Now I Don’t Mean To Toot My Horn…

…but I just can’t help myself! Now, let me take you on a little photo journey: First, I spent a few days making this… Then some judges did this to it… Then  Leigh (who is on the left) stood on some stairs and said some words… and handed me this innocuous looking whisk… which said […]

Happy December!

My mom used to greet me and my brother every first of the month with a cheerful “Happy (insert month of your choice)!”  I miss that.  Growing up sucks sometimes, right? So how about a slice of December chocolate espresso cake instead?  This cake is extremely moist, dark, and rich with a dusting of powdered […]

Vegan MoFo #23–Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

Twenty-three posts out of thirty-one ain’t too shabby!  Besides, three is a holy number, right?  And I went three posts over the goal of twenty, so that makes me a vegan cooking saintess.  (smile) I could wax on about how much Vegan MoFo 2008 has taught me: all the glories and riches of vegan cooking […]

Vegan MoFo #13–Pumpkin Pie Bites

What’s better than pumpkin pie?  Pumpkin pie bites with chocolate cookie crusts! I’m not sure why I thought a chocolate crust and pumpkin pie filling would go together (other than Halloween colors are orange and black, so I thought it’d be festive at least!), but they do oh-so-fabulously.  The pie filling recipe is from Liz‘s […]

Vegan MoFo #9–Crack Cookies

Remember the crack biscuits?  Well, I now bring you crack cookies.  These are the best vegan cookies I’ve ever had.  EVER.  Granted, I’m a cookie snob, but these are chewy and moist and crunchy and chocolatey and not too sweet and nutty and.  There are a lot of ands I could keep adding on.  And […]

Vegan MOFO # 1–Cashew Butter Cookies

How is it October already?  How?  Just think about that for a second. But at least October is, among other things, Vegan MoFo (aka Vegan Month of Food).  I didn’t participate last year, but I figured I might as well this time around.  Given the nature (pun intended) of my blog, I’m sure a few […]

New Season, New Blog

Almost one month after my computer died, it’s back and I’m ready to hit the blogging world again, just in time for my favorite season (and with a new blog address!).  Most see fall as a time of dying back, of slowing down, of slowly moving towards the cold.  I see it as a time […]

New York! and Chocolate Pistachio Cream Cheese Danish Bread

Sorry for not posting in awhile. School. That’s all I have to say about that. However! I’m off to NYC for a week to visit friends, eat tasty vegan food, and pine over the fact that I couldn’t fly my bike up with me this time. Sigh. At least I’ll be hitting up the Siren […]

Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies

OH the things you can do with pistachios. Lemee tell ya… So a couple of weeks ago I was in a pretty major funk. Things on the school front were not looking well (my funding was pulled over an administrative mistake–it’s back, thank god), the poet was out of town and we’d had a tiff […]

Daring Bakers Danish Braid Bread

So…. it’s been one month since I posted… I needed (kneaded?) the month off. My uber intense French translation class just ended (god knows how the final grade will turn out–but it’s over, that’s what counts!), I’m finally 100% healthy, and I’m back in the cooking/baking realm again. This month’s Daring Bakers Challenge was picked […]