Cupcakes and Ice Cream and Puddings, Oh My!

It was a decadent day over here with Doris.

Beet cupcake, anyone? ๐Ÿ˜‰

We were absolutely FREEZING this morning, so Doris started us off with some Homemade Lemon and Ginger Tea:

This has fast become my new favorite morning drink, and would make such a nice hostess gift! (Doris mentioned that this jar would last at least a week in the fridge– that is, if there’s any left!)

We followed our tea with a Mixed Vegetable Juice:

Then got to work on making lunch!

We had a Korean-themed meal this afternoon:

Miso-Roased Eggplant, Raw Kimchi, 5-Spice Roasted Kabocha Squash, and fresh salad with a Scallion-Soy Dressing.

And if that weren’t enough, we finished the meal with a Ginger-Yam Pudding!

This pudding gets its vibrant, purple hue from Japanese purple yams– and it may be the best thing that I’ve ever tasted.


I will be making this over, and over, and over again! ๐Ÿ˜€

Moving on… next up was fish!

I learned how to make a quick, simple Salmon Burger. I’m usually pretty intimidated by cooking fish, but Doris made this so easy, I’d be happy to make these on a regular basis! They’re seriously fool-proof.

I should know.

We also made a Mexican-themed Red Snapper dish, with fresh salsa and cauliflower rice!

Followed by Tuna Meatballs:

YUM. ๐Ÿ˜€

Once we got the fish out of the way, it was back to the important stuff–> desserts!

We covered everything from super-simple desserts, like Roasted Plantains…

(these would make a great movie-theater snack!)

…to creamy, veggie-based ice creams!

This Kabocha Squash Ice Cream tasted just like Butter Pecan Ice Cream!! With a drizzle of maple syrup and a dash of sea salt, we were all in heaven.

And, as if we weren’t soaring on a sugar-high already, we made a variety of agar-based puddings!

Doesn’t the last one look like traditional flan? It’s actually squash-based, and tastes ridiculously decadent.

By the end of the day, we wanted to try creating some NEW recipes with Doris. We had discussed trying a vegan cauliflower flatbread, using agar as an egg-substitute, but it failed miserably. At least now we know, agar does NOT work as an egg substitute in baked goods.

Luckily, one of our new creations DID work!

Vegan Banana Coconut muffins! This was my first time using coconut flour, and I loved how they turned out.

(I’ll post the recipe Monday afternoon!)

Though our cooking class is over, I can’t believe how much we’ve learned, even in so little time. A brilliant chef, Doris truly knows how to make delicious meals, without making them overly-complicated or daunting. I wish there were more chefs in the world like her, so that we could all be eating this well all the time!

Luckily, now we can ALL have the next best thing–> you’ll be able to try your hand at some of these detox-friendly meals in your own home! Doris has given me permission to share some of her recipes here on the blog!

Stay tuned. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Oh hey girl. (comment number 1)

Could I be more immature? Except you’ll miss me when I’m gone.


WOW! Everything looks so amazing! I’m also doing the Rose Cleanse and wondering if Doris shares these recipes anywhere in the detox community or can we get these delicious recipes only if we take her class?? I’m drooling and oh, so envious!!


    Hi Sarah! Doris does post more of her recipes in the Detox Community, and soon you’ll be able to buy her new cookbook with ALL of her yummy recipes! (it comes out this summer)

    Until then, she’s given me permission to post some of my favorites, so I’ll be sure to share! They’re totally drool-worthy. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Keep up the great work on the Rose Cleanse!


Im excited that you will be able to share some of these recipes! They all look so delicious!

Rande @ The Vegetable Centric Kitchen

Drool…thats about it.


The photos look better and better each day!

Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat

OMG Megan everything looks amazing!!! I especially want to know about those tuna meatballs and the kabocha squash ice cream. Can’t wait to see these recipes! ๐Ÿ™‚


    Oh, good! I’ll be sure to post those when I make them again. I have a feeling it’s going to be a busy month in the kitchen for me! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Nadya @ Spinach and Yoga

Your weekend sounds amazing! Please share the recipe for Ginger-Yam Pudding with Japanese yams! It looks so good! ๐Ÿ™‚

Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

Coconut flour is the BEST!
Can’t wait to see some of these recipes ๐Ÿ™‚


    I can’t believe I had never baked with it before! It holds up so much better than almond flour for vegan goodies. ๐Ÿ˜€


I will definitely stay tuned! Thank you so much for sharing, YUM!


I’m dying over everything you made with Doris! Seriously. How did you get to do this?!? Was it part of your IIN training? If it is, I’m going to sign up right now, just so I can cook with Doris. Haha… no really. I’m actually very interested in going through the holistic health coach training with IIN. I’ve been mulling it over for a loooong time now, I just don’t have the funds to make it happen yet/not sure I can justify the expense. But if it means I get to cook with Doris, I’ve got to figure out how to make it work! ๐Ÿ˜‰


    Don’t worry, Paula– anyone can take a class with Doris! She only has one class scheduled for the rest of this year, coming up in February, so if you want to train with her soon, I’d sign up ASAP! You can find out more about her class at

    Also, since the training is a bit pricey, you can always just wait for her cookbook to come out! (this summer!) ๐Ÿ˜€


thanks soooo much for sharing these! I have to take her next class. Hope you can join us all next week on Saturday again at 4pm. We had such a great time meeting each other at cafe gratitude last week.


    I hope I can join you all this weekend, too! I’m so bummed I missed an excuse to eat at Cafe Gratitude again…

    I think Doris’s February class is filling up quickly! It’s the last one of the year, if you want to jump in! ๐Ÿ˜‰


I vote for sharing the pizza crust recipe you blogged about yesterday. Thanks for sharing.

Pure2raw twins

so jealous…everything looks amazing!! glad you are having a blast and I am sure your tummy is happy too ๐Ÿ˜‰


Wow!!! Ok doing this cooking class with Doris is officially on my GOAL list. She can do some amazing things with the detox diet!!!

Mary Beth

WOW. I am speechless!!!

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