Tag Archives: Chocolate
Banana-Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce

Banana-Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce

Keeping with my theme of featuring foods with aphrodisiac qualities, this bread pudding packs in three of them – banana, chocolate and nutmeg.  The rum sauce doesn’t hurt either.  I don’t know that alcohol is technically considered an aphrodisiac, but it seems to do the job! This recipe is from the book Veganomicon, and since [...]

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Chocolate-Cherry Slices

Chocolate-Cherry Slices

I had my eye on a recipe for Chocolate-Peppermint Slices (from this book that my Mom gave me many years ago), and with Valentine’s Day right around the corner I thought I might make a Chocolate-Cherry version for the holiday. It was my first time making this kind of cookie, and even thought it takes [...]

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Chocolate Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce

Chocolate Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce

I told you I’ve been on a comfort food kick, and here’s even more proof!  Between the coffee cake, cocoa and a few other test recipes I’ve been playing around with, I definitely need to up my workouts if I want to keep fitting into my clothes!  I don’t know what I’m thinking having these [...]

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Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

It’s been pretty chilly here in the mornings and at night, at least by L.A. standards, and I’ve been trying to keep warm with lots of hot tea and cocoa. My mom used to make a homemade hot cocoa mix that I would drink all winter long back in Chicago.  I need to get the [...]

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Vanilla Yogurt with Oranges & Pistachios

Vanilla Yogurt with Oranges & Pistachios

I came up with this dessert (along with the Chocolate Cherry Loaf) for the recent feature that Whole Soy was kind enough to write about me.  If you’ve never tried soy yogurt, you’re missing out!  It’s really tasty, and it can easily be substituted for regular yogurt in any recipe. I wanted at least one [...]

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Mint Chocolate Silk

Mint Chocolate Silk

You’ve probably noticed that I’ve been pretty absent from the computer lately.  I’ve been busy playing with my nephews and hanging out with family while we’re back in Chicago.  Ironically, this time of year when so many people are entertaining and cooking up a storm is usually when I take a break from cooking and [...]

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Chocolate Cherry Loaf

Chocolate Cherry Loaf

I was recently contacted by Whole Soy about submitting a couple recipes for their website, which I was more than happy to do.  I love coming up with new recipe ideas or putting a new spin on old ones.  And of course I love an excuse to have to test out some cake! Since the recipes [...]

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Mega Chocolate Mint Holiday Cookies

Mega Chocolate Mint Holiday Cookies

I was recently contacted by Earth Balance to submit a recipe to their new “made just right” website (I mentioned their recipe contest in a recent post).  I wanted to do something that felt festive for the holiday season, and these Mega Chocolate Mint Cookies seemed to fit the bill. These cookies are super chocolaty, [...]

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Peanut Butter Oatsies from The Kitchen & The Garden Patch

Peanut Butter Oatsies from The Kitchen & The Garden Patch

I was recently sent a copy of the vegan cookbook “The Kitchen & The Garden Patch” by Melissa Bergen.  Melissa wrote, designed and self-published this beautiful book, and she included a vintage kitchen linen and seed packet in my package.  So adorable! This cookbook reminds me of my Mom’s cookbooks that I so enjoyed looking [...]

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Vegan 101: Marshmallows

This edition of C’est La Video takes us to the Angeles National Forest for a vegan s’mores filled camping trip, which means it’s the perfect time to talk about vegan marshmallows!  It might seem strange to think that something like a marshmallow wouldn’t be vegan, but they normally contain gelatin, which is far from being [...]

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Last week I caught a nasty summer cold and totally lost my appetite.  Every now and then it would rear it’s little head, but when it did, absolutely nothing sounded good to me.  I felt like there was something that I wanted, but I just couldn’t think of what it might be. I had a [...]

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Almost Raw Parfait

Almost Raw Parfait

If there’s one thing I love, it’s a good raw foods dessert.  I talked about my introduction to them in this post, and while I really do enjoy them, I rarely make them at home.  I don’t have a dehydrator, for one thing, and the ingredients can be pretty expensive depending on what you’re making. [...]

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Irish Whiskey Cake

Irish Whiskey Cake

I used to love me some Irish coffee.  Now I stick to coffee with whiskey (hold the cream), or I make my own with non-dairy cream at home.  When I tasted the batter for this cake, it reminded me of my beloved boozy beverage and instantly transported me to the last time I was in [...]

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