Almond Raspberry Cake


Almond Raspberry Cake ~ From Vegetate, Vegan Cooking & Food Blog

“For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake.”Alfred Hitchcock

Almond/raspberry is one of my favorite flavor combos, and this recipe from Vegan Diner by Julie Hasson (page 147) really delivers!

This is an easy to make almond/raspberry sheet cake recipe with creamy almond/vanilla icing. I also arranged fresh raspberries all over the top of the cake so it would have more fresh fruit on it and I would feel less guilty about eating so much tasty cake. This would be perfect for dessert, afternoon tea, or a birthday party. Next time I will double the icing recipe though, because I like a lot of icing on my cake, heh heh.

Cake Fact: The ‘cakewalk’ dance originated in African American communities in the Southern United States and was originally a competition in graceful walking, with cake awarded as a prize.

Banana Breakfast Bars


Banana Breakfast Bars ~ From Vegetate, Vegan Cooking & Food Blog

“Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.” Groucho Marx

These scrumptious Banana Breakfast Bars from Julie Hasson’s Vegan Diner, page 128, were a nice change from regular banana bread. More like moist, chocolatey banana blondies, it was a real pleasure to eat these for breakfast. I topped them off with raw walnut pieces before putting them into the oven for some heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Yum!

Banana Facts: A bunch of bananas is formerly called a hand, and a single banana is called  a finger.

Biscuits & Creamy Sage Gravy


Biscuits w/Creamy Sage Gravy ~ From Vegetate, Vegan Cooking & Food Blog

“It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Biscuits and Creamy Sage Gravy, served up Little House on the Prairie style in our dining room with some meat-free sausages, hot sauce, and fresh-squeezed orange juice.

From Vegan Diner, page 47. We substituted hemp milk for soy milk for a soy-free version.

These cutout biscuits were so light and flaky, and the creamy sage gravy was to die for! Easy to make and even easier to eat. Such a tasty, savory breakfast. 🙂

Breakfast Benedicts Florentine


Breakfast Benedicts Florentine ~ From Vegetate, Vegan Cooking & Food Blog

Picture this… layers of buttery toasted English muffins, braised spinach, grilled Canadian bacon (vegan style, mais oui!) golden heirloom tomatoes, and a tarragon-white wine hollandaise sauce to die for. Topped with smoked sea salt and cracked black pepper. From the beloved cookbook Vegan Diner by Julie Hasson, page 48. What a scrumptious breakfast!