Daily Archives: December 31, 2011

Baby New Year

bakeries/cafes/dessert places - gluten free - vegan

Told ya I’d be back!

This morning we stopped into the brand new Larchmont BabyCakes for breakfast. Started with a Coffee Crunch –

Abe isn’t even a donut man – but I guess he likes vegan, allergen-free ones, because he wolfed his portion down with gusto

This branch also offers fresh, daily waffles. Here is a “plain” – which arrived with some kind of (I’m assuming) naturally-sweetened/non-dairy butter on top…

…half of the half order

Maple syrup drizzled on top

I still wanted a little more so I bought some day-old “Toasties”

These had cranberries in them, but I found the recipe on Martha Stewart for a Cinnamon version

Still moist and delicious!

Cannot believe all this stuff is gluten/refined sugar/wheat/soy/casein/egg-free.

Expect to see A LOT more of me at Babycakes in 2012!

New Year’s Wish

bakeries/cafes/dessert places - holidays - party

Last night, we grabbed our bites and brews…

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…headed to the (super foggy) Westside…

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…sat at this traffic light for about 20 minutes waiting for Critical Mass

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…and arrived just in time to nosh the New Year’s Eve (Eve) away!

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I filled 3 little plates with nibbles – everything from mochi to chai gingerbread

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…guac, hummus, salsa…

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…veggies, salami, TJ’s appetizers, and popcorn

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Special delivery!

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My friend Kai is cousins with the owner/pastry chef at Proof – where I’ve been wanting to go since it opened last year

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I was JUST drooling over her amazing creations on the Cooking Channel’s “Unique Sweets” that afternoon…

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…and there I was eating them a few hours later – a New Year’s wish come true!

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Kai’s (other) cousin – a blog reader – (<—HI!!!) hand-picked these with Abe and me in mind…

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…you MUST TRY their vegan tea cake people!!!

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And this Pomegranate Tart with Dark Chocolate Crust

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Bites of heaven!

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I’ll have to go back for this fig oat cake sometime…

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…maybe if I wish hard enough, it’ll come true???

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