Month: November 2015

Birthday Blueberries and Spiraling Veggies

Hooray! This year I celebrated my birthday with a Maple-Kissed Blueberry Pie from a recipe in the lovely Vegan Pie In The Sky cookbook by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero. Yes, the same authors who created Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World and Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar – the first is happily sitting on my shelve and the latter is highly prioritized on my wish lists. Oh, priorities! Let’s review this pie: it was f***ing glorious. The filling was SO good, with blueberries and maple syrup and all. The crust was a BIT less good, which wasn’t the crust’s fault: it was more due to the combination of our new electric oven and my housemates and me. Apparently, as was found around 20:30 in the evening after having been baking and cooking all night and day, the thing has a very special roast option, which was on. So then all my bakings and cookings were good on the top and a lot more raw on the bottom. Too bad. Nevertheless, the …

Coco Cacoa Cubes

These are the best chocolates I have ever made. Now that doesn’t have to mean much, but there’s more: I brought them to a pot-luck dinner and about everybody asked for the recipe. Ha! Even the other vegan present was amazed. However, he’s a special case: he hardly eats any processed foods (go him!) and he didn’t realize such a thing as vegan chocolate existed. I find it hard to believe the last part is true, but yes I remember him saying that! At least now you know, my friend. I hope it makes you happier. So what are these delicious Coco Cacoa Cubes?! I hope you like the name I came up with; it’s as simple as the recipe. Here follows their book. Materials 500 g dark chocolate 75 g coconut oil 400 g condensed coconut milk 1/2 tsp vanilla extract/aroma shredded coconut Method Prepare a baking tin by oiling up the sides (of 20 by 20 cm). Put the chocolate in pieces in a pan together with the coconut oil and condensed milk. …