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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Maple Pecan Pie and Vegan Pie in the Sky Cookbook Giveaway

‘Tis the season for gorgeous, luscious, delicious pie and just in time comes a book with every kind there is– deep-dish, tarty, free-form, cobbled. And fruity, creamy, nutty, chocolatey. All of it vegan, of course. Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero, the team that in previous seasons showed us with their fabulous cupcakes and…

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Ciabatta Bread

Quick Ciabatta

Ciabatta is my favorite Italian bread, but it is not always the easiest and quickest bread to make, even for a seasoned baker. The dough is rather wet and sticky and can seem impossible to work with when you’re new to the process, but that wet stickiness is also vital to the light, bubbly, airy…

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Sourdough Pretzels, vegan

Sourdough Pretzels

Pretzels may or may not make you thirsty, but the idea of a twisted, chubby, salty cloud of dough baked to golden perfection is enough to make just about anyone hungry. I began a sourdough starter last week for the first time in my life. As much as I love to bake breads, I had…

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Vegan Calzones

Vegan Kheema-Stuffed Naan-Calzones

I think people who don’t like pizzas are a little weird. No, a lot weird. Especially when they are married to me. Yes, Desi– my Desi– is not a lover of the almighty pizza pie. Sure, he will eat it quietly when we order in a pizza, or when I make one at home, but…

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Mango Biscotti

Mango Biscotti

There just aren’t enough ways in the world to eat the glorious mango. So here’s one more: Mango Biscotti. Baking with mango — and thinking up new goodies to make with mango– is one of my favorite things to do in the kitchen, as all the mango-based recipes here on Holy Cow! will attest. There…

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Vegan Banana Cake with Peanut Butter frosting

Banana Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting: Love Me Tender

You don’t have to be Elvis Presley to eat like the King. The rock ‘n’ roll legend’s love for food was well-known, and the infamous peanut butter and banana sandwich he adored, dubbed the “Elvis,” is the stuff of  food excess lore. Here’s how it was rumored to be made:  two slices of white bread…

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Hamburger Buns

Whole Wheat Burger Buns

When President Clinton replied, “I guess I am,” to Sanjay Gupta’s query, “Do you call yourself a vegan?” it was, I think, a turning point for the way the rest of the world looks at a vegan lifestyle. You could argue that there are thousands of vegans who have long shouted themselves hoarse about the benefits of…

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Mango Muffins

These Mango Muffins were born of the ethereal urge for breakfast gluttony combined with a practical need to finish that mango puree in the refrigerator before it went bad. I tweaked my Banana Muffin recipe to make these, replacing the two bananas with two cups of the mango puree that I had left over after…

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Whole-Wheat Saffron Buns

Summer’s arrived, scorching and sweltering, and as much as I longed for it in winter, I find myself now wondering, why? There’s one big bonus, though, for the vegetable gardener– I can see my eggplant, okra, tomatoes, beets, and spinach growing almost daily. If I watched long enough and hard enough, I might just see the…

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Healthy Banana Bundt Cake

Healthy Banana-Walnut Bundt Cake

Yes. I just used the word “healthy” to describe cake, and if you don’t believe me, read on. This cake is whole wheat– it’s made with whole-wheat pastry flour and wheat germ, both of which are great for you. Even better, there is no added fat in here. The moisture comes from those amazing bananas…

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Irish Cream Cupcakes

Irish Cream Cupcakes

I know, I know, I am a day late for St. Patrick’s Day, but honestly do you need an occasion to eat cupcakes? Especially cupcakes infused with booze? I was up baking these late last night, which might explain the off-kilter frosting, but they taste so good that I’m sure you’ll forgive me. As you…

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Cocoa-berry Cake From ‘Sweet Utopia’: Cook That Book

There’s an unhappy relationship between cakes and my waistline but something about this Cocoa-berry Cake  made me want to toss the tape measure and start stuffing my face. A few weeks back I got in the mail a review copy of Sweet Utopia by Sharon Valencik. It immediately grabbed my attention with its cover picture…

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