Carrot Cake with Vanilla-Cardamom Cream Cheese Frosting, Crystalized Ginger and Candied Walnuts

Carrot Cake with Vanilla-Cardamom Cream Cheese Frosting, Crystalized Ginger and Candied Walnuts

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in American, desserts, Recipes | No Comments

After a long couple of months, having moved across the country from Champaign, Illinois to Bellevue, Washington, I’m back…and I come bearing cake! What better way to celebrate a new home, in a new city, than with a decadent carrot cake. A little comfort food to help me settle back into my life. I’m excited ...

Soy-Nog Pancakes

Soy-Nog Pancakes

Posted by on Dec 27, 2011 in American, breakfast, Recipes | No Comments

For many vegans, the holidays are marked by the arrival of delicious Soy-Nog at the grocery store. Although I was never a fan of the real stuff, I do quite like the soy version. Something about the combination of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg and clove) makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I think these ...

Crispy Orange Tofu with Roasted Fennel Puree

Crispy Orange Tofu with Roasted Fennel Puree

Posted by on Dec 5, 2011 in American, entrées | 3 Comments

I had planned on going to New York City for Thanksgiving, but things changed at the last minute so I found myself at home with my dog Izzy (aka The Goo.) Instead of making myself a Thanksgiving dinner for one, I decided to get out of my apartment (and head) to volunteer. What a wonderful ...

Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted by on Nov 23, 2011 in American, desserts, Recipes | No Comments

Instead of eating turkey this Thanksgiving, why not eat a tray of cupcakes? I totally would. Frosting Ingedients: 8 ounces Tofutti Cream Cheese 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, preferably fresh 3 tbsp soy butter 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp almond extract 5 cups confectioners sugar (Wholesome Sweeteners makes organic powdered sugar) In ...

Pumpkin Tofu Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Tofu Cheesecake Bars

Posted by on Oct 23, 2011 in American, desserts, Recipes | 2 Comments

Pumpkin is in season right now so I have been making lots of my own pumpkin puree. It can be a fairly time consuming project, but so worth it. Fresh pumpkin tastes far better than canned, plus you can purchase some local organic pumpkins to help support small farmers. My friend Melinda was kind enough ...

Vegan Gingerbread Houses

Vegan Gingerbread Houses

Posted by on Dec 31, 2010 in American, desserts, Recipes | No Comments

What could possibly bring more joy to a child than to wake up on Christmas morning to a massive edible candy house? My friend Jenni and I decided that for this holiday season, we wanted to make a couple of houses to share with some of the kids at the Crisis Nursery. Seeing the crazed ...

Vegan Sugar Cookies

Vegan Sugar Cookies

Posted by on Dec 27, 2010 in desserts, Recipes | No Comments

Makes about 8-10 dozen depending on the size and thickness of your cookies. Ingredients: 2 lbs all-purpose flour 1 tsp sea salt 1 lb soy butter, room temperature 15 oz granulated sugar (425 g) 1/2 cup flax eggs 3 oz soy milk (1/4 cup + 1/8 cup) 1 tbsp vanilla extract 1/2 tbsp almond extract ...

Apple Cider Cake With Salted Caramel

Apple Cider Cake With Salted Caramel

Posted by on Dec 10, 2010 in American, desserts, Recipes | 3 Comments

Photo by Jenni Kotting Again with the salt? Oh hell yes! Salt and caramel are like two peas in a pod. So, its only natural that I would think, “Hey Megan! Yeah? What if – now hear me out – what if we (and by ‘we’ I mean me and my mind) made a cake ...

Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie

Posted by on Dec 10, 2010 in American, desserts, Recipes | No Comments

My first experience with sweet potato pie was less than a month ago. The hubs surprised me with a trip to Chicago to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary. Hurray! We did a vegan culinary tour and landed ourselves at Vegetarian Soul East (it’s vegan actually, and soul food!!!) It was there with my sweetums, ...

Porcini Mushroom Gravy

Posted by on Nov 27, 2010 in American, Recipes, sides | No Comments

I love gravy. I can’t think of a better condiment for my mashed potatoes. And just because I’m vegan doesn’t mean that I can’t have some kick-ass gravy. Mushrooms are packed with B vitamins, potassium, selenium (an antioxidant,) and are an excellent source of fiber. Different types of mushrooms can have different benefits, for instance, ...