December 9th, 2006

vegan desserts for non-vegans ;

what desserts have you prepared that have impressed non-vegans most ? as in invoking the i-cant-believe-this-is-vegan comments.
i want to take something like magic with me to christmas this year. im looking for a cookie or cupcake recipe specifically, though any recipe, if it's a champ, will do.


thank you for yr help, take care

cooking for the masses...

hi everyone -

i've been watching the community for a while but haven't ever posted. you guys put out some really great stuff here - thanks for all of the ideas you have all given me! i love everything about vegan cooking, but i mostly enjoy making my own creations and seeing what works. (AND, i plan to exhaust every possibility of making a suitable cheese substitute until i find one - if it's the last thing i do...)

anyhow, over the last few days i haven't really had the chance to make my own creations for lack of time/desire to utilize things that may soon go bad. instead, i just wanted to add my thoughts to a couple of recipes that my friends and i tried over the week and what worked/didn't work about them:

pizza, salad, chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cups, lemon gem cupcakes and cheesecake (picture/text heavy)... Collapse )

apricot topping for french toast

Tomorrow morning I'm making the "fronch" toast from VWAV for my mom's birthday. I bought a can of whole apricots in syrup to go with it, but I don't really know what to do with them. Besides the normal things (brown sugar, butter, etc) I've got:
rice milk
soy creamer
maple syrup
sparkling apple cider
pecans
walnuts
almonds
soy nog
raisings (regular and baking)


I was thinking about cooking them down with some raisins and pecans and using that as a topping, but I'm a disaster in the kitchen when I don't have directions or outside opinion. Please help!