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: Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Spread

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This weekend I did a little spring cleaning in my kitchen. I found a rather large jar of sunFullSizeRender_2 dried tomatoes, and I knew I had to use them soon. What could I do? Obviously, I could make penne pasta with sun dried tomatoes and olive oil, or I could toss them in a salad, on a sandwich, etc. I decided I wanted to make something a little more original.

My AeroGarden has been going gangbusters lately. I have so much basil, parsley, mint, cilantro, and dill, I just don’t know what to do with it. A light bulb went off, and I decided that I would make a sun dried tomato pesto. That would use the sun dried tomatoes, basil, and parsley. Perfect!

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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

Recipe: Traditional Italian Bruschetta

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Traditional Bruschetta

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Today a few of my friends are hosting a game night. I offered to bring an appetizer since the hosts are graciously handling the main the course – a DIY pasta bar!

Keeping with the Italian food theme, I’ve opted to bring a quick and easy traditional Italian bruschetta with a drizzled balsamic glaze and freshly grated vegan mozzarella cheese.
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A Vegan Holiday: Recipe Stuffed Shells

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I’m Italian, and I love pasta. However, I try to limit the amount of carbs I eat throughout the week so I tend to save some of my favorite Italian meals for special treats and holiday dinners. I usually make a hearty vegan lasagna for Christmas dinner, but this year I have been planning to make vegan stuffed shells.  Continue reading “A Vegan Holiday: Recipe Stuffed Shells”