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Miyoko’s Cultured Vegan Butter, reviewed

Miyoko's Cultured Vegan Butter

The last time I was in Trader Joe’s, a product in the dairy section jumped out at me: Miyoko’s Creamery Cultured Vegan Butter. Cultured butter is made by adding live bacteria to cream before churning it into butter. Culturing gives the butter a rich tanginess to it that really sets it apart from regular butter (aka sweet cream butter). This cultured vegan butter is produced in ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy Eggless Chocolate Cake

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy Eggless Chocolate Cake

We have all had times when we want to bake a cake, but don’t have the time, energy or ingredients on hand to make one. You might be out of eggs or butter, you might have had a long day at work, or you simply don’t want to face the cleanup after putting the batter in the oven. This is when you need to have ... Read More »

Making Vegan Frozen Treats

Making Vegan Frozen Treats: 50 Recipes for Nondairy Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Other Delicious Desserts

There is no better way to beat the heat on a hot summer day than with a bowl of ice cream, so it is a summer staple in my house. I make homemade ice cream on a regular basis and encourage others to do the same. Most ice cream recipes start with milk and cream, but with Making Vegan Frozen Treats: 50 Recipes for Nondairy ... Read More »

Bake and Destroy: Good Food for Bad Vegans

Bake and Destroy: Good Food for Bad Vegans

Vegan food isn’t all raw vegetables and marinated tofu dishes. Vegan food, just like the people who are cooking it, can have a ton of personality when it is done right and Bake and Destroy: Good Food for Bad Vegans is definitely not short on personality. The cookbook offers up dozens of recipes that deliver a lot of flavor – and demonstrate a lot of creativity – ... Read More »

How to make Coconut Cream Whipped Cream

Coconut Cream Whipped Cream

Whipped cream is the perfect finishing touch for many desserts. Light and creamy, it can provide a good contrast for intensely flavored desserts, such as rich chocolate cakes, and it can also bring all the elements of a summery shortcake together. All you need is heavy cream and a mixer – or a strong arm, if you want to burn a few calories before you ... Read More »

Vegan Junk Food

Vegan Junk Food

There are many cookbooks out that feature vegan cookies, cakes and other treats, but many people still have the perception that eating a vegan diet means that you eat a whole lot of sprouts, nuts and berries while missing out on most good-tasting things. It’s not that sprouts, nuts and berries don’t taste good – it’s just that they’re in a different category than waffles, ... Read More »

What is coconut oil?

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a type of vegetable oil made from pressing the natural oil out of coconut meat. It can be used for a wide variety of culinary uses, including cooking and baking. It has a slightly sweet and nutty flavor to it but when used in conjunction with other ingredients, you are unlikely to taste it. It is not an ideal frying oil because ... Read More »

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