Friday, July 23, 2010

well well well...

So I wont be posting any more recipes till I move...
soo crazy to bake right now ARGGG!
So in the mean time here are some other fun blogs and sites...

This site has awesome recipes
you need to have a conversion table or google...haha

So I know it seems lame but I spend so much time on the next 2.
Plus all the kid friendly stuff is twenty-something year old boy friendly too!
Go figure, so skip all the other stuff the recipes alone are wonderful!


I mean the lady is an icon...Lifetime made a movie about her!

plus the crafts and recipes are wonderful, makes me wish I had my very own cottage where I could host garden parties...but alas I have a 3rd floor apartment and 3 roommates that are...boys, ick!

Now I am not a vegetarian, but the peperoni pizza, steak and potato, pasta and meatball, chicken cutlet and MEAT diet that I have been on lately is making me reconsider.


and as far as vegetable cooking goes this really is the place, they also have health and lifestyle tips that fit for any diet!

Enough food stuff for now I am getting hungry...

here's some stuff to do when you are bored!


So you are helping people and learning things? AWESOME!
I always get sort of sacred not being in school and having the least mentally stimulating job in the world that I am going to get lazy and dumb.

Free rice makes me feel a little better about that.


Did someone say unreleased music, for free....everyday?!

Daytrotter did! It's hit of miss now days, there is something I want maybe one a month but it's Worth it to check everyday for the four free song by someone I really like.

And last (for now) but not least!
Check out my moms gallery!
Art by my mom, my sister, a bunch of talented people from Maine



Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Oh so sweet...


So the first time I made this cake was my first week in Florida.
Regardless of having been there only four days this was my third cake (my second of the day for that matter).
I guess it wasn't sooo bad that the place I moved into had five bags of flour just hanging around waiting to be turned into yummy things!
So still feeling kind of awkward armed with my trusty "Vegan cupcakes take over the world" book I was on a mission to get rid of some excess flour and make some friends...I didn't really do either in my time there but...that's not the point.

The point is this no sugar vegan cake is AMAZING! (and makes a super wonderful breakfast...the lack of sugar the OJ and the cream cheese totally justify finishing off the cake at 10am with a cup of crappy coffee)

gah on with it already,
Sorry y'all I am a little unfocused today, up until about an hour ago I thought it was Tuesday but turns out its Wednesday...

So the cake recipe here comes from the "vegan cupcakes take over the world book" (BUY IT).
Its a thick cake that doesn't rise much, so we made it in a 9x13 glass pan, not as cupcakes (although it works as cupcakes they are just flat cakes).

soooo what you'll need:
2/3 cup of soy milk (plain soy milk not could use vanilla but don't)
1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup of canola oil
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup light agave nectar (you can find Agave in the Health food section of most supermarkets or at Whole Foods)

So now you pre-heat the over to 325
Use a little oil and grease and flour your pan (you don't need to flour it but I find with vegan cakes it helps if you do.)
Mix everything milk and vinegar first then the Agave and then everything dry.
Pour it into your pan and bake for about 20min, the cake will be a rich golden color when it's done and will feel spongy.
while your cake is cooling it's time to make frosting!

This frosting is a Reanne, Cali and Kelsey creation we sort of just mixed it till we thought it tasted good

1 8oz container of Tofutti vegan cream cheese (plain flavor...don't try and get all crazy!)
2 tbs of Agave
juice from 1 and 1/2 oranges (we used fresh picked oranges stolen by Rae from someones yard...but ones bought from the store will do fine)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp orange zest

basically just put it all in a bowl and mix it...the frosting is very thin so when the cake is still a little warm pour it on smooth it out and then refrigerate for about 20min.

to serve cut rectangular slices, garnish with orange slices and mint leaves and enjoy!

for the cake you don't eat right away you want to keep it in the fridge. I wouldn't recommend this recipe for a fancy party unless you were going to do cupcakes. (mostly because its served cold and out of the baking pan...its just not super pretty, it's yummy as ever though!)

(maybe someday a picture...who knows)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

not that anyone reads this...


The Vanilla apple butter vegan cupcake recipe (pt.2 of Giftcakes)
Vegan no sugar cake with orange creamcheese frosting
I SCREAM for Joe's super awesome Ice cream cake

Making Whoopie
fantastic YAYCAKES* (aka mini whoopie pies)
In such fantastic flavors such as:
Blueberry vanilla
Banana butter rum
Pumpkin creamcheese
Banana walnut
Chocolate peanutbutter
Cherry almond vanilla
Strawberry marshmallow
Classic vegan

Candies and Smancy garnishes


So if you follow keep following!

hugs & junk


Thursday, July 15, 2010

New shoes dance!

well not yet...but I plan to come home to some new shoes and I am so happy!