Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My Sort of Pumpkin Patch.....

Pumpkin pumpkin round and fat.
Turn into a jack-o'Lantern
Just like that!

Once upon a time, Tofufreak was a young, happy pumpkin shaped child. As seen in this picture, she was happiest among her kind.....

JUST KIDDING!! (well, I may still be pumpkin-shaped, but that's an entirely different story haha)

But really, I DO love pumpkins and all things pumpkin-y and fall-ish. See? Look!

....and Tito loves them too ;D I'm not quite sure if he's guarding them or contemplating their consumption haha :)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Yoho, yoho, a pirate's life for meeeeeeeee.

That's the line that I thought of when I saw the first tester recipe for Hannah Kaminsky's new dessert book. Haha. Anyways, if you haven't already seen from other blogs, the first tester recipe was...... Rum Raisin Fudge Brownies!!!

They have sort of a cinnamon-y taste, and the flavors are impeccable. I made both variations (one with raisins, one with chocolate chips)

Here is the raisin-ed version:

Close-up of the raisin (original) recipe:

Here is the chocolate chip variation!

Close up shot!!!! Check out the chocolate chips!

Doesn't that make you drool?! :D

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Musings from the Spanish room.....

Out of the goodness of my heart, I made some goodies for classmates! Here we have:

Blueberry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Scones!
Buttercream-frosted, Sprinkle-d Butterscotch Bars!

Buttercream-frosted, chocolate chip-ed Butterscotch Bars!
Doesn't that look great? Unfortunately, a very rude guest interfered.

Meet Tito, the [very greedy] chihuahua.

Tito quiere los dulces de los estudiantes!

Look! Tito quiere los postres tambien!

No, Tito! Those have chocolate!!!!

What?! You want a sprinkle-d butterscotch bar?

Uhh........ Okay. Fine! You win this time, Tito.

I AM TITO; HEAR ME.... squeak?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

And the answer to life is......


So if any of you have seen Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, you will know that the answer to life is 42!!! haha. "So what does that have to do with anything?" you ask. Well friends, this is my 42nd post! Yay! haha. This would also be my excuse for not posting yesterday. I was about to post about some treats that I had brought to school yesterday when I realized that this was THE most important-once-in-a-lifetime post! So what did I do for my 42nd post?


The recipe is a slightly modified version of the one from VCTOTW (I used some coconut essence oil for flavoring).

Here they are, cooling.

Frosted with lime coconut cream and lightly dusted with green sugar:

I also managed to get margarita candles (these were for my mom's birthday, which happens to be today!), thus making these cupcakes super extra special!

Needless to say, these were some pretty HOT cupcakes :D

P.S. Congratulations to everyone who guessed TOFU on the last post! The hint was in the title; I am TOFUfreak, therefore my meme would include TOFU. haha. If you happen to read this and have a food related blog title, I tag YOU! to do a picture meme! Go!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My sort of meme...

Guess what this is!

Tell me what it is, and your favorite way to eat it!

P.S. Homecoming pics are currently MIA sadly =(

Monday, October 13, 2008


Going along with the school spirit theme, I made Cupcakelets with school color frosting! THESE ARE SO EXTREMELY RICH, FUDGY, AND DECADENT.

Vanilla Cupcakelets!

Chocolate Cupcakelets!

Woohoo! Go DC!

P.S. Sorry I've been neglecting MoFo so much. I have a good excuse/reason: HOMECOMING!!! I'm still debating whether or not I should post photos though since I have another one in 2 weeks. Anyone have a say?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Oops. I did it again.

Made whoopie pies(!), that is. It was Spirit Week at school this week due to homecoming, so there were a lot of class activities and competitions; one of which was a class video. To thank all those who helped out in our class video, I made whoopie pies!!! hehehe.

Starting off with.......

Traditional whoopie pies! This comes exactly from My Sweet Vegan by Hannah Kaminsky.

Strawberry Chocolate Whoopie Pies! With strawberry buttercream! These were fun, expecially since the strawberries actually turned the frosting pink, rather than food coloring!

Mmmmint Chocolate Whoopie Pies! (yum! These were my personal favorite. they sort of reminded me of the one I got from Pattycake way back when.)


Oh boy. Sugar coma :D

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Black Forest Cake-- Revisited

Perhaps, if you have been around long enough, you remember my post on Black Forest Cake. This past weekend, I was uber bored, and decided to make a cake. Unfortunately, it turned out really bad, so I will spare you the pictures and just give you the side glimpse.
Eeeech... Sorry!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Summer? verano? Shia Tien?

I love fall and all things harvest-y, but once in a while, some things show up around my kitchen (pineapple!!!) that remind me of great meals eaten in the summer.

What do all of these things have in common?

They make a great marinade for tofu steaks! and cubes! and anything else you like! Yes, friends, this is my omni-converting grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Tofu. YUM!

I've gotten several comments concerning recipes, so here is my proposition: I post all recipes after MoFo so that I can have enough time to properly perfect everything to my liking. Does that sound good to everyone? Is it fair?

Friday, October 3, 2008

D'oh! I'm late. Nuts!

Soooo I decided last minute to join everyone else in Vegan Month of Food. Yes, I am a procrastinator. But hey, better late than never, no?

Besides, I'm sure you'll forgive me after this post anyways :D

TaDa! This is what days off of school call for! Parties at friends houses and from-scratch vegan doughnuts! Here are all 5 kinds together:

Chocolate Cake-y Doughnut Holes with Chocolate Ganache

Nutmeg-Spice yeast-raised Doughnut Holes

Plain Jane yeast-raised Doughnuts

Sugar-n-Spice yeast-raised Doughnuts

(My beloved) Maple Glazed yeast-raised Doughnuts

Powdered Sugar-ed yeast-raised Doughnuts
Am I forgiven?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Happy Vegetarian Day!

Nothing much to post about today.
Just wanted to say Happy Vegetarian Day!
Today I packed hummus; drool as you may!

Haha, enough with the rhyming. Today's lunch was uber delicious and inspired by an omni-friend!!! It all started in geometry class when we randomly were having a discussion on good potluck foods (we had a party for getting all A's on our tests). At the mention of "hummus," a loud groan and a "YUCK!" immediately ensued. (This was also the same omni friend who curiously and dubiously tried my pineapple teriyaki tofu, much to my [and later, her] delight).

Determined to change her mind, I set about making hummus for the first time. Version 1.0 was a sun-dried tomato basil hummus. Yummus! She really took to that one, though I thought that Trader Joe's version of that flavor was better. (This was on Tuesday)

Surprise of surprises! She knew about nat'l vegetarian day (!) and even asked me to bring her more hummus for lunch! So last night I set about making version 2.0 : Chipotle Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (also Trader-Joe inspired). This one, I am proud to say, turned out exactly like the one at Trader Joe's!!!

Not Pictured (regretfully): Mint Chocolate Whoopie Pies, Cherry Chocolate Whoopie Pies, Vanilla Whoopies, and Double Chocolate Whoopie Pies.

Spread the [VEG] love!

Edit: I will be MoFo-ing this year, but will most likely post every other day at most.