Monday, August 3, 2015

Vegan classic coffee cake with vanilla glaze

Vegan classic coffee cake with vanilla glaze

Okay peeps. Much like Christina Aguilera’s fifth album, we’re going back to basics today.

Thanks once again to the Ovenly cookbook, I’ve been inspired to take a good, hard look at classic recipes like, say, chocolate chip cookies, to see if my own favorites need revamping. Although it’s one of the simpler recipes in the book, I was struck by Ovenly’s coffee cake, with its fluffy white crumb and buttery streusel, and decided to whip up a batch myself.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Vegan ginger peach galette with almond crust

Vegan ginger peach galette with almond crust

IS JUNE USING FRESH, SEASONAL FRUIT IN HER BAKED GOODS?

HOLY FREAKING SHIT IT APPEARS SO.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Vegan oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip scones

vegan oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip scones

Ladies and gentlemen and those of you who haven’t decided yet—I present to you, more peanut butter.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Vegan cayenne macarons with chocolate ganache

vegan cayenne macarons with chocolate ganache

It’s high time I posted another spiced-up chocolate recipe on here. The devilish combination of chile and chocolate has intrigued me since I took my first sip of so-called “Aztec hot chocolate”, as I wrote in my blog post about a spiced chocolate coconut layer cake. It’s an unexpected combination, at least if you’re a spice-fearing gringo like me and the fam up her in Nor’east USA (because New England’s regional cuisine ain’t exactly spicy). But it’s magical. Even the tiniest pinch of ground chile can add a whole new realm of flavor to whatever chocolate dish you’re preparing, from hot cocoa to chocolate cake.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Vegan cherry berry peanut butter crisp with peanut butter sauce


What to do when one has two pints of fresh cherries on hand and they’re dangerously close to their expiration dates? Put them in crisp, obviously!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Roasted strawberry, coconut, and quinoa breakfast bowls


Today we’re taking things back to simplicity. After a few posts featuring the likes of 24-hour cookies, milk caramelized over the course of a few hours, and bundt cake (which, easy as it may be, takes quite a while from start to finish), I think it’s a good time to feature a nice elegant recipe. Like breakfast quinoa.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Vegan chocolate chip confetti cookies

vegan chocolate chip confetti cookies

I may or may not have mentioned this before (leaning on the side of “may have”), but I’m always a little wary when a recipe is purported to be “the best”. For the obvious reasons. We have unique and subjective tastes; different people value different qualities in their treats, from chewiness to crispiness to fluffiness; tradition and nostalgia factor into the equation more than we like to think; etc. etc. What is a mind-blowingly delicious concoction for one man is a disgusting pile of shit for another. You know.