Sunday, October 28, 2007

Ginger-Macadamia-Coconut Carrot Cake & ALOT more!

This Ginger-Macadamia-Coconut Carrot Cake is hands down the best carrot cake ever.Screw cream cheese frosting,vegan or not.The recipe id from Vegan With a Vengeance(what else is new)and it was the first dessert I ever made from the book back in early 2006.I made it tonight for an EarthSave Canada potluck and it won the prize for best dessert.Now I have another Vegetarian Manifesto.
The cake is so good that I made 2 of them.One <3 shaped and one O shaped.
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Ginger-Macadamia-Coconut-Carrot Cake2

Ginger-Macadamia-Coconut-Carrot Cake3

Ginger-Macadamia-Coconut-Carrot Cake4
naked,but full of love:
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what will I do with them all?
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and in non-carrot cake news,I have some stuff from last week to post about.
Un-Cakey Pumpkin Cookies.They really were,it's my own recipe,but everyone who's made it except Isa(who would've made changes,but w/e,what does she know)had problems and said they got less than un-cakey results!I will fix that,though.


Wheat-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies.Recipe from the PPK.My dad and little brother surprisingly loved these.
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Fudgy Wudgy Blueberry Brownies from the now-available and ever awesome Veganomicon.These are my new favourite brownies,btw.



Chewy Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies from Veganomicon.With vegan white chocolate chips.

and with peppermint Rittersport which melted the cream filling and got all caramel-y.

Green Tea Pistachio Pound Cake.The recipe is the poundcake from Veganomicon,but I added matcha and pistachios because I was inspired my mel c's trip to M cafe,which I know,makes awesome desserts.



Coconut Custard Pie from Veganomicon
.I made this for when my mom came over to do a Thanksgiving thing.

somebody lucky got the bonus coconut cusatrd:

wow,in the past 3 weeks i've baked a lot!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Toasted Coconut Marshmallows(Sweet & Sara)

Toasted Coconut Marshmallows!the Sweet & Sara ones!they came in the mail for me today!my brother kept berating me since i'd never just eat marshmallows if i wasn't vegan,but these are toasted coconut!and they're incredible.he even said they're better than any non-vegan marshmallow he ever had,but also that a marshmallow is a freakin marshmallow.but these are special because they're toasted coconut!
and i'd like to thank jess for posting pics of these last month and making me feel such a desire to get them.
i like these way more than the vegansweets ones,which are just okay.these are more like marshmallows,but just a little bit moister,so they're like a candy,but still clearly a marshmallow.



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Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Best Pumpkin Muffins

Yesterday there was a demonstration at Aberdeen Center in Richmond to protest the opening of Pappa's Fur there.There was a fashion show and me and some/the other Liberation BC people disrupted it,and were pretty successful,though it was no Cloverdale Rodeo.
Anyways,I made everyone pumpkin muffins since we all met early-ish.
The Best Pumpkin Muffins,actually.From Vegan with a Vengeance,obviously.



also they're better than the ones Isa made when I was in NY,but that's obvious,too.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Monday, October 8, 2007

PIE PIE PIE & Peanut Butter Cinnamon Rolls

Today is Canadian Thanksgiving.How dumb is that?Way too early.

November 6th,the original day of Canadian day of Thanksgiving,became a national holiday in 1879.In 1957,Parliament moved Thanksgiving to the second Monday in October to steer clear of the post-war celebration of Remembrance day.

So I made a lot of pies.

Sweet Potato Pie with 3 Nut Topping
from Vegan with a Vengeance.I made this to bring to Joanne and Glenn's house Saturday night,but her brother ended up coming to visit and they had to do family stuff,so I brought it to them while they were doing turkey outreach outside of the downtown IGA on Saturday afternoon in the pouring cold rain.They're such stars.


Pecan Pie.Recipe courtesy of the lovely todd x from the ppk.I changed a couple of things but oh well.It was awesome.Everyone really liked it,myself included.I don't know what non vegan pecan pie is like but I don't care because this was soo good.From what I was described it being like,this semmed right.yum.


Pumpkin Pie.Pumpkin is the best part of autumn.This is the only pumpkin pie recipe anybody needs.So good.I used a homemade graham cracker crust for it.
with tofulati soy ice cream.

happy Thanksgiving,even thought the date is a total fraud.

and from last week...
Peanut Butter Cinnamon Rolls.A similar recipe to my rrf's cinnamon roll recipe,but peanut butter,so it's different.peanut butter in the dough and filling.delicious,especially considering how much i love peanut butter.