baking

Vive Le Vegan! – Apple Hemp Muffins

When I pick up my 5 year old son from pre-Kindergarten, we drive right past a Starbucks.  I have a little coffee habit and I’ve stopped by Starbucks before or after preschool more often than I’d care to admit.  My son’s favorite treat is their blueberry scone or 8-grain roll, neither of which is vegan,…

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Low-fat Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

I make the pumpkin muffins from Vegan With a Vengeance a lot.  If you’ve been to my house, I’ve probably served them to you at some point.  I love pumpkin so much and these muffins really are the best!  I do tweak the recipe to make it healthier – subbing in whole wheat pastry flour…

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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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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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