August 13th, 2006

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Frosting help

Hey guys!

I'm going to make Chai cupcakes for a friend's birthday, and I'd like to flavour the frosting with Stash Vanilla-Hazelnut tea. I was going to use the recipe below, substituting the milk with a cup of strong tea, and probably omitting the vanilla extract. Do you think that would work? Would it be better to try to steep the tea in milk? (probably rice milk, I want to avoid a beany taste). Do you think it would be overpowering with the Chai cupcakes?

If you have any other suggestions, let me know. I definitely want a frosting, not just a glaze, because that seems more birthday-like. I also may just try my hand at the decoration tube...

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Vegan waffles + help with adapting recipe

This is my first post here, hurrah. I woke up feeling adventurous so I just made vegan waffles (for the first time) this morning. I veganized a recipe I found somewhere online (sorry, I can't find it again now to link it) and they came out pretty tasty (and pretty pretty -- see below!) -- but not quite as light and fluffy as I wanted them to.

Here's the recipe I used -- what would you recommend changing to make a fluffier (ie: slightly less chewy) waffle?

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Many thanks!

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Rice Krispies Cereal - Help me get rid of mine!

Hi gang. I need to pick your collective brains for a moment on Rice Krispies. I bought a huge 2lb bag of Rice Krispies Cereal (ok, Meijer Brand Crisp Rice with Garfield, but you get the idea) to make Vegan Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treats for my students and coworkers in the spring. The treats are kind of like my group gathering speciality. However, even after a couple batches, I still have about half a bag left. We are moving soon and so the name of the game is to use up the obscure items in our pantry so that we don't have to move it with us or waste it. Can anybody think of anything else I can make with rice krispies cereal? I thought about substituting them for the oatmeal in no bake cookies, but all of my no bake recipes include milk, which I think would make them snap, crackle, and pop into soggy little mush balls. I don't really dig Rice Krispies as plain cereal (breakfast-wise), so please don't suggest pouring soy milk over them in a bowl and eating with a spoon! Also, we are running low on peanut butter (since it's not an obscure pantry item), but I do have plenty of holder-together-er type of items (like corn syrup, applesauce, sugar, Soy Garden 'butter,' etc). Do you think I could make some sort of "Crunch"-bar-esque fudge? Are there actual meal options with these?  What ideas come to mind?

Ten Talents?

Has anyone ever seen or used the cookbook called "A Good Cook...Ten Talents?" I believe it is put out by the 7th Day Adventists. Anyway, the recipes look very healthy, there are vegan and raw recipes. Has anyone ever tried them? I'm thinking to buy the book, but I don't know if it's worth it or not. It also has a great section about minerals/vitamins etc. Any thoughts?