Recipe: Vegan Vanilla “Birthday” Cupcakes

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I recently blew out the candles for my 30th birthday. Where did the time go?! The weekend was filled with family, friends, lots of laughter, and of course, plenty of good food! When it comes to baking for my loved ones, I go all out with flavor and style. But for me, I like to keep my own birthday treats simple. 

I love a perfectly done vegan vanilla cupcake. The light airy cake, topped with a sweet icing and sprinkles – it can’t be beat! There is something so comforting and special about it. I’ve been making these cupcakes for years, but I recently doubled the amount of time I let the soy milk and apple cider vinegar curdle. I have to say, it made a huge difference! I’ve never had cupcakes so fluffy! 

Give this updated recipe a try and let me know how it works for you!

Cheers & happy eating!

Jocelyn

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Recipe: Vegan Rice Krispie Treats!

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Did you hear that Trader Joe’s recently released vegan marshmallows for a fraction of the cost of the previously available Dandies? A 10 oz. bag is just $2.99!

I simply could not wait, so I trekked to Trader Joe’s to pick up all the necessary ingredients to make vegan rice krispie treats. They were so easy to make and delicious, too! Give this simple recipe which will have you reminiscing about childhood today!

Happy snacking!

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Recipe: Vegan Sour Cream & Chive Biscuits

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Who doesn’t love a good biscuit? They’re warm and flakey. They taste great smothered in gravy, with jam or cream cheese, or even on their own.

There’s just something about a fluffy, buttery, savory, moist biscuit which feels like a hug from the inside out. I set out to make a vegan version of my favorite biscuit—sour cream & chive.

It was incredibly easy to make. In fact, you only need seven ingredients! You just need a few pantry staples like vegan butter and sour cream, and whole wheat flour, as well as, a heaping helping of freshly chopped chives. Also, because all of the ingredients are mixed by hand, so it won’t leave your kitchen or mixers in shambles. Continue reading “Recipe: Vegan Sour Cream & Chive Biscuits”

Vegan Lemon Meringue Pie (& a pep talk)

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I have a confession. A kitchen nightmare confession. Over the past year, vegan blogs have been exploding with “aquafaba” recipes.  This is a nickname given to “bean” water that comes from a can of chick peas, cannelini, or great northern beans that usually goes down the drain. It can easily replace an egg in many vegan culinary dishes. By far, the greatest aquafaba achievement has been the discovery that it can be used to make vegan meringue. How cool is that?

I decided that I wanted to see what all the internet fuss was about and start out with something “easy.” I chose vegan meringue cookies. Boy was I wrong. Continue reading “Vegan Lemon Meringue Pie (& a pep talk)”

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It seems like almost every weekend I feel the intense need to bake cookies or cupcakes, even when I probably shouldn’t. This was one of those weekends. Am I alone? I suspect not. What’s better on a snowy, cold day than a warm, fresh-baked treat? Nothing. Continue reading