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Terrorizing (Or Terrified) Rice Krispie Monsters

October 21, 2022

Part of Halloween’s popularity is we all get to be kids again. Which includes playing with our food and eating nostalgic cookies and candies. And what’s more nostalgic than Rice Krispie treats? For awhile these were off-limit to vegans (most marshmallows contain animal gelatin), but vegan marshmallows are becoming easier and easier to find. One… Read More ›

Daiya Cheezecake Halloween Review

“Every heart has its own skeletons.” – Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina  There are two kinds of vegans in the world. Those who like Daiya cheese, and those who – don’t. If you like Daiya cheese you will definitely love their cheezecakes – New York Style (plain), Chocolate, Strawberry, Key Lime, and limited edition Pumpkin Spice…. Read More ›

Patriotic Parfaits (Vegan, GF)

If you’re “of a certain age”, you remember how much fun Jell-O used to be when you were growing up. Baby Boomers experienced Jell-O at the height of its popularity – when young mothers were first being introduced to the joy and convenience of TV dinners and canned and packaged foods. Jell-O was a novelty,… Read More ›

Candy Corn Fruit Parfait

Candy Corn Fruit Parfaits (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Candy Corn Halloween Parfaits have been around for decades! This is my much healthier, vegan version. It uses no animal products and substitutes good-for-you, tropical-tasting coconut yogurt in place of fatty whipped cream or ice cream. It’s an easy, cheap, fun, and festive to way to sneak another serving of fruit into your family’s diet. The tropical island flavors are also very refreshing if you’re getting a little tired of apples and pumpkin spice!

Blackberry Crumble

Blackberry Crumble

Apples always get the attention in the fall … but early in the season, especially in the South, blackberries rule! This is a popular dessert and you can easily substitute other fruit/jam combinations. (But try it with blackberries at least once, pretty please?)

Mandarin Orange Upside-Down Cake

Friday marked the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Horse. I wanted to cook something special to celebrate, but, sadly, my Chinese cooking repertoire is rather limited. As was also my pantry – at least as far as Chinese ingredients go!  Beans, check.  Lentils, check.  Garam masala, check. But rice noodles – five… Read More ›

Chocolate Orange Orgasm Cake

You know those chocolate, foil-wrapped, segmented oranges you find in stores around Christmas? My partner used to love those – before he was vegan. And, so I created a chocolate orange cake for him. I riffed a little on my favorite vegan chocolate crazy cake and added gharardelli dark chocolate chips, orange juice, and pure… Read More ›

Chocolate Mocha Crazy Cake

This chocolate cake is one of the first recipes I learned to make as a child.  According to my mother, it was a depression-era recipe and called “crazy” because it was a cake with no butter, milk, or eggs.  In other words, vegan!  The original recipe made a light, moist, not-too-rich cake. I’ve since riffed… Read More ›

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