Saturday, November 22, 2014

Lightened-up vegan chocolate layer cake for one

healthy sugar-free vegan chocolate layer cake for one

I know you’re probably thoroughly confused by now and wonder what the ever-loving fuck possessed me, Baby June, the queen of carbs, to make a LIGHTENED-UP cake. But you’ve got to listen. There is a brief and non-painful story behind this. Hear me out.

See, my aunt—who has enjoyed one of my special cakes in the past—is a bit of a “health” nut (health being a subjective term here) and seems to be lurching a little further down the path of extremism each time we see her. Note that her family has now moved in-state and we have increasingly few excuses to not have food-related gatherings. Or gatherings in general.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Vegan roasted butternut squash bread with cheesecake swirl

vegan roasted butternut squash bread with cheesecake swirl

As a food blogger, I feel a very serious obligation to post relevant, seasonal recipes that inspire you to use local produce and give you a sugar rush while you’re at it. I’m very good at the latter, I like to think, but the former is somewhat of a struggle. I have a tendency to make things with OMG LOTS OF CHOCOLATE AND CARAMEL AND OMG OMG and not a single fruit or vegetable in sight. Which is kind of okay. Lots of normal, sane people like OMG LOTS OF CHOCOLATE AND CARAMEL AND OMG OMG, even if the rest of society is always like

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Vegan “better than sex” cake (rich chocolate cake with vanilla pudding, caramel, and whipped cream)

vegan "better than sex" cake (rich chocolate with vanilla pudding, caramel, and whipped cream)

If you look to the sidebar of this here blog, you will notice a brand-spanking-new icon in the line of soshul meedya icons (Facebook, Instagram, etc.)—a mildly ominous, minimalistic eyeless grin.

And if you click on that icon, you will find that it leads to a brand-spanking-new soshul meedy site, minimalistic and “beautiful” (as its designers claim) and already teeming with hipsters, for better or worse, but one that is totally awesome for one reason, as you can see with this short passage from their WTF page:

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Gluten-free vegan chocolate macarons with mint chocolate chip frosting

Gluten-free vegan chocolate macarons with mint chocolate chip frosting

Today, I’mma blow your mind.

Partly with the magical amazingness of this recipe, and partly with my own incredible ability to fuck simple tasks up the patootie.

Shortly after flipping through my new copy of Vegan Desserts by the wonderful Hannah Kaminsky, I discovered something unprecedented, something so completely earth-shaking that I could hardly believe it existed: vegan. macarons.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Vegan pumpkin pie and cheesecake-stuffed breakfast braid with vanilla glaze

vegan pumpkin pie cheesecake breakfast braid with vanilla glaze

Hey. Hey. Guess what today is.

Someone’s birthday? An obscure unofficial food holiday? The anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall (no, that was yesterday)? The day the music died (bye, bye, miss American pie)? Armageddon?!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Vegan apple cider doughnuts with stewed apple pie filling

Vegan apple cider doughnuts with stewed apple pie filling

So you think you don’t like doughnuts? Not fond of the harsh sweetness, the inevitably greasy and sugar-coated fingers, the chemical aftertaste? Well let me tell you.

You probably have been eating the wrong kind.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Vegan maple gingerbread layer cake with cheesecake filling and spiced crumb

vegan maple gingerbread layer cake with cheesecake filling and spiced crumb

I have this thing with animals. All of those cuddly and fuzzy creatures, like little dogs and squirrels and ducks and rabbits; it just brings out the squealing little girl in me. And then of course I chase them. It’s really the only logical thing to do. When you see something so perfectly cute and squeezable, you must chase it, and then you must capture it and hug it.

Not that I’ve ever hugged a duck, of course. Once I chased a duck around a pond in my kayak for, oh, about ten minutes, to no avail. But such is life.