Category Archives: Baking

Subversive Baking

A couple weeks ago I came upon the new octopus cake pan that had just become available at Williams-Sonoma.  I nearly put up a post about it, even, just because it was so nifty and the decorated sample cake pictured … Continue reading

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Emerald Beaut Plum Crumble

So, besides the salad already mentioned, here is where many of those green-skinned Emerald Beaut plums ended up. Surprise! They’re yellow inside! Don’t they look nearly like peaches, as yellow as they are? It’s only the lack of any red … Continue reading

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Vegan Zucchini, Tomato & Onion Gratin

“Do you like zucchini?” my co-worker asked, peeking into my office. “Of course!” I said. She put the two globe zucchini she was carrying down on my desk. “Are these from your mom’s garden?” “Yes…” “Oh, they’re still warm!” “She … Continue reading

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Poblano Peppers with a Black Chickpea Filling

Looking at the picture, you might think that looks like a lot of work. You would be correct. Stuffed peppers are a lot of work to do well. They can be done poorly very easily: slap cooked rice and some … Continue reading

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Vegan Carrot Spice Cake

This started out as a riff on the famous Vegan Chocolate Cake, which I have helped to further the cause of but for which I can certainly not claim credit; it seems to have been circulating at least since WWII, … Continue reading

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Cheese Snacks

Yeah, not such a great picture, okay. I challenge you to take a good picture of crackers. Lining them up on their edges might be visually interesting, sure, but I don’t have that much time on my hands. I’ve previously … Continue reading

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Roasted Tofu and Mushrooms

Oh yeah, doesn’t that sound awesome? Really, if you’ve never liked tofu, this is a good place to start. The time in the oven does away with the squishy cloudlike blandness, reducing the tofu to crispy-edged little hunks of protein … Continue reading

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