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Happy Easter!

21 Mar

Hey all!  It’s been too long!  I have a backlog of food to blog that will hopefully make an appearence in the coming days.  But for now, here’s something for this long weekend’s special occasion. 

easter cupcake

These are Celine’s Vanilla French Cupcakes and ladies and gentlemen, I have my new favourite cupcake. The texture of these are divine! So moist yet with a wonderfully tender crumb (speaking of which when the liners are peeled off these cakes, not one crumb sticks!  Not one!).  I frosted these with a purple-tinted vegan buttercream recipe, to meet the standards of a easter bunny.

 Enjoy your long weekend, everyone!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

14 Feb

happy valentine's day!

Golden Vanilla Cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World

…and I’m off for a few days (6 1/2 bus ride here I come), have a lovely weekend, everyone!

Week in Review

1 Feb

Whew, another week past…only two more weeks until my winter break and I am in dire need of a vacation already.

I’m not sure why but I was craving curry. I was not even sure if I even liked curry but for some compelling reason I decided to give one a try. So I found a recipe in Veganomicon that sounded intriquing. It called for cauliflower and parsnips. I’ve always ingnored cauliflower. You rarely hear anyone praising it and a certain junior high school health class had really turned me off of cauliflower. Similarly with parsnips, growing up there were never any parsnips on the dinner table and I’ve always assumed that they weren’t the vegetable for me. But I was craving curry. And Veganomicon has yet to fail me. So I made this Red Lentil-Cauliflower Curry and it was good, it was damn good. It has just the right amount of heat and the cauliflower and parsnips really make it particularly texture wise.

Red Lentil-Cauliflower Curry

After a way too long hiatus, Lost finally returned last night! Such an occasion calls for something sugary and Coconut Heaven Cupcakes from Vegan with a Vengeance with their tropical island essence would be perfect. Aren’t they pretty in their Martha Stewart Crafts cupcake liners I scored at Michael’s on clearance?

Coconut Heaven Cupcakes

And finally, tonight I made another dish out of VeganomiconChickpeas Romesco. This was really good as well, the sauce was wonderful with it’s hint of roasted red pepper and its creaminess complimented the texture of the chickpeas quite well.

Chickpeas Romanesco

So that was my week, have you all have a great weekend!

Apricot Glazed Almond Cupcakes

1 Aug

Tasty and pretty. 

Pad Thai & Cupcakes

17 Jul

I made this for supper tonight.  It’s the Pad Thai from Vegan Planet, it’s my first time ever making Pad Thai and I was attracted to this recipe because it was simple, I even had all of the ingredients on hand!  It was pretty good, if I make it again I’ll definitely add something to give it some more spice, I like my Pad Thai with heat.  Like the cute little chopsticks?  They’re my sister’s, she picked them up on our first ever trip (but definitely not our last) to an asian market and she let me borrow them for the shoot.  (well, I’m sure she would have if I had have asked…)

And for dessert?  Coconut Heaven Cupcakes from Vegan with a Vengeance.  These are absolutely perfect.  Fluffy and moist, and oh so delicious.

Peanut Butter Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

15 Jun

Last night, while shopping I came across Peanut Butter Oreos, I used to love oreos and I love peanut butter so of course I had to try them.  A quick scan of the ingredients verified their vegan-ness so into the cart they went.  This morning, I woke up and decided today would be a perfect day to bake cupcakes.  So…

 

…I made Peanut Butter Cookies and Cream Cupcakes, I used the Cookies and Cream variation of the Chocolate Cupcake in Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World but used the cookies I bought last night and the Peanut Butter frosting from the book.  The cookies by themselves were just ok, but they made a cute topper for the cupcakes!

After I baked the cupcakes, I re-read the ingredients and now I’m not too sure of the cookies’ vegan-ness.  😦  There’s some sort of weird ingredient with a number in it.  Sigh.

Crimson Velveteen Cupcakes

14 Jun

From Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World of course!  These were very good plus the batter was an amazingly vibrant shade of red.