Gateau de Crepes a la Florentine

-+*Food, for those of us who love eating and making it, has to be gorgeously delicious, ravishingly beautiful, and, well, easy enough to prepare. And while French food definitely fits into the first two categories, those not used to making it day in day out often see it as being an intimidating test of patience…

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Eggless French Toast

Eggless French Toast

-+* A delicious and easy recipe for Vegan French Toast Even if the nationwide salmonella outbreak from contaminated eggs hasn’t actually made you sick, the horror stories that have emerged from the farms that produced these eggs have surely made you want to throw up your omelet? The ongoing, nationwide recall of more than half-billion eggs…

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Multigrain Bread

Multigrain Wholegrain Bread: Hearty and Easy

-+*Here’s a bread I make almost every weekend so we can have something nutritious to snack on when hunger hits. My multigrain, wholegrain bread is not just divinely healthy, it’s also one of the best breads you’ll ever taste– guaranteed. What’s more, it is totally versatile. It works beautifully for sandwiches, makes the crunchiest toast…

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Coconut Muffins with an Orange Glaze

-+*I don’t have a terribly sweet tooth (although I know that doesn’t sound right to those of you who’ve followed this blog for a while and been witness to the vegan baked goodies and Indian sweets I’ve posted here). But it is the truth– I’d pick a savory snack over a sweet one any day. For breakfast, though,…

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Orange Cupcakes With Buttercream Frosting

-+*I am not usually sentimental about ringing out an old year and ringing in a new one. After all, for most of us the new year is nothing more than a continuation of the same old same old except, of course, at birthdays when you get to add a whole extra digit to your age– and…

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Apple Cake

Apple Cake With Caramel-Pecan Glaze

-+*Channel-surfing for a cooking show this morning, I caught Christopher Kimball, the pompous and intensely annoying host of America’s Test Kitchen, deriding vegetarian food and a tofu dessert he ate somewhere. “It is terrible,” he and another cook went in unison, talking about chocolate mousse made with tofu. Now maybe the particular mousse these people…

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Grilled Naan

-+*Here’s a quick post today about an easy and quick way to make a popular Indian recipe: grilled naan. I usually make naan the time-consuming traditional way, with yeast and in the oven. And although it is still quite quick to put together, I wanted to find a way to to make it quicker. The…

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Irish Soda Bread

Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread

-+*It takes just about an hour to make this Irish soda bread from start to finish, but that’s not the best thing about it. The reason I love this bread so much is because it is beautifully textured and light and intensely flavorful. I pack more flavor and health into my soda bread by making…

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10 Honest Things About Me

-+*I chat with you so often about so much, I was a little at a loss when lovely and talented bloggers Stephanie of Peace, Love and Cooking and Shri of Tasty Touch gave me the Honest Scrap award which calls on me to list 10 honest things about myself. What could I say that you…

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Vegan almond bars

Almond Bars With A Citrusy Glaze

-+*A blogger friend left me a message saying she wanted to go vegan but doesn’t think taking milk from a cow is cruel because there’s no bloodshed. I understand her hesitation: many of us believe in the “California cow” myth– you know, the one perpetrated by those cutesy ads where dairy cows gossip, graze on…

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Peach Upside-Down Cake

Peach Upside-Down Cake

-+*It must look like I am OD’ing on sugar right now because this is my third sweet and baked recipe in a row, but what can I say? I had these perfectly ripe peaches sitting in my pantry, and I needed to do something about them before they started to spoil. Since I’m not a…

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Vegan Zucchini Bread, whole-wheat and low-fat

Low-Fat Zucchini Bread

-+*Zucchini is one of summer’s delicious gifts. This slender, dark-green squash has tender white flesh and a pleasantly bland taste that can adapt to almost any dish, sweet or savory. It’s great even raw, in salads or as crudites.Like other summer squash, zucchini is rich in vitamin C and beta carotene and, of course, fiber,…

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Applesauce Cake

-+*This Applesauce Cake is one of those recipes that you can make in a hurry with stuff that’s presumably sitting in your pantry. But the end result is so delicious, you can even serve it to company– as I have in the past, and trust me, it was gone in minutes. I always have applesauce…

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vegan orange cake

Vegan Orange Cake

-+*Over the years I’ve veganized dozens of recipes for baked goods from the Joy of Cooking, but ironically I had never tried the two cake recipes in this encyclopedic cookbook that are actually labeled vegan. So this week, with a little time to kill and a craving for something sweet and orange-y, I decided to…

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