Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcakes

Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcakes http://holycowvegan.net

It was a dark, stormy night in Savai Vere, Goa. The decaying Portuguese-era mansion on the hill was shrouded in grey clouds and sheets of rain, and the wind creeping in through the cracked stained-glass windows made eerie, whistling sounds. Chhaya, on a visit to see her cousin Sadu and his family in … [Read more...]

Zucchini Halwa

Zucchini Halwa

My Zucchini Halwa is a great way to use up all those summer zucchini -- or other -- squashes you no doubt still have in your vegetable garden. And if you don't have a vegetable garden, I'm willing to bet there is an abundance of them at your nearest market or supermarket. Have you heard that … [Read more...]

Wholegrain Banana Chia Cake with Crumb Topping

Banana Chia Cake

That name's a mouthful, I know, but wait until you can stuff some of this incredible treat into your mouth. You will be trilling out that name out over and over again, effortlessly. Honest. My Whole Wheat Banana Chia Cake with Crumble Topping is really quite divine and a revelation. It's healthy … [Read more...]

Chocolate Strawberry Shortbread Bars

Chocolate Strawberry Shortbread

I had a craving for something chocolatey and sweet the other day, and these Chocolate Strawberry Shortbread Bars, I discovered, were exactly what my sweet tooth was asking for. There is a layer of chocolate shortbread in this recipe, and a layer of regular shortbread, and then all of this … [Read more...]

Phirni

Phirni

A true testament to the richness and popularity of the cuisine of India's Muslims is the fact that when anyone around the world thinks of the most delicious Indian foods, the first images that spring to mind are  a lavish, fragrant biryani or a puffy, flaky naan. India is home to the world's second … [Read more...]

Banana Coffee Cake with Chocolate Streusel

Banana Coffee Cake

So have you ever wondered what it is with all this trend-driven food blogging? The other day I came across an article with tips for successful food blogging, one of which was to watch Google Trends to see what recipes are trending so you can cook and share those and draw visitors to your blog like … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Hearts

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

Valentine's Day is special to me because it's the day I married the love of my life. So each year, when this day rolls around, I try to find ways to make it even more special than every wonderful day I spend with him. And by now I know that the easiest way to put a smile on my sweetie's face is with … [Read more...]

Vegan Spice Cookies (and many more holiday cookie recipes)

vegan spice cookies recipe

There are so many things I love about baking cookies. I love eating the cookie dough. I love peeping ever so often through the oven window to see if the cookies are doing what they are supposed to do. I love eating the cookies, of course. But more than any of those, I love that fresh-baked-cookie … [Read more...]

Vegan Chocolate Cinnamon Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Cinnamon Cookies

This Chocolate Cinnamon Cookie is just the perfect treat to eat and share for the holidays. Although as good as it is, you might find the sharing part a little harder than you imagined. I was looking through the many cookie recipes I've shared with you on this blog over the years and I realized … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits, Gluten-Free

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

The holidays are coming and no doubt you already are pulling together your favorite cookie recipes for your family to enjoy. And since so many of you who read this blog have furry family members, I wanted to share with you these scrumptious Gluten-free Peanut Butter Biscuits that never fail to set … [Read more...]

Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Thanksgiving is a time to take stock. Of the good things in life, of blessings big, small, and so tiny that you don't really think about them much but for which you still are grateful, deep in your heart. As I ponder my life over the past year, I see so many things to be grateful for. My husband … [Read more...]