Dessert

strawberry valentines bars

More Valentines, this time a deep delicious red. I warned you about my feelings on Valentines and the colorful and chocolatey treats that must accompany in my house. Keeping the love going today.

Flavorful layers of summery strawberry and Oregon hazelnuts combine in this simple and healthy Valentines treat.

vegan strawberry bars

My recipe is over at Ricki Heller’s place today – please go say hello!

strawberry hazelnut bars

 

I shared this recipe with Healthy Vegan Fridays.

 

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dreamy dark chocolate oat cream

Mmm, sprinkles.

Hi guys! Whew, it is so so good to be back here. While I needed that hiatus, I sincerely missed being in the kitchen, sharing here, and most of all scarecrow, the conversations with you all.

Much of my time off was not spent cooking, as the [click to continue…]

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double chocolate truffle skulls

Here in Portland, it feels like it’s been Halloween for a week already. Last week we had two parties to dress up for, and we have been seeing friends and other Portlanders dressing up since … last Wednesday, really.

Maybe some of those were not costumes – this is Portland after all.

The dachshunds have also been dressing up – new costumes this year include Basil as [click to continue…]

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vegan hellfire brownies

I was having such fun baking from Natalie Slater’s Bake and Destroy cookbook, today I am sharing a brownie recipe from Natalie’s archives – can you tell why I chose this one? Anything that includes habanero, I am on board!

From Natalie’s sinstruction* below, you can use store-bought habanero oil. Because I have to be as complicated as possible, I made my own. My fingers burned for days. Totally worth it. These decadent brownies  [click to continue…]

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easiest almond cookies

My extremely talented friend Ricki just published a book, and based on three recipes I have already tried, it is a new favorite! My copy is already well worn, but I have a second brand new copy to give away to one lucky reader today!

I have several more recipes dog-eared to get to soon – from chocolate buttercream frosting and pastry custard to [click to continue…]

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pumpkin coconut caramel sauce

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This caramel pairs well with just about anything.

As this slow simmered in my kitchen all day, the warm caramely scent was gloriously intoxicating. As soon as this caramel was done, I immediately made myself a cup of coffee to swirl it in.

Splendid.

pumpkin caramel recipe

This has since topped pancakes, oatmeal, ice cream, and numerous coffees. My spoon is hitting the bottom of the second jar – it is time to make more.

My friend Kathy Hester has just released another fantastic book, Vegan Slow Cooking For Two or Just For You.

Once again, I have a copy to give away today!

Vegan Slow Cooking

This book has stunning photography, and the [click to continue…]

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chocolate chip cookie for one

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Before I begin, I just want to observe what today is. I will never forget.

 

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I have a cookie for you today.

I also have a serious question.

Why is the concept of OMG SO BUSY so attractive?

More specifically, why must people take on all the things, almost as a mission statement?

I am not at all trying to stir up trouble or tick people off – this is far from a new phenomenon. It is one I see every day. Perhaps it is in my current state of slowing down and grieving, but I doubt it. This has always struck a chord with me, and [click to continue…]

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raspberry coconut flax waffles

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errey day I’m waffelin’

Okay – not every day, but often.  Also? Recycled line, I’ve used it before.

You might know I do love my waffles, though. and that I am anything but traditional with them. Sweet? Yes. Savory? Absolutely. As sandwich bread? Why not. In place of a sandwich altogether, in stuffed waffle form? All the time.

Today, because it is Sunday and we’re having waffles for breakfast, I bring you a few waffle recipes to choose from – some sweet, some savory, some stuffed, all good:

 

grilled cheese wafflewich sliders

grilled cheese wafflewich sliders

 

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sweet zucchini waffles with mango

 

raspberry coconut waffles

raspberry coconut flax waffles

 

carrot juice waffles

 

croque monsieur stuffed waffles

croque monsieur stuffed waffles

 

tahini kale stuffed waffles

 

cheesy tomato stuffed waffles

 

pancakes or waffles? ever enjoy them savory?

 

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