Sunday, March 27, 2011

Vegan Chocolate Macadamia Cupcakes

 For my friend Steph it is Good-Bye Colorado and Hello California. I decided to make her a little somethin' to leave her belly feeling good and her flavor-meter full. So with ocean inspiration and a desperate desire for some chocolate, I made some chocolate cake topped with a coconut milk frosting, mixed with some freshly crushed macadamia nuts. So eat your heart out world...Im off to Bali :)

One Love <3

Thursday, March 24, 2011

My name is Alli and I am a Cinnaholic

If Cinnamon Rolls were what Amy Winehouse was refusing to go to rehab for...i now understand. Cinnaholic is a 100% Vegan Cinnamon Roll Bakery in Berkeley California (Located right across from UC Berkeley at 2132 Oxford Street) that is one of the Veg News Magazine "99 Things You Must Do".  At Cinnaholic you can build your own right out of the oven roll with anything your belly craves ranging from crazy flavored frostings, to fruit to brownie chunks! 
My mom brought me out a box of Cinnamon Rolls to Colorado with an assortment of different frosting flavors; Traditional, Almond, Maple and Pomegranate.
Let me just say that these Cinnamon Rolls were fantastic..and for being born the day before!! They were soft doughy goodness that was not too sweet and melted in my mouth. The Pomegranate frosting such an amazing flavor that had me licking the plate- no joke...
Cinnaholic would make anyone, even a meat muncher, a believer in vegan baking. Beware of adopting a new addiction to Cinnaholic- Hey, at least its not crack!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fresh From Japan: Green Tea Cupcakes

Mr. Pat Milbery was ever so kind to bring me home some Matcha Powder straight from the land of Harajuku girls, sailor moon, and saki. Not only does Matcha Powder taste amazing, but it is "137 times greater than the amount of EGCG available from other commercially available green teas!!!" And if i can devour a cupcake while getting an antioxidant overload and a metabolism boost, then count me in. So to make great use to my newly acquired japanese powder of amazingness, I decided on making a Vegan Green Tea Buttercream with a Vegan Almond Cupcake topped with a Green Tea Japanese candy mushroom.

Enjoy....Drool....One Love <3