Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Cheerful Reds!

Spinningly quick strawberry's National Strawberry Day!
from The Happy Baker 

More strawberry spins...
Strawberry Cream Cheese-Stuffed French Toast
from Galaxy Foods
Gluten Free & Vegan Strawberry Pop Tarts
from Jenna at Shortbread
Strawberry Flax Smoothie
from Lisa at Raw on $10 a Day (or less!)
Strawberry Blue Concrete
from Lisa at Raw on $10 a Day (or less!)
Cinnamon Basil Strawberry Shortcakes
from Heather at Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes
Basil Strawberry Peach Wraps
from Get Out of My Vegan Kitchen
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Orange Poppy Seed Dressing
from Terry at Vegan Latina
Vegan Strawberry Beet Love Brownies
from Amy at Fragrant Vanilla Cake
No-Bake Vegan Strawberry Pie
from Susan at FatFree Vegan Kitchen

Love those Strawberry Blue Concretes! What's your favorite smoothie or shake?

Don't forget..."Battle for the Elephants" premieres tonight!
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 on PBS...check your local listings:
Tweet/Facebook/Blog/Talk it up! 
Many thanks!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Of Pistachios and Pachyderms

Love yourself some of these nutty little's National Pistachio Day!
from Alayna at Thyme Bombe

Pistachios are my sister's favorite so I've got a boatload of recipes!
Pistachio and Cardamom Oatmeal from Rachel at Eat Drink Better
Purple Peach & Pistachio Oatmeal from Teniesha at Vegan on the Go-Go
Vegan Spelt Chocolate, Orange Pistachio Pancakes from Michelle at Peachy Palate

Pistachio Butter from Chris Luhman at EverydayTasty
Pistachio Pesto and Pasta from Mongolian Kitchen
Pistachio-Parsley Pilaf from Teniesha at Vegan on the Go-Go
Three Bean Chili with a Cashew-Pistachio Sauce from Lisa's Kitchen

5 Ingredient Vegan Pistachio Pudding using tofu from Nikita at La Cocina Encantada
Raw Pistachio Pudding using avocado from Jenn and Jac at sketch-free eating
Vegan Pistachio Cookies From the I Love Trader Joe's Vegetarian Cookbook from mighty vegan
Pistachio Paradise Cookies from Zel's Vegan NutGourmet
Raw Vegan Pistachio, Orange & Apricot Oats Bars from Michelle at Peachy Palate
Dark Chocolate Pistachio Bar from Rea at Cheeky Chicago

And Pistachio Crusted many versions!
Pistachio Crusted Tofu with Vegan Parmesean from Anna Beth at
Pistachio-Crusted Maple Dijon Tofu from Vegangela
Pistachio Crusted Tofu with Sriracha from Jake at Plant Based on a Budget
Pistachio Crusted Tofu with Flax, White and Black Sesame Seeds from One Lil' Vegan
Pistachio Crusted Tofu with Creamy Cashew Mustard Cream Sauce from Jay at The Vegan Foodie
Pistachio Crusted Tofu with Ridiculously Easy Sweet and Sour Sauce from Susan at FatFree Vegan Kitchen
Mediterranean Pistachio Crusted Tofu with Mediterranean Vegetables and Saffron Quinoa Pilaf from Mark Reinfeld via

Tomorrow tune in and turn on!
Wed. Feb.27th on PBS: New National Geographic Special "Battle for the Elephants"
    “If the current situation remains the status quo, we are facing the very real possibility that elephants living in the wild will go extinct in the coming decades,” said John Heminway, writer, producer and director of “Battle for the Elephants.” “In Africa, wildlife conservationists, particularly in Kenya, are risking their lives to protect these animals, but they are losing the fight. The market for smuggled ivory is too lucrative for poachers to resist, and our research suggests demand for ivory in China is only going to rise.”
    “There’s no more important and timely story of the plight of wildlife than ‘Battle for the Elephants,’” said Beth Hoppe, chief programming executive and general manager of general audience programming at PBS. “How we regulate the sale of ivory can potentially determine whether wild elephants live or become extinct. This is a critical piece of documentary journalism that will hopefully help raise significant awareness of the issue for people throughout the world.”

Please share this and take action!  :)
Elephants Never Forget
Juliette Speaks
Performing Animal Welfare Society
The Elephant Sanctuary
Born Free USA
Animal Defenders International
In Defense of Animals Elephant Protection Campaign

Saturday, February 23, 2013

♥Puppy Biscuit Love♥

Feb.23 is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day!
Treats for the sweet vegan canine companions in your life.  :)

from Annie at An Unrefined Vegan 

More Beastie Treats...
Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
from Mike at Vegan for the People
Chris' Vegan Dog Biscuits
from Kerry at PETA
Cheezy Oat Dog Biscuits
from Carly at A Profound Hatred of Meat
Gingerbread Bones
from Michelle at Dog Treat Kitchen
Soft Vegan Spiced Apple Dog Treats
from Michelle at Dog Treat Kitchen
Apple Chews (for dogs and their peoples)
using a dehydrator from Kelly at V is for Vegan
Pup Stuff Recipes
from Mike & Molly at Rambling Vegans

Tips from Michelle at Dog Treat Kitchen...
How To Make Dog Treats Like a Master Chef
Foods Poisonous to Dogs

And a super helpful page on doggie veganism…
Foods to Avoid and Additional Vegan Resources
from Kelly at V is for Vegan

What are your furry companion's favorite treats?

Happy Hamantaschen :)

Hamantaschen are traditional triangular-shaped Jewish pastries, typically filled with fruit, seeds, chocolate or cheese. Back when I worked in a bakery those deliciously tasty triangles always sold out superquickly!
Last night I helped a friend find vegan recipes for them so here's what we found!

from Nava Atlas

Mom's Hamantaschen, using EnerG Egg Replacer
from In My Vegan Life
Vegan Hamantaschen, using EnerG Egg Replacer
from Deborah at VegSource
Vegan Hamantaschen, using bananas
from Raquelita via Food52
Vegan Hamantaschen, using silken tofu
from Elana at The Inventive Vegetarian
Vegan Hamentashen, using applesauce
from The Vegetarian Resource Group
Vegan Hamantaschen
from ShalomVeg (use vegan margarine)
Gluten Free Vegan Fruit Hamantaschen
from Rhea at The "V" Word
Gluten Free Dairy Free Vegan Chocolate Raspberry Hamantaschen
from Elana's Pantry
Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Hamantaschen
from Erin at Style It Kosher
How to Make Perfect Hamantaschen: A Baking Tutorial
from The Shiksa in the Kitchen
(not vegan but an excellent photo-filled step-by-step guide!)

On Sale!
At Outpost...Crofter's Organic Fruit Spread, through 2/26/13
At Sendik's Food Market...Saturday's Deal of the Day is Strawberries 3/$5
At VeganEssentials...Organic Sustainably Grown Coconut Palm Sugar by Navitas Naturals, 16 oz bag is $5.49 (reg.price)

What are your favorite Hamantaschen fillings? I love fig and blueberry!  :)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Let's Play Squash!

So many creative ways to play with squash, especially the vibrantly versatile and healthy Butternut...
from Debbie at Maple ♥ Spice

Butternut Squash, Mushroom and Sage Pasta
from Debbie at Maple ♥ Spice
Warm Roasted Butternut Squash and Pecan Salad
from Debbie at Maple ♥ Spice
Roasted Butternut Squash & Red Lentil One-Pot Stew
from Andrea at Chocolate and Beyond
Roasted Butternut Squash Slider with Balsamic Caramelized Onions and Sriracha Mayo
from Richa Hingle
Popcorn encrusted Butternut Squash, Kale, Tempeh, Apricot and Tomato Chutney on Rosemary and Popcorn Individual Pizzas
from Richa Hingle

On Sale!
At Outpost...Organic Butternut Squash, through 2/19/13

What's your favorite squash? Share a recipe if you please.  :)

Saturday, February 16, 2013


One of the easiest ways to cure the winter blues is to bake up some soul-cheering spicy sweetness and share it with a favorite friend or family or just yourself!  :)
Ever tried millet flour? It's perfect for those on a gluten-free diet or anyone who enjoys exploring alternatives to traditional ingredients. Give it a go in this tummy-warming Apple Bread!
from Sondi at The Copycat Cook

More filling millet favorites...
Cinnamon-Apple Breakfast Bake
from Nora at Natural Noshing
Apple Cinnamon-Kissed Vegan Gluten-Free Waffles
from Maya at The Keen Kitchen
G-Free, Vegan Apple Walnut Flappers
from Alicia at Dharma Cakes
Apple + Pear + Cranberry Crumble
from Cobbler: A food & craft blog
Millet Naan Bread
from Elle's Vegan Food Diary
Millet Quinoa Cornmeal Pizza with Roasted Red Sauce
from Monika at Windy City Vegan
Crunchy Corn-Crusted Pizza
from Stephanie at Hope For Healing
Gluten-Free, Vegan Blueberry Bread
from Janie at Gluten-Free Vegan Me
Vegan, Gluten, Soy and Refined Sugar Free Blackberry Rhubarb Crumb Cake
from Bean at Without Adornment
Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
from Stephanie at Hope For Healing

On Sale!
At Outpost...Millet Flour and Pink Lady Apples!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sweets for our Furry, Feathery and Finny Sweets!

Don't forget to honor your favorite animal companions, shelter, sanctuary or organization with a treat or donation today! My Valentine this year is Misty at The Elephant Sanctuary. I'm donating to help feed her for a day! Cheers!  :)

from Kelly at V for Vegan

Frosted Milwaukee

I could not pass these up. One of my all time fave childhood Saturday snacks morphing into one of my all time fave movie theatre snacks...? Heckyeah!! These are from hometown girl Abby of The Frosted Vegan. Her blog will make you weep with blissfully delicious vegan joy!

From Abby of The Frosted Vegan

Happy Ferris Wheel Day!

How to celebrate? Make some yumful sugar cookies or cupcakes and decorate, top or arrange them Ferris Wheel-style!

Oh yeah, and it's Valentine's Day too!  :)

from Heather at Sweetly Raw

from Amber Shea

from Nikki at the tolerant vegan

Vegan Valentine Love...
Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes with Marshmallow Creme
from Lori and Michelle at, the pancakes aren't raw  :)
Marshmallow Creme-Filled Cupcakes
from Leanne Bakes
Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes
from Chocolate-Covered Katie
Valentine's Day Smoothies
from Kathy at Healthy. Happy. Life.
Healthy Truffles, Chocolates and Raw Cookies
from Amy Layne...lots of fabulous easily-last-minute confections including Lemon Coconut Truffles, "Amaretto" Fudge Truffles, Raw Cinnamon Bun Cookies and Chocolate Cookie Balls!

On sale!
At Sendik's...Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Blue Agave Syrup
If you need a very-last-minute chocolatey indulgence Outpost...Equal Exchange Organic Fair Trade Chocolate Bars...their dark chocolate bars are sooooo good!

What is your dream Valentine delight? Or favorite Ferris Wheel Carnival treat?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy Vegan Mardi Gras!

Need a vegan or vegan and gluten-free King Cake? Crazycool Kittee is King Cake Central!

King Cake Kindergarten...excellent primer with info, helpful tips and appetite-catching photos!
Vegan King Cake 2008...half juicy blueberry preserves and half cinnamon sugar. I'm still staring at it in the throes of helpless royal cakelust.
XGFX Peanut Butter Cup King Cake...In vegan-speak, XGFX = vegan + gluten-free deliciousness. In this case King Peanut Butter Cup reigns supreme!
Peanut Butter King Cake Dough (gluten edition)...The same yummalicious chocolate mousse-filled magnificence as above, but made with the traditional all purpose flour of the realm.
Options include Regular Icing or Peanut Butter Icing. Sharing it with fellow revelers and sinking into King Cake Delirium is mandatory.  ;)

King Cakery elsewhere...

from Susan at FatFree Vegan Kitchen

Lemon Glazed Vegan King Cake with Cream Cheese Filling
from PETA via ecorazzi
Vegan King Cake with Lemon Glaze and Cinnamon Sugar Filling
from Mighty Vegan

What regal treats will you be feasting on today?

Monday, February 11, 2013

It's Peppermint Patty Day..., wait, that's the Peanuts character.
So today must be Peppermint Pattie Day!
Either way, these will melt a wintry heart!

from Elana's Pantry

from CQ Baker at Cinnamon Quill

Mintycool variations on the theme...
Peppermint Patties
from ChooseVeg
Vegan Peppermint Patties
from Usually Vegan
Homemade Peppermint Patties
from Evan at Wannabe Chef
York-A-Like Peppermint Patties
from EarthChild at VegWeb
Mint Chocolate Patties
from Emily at This Rawsome Vegan Life
Striped Candy Cane Peppermint Patties
from Hani at Haniela's virtual kitchen

Supermintycool variations on the theme...
Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
from Alix at Cute + Delicious
Peppermint Patty Cupcakes with Peppermint Frosting
from Jessie at Simply Sifted
Peppermint Patty Green Monster
from Angela at Oh She Glows
No Bake Peppermint Patty Bars
 from Angela at Oh She Glows
Crock Pot Peppermint Patty Brownies
from Emily at Eat Yourself Healthy & Happy

Are you a Peppermint lover? Patty or Pattie?

Sunday, February 10, 2013


It's Cream Cheese Brownie Day!
Brownie Nirvana, yumfully perfectly swirled! 
from Amy at Fragrant Vanilla Cake

More cream cheese brownie heaven...
Cream Cheese Brownies
from Zombie Cook
Spiced Apricot Cream Cheese Brownies
from Cat at The Verdant Life
Cheesecake Brownie
from Adriana at Vegan Magic
Brownie & Cheese Cake - All in One
 from Sonal at Vegan Mantra
Wheat-free, Vegan Pumpkin-Cream Cheese Brownies
 from Marla at Vegan Feminist Agitator
Peanut Butter Brownie Cheesecake
from Rebecca at Vegan Dreamer

You can find agave nectar at most healthier food stores and online at VeganEssentials!

What’s another favorite brownie swirl-in for you? I’m all for vegan caramel!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Dive Into Deep Pizza Love

Today is Pizza Pie Day. In my book "Pizza Pie Day" translates to "Deep Dish Pizza Love".

from Richa Hingle of Vegan Richa

Sharin' the love...
Gluten Free/Vegan Deep Dish Chicago Style Pizza
from Brittany at Real Sustenance
Super Deep "Sausage" Baby Bella Pizza
from Miss Lexy at Vegan Miss
Deep Dish Eggplant Caponata and Asparagus Pizza
from Sexy Vegan at
Deep Dish "Sausage", Mushroom and Pepper Pizza
from Jacklyn at go vegan meow!
The Perfect Pizza Press
The thing is ingenious! Invented by a vegan...of course.  ;)
Deep Dish Sightings

On Sale!
At Outpost...Pamela Baking Flour and So Delicious Organic Non-Dairy Beverages, through 2/12/13
At Whole Foods for Earth Balance Soymilk and So Delicious Dairy Free Products

Have you had fabulous vegan deep dish? Details please!  :)

Friday, February 8, 2013


February 8th is Molasses Bar Day! And it turns out this sticky sweet staple can actually be good for you! Look for the blackstrap variety, preferably organic and Fair Trade.  :)
After yesterday's Giant Snow Dumpapalooza, today is a perfect day to make this get-up-and-go treat!

from Sam of What will I cook today?
adapted from Good Life Eats

Mass molassesness...
Apple Molasses Breakfast Bars (Gluten-Free)
from Laura at the cook to love project
Chewy Molasses Bars (Gluten-Free)
from Stephanie at Hope For Healing
Molasses Oatmeal Cookie Bars
from Vegan Wolf via To Live and Eat in L.A.
No-bake Molasses-Ginger Pecan Granola Bars
from Corinne at RI Nutrition Housecalls
Healthy Hermit Bars
from WhiskingWings at

On sale!
At Outpost...CLIF bars, and their Chocolate Chip Oatmeal, Walnut Raisin and Iced Gingerbread contain molasses.  :)

And East Side Ovens makes wicked vegan Molasses Cookies!

I'm not a fan of dried cherries or cranberries and since you can add or sub what you want, I'd sub in dried blueberries and chopped dried figs...maybe add chia seeds too!
What would you do?

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Happy National Fettuccine Alfredo Day...Mangia!

Fettu-what? Fettuccine (var.sp. fettucine, fettucini) is flat narrow ribbon-like pasta. Sometimes made with eggs, so read the label!
Alfredo who? Alfredo Di Lelio, who invented this world favorite waaay back in 1908.
Fettuccine Alfredo is a total comfort food...lots of creamy rich deliciousness! Try this one, with a cashew-based sauce...
from The Savvy Vegetarian
adapted from The Everything Vegan Cookbook by Jolinda Hackett

Here's more to your fettuccine health!
Fettuccine No-Fredo with Broccoli and Sautéed Mushrooms
with a cauliflower-based sauce, from Susan at Fatfree Vegan Kitchen
Vegan Fettuccini Alfredo with Broccoli and Mushrooms
using MimicCream from Jennifer at Virtually Vegan Mama
Fettuccine With Vegan Tomato Artichoke Alfredo
from PETA
White Bean Alfredo Sauce
from PETA
Alfredo Sauce
made with vegan milk and cream cheese from M. Gentlemen at VegWeb
...use it on fettuccine or any fancy shape!

Nice noodles...
al dente BonaChia, vegan pasta made with power-packed chia seeds! Includes regular and spinach varieties.
bionaturæ Organic Whole Wheat Fettucine, often a taste test winner!
Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Fettuccine...superhealthy and vegan!
Tinkyada Certified Organic Brown Rice Fettucini. An excellent choice if you are gluten or wheat intolerant.
DeBoles Rice Fettuccini, also gluten- and wheat-free, made with rice and corn flour.
DeBoles Artichoke Fettuccine made with No.1 durum semolina and Jerusalem artichoke flour.
DeBoles Organic Fettuccini made with organic durum semolina and organic Jerusalem artichoke flour.
DeBoles Organic Spinach Fettucini made with organic durum semolina, organic spinach powder and organic Jerusalem artichoke flour.
De Cecco Traditional Italian Fettuccine

On Sale!
Sendik's Private Label Pasta through 2/12/13
bionaturæ Organic Semolina and Whole Wheat Pasta at Outpost through 2/12/13

What's your favorite pasta comfort food?

Monday, February 4, 2013

More Shroomy Stuff!

Forgot to's also National Stuffed Mushroom Day!
...And Chef Chloe knows how to deliciously stuff a 'shroom!

from Chef Chloe

Other stuffables...
Easy Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms
from Jennifer at Virtually Vegan Mama
Portabellas Stuffed with Red Pepper Hummus
from Susan at Fatfree Vegan Kitchen
Hot & Spicy Stuffed Mushrooms
from Robin Robertson at VegNews
Almond Stuffed Mushrooms
from veganhealthy at VegWeb via 8 Delicious Vegan Aphrodisiacs
Stuffed Mushrooms with Herbed Cream Cheese
from Lolo at VeganYumYum

It's Super Bowl Day! (no, not THAT Super Bowl)

Find your super hugest soup bowl because today is Homemade Soup Day!
I was a picky little chickpea. The only soups I'd (willingly) eat as a kid were Mom's homemade soups, and my favorite was her chunky mushroom rice was rich and thick and salty and totally satisfying.
My least favorite soup was the tomato soup they served in my grade school cafeteria. If there was anything other than ketchup, pepper and water in it I'd be surprised. The only way I could choke it down was by piling in a mountain of oyster crackers. All hail Adam Exton, genius inventor of the Oyster Cracker!  :)
Here's a vegan version of my favorite...

from Amy at Fresh & Natural Foods

More steamy hot soupaliciousness...
Vegan Pho
from Kittee, Cake Maker to the Stars
Lablabi (Tunisian Garlicky Chickpea Breakfast Soup)
from Keira at Around the World Vegan
Chickpea & Rice Soup With A Little Kale
from Isa Chandra at Post Punk Kitchen
White Bean Farro Soup with Chickpea Parmigianino
from Terry Hope Romero at Vegan Latina
Amey's Minestrone Soup
from Amey at Vegan Eats & Treats
Vegan Avgolemono (Greek Easter Soup with Lemon)
from Gena at Choosing Raw (not a "raw" do cook it)
Creamy Potato Carrot Leek Soup
from Heather at Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes
Fall Spanish Pardina Lentil Soup with Seeded Baguettes
from Heather at Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes
Super Chunky Lentil and Zucchini Soup
from Nada at One Arab Vegan
Spicy Lentil and Carrot Soup
from Dianne at Veggiegirl
Curried Peanut Pumpkin Soup
from Dianne at Veggiegirl
Almond & Broccoli Soup with Tofu Crumble
from Claire at Almost Skinny Vegan Food
Vegan Asparagus and Fennel Soup
from Liz Martin at Vegetarian Living
Alphabet Soup
from Isa Chandra at Post Punk Kitchen

Outpost has all sorts of soupy things in bulk on sale right now including organic barley, brown rice, great northern beans and alphabet soup mix!

What's your most favorite soup? Least favorite? With or without oyster crackers?

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Naked on National Carrot Cake Day!

I have a friend totally addicted to carrot cake. If he's anywhere near a bakery, convenience store, even a gas station, he'll go in and look for carrot cake. (Needless to say, he's not yet a vegan... ~sigh~ ) But he has to have it with a thick layer of cream cheese frosting...if not, it's no deal. Me, I'm not a frosting lover. I do like a good and tasty naked carrot cake though, even in oatmeal form!  :)
Check out Sendik's Food Market's sale flyer...yep, carrots are on sale!

from Angela at Oh She Glows

More carrot cakeyness... 
Carrot Cake Pancakes
from Isa Chandra at Post Punk Kitchen
Baked Carrot Cake Bars
from Susan at Fatfree Vegan Kitchen
Raw Iced Carrot Cake Bars
from Salt and Love
Raw Vegan Carrot Cake Cookies
from Cate's World Kitchen
Frosted Five-Minute Carrot Cake for One
from Chocolate-Covered Katie
Crazy for Carrot Cake with “Cream Cheese” Frosting
from Robin Robertson
Triple-Layer Vegan Carrot Cake with Soy Cream Cheese Frosting
from Whole Foods Market

What about you...frosted or naked cake?  :)

The Mighty Hash Stack!

Yesterday was Heavenly Hash Day and in searching for hash recipes, I kept coming up with hash brown recipes. Did you know there is no food holiday celebrating hash browns?? This is a culinary tragedy that must be corrected! Potato people, are you hearing me?  :)
In the spirit of lighting a candle rather than cursing the darkness, how about a tribute to the mighty Hash Brown, courtesy of the brilliant Richa Hingle?

from Richa Hingle of Vegan Richa

Hash it up!
Tofu Veggie Hash Brown Breakfast Pockets
from Kathy at Healthy. Happy. Life.
Naked Hash Browns
from Sarah at The Naked Kitchen
Hash Brown Casserole
from Kristy at Keepin' It Kind
Oven-baked Hash Browns
from Susan at Fatfree Vegan Kitchen
Hash Brown-topped Asparagus and Chickpea Casserole
from Susan at Fatfree Vegan Kitchen
Easy Hash Brown Casserole
from Sara at The Innocent Primate Vegan
Hash Brown Casserole
from April at Epicurean Vegan
Hash Brown Casserole 2
from April at Epicurean Vegan
Mojo Seitan Hash Brown Stacker with Avocado Relish and Lime Creama
from Kelly at Vegan Thyme

p.s. Organic Russets are on sale at Outpost...yippee!  :)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Feel the Red Hot Heat!

On sale this week at Sendik's Food Market...Frank’s RedHot Sauce! Just in time to heat up your game day!

from Amy Layne

from Get Out of My Vegan Kitchen
from Julia at No Face Plate

Saucy options...
Mediterranean Chickpea Dip
from Frank's RedHot
Buffalo Quinoa Chili
from Stacy at Every Little Thing
Seitan Buffalo Wings
from Elizabeth at I Can't Believe It's Not Dead!
Southern Fried Tofu
from Elizabeth at I Can't Believe It's Not Dead!
Sushi Napolean
from Julia at No Face Plate

Friday, February 1, 2013

The Turn of Spring

Imbolc is a Gaelic holiday honoring the return of Spring. Traditional foods include spiced wines, breads, cakes and seeds...including poppy seed cakes...yummm!

from Amy of V-Spot

Alternatives and additions...
Vegan Frosted Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
from Annabel at Feed Me, I'm Cranky
Vegan Poppy Seed Cake: Which Cake Will Win?
from Kate at A Byte of Life
Vegan Iced Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
from Nina at UrbanVeganChic
Easy Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
from Beverly Lynn Bennett at The Vegan Chef
Bannock (Fry Bread)
from Andrea at Morsels Minus
Cranberry Apple Bannock
from Megan at The Vegan Cookbook Aficionado
Flax Seed Bannock Flatbread
from Jeannette at Everybody Likes Sandwiches
Spiced Wine
from Autumn Earthsong at My Moonlit Path

How will you celebrate the coming of Spring?

Happy Celebration of Chocolate Month!

28 days of guilt-free chocolate bliss.  :)

from Robin Robertson at VegNews

from Kelly Peloza, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design student

Favorites of the day...
Five-Minute Chocolate Oatmeal
from Chocolate-Covered Katie
Triple Chocolate Pancakes
from Allyson at Manifest Vegan
Vegan Chocolate Chili, Flourless Chocolate Cake and Dark Chocolate Rice Pudding
from Annmarie Kostyk
Chewy Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
from Isa Chandra at Post Punk Kitchen
Chocolate-Covered Peanut Brittle with Habanero
from Erin at Olives for Dinner
Chocolate Fudge Brownies with The Best Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
from Deb at Kahakai Kitchen
Chocolate Fudge
from PETA

Favorite compassionate chocolatiers...
Theo Chocolates
Endangered Species Chocolate
Equal Exchange Chocolate
Wei of Chocolate

Vegan bakers in the Milwaukee area:
Compassionate Cake at Brewing Grounds for Change
Milwaukee, WI
East Side Ovens
Milwaukee, WI
Miss Cupcake
Shorewood, WI

Chocolatiers in the Milwaukee area--contact them to inquire about vegan selections:
Kehr's Candies
Milwaukee, WI
Kehr's at Milwaukee Public Market
 Milwaukee, WI
Indulgence Chocolatiers
Shorewood, WI
The Omanhene Cocoa Bean Company
Milwaukee, WI
Red Elephant Chocolate
Milwaukee, WI
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Brookfield, WI
Ultimate Confections
Wauwatosa, WI
A Tour of SE Wisconsin Chocolatiers

What's on your Favorite Chocolate List?
Happy Celebrations!  :)