Raspberry Cake

I promised cake so heres the cake as for the sushi well thats a work in progress haha.

Heres the Recipe for the cake add the raspberrys to the cake once the batter is mixed.

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup soy milk
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
3 tablespoons oil


Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients together.

In another bowl, mix all wet except oil and stir well.

Mix together wet and dry together.

Add oil, 1 tablespoon at a time and mix well.

Bake for 22-25 minutes until lightly golden.


Scrambled Tofu

This was my first time making scrambled tofu with tumeric I added way too much beacuse it turned bright yellow and I could taste the tumeric haha but it was still really good. I topped it off with sauted mushrooms, garlic and onions. Oh and also lots of hot sauce and ketchup.

Ill be making something exciting soon like sushi or a cake or maybe both! haha


Almond Junket

So I was flipping through one of my new chinese cookbooks and I saw this recipe for Almond Junket its basically a fruit salad with almond flavored agar agar cubes. Mine had cantalope, cherries and pineapple gels. I think next time I might put the cherrys inside the agar like my mom use to. Im probably going to make this 6874 times before summer is over.


Cookies and Nature

These are the same Chocolate Chip cookies I made a couple posts ago the only difference is I rolled them out and cut them into heart shapes since they dont spread at all the reason why they look a bit darker is beacuse I added more cinnamon this time. We took them on our picnic along with some macaroni salad and baked tofu I think I prefer baked tofu to grilled tofu just has a better texture. ya know? Anyways theres some pictures of where we hiked below. We actually hike there atleast once a week but I usually dont take pictures for some reason.


Chocolate Chip Cookies!

So these were really good the only problem was they didnt spread at all during baking and I wasnt aware of that or else I would have flattened them out. The recipe was really simple and didnt take long at all to make.

Happy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe by Denise


2 cups unbleached flour
2 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsp.salt
cinnamon to taste (optional)
vegan chocolate or carob chips - put in as many as you like
1 cup raw sugar (turbinado #1, sucanat works too but sucks up a lot of the moisture)
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup water


VERY IMPORTANT-make sure all ingredients are at room temperature. It will work if they're not at room temp but it works MUCH better if they are. Also while your oven is pre-heating put the cookie sheets you are going to use on top of the oven so they get preheated as well. Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl mix flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon (if you choose). Add chips. Make a well in the center and set aside.

In a medium size bowl mix vegan sugar and oil. Mix it well. Add the vanilla and then add the water. Mix it well. Add the wet to the well in the dry. Mix it well but be careful not to overwork it. Add more chips if you need to. Spoon onto ungreased cookie sheets. Put them in the oven. Bake for 5 minutes and then flip and rotate the sheets.(top to bottom,and 180 degree rotation) Bake another 4 minutes and check them.

The cookies are done when they seem a little bit softer then you want them to be. They will harden up some as they cool. I usually go in two minute increments from here untill they get to where I like them.

Take them out when they are done and move them to wire cooling racks. If they split or come apart when you try to remove them let them sit on the pan for 2 minutes before transferring them to the racks.