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July 23, 2009

Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero are the authors of the all famous book Veganomicon and Vegan Cupcakes take over the world.

They are vegan geniouses.


veg cupcakes

Last night my sister was coming over for dinner, a movie, and a sleepover. I decided to make the Veganomicon Black Bean Burgers. A favorite of mine, but Allison was skeptical. Eh, no meat?

No problem. I whipped up the black bean burgers and made some sweet potato fries as well. Chopped them up, tossed lightly in olive oil, salted, and baked in a 400 degree oven for about 40 minutes. Don’t forget to flip!

I crossed my fingers as she took her first bite.

A success! She enjoyed it compltely and was surprised at how full she was from the burger. We had 1 big patty each with sp fries and tons of ketchup.

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Then it was time to bust out my neglected cookbook. I had bought Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World a long time ago but had yet to make a single recipe from the book. It was time. The other day I finally bought some cocoa powder and I knew I wanted to make some chocolate cupcakes. Only problem? No confectioners sugar for the frosting. I was limited in time and didn’t have enough time to run out to the store and get some, let alone lose my parking spot. City parking is never fun. I browsed the cookbook and towards the back found the icings and toppings.

Rich Chocolate Ganache? oh yes. Simple and delicious, I whipped it up to use for the frosting substitute. It wasn’t thickening as much as i’d hoped for so I stuck it in the fridge, and cooled the cupcakes while we put in Bride Wars.

After about 30 minutes I went back, the cupcakes were perfectly cooled, the ganache amazing and thick. I topped them off and devoured.Β  Just call me betty crocker πŸ™‚

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I had mine with a small mug of soymilk and savored each bite. These were amazing, and SO easy to make! I can’t wait till I have to bring in a baked good somewhere, or to try out one of their other amazing recipes. I can’t recommend these two cookbooks enough. They’re such great cookbooks to own. You won’t regret it if you buy it.

Today is technically my Friday. I have off tomorrow and am driving to NY tonight. Going to get my long run in this weekend, and am actually really excited because I’ll be running it in the Hamptons. I’ll get to see beautiful scenery around me and hopefully get to know the area a little better. They don’t have any sidewalks around there, so i’ll be runnin on the road. I hope you all have a wonderful day ❀

30 Comments leave one →
  1. July 23, 2009 9:19 am

    So tasty. Love that book.

    Enjoy your weekend! I bet that will be a beautiful run!

  2. July 23, 2009 9:38 am

    Okay, I am seriously making Sweet Potato Fries tonight. They looked great!

  3. July 23, 2009 10:11 am

    First of all, I love the new header, so cute!

    Secondly, that looks amazing! It is too hot to bake right now, or I would definitely give it a shot.

  4. peanutbutterandjenny permalink
    July 23, 2009 10:30 am

    oh my god i am infatuated with the ned header, girl!

    for the record — if you notice of those chocolate cupcakes goes missing, it wasn’t me πŸ˜‰

  5. lowandbhold permalink
    July 23, 2009 10:48 am

    The hamptons? I bet that will be an awesome run!

  6. July 23, 2009 11:33 am

    YUM! I keep seeing the veganomicon but haven’t bought it yet bc well.. im not vegan. lol! And i wish it were bigger! silly reasons, huh?

  7. Menden @ Skinny Menny permalink
    July 23, 2009 12:01 pm

    I’m so jeals that it’s your Friday!!

    Can you bake me some of those cupcakes, pretty please?! πŸ˜€

    And the header is friggin’ adorable…

  8. July 23, 2009 12:04 pm

    Love the new header! And black bean burgers are the best. I made them for my meat eating parents once and the taste test was just as successful!

  9. July 23, 2009 12:21 pm

    that is an awesome meal! i need to try those burgers and get that cupcake cookbook!!

  10. Olivia permalink
    July 23, 2009 1:40 pm

    yum. I’m always looking for a good veggie burger recipe and I’ll def check it out. Youre coming to NY?! Come say hi!

  11. July 23, 2009 1:47 pm

    what a great feast you cooked for your sister! i love cooking my yummy new health foods for family members. i feel like they are always a wee bit wary, but always a big fan of everything in the end!!!

  12. July 23, 2009 2:34 pm

    Aw love that you and your sis have slumber parties! Me and my sis and mom do, too – not as many as i’d like though! They’re SO fun!! Your burgers + fries look amazing!!!

  13. July 23, 2009 4:52 pm

    I haven’t tried either of those…mostly because I’m always scared the recipes will be hard and then I’ll just quit. but you make it sound good!

  14. julie permalink
    July 23, 2009 5:23 pm

    enjoy the hamptons!! I hope the weather stays nice this weekend πŸ™‚

  15. July 23, 2009 5:25 pm

    Make me dinner! Yum-o!

  16. July 23, 2009 7:25 pm

    Now I really want a cupcake!

  17. July 23, 2009 10:38 pm

    that cupcake looks freaking fantastic! Also the burger and fries look great too πŸ™‚

  18. broccolihut permalink
    July 23, 2009 11:14 pm

    Black beans and SP always go well together, but especially in burger and fry form! Can I come over for dinner too?!

  19. July 24, 2009 2:01 am

    i was browsing that cupcake book at barnes & noble! i want to snag it. there is a vegan cook off on the 1st and that is one of the prizes. your cupcakes look phenom!

  20. July 24, 2009 9:20 am

    haha too funny! i made the EXACT same black bean burgers with sweet potatoes this week!!are we on the same page or what?! haha

  21. July 24, 2009 11:24 am

    yummy!!! those look so good! im seeing those black bean burgers around, i need to bust my butt and make some!

  22. charmcitykim permalink
    July 24, 2009 12:17 pm

    The Veganomicon is one of my all-time favorite cookbooks! I have recommended this to a ton of people (mostly non-vegetarians) who have all loved it as well.

  23. July 24, 2009 8:04 pm

    Always love sweet potato fries!! : )

  24. July 24, 2009 10:31 pm

    Sounds like you made a great dinner! I definitely need new cookbooks; both of those recipes sound so good. Hope you have a great weekend!

  25. July 25, 2009 4:35 am

    Hey Ash, thanks so much for your comment on my last post ❀
    I am dying to get Veganomicon. Your cupcakes look soooo good. Sounds like a fun night with your sis. Happy Weekend!

  26. July 25, 2009 4:39 pm

    haha those look tooooo good to be vegan i love it!

  27. April (Foods of April) permalink
    July 27, 2009 5:15 pm

    Now I’m craving sweet potatoe fries! Except they’d be better slathered in peanut butter πŸ˜‰

  28. mejese313 permalink
    July 27, 2009 9:54 pm

    I LOVE black bean burgers. With a side of sweet potato fries you just can’t get any better than that!!

  29. July 28, 2009 8:56 am

    aw what a great night with your sis! congrats on the success of the black bean burgers & fries as well as the cupcake & ganache! holy yumminess . food porn for real.

  30. July 28, 2009 2:20 pm

    yum everything looks soo good!! πŸ™‚

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