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Protein Packed Treats

Fran Costigan & Vesanto Melina - Protein Packed Treats

This event was on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 1:00 pm Pacific, 4:00 pm Eastern

Explore the world of protein-enriched treats with Chef Fran Costigan and Registered Dietitian Vesanto Melina in an insightful discussion that strikes a harmonious balance between fla… Read More.



Any dessert ideas with pine nuts?

— Monica Valencia


Pine nuts are wonderful, they're buttery. And um, we do, we actually have a chart in the course where the crust, the cookie crust, anything that isn't a rolled out crust, I call a cookie crust that has to be pressed into a chart pan has a percentage of pine nuts in it. And I just, I just think they're wonderful. I use them. Uh, I have an orange almond cake that really I developed after going to Italy a number of years ago. And I use, uh, I use pine nuts. They're keep your pine nuts in the freezer.
Fran Costigan

Fran Costigan

Director of Vegan Pastry