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: Potato Gnocchi

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I’ve always loved Italian food. The smell of sauce cooking, the warm, filling qualities of the meals. ahhh… Pasta! Plus, I’m Italian, and I grew up eating pasta in all its forms. Since the fall, I’ve been trying to make various pastas from scratch, but one I was avoiding was gnocchi.

Why avoid gnocchi? Well, it’s hand down my favorite pasta and always has been. And I simply did not want to mess it up, or let myself down. Luckily, gnocchi is—dare I say—easy to make! And easy to make vegan!

Making gnocchi for the first time took me less than two hours, and it was absolutely scrumptious. It was probably the best gnocchi I’ve ever had. It was that good! The dough was pillowy, yet still dense enough to be chewy. The fork ‘rolling’ technique did the trick, and the pasta sauce stuck on the gnocchi in the best way.

I know spending a few hours making pasta isn’t feasible most nights of the week, but for that special occasion or on the weekend it’s well worth the effort! Give this simple three ingredient gnocchi recipe a try!

Mangia! Mangia!

Jocelyn

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Garlic Compound Butter

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dsc_0474I have a confession. My partner and I eat pasta more often than we should. However, we very seldom make garlic bread to go on the side. Being vegan, I can’t just goto the store to pick up Texas Toast so our meal is usually missing a hearty bread helping. BUT no more!

Cory recently made quick & easy—and even more so tasty—compound butter for garlic bread. It used just three ingredients and was done in a pinch! A spoonful of this classic compound butter really takes bread to another level. It’s worth the small amount of prep time! Check it out below and treat yourself to some indulgent garlic bread this week!

Mangia! Mangia!

Jocelyn

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Recipe: Vegan Pumpkin Roll

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My dad has a bit of a sweet tooth. The one dessert that his mom constantly had around the house for the holidays was a fresh, homemade pumpkin roll (and pies and cookies and all that good stuff, too). But let’s not get distracted, I’m here to talk about pumpkin roll.

I also have a strong love for all things pumpkin flavored, and I don’t believe that these baked goods should be stuck in the month of November. No, they should be enjoyed all-year long. Continue reading “Recipe: Vegan Pumpkin Roll”

Recipe: Vegan Rhubarb Crisp

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I hope you’re all enjoying the weather, getting together with friends, and eating yummy food! In preparation for several holiday get togethers this weekend, I went to the West Side Market to pick up some fresh produce. I was so please to find one of my favorite summer vegetable/fruits – rhubarb! Continue reading “Recipe: Vegan Rhubarb Crisp”