YUM’S LEMON BUTTERCREAM FROSTING (pg. 272) is delicious on the GINGERSNAPS (pg. 288) recipe!!!
Here’s the story of this new discovery…
There I was at the Body Soul Spirit Expo in Vancouver offering Gingersnap Cookie samples that visitors loved. However, I also told them about #YUM’s ultra diabetic-friendly Lemon Buttercream Frosting Recipe. Many were incredulous that I have created a buttercream frosting without any sugar, butter, margarine, shortening, lard, etc…. and in 3 cups of frosting only use 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and one tablespoon of chicory-root inulin with a tiny bit of stevia! Everyone wondered how it could actually taste as good as I said it did.
After hearing this question so many times, I decided to bring some in to offer as a sample today. People were going crazy with excitement and disbelief. 🙂 Then, one of the visitors decided to put some of the frosting on the Gingersnaps sample….and oh my goodness, did that ever start a stir! I finally decided to taste what all of the excitement was about—and then immediately understood what it was all about—it was crazy delicious!!!
In YUM I suggest certain cookie recipes in combination with certain buttercream frosting recipes (whether it is the Peanut-Butter, the Coconut Vanilla, the Light Chocolate or the Lemon Buttercream Frosting). However, this is not a combination that ever crossed my mind.
Thank you Mind Body Spirit Expo attendees for contributing to the YUM Community! And to all of you who now have your YUM books, thank you for your wonderful words and excitement. I’d like to say an extra special “THANK YOU” to those of you who have shared your creations on the social media and also those of you who have even submitted reviews on Amazon—they are really wonderful and appreciated more than you know. <3 <3 <3
Anyway, continue to share your awesome YUM experiments—whether it is trying a new seed butter instead of a nut butter in a recipe, a new oil, or any other ingredients you think might be fun to shift-up—please pass along your discoveries. Failures as well as success are all successes, since they all teach us new things. 🙂
p.s. While this is not a great photo, I thought a visual would be nice in association with this discussion. 🙂
Dr. Theresa Nicassio (“The Inclusive Chef”) is a registered psychologist (#1541) & author of YUM: plantbased recipes for a gluten-free diet (Sept 2015) who embraces a holistic perspective of health. Passionate about challenging outmoded ways of thinking that deprive us from the opportunity to live fully & mindfully, Theresa is a rebel with a cause. Her cause is the cultivation of kindness, compassion & pleasure for everyone, with her “inclusive cooking” paradigm and revival of “responsible hedonism” offering practical tools that are available to everyone.
Delicious and healthy living is indeed possible for everyone…