second degree in nutrition. I LOVE Shelly's blog mantra: ""Join me on an educational and inspirational journey of the best in taste, health, and compassion." This is exactly what she offers on her wonderful blog. What I love about Shelly's blog is that she backs everything up with links to her research. Her Science of a Healthy Vegan Diet post is a wonderful example of this.
Shelly shares her personal journey to defy chronic and fatal conditions through a whole food, plant based, gluten free diet and how it has been working in her personal life. In just one year after removing processed foods, meat, eggs, dairy, and gluten she reversed her High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, GERD, and Lupus, and her formerly narrowed arteries were completely clear. Furthermore, her malignant tumors shrunk; and she experienced increased energy, vitality, drastic weight loss, and overall wellbeing. Shelly has become extremely passionate about spreading the plant-based message, knowing she is not only saving her own life, but those of a hundred animals each year that would have been on her plate! You can read Shelly's gluten free diary here.
Shelly shares some delicious recipes such as: Purple Green Smoothie, Eggplant Lasagne, and Watermelon Gazpacho, But my favourite feature of Shelly's blog is "Today's Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity Fact" that she includes with every post. I also like her informational posts such as: When Gluten Is The Enemy, Are There Any Healthy Sweeteners, Growing Vertically In The Tower Garden.
Go on a Gluten Free Vegan Journey, and fall in love with Shelly Lippe.
Shelly, thankyou for sharing your yummy recipe as part of this event. You are wonderful :)