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It’s the Great Pumpkin Vegan Ice Cream

recipe - vegan

I have spent a ridiculous amount of money on frozen desserts this summer.  Between Sweet Rose, Carmela, and the newly-opened Salt & Straw (<—which I’ve visited 3x in 2 days) my taste buds are a bit spoiled by high-quality ingredients, but my wallet isn’t too happy with me.

Thankfully, Cuisinart sent an ice cream maker – so now I can churn the good stuff at home.

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Just like my favorite part of baking – “cleaning” the residual mess.

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This is a batch of Emily’s Pumpkin Cinnamon Spiced Vegan Ice Cream - it’s basically just canned pumpkin, agave, almond/coconut milk – I used Pumpkin Pie Spice instead of Cinnamon.  You can enjoy it like soft-serve, right away…

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…or spread it into an 8×8 Pyrex, cover the top with parchment paper, and store in the freezer until hard and scoopable.

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This is what a front porch in the summer is for.

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P.S. The podcast I recorded with Masters of the Tooniverse is up – if you love Disney’s Alice in Wonderland as much as I do, have a listen!

 

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

crockpot recipe - recipe - sandwich - trader joe's - vegetarian

I usually bake my sweet potatoes in large batches, but in the summertime, I choose to ignore the oven.

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Crockpot, who knew you were my year-round buddy?  Scrub the potatoes clean, pierce them with a fork, wrap in foil, and slow cook on low for 6-8 hours.

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Eat with maple butter

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…or mash it up!  I used Trader Joe’s Boxed Carrot Ginger Soup to thin some out…

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…then spread on toasted bread with Vegenaise

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…baby spinach…

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…and TJ’s Balsamic Glaze.

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I wouldn’t really call this a crockpot “recipe” (<—click for past blog posts) but I’m definitely using this method to make sweet potatoes from now on.

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I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke

recipe - vegetarian

…so you could try these two recipes!

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We have a few cans of Regular Coca-Cola in the fridge from a BuzzFeed shoot. I still have residual eating disorder issues re: drinking calories (I can’t even suck down a smoothie without doing deep breathing exercises) but I’m totally fine eating them. That’s why I whipped up this beauty…

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…which (WARNING!!!) rises a lot and caused quite a mess in one of the loaves. But boy oh boy, it makes some stellar Banana Bread.

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With more soda, I whipped up this BBQ Sauce...

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…and served it on Tofu with Rice.

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Coke or Pepsi?