Recipes & Tips

Vegan Turtle Cupcakes

Salted Caramel. Chocolate Cake. Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting. Roasted Salted Pecans I am a lover of salted desserts. When I was in culinary school, my favorite pastry chef instructor (Jeanne Krauss for those of you in the know!) was one…

Layers of Flavor: Fat

According to the culinary gods of the universe, fat is flavor. Butter, in particular, according to google: “Diacetyl is a naturally occurring substance that gives butter its characteristic flavor and aroma, and is often a component of artificial flavoring formulations. Acetoin,…

Ultimate Vegan Fudge Brownies

Vegan, Egg Free, Dairy Free In my immediate family genes, you are pre-disposed to be a chocoholic. I’m pretty sure this was passed down for generations now between both sides of my family. My grandma on my dad’s side was…

Layers of Flavor: Zesting

There are so many recipes these days that call for the zest of citrus fruit. It may seem like a completely unnecessary kitchen tool but I highly suggest anyone to invest in a good quality microplane (see above). I think…

Vegan Dulce De Leche Bars

SURPRISE! The reason why I wanted to make vegan dulce de leche so badly recently was because I just needed to make them into some type of dessert and quite honestly, I had never heard of anyone making a vegan…

Vegan Dulce De Leche

Refined Sugar Free, Gluten Free & Paleo Sometimes I get a craving for something sweet & salty. When I say sometimes, I mean all the time. When all the salted caramel things came out about 10 years back, I was…