Thursday, January 31, 2013

Gummy Yummy Vegan Goodness!

As the last day of National Candy Month, let’s sweeten things up with vegan gummy candies!

from Kristy at The Naked Kitchen
from Rachel at Coconut & Lime

More gummy goodness…
Apple Cider Jelly Candy
from Lisa at The Frugal Vegan
Vegan Gummy Worms
from Lady Make
Pumpkin Pâte de Fruits
from Hannah at BitterSweet

Most of these gummy candy recipes turn out best if left to set overnight.
A note about agar and gelatin alternatives from PETA:
"Keep in mind that highly acidic ingredients, such as lemons, strawberries, oranges, and other citrus fruits, may require more agar-agar than the recipe calls for. Also, enzymes in fresh mangoes, papaya, and pineapple break down the gelling ability of the agar-agar so that it will not set. Cooking these fruits before adding them to a recipe, however, neutralizes the enzymes so that the agar-agar can set."

Can’t wait? Hit these links!

Natural Candy Store…everything from hard nut brittles to melt-in-your-mouth vegan candies
Candy Favorites Shop…traditional brand candies that happen to be vegan such as Air Heads Taffy, Brach’s Cinnamon Disks, Charms Blow Pops, Cracker Jack, Dots, Jolly Ranchers, Jujyfruits, Skittles, Sour Patch Kids, Swedish Fish, SweeTarts and Twizzlers
Karmavore Vegan Shop…Gummies, Licorice and Lollipops
VeganEssentials Shop…huge selection of Vegan Butterscotch Candies, Caramel Corn, Caramels, Gum, Gummies, Hard Candies, Licorice, Lollipops, Marshmallows, Mints, Nougat Bars and Peanut Brittle in addition to a gazillion temptful treats in their Chocolate section.
(VeganEssentials is featuring 50% off shipping on orders of $50 or more today only…put together an order with friends or just stock up on your favorites!)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Raw on $10 a Day (or Less!) Giveaway!

Chocolate Covered Strawberries...Turtle Pie...Lemon Cherry Cheesecake...

Sound tempting to you? The Brilliant Lisa at Raw on $10 a Day (or Less!) is giving away a copy of her Spring ebook, which includes all of those superyumful recipes, plus dozens more! Lisa is an ace talent on creating spinningly delicious healthy recipes on a tight budget, and she's an excellent photographer so you can't help but want to try them all! Go visit and see for yourself, and leave her a comment or two to enter her giveaway!

In keeping with today's Blueberry theme, here's one of Lisa's easiest treats...

Stack up the Blueberries!

It's National Blueberry Pancake Day!!
My lifelong fave breakfast! Whenever I visit a new place for eats, I hunt for these on the menu like a hungry bear hunts for honey. I've been known to order 2 new thing to try and one order of blueberry pancakes, just to taste, then take the rest home to snack on all day long. Just plain, wrapped around cut up fruit and granola, topped with cashew butter or vegan cream cheese or yogurt or almond milk "ice cream". Gimme one food to eat on a deserted island and blueberry pancakes top the list!  ;)

from Angela of Oh She Glows

Blueberry Pancakes
from peta2 (supereasy classic recipe!)
Vegan Blueberry Corn Pancakes
from Adventures of a Vegan Foodie
Blueberry Lemon Cornmeal Pancakes
from Emmy Cooks
Whole Grain Pancakes with Dried Blueberries, Ginger & Sunflower Seeds
from Annie at An Unrefined Vegan
Blueberry (and Chocolate Chip) Pancakes
from Jenna at Living A Vegan Life

Want a faster stack?
Drop some blueberries, non-dairy milk and veg oil into Cherrybrook Kitchen's Original Pancake Mix or Mom's Vegan Kitchen Pancake & Waffle Mix and hit the skillet!
Both are available nationwide and at VeganEsssentials.

And organic blueberries are on sale at Outpost!  :)

Do you have a favorite blueberry stack? Tell us where, when and why, or share a recipe! Cheers!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Chilly Day's Indulgence...

...It's Chocolate Cake Day!  :)

Just staring at the photo makes me want to eat my screen...

from Chef Tina Jo of Splendor in the Raw

More yumful chocolateyness...
One-Minute Chocolate Cake
from Chocolate-Covered Katie
Lucky Chocolate Cake
from Hannah Kaminsky of Bittersweet
Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake
from Chocolate-Covered Katie
Ultra-Moist Amazing Chocolate Layer Cake
from Hannah Kaminsky of Bittersweet
The White Pig’s Chocolate-Chocolate Cake
from PETA
Traverse City Cherry-Chocolate Cake
from PETA
Vegan Mexican Chocolate Cake
from the legendary Candle 79 restaurant

Buy it! Vegan Mexican Chocolate Cake
from Outpost! (Click on the pdf "custom cake menu".)

Which recipe tempts you the most?
What's your favorite wickedly indulgent chocolate cake? Share links if you like!  :)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Midwinter Sunshine

Organic Cara Cara Oranges are on sale at Outpost Natural Foods! Cara Caras are sunshiny pink-red oranges with a sweet complex flavor...perfect for a superhealthy, supercolorful I'm-keeping-my-New-Year-resolution-in-delicious-style salad.  ;)

from Veggie Grettie

from Rhyann at Cooking College Chick

More juicy options...
Cara Cara Oranges With Salsa of Roasted Beets, Hot Peppers, and Bitetto Olives
from Chef Andrew Feinberg, courtesy of New York Magazine
Citrus Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing
from Amy Myrdal Miller, courtesy of The Nutrition Source,
Harvard School of Public Health

It's National Peanut Butter Day!

Enjoy peanut butter all day long!  :)
A vegan National Peanut Butter Day menu:

from Chocolate-Covered Katie

Lunch...Peanut Butter & Banana French Toast
from Amey at Vegan Eats & Treats

Nut Buttery Kale Chips
from Kittee, Cakemaker to the Stars

Sriracha and Peanut Butter Tofu
from Erin at Olives for Dinner

All day...  ;)
Buckeye Balls
from Kittee, Cakemaker to the Stars
PETA's Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

What's your favorite peanut butter recipe? Share links if you'd like!  :)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Bulking Up

Loads of great deals this week at Outpost Natural Foods...time to stock up your pantry! 5lb Bulk Packs on sale include Organic Corn Grits, Organic Green Split Peas, Organic Kasha, Organic Steel Cut Oats, Organic Semolina or Whole Wheat Elbow Pasta and Organic Kidney, Pinto or Black Beans. Now what to do with all those heaps of healthy goodness? How about a kicked-up split pea soup for these ridiculously bone-bitingly-cold blustery days?

from Pulse Canada

Chipotle Split Pea Soup
from Melody Polakow of Melomeals

So click the links and sip up some split pea heat!  :)