All posts tagged: Dessert

Vegan Cherry “Jello”

Today’s Vegan MoFo prompt is “Most retro recipe”. When I think of retro, I think of jello. Lots of jello. Little hot dog weenies in jello, marshmallows in jello, jello with whipped cream and pineapples and olives. (Yuckity, yuck, yuck). However, as you may know, jello is not vegan. This popular wobbly foodstuff is made of gelatin, which is derived from the skin, bones and connective tissue of animals, such as cows, chickens, and pigs. As a vegetarian, I do not consume jello either. Therefore, it’s been a pretty long time since I’ve had any of this fun flubbery madness. After learning about agar from the ever-wondrous Amy Chaplin, I figured the latter could make a good jello substitute. It turns out that *ding ding ding* I was correct. So what is agar? Agar is a flavorless seaweed that gels. It is often used as a vegetarian substitute for gelatin, and to make desserts in Japan (such as kanten). It can also be used in the biology lab as a growth medium. Pretty wild, huh? …

Vegan MoFo 2015: Oatmeal-Stuffed Peaches with Cardamom and Cinnamon

Hello, beautiful people! The Vegan Month of Food (MoFo) 2015 has finally arrived. That means I am back at it creating healthy, vegan dishes each day for the entire month of September. My goal is to try and post 5-6 times per week. This year, the organizers changed up the structure of the event, by providing prompts for each day. This allows for vegan / vegan-friendly social media folk to participate in MoFo without having a set theme. However, I will still have a theme (because themes rock, lezbereal). This year’s will be Half-Marathon Training Fuel. I am currently training for the Rock ‘N Roll Philadelphia Half-Marathon on Halloween, so I am going to provide tips and recipe ideas for accomplishing a half-marathon propelled by plants. I also wanted to mention that I am actually not vegan! I support veganism, and eat vegan ~70% of the time, but am just a vegetarian. I love participating the MoFo because it challenges me not only to create a slew of recipes, but also to eat even more …

Blog Reno Unveiling, with Apple-Banana Oat Tatin and Perfect Pecan Butter

Hello, friends. Welcome to my renovated blog! I have moved over to WordPress, redone the site, and bought my own domain: vegfiend.com. I will no longer be posting to vegfiend.blogspot.com. You’ll see I have a new menu on the site (hardy har har), organized by meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, dessert), which I will be building over the next few weeks. I also now have an Instagram account, and a Facebook page. Follow me on Insta and like my FB page to get more whole-food vegetarian recipes and see more frequent snippets of my real-life (bumbling) recipe creation. Let me know what you think of this new site design! Any feedback is gratefully appreciated. I craved a cast-iron skillet like mad a few months back. From the stove to the oven? Yes, please. A pan that develops flavor the more you love it, the more you create within it. I felt like my entire cooking world had the possibility to be changed, broadened, for the better good. So I did as I normally do, browse …