pumpkin pie with butternut squash

Pumpkin Pie (With Butternut Squash)

I wasn’t feeling terribly inspired about baking a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving until I chanced upon a recipe in the New York Times that showed how to make one from scratch– without a pumpkin. I have nothing against pumpkins, mind you.I love them in all their rotund glory and they are delicious sweet or savory….

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Cucumber Cake

Low-Fat Cucumber Cake, Indian-Style

It’s sweltering here in the northeast, and in most of the country. But a steady crop of cucumbers from the vines I planted in my backyard garden this spring are helping us keep our cool. I’ve been slicing them into pitchers of water, chopping them up into salads and raitas, and just eating them fresh…

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Rhubarb Pie

Rhubarb Pie

It’s not a crime not to eat some rhubarb pie in spring but, honestly, it ought to be. Rhubarb is one of the season’s sweetest gifts. These crisp, tart stalks that look like ruby-red celery start appearing in the farmer’s market in my suburban Washington neighborhood this time of year. They get snapped up in…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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