Savory Avocado Quesadillas With Rainbow Chard And Tomato Chutney

Desi loves nothing more than a nap on Saturday afternoons. So while he’s communing with the z’s, I curl up on the couch with a cup of tea and whatever’s cooking on public television. One of my favorite shows  is Rick Bayless’s Mexico: One Plate at a Time. Mexican food is very vegan-friendly, notwithstanding appearances,… 

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Banana Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting: Love Me Tender

Vegan Banana Cake with Peanut Butter frosting

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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Whole Wheat Burger Buns

Hamburger 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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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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