Pineapple, Pumpkin and Pecan Upside-Down Cake

Click Here for a Print-Friendly Recipe This cake is rich, moist and dense without being heavy. The sweet and earthy tones of the pumpkin are enhanced by the nutty quinoa flour, and brightened by the sweet and tangy pineapple shining on top. Pecans add a wonderful crunch, sweet and rich, tying together the pumpkin and…

Filo Maple Apple Tart

Click here for a Print-Friendly recipe As I was pondering how to use a small amount of lion’s mane I had leftover, I remembered an ingredient I hadn’t used in years. Filo (or phyllo) dough- sheets of delicate, tissue paper thin dough that could be layered with butter to create a flakey, crisp and buttery…

Tropical Pawpaw Caramel Sauce

For a Printable Recipe, Click Here Pawpaws- the soft, sweet, caramelly, custard-like, tropical fruit found across the decidedly non-tropical tasting fruit. The caramel hints inspired me to use the pawpaw, along with coconut milk, to give a common caramel sauce a tropical touch. It can be drizzled over vegan ice cream, pie or desserts, flavor lattes,…

Sweetened Vegan Cashew Mascarpone

Click Here for a Printable Recipe I spent some time watching the Food Network channel a while back- as every vegan who has tried this knows, it is not a good place to get ideas for vegan cooking. An episode couldn’t go by without the words “prosciutto” and “mascarpone” being uttered, and the salty meat…

Birthday Cake

My birthdays measure my age, but also stand as a marker for the length of time I’ve spent as a vegetarian and vegan. As of today I am 25 years old and I have spent the last 20 years not eating meat, and the most recent two consuming no animal products of any kind- and…

Strawberry and Japanese Knotweed Crisp

Click Here for a Printable Version Warm, gooey, crunchy, a little sour and a little sweet. This knotweed crisp is a play on a classic- strawberry rhubarb crisp, and every bit as good as the original! Japanese knotweed is a plant native to eastern Asian which has sprung up and started to take over globally. The…