Vegan Beer & Cheddar Bread

So I’ve been on a baking kick lately. Maybe it’s because I know summer will be here soon and I want to use my oven as much as possible before the infamous heat dome lowers onto New York City. Maybe it’s because I love bread. I had this whole post planned for today about how…

Black Olive & Rosemary Bread

You ever just feel like there is a black cloud following you around and you just can’t shake it? Or worse – you’re the little black cloud?

Citrus & Olive Oil Cake or Marmalade Cake if you’re feeling Old School

It’s been a bittersweet time in the world of animal lovers. Ringling Brother announced they were agreeing to retire their circus elephants from their traveling show in three years. This is obviously a remarkable landmark victory for animals used for entertainment. No more being chained inside cramped railway cars for 90% of their lives. No…

Soy Nog Napoleon Cups

I think we’ve all been there. You have all these fanciful daydreams of making impressively difficult French desserts full of precise slight of hand techniques that wouldn’t just make us kitchen magicians if we pulled them off but freaking wizards. Maybe we’d watch a video or two on how to make your puff pastry puff…

Willkommen zurück Rock-toberfest! Pumpkin Pretzel Knots!

If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile – you know that every October we have our own little vegan Rock-toberfest around here. If you’re new – I guess I should explain that Rocktober-fest doesn’t have it’s own beer garden or musical guests like the big party they just had in LA recently (yet) but…

Vegan Wookie Cookies

Is September really almost half way over? Yesterday I was in the car when a Modest Mouse song shuffled on and it hit home in a way songs haven’t spoken to me since I was an unhappy 20-something with a crappy boyfriend. I couldn’t be happier right now if I tried. Our 2nd book is with the…

Easy Raspberry Breakfast Stars

Everyone is always so busy. We all have google calendars full of appointments, task lists and special events that look like amateur patchwork quilts… I mean if you’re the type to color code. So I always feel a little uninteresting and frankly a little unoriginal when I say “I’ve been really busy.” I also feel…

The Sweet Potato Pie You Never Got To See…

So last night something kinda oddly wonderful happened… I was on Fox News. Now I’ve been on news shows before talking about various animal rights related issues but I’ll admit it’s been a long time. This time it all started with some jerk sauce in New Hampshire who is forcing his turkeys to drink beer…