Archive for November, 2012

Yep….here it is, in all it’s “glory” my very first vegan toll house pie! Several things I need to change…like adding more flour….less butter…but everyone loved it.

I just wish I could have tasted it (sugar makes me very ill).


Ready?? Here it is…..


As you can see I had to quick snap a photo before it was all gone. Actually number one son did it for me….my camera was in another room and I was afraid to leave it LOL

I’ll post the recipe here shortly.  I considered using The Vegg but then used Ener-G instead as the latter is for stabilization and not necessarily for richness.

Everything else was a success IMHO … I was the only one who liked my fresh cranberry relish but I did not care. It was wonderful.

All in all I am thankful to have a family I love … all four of them…with all my heart…

AND I am thankful to be done cooking large amounts of food for a couple of weeks LOL



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Tarragon Roasted Turkey Breast

Roasted Turkey Gravy

Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

Glazed Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Chunks

Sautéed Thyme infused Zucchini Rounds

Fresh Cranberry Relish with Apples and Walnuts

Toll House Pie

Everything except the obvious is vegan friendly for my beautiful daughter!

Have a Blessed Day!


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 …as my Grandma would say… she also said “Holy Smokes” and that there was a “Man in the Moon” and also, the Moon was made of cheese…. how odd that an entire planet would be made of a protein for the man that lives there….

Curiouser and Curiouser (said in a Sheldon Cooper voice…Big Bang Theory).

Oh!! She also said “string beans” and today they are commonly known as “green beans”


I remember pinching off the ends of those beans, whichever you called them, after we harvested….just a little tidbit of my life.

I have nothing to post…well I do but it’s boring…recovering from Sandy, calling for estimates, blah blah.

So tonight I thought I’d simply post what we had for dinner.

I love this product because you don’t have to use the sauce if you don’t want to…typically I do lol

I added some string beans w/some salt to the oil and heated them up and then dumped in the package. Thawed out the sauce in a bowl of hot water.  The beans caramelize nicely. I added the sauce with just a wee bit of water to make “more” sauce.  Served it with white rice I had nuked to perfection.

A hit!  I do it different every time. I’m out of frozen kale and the spinach I have is in blocks for bigger uses. It was very tasty. I did not want to stop eating it.

For us (my dh) carnivores. I am heating up a chicken pot pie in the oven. It smells heavenly….combined w/the orange chicken…ahhhhh

Who needs a holiday meal? Just come here and sniff about LOL


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Vegan edible glitter!!!!

The Vanilla Duck

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 Oh beloved cupcake it has been awhile….

 Cupcakes have inevitably been off the baking menu for some time after an endless effort to acquire a new stash of piping bags.   After months of searching a batch was discovered in stock in the aisle of a supermarket of all places.

Finally, we could roll out the cupcake cases and get down to what we do best!


Cupcakes are a favourite in the Vanilla Duck kitchen. There is nothing more soothingly satisfying than piping a perfect swirl on top of a  beautifully baked, decadent cakey morsel.

This batch was a simple dairy free vanilla sponge with a vegan lemon buttercream. Simply adorned with a sprinkle of edible glitter and a sugar coated heart.  Quite tasty too apparently

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110 grams of plain flour

110 grams of vegan margarine

110 grams of sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp of baking powder

Pinch o’salt


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