Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am Banana Cake

  For the last six months I have had my head down studying Patternmaking at Fashion Tech. Today we graduated! This is the course that I had to leave, because of my health foibles, four years ago, so it has been a poignant day. I am proud of myself and excited for the present and…

Lemon Lime Pancakes with Berry Sauce and Coconut-Cashew Cream

Art by Paul X. Johnson, via Supersonic Electronic   Strange times in our neck of the woods lately. I was on holiday in New Plymouth when the 6.3 earthquake gave Wellington a big shake last week – thankfully we arrived home to a house that was just as we left it. No cracks in the…

Berrylicious Vegan Mini-Cheesecakes

Image via I Fucking Wish   This recipe is modified from Buddha Belly Bites’ epic Raw Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake. I have been meaning to make a cashew-based vegan cheesecake for a while now and let me tell you, I can’t believe it took so long. These things are damn incredible. Beware, you might end up…

Sweet & Simple Vegan Raspberry Muffins

Art by Brian Ewing via Ant Baena   I love how easy these muffins are to throw together; I made a batch while prepping a quick sauce for tonight’s dinner (tofu-chili enchiladas – damn good, and resting happily in my belly as I type). Raspberries are definitely my go-to berry, but you might want to…

Chocolate-Pecan Brownie Loaf

Kielo S/S13 via VFiles   This recipe is a kind of Frankenstein creation, part loaf, part brownie. I can’t decide whether it is a brownie-style loaf or a loaf-style brownie. Either way, it tastes damn good! Chocolately, chewy, moist and delicious, it is perfect with a cup of Earl Grey, or underneath a big dollop…

Vegan Dark Chocolate Velvet Pie

Image via Flickr This quick, crowd-pleasing recipe is proof that vegan desserts are just as amazing as the dairy and egg-filled variety. The pie is rich, creamy and so moreish, with a luxe chocolate filling complemented by a sweet, easy biscuit crust and swirls of dark chocolate drizzle to top it all off. It comes…

Sinful Chocolate Pudding (The Subtle Triumph Of Silken Tofu)

Via Derhaarfluesterer Ink @ Tumblr   This recipe is adapted from How It All Vegan by Sarah Kramer and Tanya Barnard. It is quite the deliciously simple dairy free dessert revelation. This is seriously good stuff. Tonight for dessert we ate a big bowl o’ pudding with an almond-topped Easy Vegan Chocolate Cupcake on the…