Colleen Week: Day 3 (Date Bars)

I made these date bars, from Joy of Vegan Baking, with some friends this morning while our kiddos played together.  (For those of you just joining me, I am cooking entirely from Colleen Patrick Goudreau‘s three cookbooks this week.)  It was my first time making them and I can definitely say that I will make…

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‘Twas the night before Valentine’s Day…

…when all through the house not a creature was stirring except my husband’s spouse… Okay, so I’m not the best poet.  But it is 12:24 am…so cut me some slack! You see, I’ve been baking up a storm all evening for Valentine’s day.  That day that everyone complains about, but somehow becomes really, really fun…

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Coconut Tapioca Pudding

Mmmmmmm…this was good.  Comfort food at its finest, with an elegant touch.   Before tonight, I hadn’t had tapioca pudding since I was a kid!  I probably would have tackled this recipe with soy milk, but we are fresh out, so I used coconut milk.  I loved the more sophisticated flavor dimension that the coconut…

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Christmas, Scones, and New Year’s Resolutions

I hope all of you who celebrate had a wonderful Christmas!  We had a lovely time visiting with relatives and feasting on wonderful food.  I contributed some sauteed kale with dried cranberries (red and green, of course!), homemade cranberry sauce with apples, a tofu swiss chard quiche, and my homestyle vegan pumpkin pie. I was…

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The Joy of Vegan Baking: Blueberry Lemon Muffins

The kids are off school this week so we have time for lovely, slow breakfasts at 10 am!  This morning I turned to one of my favorite cookbooks, The Joy of Vegan Baking, by Colleen Patrick Goudreau.  If you’re unsure of how to make vegan desserts and baked goods, this is the quintessential book to…

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