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Pita Bread

Pita Bread

Find out how to make your very own soft vessel for sandwiches, falafel and other delicious goodies, as well as tips on how to either get pocket pita bread, or flatter pita bread over at Sweet Pea's Kitchen.

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Vegan Cookie Brownies

Vegan Cookie Brownies

All we can say is that we want The Tolerant Vegan to be our BFF and to treat us to chocolate chip cookies baked into brownies, topped with chocolate frosting for our birthday. We're even willing to fork out money for that kind of friendship. Just putting it out there.

Recipe: Vegan Cookie Brownies

Christmas Stollen

Christmas Stollen

It's still fresh enough for you to remember how "they" start playing Christmas music right after Thanksgiving, AKA way too early in the holiday season for the poor folks who work retail and have no choice but to have their ears filled with the stuff (for what feels like) ad vitam aeternam.

I say, let's show them what's what by making Christmas recipes right after Christmas instead of before or during. And this non-traditional stollen made without milk, eggs and candied fruit, but filled instead with fresh oranges, dried cranberries and chocolate chips is a great way to get started on this new revolution.

Recipe: Christmas Stollen

Vegan Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Vegan Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Seriously, folks, is this a plot to have my choco-ho-meter go through the roof? Another fantastic-looking chocolate cake covered with chocolate frosting AND chocolate chips, so shortly after the other one? I don't know whether to love you or to smash tender fluffy cake in your pretty little faces.

Recipe: Vegan chocolate cake with chocolate frosting

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Mayan Ganache

Chocolate Cupcakes with Mayan Ganache

There are times when I don't care for chocolate so much. And then there are other times when I wish even my toothpaste was made of 100% chocolate, and my mouthwash too while we're at it, because there's just not enough chocolate even in chocolate itself. Seeing this recipe for fluffy chocolate cupcakes covered with a lusciously sweet chocolate ganache puts me in one of those moods. I don't have all the ingredients at hand to satisfy the craving, alas, so I'll be crying chocolate tears on my chocolate pillow if you need me. ;)

Recipe: Chocolate Cupcakes with Mayan Ganache

Vegan Chocolate Cake with Avocado Frosting

Vegan Chocolate Cake with Avocado Frosting

Bonnie the baker makes Joy the baker's scrumptious vegan chocolate cake lusciously covered with avocado frosting. Even if your not a vegan "sometimes you have guests who are vegans.  Sometimes you just don’t have eggs or milk, and you pretend that you always cook vegan." And sometimes you have a bunch of ripe avocados begging to be made into this wonderful cake!

Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Avocado Cake

Apple Cranberry Crostata

Apple Cranberry Crostata

Combine Fall's most beautiful bounty (apples and cranberries!) into a superb hazelnut crust, and travel all the way to Italy without having to get felt up or scanned at the airport thanks to a crostata that's guaranteed to make you go mamma mia like you never mamma mia'd before.

Recipe: Apple Cranberry Crostata

Spice Nut Muffins

Spice Nut Muffins

I won't insult your intelligence by reminding you what "they" say about spice, I respect you too much for that. But what puts the extra nice in this recipe is that it's actually free of sugar, because date puree is used instead of the granulated stuff we're all, let's admit it, addicted to. Toasted pecans, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg join forces to put a delicious finishing touch on a good-for-you treat that still manages to taste sinfully sweet.

Recipe: Spice Nut Muffins

Savory Vegetable Hand Pies

Savory Vegetable Hand Pies

Considering the fact we're all browsing this awesome baking-centric site, chances are we all have that sweet tooth thing going on for us. But it's good to go for something savory sometimes, and if any recipe were to be the poster child for this concept, the following would definitely be it: a wonderfully flaky pumpkin-shaped crust filled with butternut squash, spinach and mushrooms. Ladies and gentlemen, our gluttonous lives are now complete.

Recipe: Savory Vegetable Hand Pies

Vegan Thin Mints

Vegan Thin Mints

Show them girl scouts what's what by making your own delicious thin mints, vegan to boot, and by having them (the thin mints, not the girl scouts) handy year round!

Recipe: Vegan Thin Mints