But, I did have a wee bit of time to bake...duh...so here's what my cray-cray week consisted of, besides cooking ALL DAY at work:
My biggest news this week is that I finally received my copy of the one, the only My Sweet Vegan by the young miss Hannah Kaminsky in the mail!!! I read it immediately, cover-to-cover. It was fantastic! I admire her talent sooooo much...so I HAD to make something from it that day! of course.I chose my first recipe to be the Almond Avalanche Bars. omigod!!
It may be hard for common folk to believe that a treat like this can be sooooo dang delicious and vegan and gluten-free and soy-free and incredibly tasty and even full of protein and fiber...wow, that's a lot of ands...but these things are freakin gooooooood! Luckily, people like us know the truth: our healthy, vegan, "hippie" desserts most often ARE BETTER in general than your run-of-the-mill baked good. period! Anyhoo...I slightly modified the recipe by adding 1/2 cup of dried cherries in with the chocolate chips, and the tanginess and chewiness of the dried fruit was perfect with the rest of the bar's richness and sweetness--I highly recommend this recipe, with or without cherries!
Last week, I decided to take a cue from the summer season and make a batch of strawberry shortcakes!!! It sounded so refreshing and summer-y and tasty, that it was a no-brainer when I was in the mood to bake!
I used the Strawberry Shortcake recipe (including the shortcakes themselves, the whipped "cream," and the strawberry goodness parts) from Bryanna's Vegan Feast Kitchen...it's on her website, so you should do this:
1. go to your farmer's market and buy some fresh strawberries
2. go to Bryanna's website and get this freakin recipe, quick!
3. make these Strawberry Shortcakes
4. eat these Strawberry Shortcakes while watching old episodes of the old Strawberry Shortcake cartoon
5. smile. a lot. :)