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>VEGAN CHOW: fake out: Hostess Cupcake

Posted in 2011, cake, cupcakes, dessert, Einstein, God, healthy, hostess, icing, Japan, kittens, may 21, pillsbury, ricemellow, vegan, vegan cupcakes, vegetarian, Zombie on May 20, 2011 by habitualmelodies

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So, I hate to bake. So that means that when I am craving a whole cake to my self I will, (A) Not go buy one, because vegan cakes are expensive, duh, and (B) Not make a cake or cupcake from scratch. So when I noticed my craving for a Hostess Cupcake wasn’t going anywhere, I had to get creative. Thankfully there are accidental vegan products out there that made my job a whole lot easier. I recruited the help from a box of Pillsbury Dark Chocolate cake mix, added some depth by replacing the water with strong coffee, and replaced the eggs* and oil with plain coconut milk yogurt (eggs) and applesauce (vegetable oil). For the filling and squiggle, I used, Suzzanes Ricemallow Fluff, a vegan marshmallow fluff, available at whole foods. Last but not least, it all topped off with a yummy chocolate ganache! That’s not too complicated is it? So make these, and share them with your friends at the next Furries meeting. Enjoy!

*If you don’t have coconut yogurt, don’t panic, ½ a mashed up banana equals 1 egg
*1/3 cup of apple sauce = ½ oil, so you kinda have to guesstimate, or just use oil

You will need:

-Pillsbury Moist Supreme Cake mix: Dark Chocolate
-24 cupcake paper cups
-1 1/4 Cups of strong coffee
-bout 1/6c. Of apple sauce or 1/3c of vegetable oil
-3/4c of coconut milk yogurt or soy yogurt OR 1 ½ mashed bananas

For the ganache (you may need to double up, may):

-4oz (bout 1/2c) of vegan semi sweet chocolate, may be purchased at Trader Joes or whole foods
-1/3c of almond, soy, rice, or flax milk
-2tbs of agave syrup or pure maple syrup

For the Filling and Squiggle
– 1 container of Suzannes Ricemallow Fluff

Preheat your oven to350f, and basically follow the instructions on the cake mix box given for cupcakes, substituting the water for the coffee, the apple sauce for the oil, and the yogurt or bananas for the eggs, and bake. While the cupcakes are baking make your ganache. In a microwave able bowl, place the chocolate chips, milk, and agave syrup, and microwave for about a minute, until chocolate melts. The ganache will look watery, that’s normal.

Once the cupcakes have cooled take a decorators piping bag with a tip already inserted and fill it with the Ricemallow. Take your pinky and poke a hole down the middle of the cupcake and fill it with the Ricemallow. If you don’t have pinkys use your friends pinky, and if you don’t have a piping bag and tip, you can use a ziplock bag with a bit of one of the corners cut off and you TRY to get that Ricemallow in there. Now its time for the ganache. Take your cupcake and dip it into the ganache, rotating the cupcake so its covered evenly. Place them in your fridge or in front of a fan to let the ganache set. With the same fluff in the bag, use it to make the squiggles on the top, its not the most attractive squiggle you will get, but if your in to that kinda deal you try your hand at making royal icing, im not. And that’s it!!
Makes 24 Cupcakes ❤

>petition president obama to show compassion this thanksgiving!

Posted in disney, earthlings, farm sanctuary, fatass, gene baur, healthy, obama, overweight, President, slaughterhouse, thanksgiving, usa, vegan, vegetarian on October 27, 2010 by habitualmelodies

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Each year, President Obama pardons two turkeys at a White House Thanksgiving Ceremony. The pardoned turkeys are then sent to a Disney Theme Park where their good fortune quickly declines. Many of the pardoned turkeys sent to the theme park have died within just one year.

Farm Sanctuary is petitioning the White House to send the turkeys to their shelter in Watkins Glen, New York, instead of the Disney Theme Park. Farm Sanctuary President and Co-Founder Gene Baur has this to say:

“We are offering the Obama administration an opportunity to distinguish themselves from past administrations by starting a new, compassionate Thanksgiving tradition that is more in-step with Americans’ growing concern about the welfare of animals raised for food…By sending the pardoned birds to Farm Sanctuary’s renowned shelter in Watkins Glen, N.Y., the Obama Administration can show that it cares about the humane treatment of animals, and ensure that the turkeys get the expert care they need to thrive.”

Please help Farm Sanctuary to petition the White House! The petition, information about Thanksgiving’s toll on turkeys, and resources for a compassionate holiday can be found at adoptaturkey.org.