Monday, May 30, 2011

Keeping it real in MessyTown

First you start out with a mess of flour everywhere (and if you were too lazy to sweep the floor, you realize the next day it has to be done).

But then you have your little gems stuffed with squash and seasonings, you heat a pan with a bit of olive oil, salt, pepper and herbs and you know a bit of flour on the floor is no big dea.

Just a wee note: making your own pasta is very easy with or without a pasta machine of any sort. I have two kinds of machines and still like making it by hand. Of course if you're just going to roll out pile upon pile of long noodles... use the machine!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

On a lighter note

Junior and I have found a new favourite. Surprisingly, He has a more open mind about eating Vegan than Mister does. And that I appreciate. We're trying yummy things as we find them. This almond milk was a real treat.

Monday, May 16, 2011


 Cute right? I know!! All you need to do is buy the Canoe Creme Pan (weird name right? It's just me that thinks so? Hmmphhh...). I bought mine offline from a company in Washington State. Can I remember the name? Negative. But I do remember it was less than $30 with shipping. And it's a good, sturdy, non stick CANOE CREME PAN. Oh, and it comes with the icing injector too.

And I'm not giving you the recipe either. Why? Because I want you to go out and buy the cookbook. Here's info on the book
and it's lovely author.

If you like to buy online at Amazon here you go. If you like Chapters (like me), here it is too. This book is worth the less than $20 you're going to pay for it. All of your past favourites can now be your new favourites.

Now go kiss a Chihuhua.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Tie Dyed for SD61's 70's Day

How did I do that you ask? I'll never tell... of course I'll tell!! I'm a baking blabbermouth.

Instead of colouring the icing I painted the inside of a disposable icing bag with gel food colouring (Wilton is the brand I used). A red stripe, blue stripe, yellow stripe, green stripe... then put the icing in and start piping. The first dozen or so will be vibrant, but then as the colour is used up it will get more muted. One coloured bag, filled twice piped 36 cupcakes. Promise you, it works.

I'm making Vegan Twinkies tomorrow from the book Veganize This!. Prepare to be amazed.

You know you love me

Monday, May 9, 2011

I'll say it again... not a rough life

Black Bean Tacos at Hernande'z


Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free Peanut Butter/Oat cookies Oh MY!!

Here you go... no wheat, no soy, no animal. Just a bit of guilt if you eat 6.

1 Cup of your favourite butter substitute (I use Earth Balance)
1 Cup of Brown Sugar
1 Cup of White Sugar

Cream all of this in a bowl/ mixer (god forbid I hope you're using a mixer)

Add 1.5 Cups of your favourite peanut butter (I found all naturals don't work well, atleast for me)

Cream some more.

Add 3 Flax Eggs


Add 2 Teaspoons of Vanilla.

Mix together 1 cup of barley oats and 1.5 cups of RICE flour. Add 1 teaspoon of baking SODA.

Add the flour/ oat mixture a bit at a time. Mix mix mix... mix mix mix. Scrape scrape scrape.

You can add chocolate if you want. I do half the mix plain, half with the chocolate (for me :)

Make into balls and put on cookie sheet. They spread but not so much you'll have one big cookie.

Bake for about 13-15 minutes (for a big cookie) at 350 degrees. You know your oven so bake accordingly. I know you're not a rookie.

Have with a big cold glass of coconut milk.