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…

Vegan Pistachio Crusted Cashew & Coconut Cheese

So over the weekend I got to work with the always talented Vanessa Rees on a food feature for Laika Magazine which I’m dying for you all to see when the next issue comes out. During the recipe testing for the almond vegan cheese recipe in the feature, I ended up with this rouge half…

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…

The Procrastinator’s Guide to a Vegan Thanksgiving

So today is my first day with my repaired laptop. I have my photos back and the ability to edit photos. You could say we have our blog back (it’s OK to say that)… just in time for one of the USA’s most beloved food tradition: Thanksgiving!  Some of us (me) might have fallen behind…

Turkish Delight (Homemade Vegan Gummy Candy)

It’s been an eventful week  for the Ol’ Shannons. We’re getting the edits back today from our publisher for our second book – which has been a journey to put in nicely in itself let me tell you. We had multiple doctor visits in the city for this whole baby project we’ve been working on…

The Betty Crocker Project: Almond Cappuccino Pudding

  I woke up this morning to our cat Aggie licking my eyelids. She had already been fed. I knew this because of the unmistakable aroma. She just wanted me to get up. Something about that seems to perfectly symbolize my life this bittersweet week.  A sweet unwelcome gesture that ultimately I will look back…

The Betty Crocker Project: Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

I have written and rewritten this blog post 5 times. No joke. 5 times. I’ve been trying to write this post since last week. I wrote one post about how much I love the vegan community and how much it bothered me to see vegans go after each other to promote their own personal purity,…

The Betty Crocker Project: Confetti Cookies

Remember the other day when I mentioned recipes I posted photos of on Facebook before the recipe was ready to be posted? Well here’s another one. I was so charmed by these little cookies that I had to share before I had typed them up. See these might just look like cute little colorful cookies…

Raspberry Lemonade Tart with a Rosewater & Coconut Crust

So I admit I’ve been a little MIA lately. There has been a lot going on and to be honest — I’ve fallen behind on basically everything. I mean emails, laundry, cleaning out the fridge… pretty much everything but bills*. But there have been a few really exciting things that have happened lately. To paraphrase:…