New Category/Confession

Hi Loyal Readers and Bakers!

I have a confession to make…Because of various health concerns and life changes, after four years I am not vegan anymore! I still continue to bake mostly vegan desserts but I have been experimenting with dairy products and I’d like to share some of those recipes with you. I’ll take pictures and share the recipes for all the vegan and non-vegan delicious treats that I concoct, still on this blog. I’ve created a new category “vegan” which you can check if you want to exclusively look for vegan recipes.

I hope you enjoy my future posts, both vegan and not!

If you want to convert non-vegan recipes to make them vegan, here’s a helpful cheat-sheet:

cream cheese can always be replaced with Tofutti Cream Cheese (plain/original flavor)

butter can be replaced with Earth Balance margarine

eggs can be replaced with: 1/3 cup applesauce, EnerG Egg Replacer, half of a mashed banana, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch blended with 2 tablespoons of warm water, 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds mixed with 3 tablespoons of warm water, or a variety of other binding agents depending on what consistency you want your baked good to have (or what properties you need your egg replacer to have (binding, rising, etc.)).

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2 Responses to “New Category/Confession”


  1. 1 Bria November 25, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Good for you for being flexible and making changes. Enjoy this part of your journey 😉 I was dairy-free for about a year, as part of an overall overhaul, but find that I can now tolerate dairy in moderation. It’s nice 🙂

  2. 2 SassyFrassy November 28, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    I’ve been a big fan of this blog for over a year, and it started my obsession with food blogs. While I was drawn here for the vegan recipes, and am still a practicing vegan, I applaud this decision! Good for you for listening to your body. It will thank you a million times over.

    I will remain a vegan until my body tells me it wants to do something different, but I wish more people would design their diets that way– vegan or otherwise. I will continue to read your blog faithfully. Thank you for sharing your recipes and your decision!


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