Archive for June, 2010

Chocolate truffles are easy — who knew?!

Can’t find the original site where I found this recipe. Oops. Anyway, these aren’t the kind with the hard shell and gooey inside, but they’re still darn tasty.

Chocolate Truffles (makes approx. 12 one-inch-wide truffles)

  • 1/2 cup “butter” (Earth Balance spread is awesome)
  • 1 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar (you can probably get away with less, but definitely don’t use granulated sugar)

With a bit of:

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla OR balsamic vinegar (for flavoring, probably optional)
  • cinnamon for rolling (optional) OR
  • sesame seeds for rolling (optional) OR
  • shredded coconut for rolling (optional)

In a not-too-large bowl, cream the butter. Slowly mix in cocoa, then vanilla. Slowly mix in sugar. Scoop out heaping tablespoons of the mix and roll into balls. Roll in cocoa or cinnamon or whatever, if you want. I put mine in the fridge and they got nice and firm.


Homemade vegan “ice cream”

Fat-Free Raw Ice Cream (Vegan) recipe via Happy Herbivore. (Scroll…scroll…for the recipe.)

Mostly: ripe frozen bananas, milk substitute.
With a bit of: vanilla and cinnamon for flavor.

NOTE: The linked article mentions in passing that she froze the bananas after peeling. I can attest that trying to peel frozen bananas is a terrible idea…

Scallion Cakes

Scallion Cakes

Scallion Cakes,
originally uploaded by Charles Haynes.

Scallion cakes recipe via

Mostly: flour, water, scallions (aka green onion).
With a bit of: vegetable oil, salt (the comments on the recipe strongly recommend reducing the salt used).

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