Archive of Recipe testing

Testing and Prepping

Since Vegan Month of Food (MoFo) 2012 is just around the corner I feel like I need to start getting back into the routine of regular posting. Last weekend I spent a couple of hours brainstorming themes and planning recipes. If you’ve never participated in Vegan MoFo before it might sound quite daunting to plan […]

This spring Vegans will all scream for cream!

Vegan a la Mode

Getting testy

I hope that you’re enjoying all of the fun recaps from my time in Portland. There are a few more to come plus my review of San Francisco’s best vegan spots (I’m still dreaming about my meal at a href=””Millennium/a).br /div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: left;”br //divdiv class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: left;”Since I’ve been back […]

Can biege be mind-blowing? More recipe testing for Manifest Vegan

I do believe that it is best to eat a rainbow of brightly coloured foods. I love salads and smoothies. I do. But, sometimes when you’re testing recipes with a looming deadline you have to group things by ingredients to get the most from that big bag of xanthum gum, know what I mean? Here […]

Testing ridiculously good vegan recipes

Happy Friday everyone!br /br /I’ve been a busy lady this week. Although many things slow down in the summer, I am not one of /br /Despite all the fun of running, swimming, working, writing and researching I managed this week there was also a lot of recipes testing taking place in my tiny condo […]

Recipe testers are the best house guests

div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”/divHello summer! Thank you so much for coming…I’ve been waiting so long for your /br /I spent the sun-kissed weekend at my Mom’s place, visiting family – there were faery fests and pirate parties to /br /It was exactly what I needed, a break from the city and […]

What a week!

Can you feel it? The sunshine? The heat? The happiness? Yes! This week I wore dresses covered in flowers, went running before 6 am, and ate tons of local greens thanks to my CSA. This is the time of year that my city really comes to life. I went to a Brendan Brazier‘s book launch […]

Trying, Testing and Training

I have heard a lot of grumbling this week about “January Joiners”, people who show up at the gym for the first few weeks of the year as a result of well-intentioned resolutions. I understand the annoyance. When you get up all year long at 5:30 – you’d like to find a free treadmill waiting […]

Recipe Testing and Bake-Off Planning

Friday night could not come fast enough this week. It has been busy, hot and irritating. I think I’m feeling some post-vacation blues while also being enthusiastically motivated to change the world (and my life) after all the Vegetarian Summerfest inspiration. While I mull over my next steps, I’m working through the practical tasks at-hand […]

gluten-freerawsugar-free Gift-worthy vegan gravy, protein-packed tabouli, and swiftly sliced strawberries

O’ Canada Patriotic Pie

Busy with Joy.

Last night I was catching up with a good friend and she said “you sound really happy”. You know, she was right. The funny thing is nothing significant has changed in my life, other than my perspective, but I am feeling incredibly blessed lately.  The past three years have been the toughest I’ve ever faced. […]

Dishing up some Bliss

My office is moving this Friday and the G20 descends upon my city in a matter of days, so I’m living with some chaos in my life. During the day, I have to meander around stacks of green bins, piles of chairs and bags of files set for the shredder in order to reach my […]

Ripe From Around Here….is here!

My post for Heathy’s raw ice cream cake challenge is going to be delayed just one more day because when I should have been using the ideal picture-taking hours to highlight the creamy texture of my Elegant Elvis and Cinnamon Roll variations I was celebrating a very exciting moment with a fantastic friend. May’d Me […]

Celebrating the launch of Viva Vegan!

Viva Vegan!

Vegans learn to DIY

So, I’m up early drawing maps for the Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off (today at 4pm) and wrapping up the amazing prizes. I wanted to make sure I got a MoFopost up this morning just in case I fall into a sugar coma this evening.I know that all of the Fabulous Vegan Bakers will impress me […]