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Orange-Triple Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies. Oil- and Sugar-free.

This is it!  Today is the day…for this recipe to see the light. This post has been knocking around my Draft folder for months and it’s high time I moved it into the Published list.  I was …

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Raw Carrot Cake & Cream Cheese Hearts. Sugar- and Gluten-free.

Can you feel the love in the air?   Valentine’s Day usually passes me by without so much as a single long-stemmed rose, and I’m very much okay with that.  Kel and I aren’t big …

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Sweet Potato Maple Mousse Pie + Eat Well. Party Hard.

‘Tis the season for cozy sweaters, lost mittens, Christmas carol Muzak, and – –  e-books!  Lucky me, I got the early scoop on the upcoming life-and-how-to-live-it guide by Ms. Claire of Eat Well.Party Hard.   And …

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Peanut Butter-Maple-Pecan & Coconut Bacon Granola

This granola was to be the crowning glory on top of one of my Vegan MoFo 2013 recipes, but the base – ice cream – failed.  Not once, but twice.  The third recipe, Peanut Butter …

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Vegan MoFo 4: Peanut Butter Creme & Raspberry Chiffon Pie. Gluten-free.

Day 4 of what could be called My 20 MoFo Ways to Honor Peanut Butter & Jelly brings us to a peanut butter and jelly pie. I’ve seen baked, brownie-like PB & J pies and …

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Granola Pancakes w/ Chocolate Coconut Sauce. Sugar- and Oil-free.

My continuing gluten-free story…over the past few months I’ve been trying out more GF recipes and using different mixes to see how they bake up.  I’ve found that – for me, at least – GF …

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Plum & Mango Tart with Gluten-Free Crust. Sugar-free, Oil-free

The standard pastry crust makes me feel guilty.  Me, the one who snarfed down the cinnamon-sugar coated scraps that my mom baked up after completing an apple pie.  Me, the one who carefully ate around …

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Slightly Sourdough Almond Butter Biscuits with Cacao, Orange & Tart Cherries

This biscuit is truly a collaborative effort. I modified a recipe from The Joy of Vegan Baking, by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau by replacing the vegan butter with almond butter, trading out the AP flour for whole …

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Other People’s Food 7: The Comfort Food Edition

If you had to pick the ultimate comfort food, what would it be?  Pot pie?  A spicy curry?  Macaroni and cheese?  Or maybe hot cocoa (hot cocoa sounds more comforting than hot chocolate) or a …

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Vanilla Chai Truffle Cakes (aka Black & White Cakes)

Much more prim and proper than their deep dark chocolate cousins, these vanilla cupcakes with a chai truffle center also pack a less powerful caloric punch.  The cupcake is based on a recipe from The …

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Savory Pumpkin Pie with Shiitake Mushroom Streusel

If you’ve had your fill of sweet pumpkin pie already, you might want to try this one.  Nothing sweet (save for a hint of maple syrup) here. This recipe is an adaptation of one from …

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Deep Dark Chocolate Chai Truffle Cakes & The Giveaway Winner

I once worked briefly for an Army Colonel.  He could’ve stepped off of the movie set of Apocalypse Now: tall and wiry with a stiff and graying crew cut, a brisk manner and a lopsided, …

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VeganMoFo: Roasted Pear, Roasted Pepper Chedda’ & Sauerkraut Quesadillas with Pecans

This is one of those combinations that – on paper – doesn’t seem at all reasonable.  Sauerkraut in a quesadilla?  With pears??  In the mouth, however, it works with delicious synchronicity.  There’s the smooth richness …

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A Month of MoFo: Banana Bread Pancakes with Cacao, Pecan & Walnut “Butter”

So a month of VeganMoFo begins.  I’m imaging the Internet staggering under the blow of vegan bloggers submitting their first posts today and I kind of like the thought.  I’m aiming for 20 posts this month, …

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Other People’s Food (6): Life is Sweet

What to do with that 5-pound behemoth of a zucchini that eerily resembles a lethal weapon wielded by an ogre in a Grimm’s Fairy Tale?  Grate that puppy up and make zucchini bread.  Lots of …

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Wild Rice Salad with Sweet Potato, Orange, Cherries & Toasted Pecans

I just finished reading The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute of America, by Michael Ruhlman and while it was interesting, it made me realize a couple of things.  One is, …

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Lickety-Split Banana-Pecan Upside Down Cakes

I admit it.  I don’t get very excited about bananas.  Sure, I eat at least one a day, usually sliced and put on top of my morning oatmeal.  I feel it’s my duty to my …

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Maple Nut Oatmeal Cookies

I love the smoky, warm, sticky-sweet smell of maple.  It reminds me of my childhood neighbor’s sugar house in the winter, Sunday pancakes and soaring sugar maples covered in bright fall leaves.  As these cookies …

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Coconut? Got It. Chocolate and Nuts? Yep…German Chocolate Bundt Cake

Looking back over my recent recipes, it seems I’m currently fixated on sweet things to eat.  Some kind of deficiency?  Or just that cold weather sending my taste buds looking for something to brighten gray …

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Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip, Cranberry & Pecan Cookies

If you don’t bake up a batch of these cookies and sample them for yourself, how are you going to know how unbelievably delicious vegan baking can be??  These are a real stand-out.  Soft and …

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Sweet Potato-Pumpkin Pie with Pecan-Maple Sugar Crumble

The taste of this pie is a little bit different from what you might expect from the usual sweet potato concoction.  With the addition of coconut milk, lime juice and rum along with the usual …

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Fudgy Chocolate Espresso Cookies

I’ve had this recipe for a long time and the first time I made them – years ago – I used the recipe straight up: refined white flour, 1 cup of refined sugar, 4 eggs …

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Pumpkin-Pecan Whole Wheat Waffles

Somewhere along the way my preference for pancakes was usurped by a deeper love for waffles.  Maybe it’s the crisp and crunchy crevices that handle with deft and aplomb the sweet, dusky goodness of real …

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Vanilla Creme Pie with Toasted-Pecan-and-Chocolate Crust

A luxurious companion pie to the Chocolate Creme Pie posted earlier.  This is for those of you who are all well and good with chocolate, but really prefer the taste of vanilla to be the …

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