Sweet Potato Rolls

First off, Happy Passover to anyone who is celebrating! If you’re looking for any good Passover-friendly recipes, be sure to check out Ricki’s recipe round-up (her delicious ideas range from almond-feta cheese spread to caramelized onion “quiche” to crimson mousse–yum!).  Also, check out Sally’s Sweet Freedom giveaway to win a copy of Ricki’s fantastic book! […]

Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Tagalong Pie

First off, thank you for all the birthday wishes! The bowling pieluck was a success with apple pie and raw berry pie and Russian Zebra Cake had by all! The bowling alley loses points from me for refusing to let us bring the pies into the bowling alley (who restricts food at a bowling alley? […]

Birthday Pie Part 1: Gluten-Free Graham Crackers

Thanks for all the suggestions on what to do with the domain name situation. For now I’m going to keep the WordPress domain and just mull over name changes and etc. I may just link the blog into a professional domain based on my name as a way to pull everything–my freelance writing, CV, baking, […]

Ranch Style Beans

First off, and before I get to the food, I have a conundrum. Apparently I’m a year late and a dollar short to jump on the domain wagon, but the domain cupcakepunk.com is taken (though not used) by a clothing designer based out of LA. I emailed her to see if, since she bought a […]

Southwestern Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie for Pi Day

Here’s 3.14…reasons why I love you all: 1. You challenge me to make new and exciting things 2. You post amazing recipes on your own blogs 3. You help form one of the most vibrant blog communities on the web (go vegans!) .14. You don’t care that I use sweet potatoes in every recipe. So […]

Seared Tempeh & Lemon Caper Tahini Sauce

This past Monday I started a diet/cleanse regiment that allows me to eat one meal a day while basing the diet on meal replacement shakes & cleanse drinks.  Luckily for me, the shakes & cleanse don’t leave me hungry or without energy–in fact, I’ve been able to increase my swims from 1 mile with flippers […]

More Richmond Eats

How did it get to be Tuesday already? Time really flies these days. But in a good way–Spring is sort of springing (although I’m sure another cold front will wing through any day now). And while I still have some snow in the shady parts of my yard, I already have crocuses! Two little yellow […]


Guess where I am for the weekend? Yup, Richmond! Every couple of months (or, well, every month) I have to hit up a real city and get my fill of yummy vegan food, good microbrew, and awesome graveyards. This time I decided to get my hair cut at Pine Street Barber Shop with Cupid, the […]

Roasted Butternut & Carrot Chipotle Soup

Now that I’m in the behavior enforcement–er…substitute teaching–profession, I join the tens of thousands of teachers who get up far too early, deal with hormonally-raging kids, and who are never given enough time to relax and enjoy their lunch. Take today for example: I had to eat lunch in the lunchroom at the teacher’s table. […]

Intense Chocolate Truffles

Oh, hello everyone! It seems that I’ve forgotten you in my muddle of teaching and going to school and cooking for two and avoiding snow (it’s snowing again–will it ever stop?). It seems that I’ve had a case of the February blahs–my cooking has been pretty bare, just like the trees outside (well, when they’re […]