June 19th, 2006

walk the line

Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake

My nana was famous for bringing this to anything she was invited to. It's fantabulous. Nana even wrote a comment by it in the family cookbook that says, "This is a great coffee cake. Everyone loves it." It's true; everyone loves it. I hope you love it, too.

1/2 c. non-dairy butter-esque substance
1 c. sugar
Egg replacer = 2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
1 c. sour cream
2 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt

1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. chopped nuts of choice (I <3 walnuts)
1 t. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 325º.
Cream your "butter" and sugar in a large-ish bowl. Add "egg" and vanilla and blend well. Add dry ingredients alternately with sour cream. (You may want to add a little soy/rice milk to the sour cream.) Spread half the batter into a well greased and floured tube pan (which you of course have lying around) and sprinkle on half the topping. Swirl it all around with a knife like you would do to a marble cake. Add the rest of the batter and layer on topping. Bake for about 45 minutes and bam! it's brunch.
My aunt sometimes throws in some chocolate chips to the batter and it tastes good, but that kills the brunchyness.

Enjoy =]

Looking for a good quality rice maker.

New here..
Okay so I am a meat eater, but lately I've found myself feeling ill after every meal involving meat. So ill that I feel almost as if I am going to throw up mid meal.

So I am planning on changing my diet, but first thing is first. I want to spend good money on a quality rice maker. I know about pots, rice cookers for microwaves and other less expensive alternatives. I'd just prefer to get an electronic rice maker. I heard panasonic makes good rice makers, but I'd rather get a second or third or maybe tons of opinions. I want rice gimme gimme!

Raspberry-Chocolate Cake

Last weekend I prepared a raspberry chocolate cake for my father for Fathers' Day. It turned out very well, and especially for my first try at vegan cakes! My family and I brought it over to my grandma's house for our consumption. Before we started serving it, I told my grandma what was in it, and she then told everyone in the room and only half of it was eaten.

I put raspberries on it, spearmint in the middle, and then a flower on the side.

Raspberry-Chocolate Cake


baking spray
3 cups unbleached white flour
2/3 cup cacao
2 tablespoons baking powder
6 ounces firm tofu
1/2 cup applesauce
1 1/2 maple syrup
1 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (this smelt really gross and it also made the frosting smell terrible before chilling it overnight)

1 pound silken tofu
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line the bottoms of two 8" pans with parchment paper, spray sides with baking spray, and then set aside.

Combine the baking powder, flour, and cacao. Blend the tofu until smooth in a food processor, being sure to wipe down the sides of the processor for no stray chunks. Add the applesauce and maple syrup and process until smooth. Add the dry ingredients, and then slowly pour in the water.

Stir until completely blended and pour into prepared pans. After baking for 45-50 minutes, cool for 10 minutes in pans. Invert pans on wire rack, remove paper from the bottoms of cakes, and then cool completely before frosting.

In a food processor, blend together all ingredients and place inside closed container inside a refridgerator to cool overnight.


I also realized there is a superfluous amount of chocolate cake recipes on this community. I'm glad to add to the excessive amount!

- Peter

Pan Bagna

According to Moby in the teany book, "There are no words to describe how unbelievably good this sandwich is. You don't know this yet, but you bought this book for this recipe. In fact, your parents had you so that you could one day try this sandwich. If you make this sandwich, your life will be richer, more fufilling, and this world will be an all-around more pleasant place for you."

Now, I don't know about all that, but it did make for a yummy lunch.
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I just joined the community. I know that's not the most thrilling thing to hear in a community, but I had to say it.

I'm having a party this weekend and I am looking for a recipe for paella that will blow the doors off with goodness. I looked around in memories, and please forgive me if I missed it, but I didn't find anything. (Specifically under 'ethnic foods - spanish'.)

I've explored some vegan recipe websites, but if anyone would be willing to help me out with their most excellent, even-carnivores-love-it vegan paella, that would be most appreciated.

Are any of you paella-lovers? If so, what makes you flip out that it's so good?
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