Focaccia

Best. Focaccia. Ever.

I was planning an Italian dinner for my friend Margo and her family recently and I wanted to bake a bread that would appeal to her son Danny who’s as picky as any four-year-old can be. I pondered my Rustic Tuscan Loaf and my Whole-Wheat Ciabatta, but I wasn’t quite sure that these fantastic but…

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Carrot Bread: Low Fat And Wholegrain

Spring arrived early this year, like an unfashionable guest. The cherry trees in Washington’s Tidal Basin– gorgeous with their full, pink flowers — have already bloomed, days before they were supposed to. The daffodils have been out for a while, and the tulips are beginning to bud. March is all dressed up in weather that…

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Whole-Wheat Sourdough Ciabatta

Whole-Wheat Sourdough Ciabatta

Latest in my adventures in baking with sourdough is this crusty, healthy Whole-Wheat Ciabatta. It is, quite simply, as good as bread can get. Ciabatta, as you know, is my favorite Italian bread. Its crackling crust, soft texture with those large, airy holes, and delicious, slow-developed flavor are to die for. But so far I’ve…

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Whole-Wheat Berry Muffins, Fat-Free

Everyone needs something sweet every now and then. And what better way to satisfy that craving than with a delicious whole-wheat muffin filled with the nourishing goodness of fresh berries and free of added fats? I flavored my Berry Muffins with a puree of fresh strawberries and a handful of plump, juicy blueberries that burst…

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Whole-Wheat Sourdough Baguettes

My dead oven sprang to life last week and I couldn’t wait for the weekend so I could put it to work again. I had the perfect job for it too: baking up a Whole-Wheat Sourdough Baguette. Or two. Baguettes can be tremendously healthy eats, especially when made my way. These crusty hunks of French…

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Oreo cake

Chocolate Oreo Cake

New Year’s resolutions about eating skinny are for the new year. For now I give you this scrumptious Chocolate Oreo Cake.Early on in a new vegan’s journey comes the delicious discovery that Oreo cookies– yes, those gorgeous little black-and-white nuggets of chocolaty goodness– are vegan. And life is never quite the same again.We all can…

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Lemon Poppyseed Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake with a Lemon Glaze

A plump, golden Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake with a Lemon Glaze is what I have for you today. After all these years of baking vegan cakes and cupcakes, I am still amazed at how easy it is to eliminate animal products like butter, cream and egg and still get a perfectly moist, airy and…

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Sable

Sablé, or French Shortbread

I am a sucker for shortbread, but then who isn’t? Especially when it’s elegant French shortbread, buttery and crumbly with just a hint of sugar. A Sablé. I’ve shared with you before many shortbread recipes, including one for the classic Scottish Shortbread, and one of the chief differences between the two versions is that the…

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Caramelized Onion Tart

Caramelized Onion Tart with Olives

Holy Cow! is four — a grand old lady in Internet years– and to celebrate I have for you a savory, elegant treat: this golden Caramelized Onion Tart. But first I want to say a big thank you to all of you– my wonderful, intelligent, passionate readers — who have stuck with Holy Cow! through…

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Khasta Paratha

Khasta Paratha/Parotta

Khasta Paratha, which translates to a flaky flatbread, is a unique treat that just begs to be torn apart with your fingers, dunked into a spicy curry, then popped into your mouth. I’ve seen as many versions of this dish as there are cooks. Some recipes are rather straightforward and not unlike those for other…

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Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pie. Red. Delicious.

Because everyone deserves pie for Thanksgiving, I have for you today this gorgeous Strawberry Pie. In our house, the berry is the king. Desi loves blueberries, I love raspberries, and we both adore strawberries. We blitz them into smoothies, add them to our breakfast oatmeal, and brown-bag them to work for a great after-lunch treat….

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Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread

All-Whole-Wheat Sourdough Bread

My sourdough starter has been bubbling and maturing for a few weeks now, just begging me to bake some bread. And because it is so darn special and smells so damn good, I’ve been working hard to come up with ideas that’ll do it justice and more. I first made this all-whole-wheat sourdough bread recipe…

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Pear and Almond Tart

Pear and Almond Tart

It’s late Thanksgiving morning, those special someones are coming over for dinner, and you’ve been slaving over a delicious vegan meal from the moment you got home yesterday afternoon. Everything looks amazing, but you still want to kick yourself. Because you forgot dessert. Well maybe you’re different, but that often happens to me. I usually…

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Bolillos (Mexican Rolls)

Before I share today’s recipe– scrumptious, crusty Mexican rolls called Bolillos that are like little football-shaped baguettes— let me reveal the winner of last week’s giveaway of Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero’s new book, Vegan Pie in the Sky. Thanks to all of you who participated and took the time to Facebook and…

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