One of the cool challenges I had recently (that was not photographed) was to make a vegan dessert for a very belated Christmas party in February. I had never before attempted making a vegan dessert, and was definitely not a fan of them. The lack of butter, cream, or anything that really adds moisture to a delicious dessert, is not allowed and therefore not on my agenda. So, this was a real challenge.
After trying a recipe of Angela's at Oh She Glows, I found that my previous judgement still stood and I revamped the recipe to make it easier to consume for both vegans and animal eaters alike.
|It's apples and oranges.|
|Parmesan Cauliflower Cake|
|A reinvention of Ina's pesto fish dish|
|Pumpkin Chocolate Chip. These are dangerous.|
|Salted Peanut Caramel Cups|
|Peanut butter cookies filled with salted peanut caramel and drizzled with chocolate. After these babies my office literally demanded more treats.|
|Candied ginger. Time consuming, but a great Christmas gift and snack to munch on. Also a great addition to apple pie.|
|About to cook down the cherries for winter storage.|
|Snickerdoodles always warm my heart.|
|I think peanut brittle is the hardest thing I've ever made, but homemade peanut brittle is SO much better than store bought.|
|I'm not as good as making and thinking up lovely things to say for Valentine's Day, so I just made a giant heart out of cupcakes.|
If you're interested in any of these recipes let me know and I will post them!