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Bat Donuts!

Donuts gone batty! While I was waiting for Yosemite to install this week, I found these Jam-Filled Coconut Donuts on the Whole Foods Market website. Only WFM would say “jam” not “jelly” donuts, right? The original recipe is neither vegan nor gluten-free, but I made it so.

Bat Donuts | Gothic Granola

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Purple Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

Laurie Sadowski has done it again. Canadian vegan and gluten-free cookbook author delivers excellent recipes, so I’m just adding a new filling option and an instructions tweak for high & dry altitude.

 

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On Names | Chocolate Date Sauce

I learned a trick this week, and I’m going to extrapolate several explanations for why it works.[1]

On Names Chocolate Mint Tea | Gothic Granola

Then I came up with a tea drink, and a way to make my date-based chocolate syrup.

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National Cookie Day | Black Forest Brownies

National Cookie Day is 4 December, which also happens to be an important date in the novel I’ve been writing since 2006.

If you know me in person, you know that I like vampires: old-school, bloodsucking, remorseless, Dracula, Carmilla, The Vampire Lestat type of vampires. None of this Twilight wishy-washy stuff, a little Charlaine Harris (haven’t read much of her work, but from what I hear…). Some Hemlock Grove as well, though that book (and excellent Netflix series) is about werewolves, which are cool, too. Back to the point. We need food for the brain as much as we do food for the body. Creativity for me (writing, beading, recipe R&D) feeds me, too. And I like vampires.

Waiting Vampire Brownies | Gothic Granola

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Vietnamese Spring Rolls

First, we bought a package of rice wrappers. Then TC’s dad brought us a package of rice wrappers. Then we forgot about the rice wrappers for a while. Finally, we decided to make them a few weeks ago for dinner. My protein for the meal was scrambled tofu in San-J Polynesian sauce and the men’s protein was yoghurt-ranch marinated grilled chicken. The salad dressing marinade was my idea, for the record.

 Vietnamese Spring Rolls | Gothic Granola

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WPBB & Writing | Reflections on NaNoWriMo

I spent a good part of 2013 and early 2014 proofreading a novella for a former co-worker, and he self-published it a few months ago. Read it! White Plastic Butterfly Barette by Erin Willis.

 NaNoWriMo 2014 | Gothic Granola

There’s some part of WPBB on the ground in this photo, amongst all my other books (mostly religion books) from August 2013.

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Would a Gluten-Free Bullet Kill a Werewolf?

Going gluten-free is not a magic bullet to health, contrary to this article from Paleo Magazine.

If you have, in fact, experienced real intestinal damage at the hands of bread, pizza, cake, and beer, then your health is going to take a nosedive even after becoming gluten-free. Why? The body doesn’t heal overnight.

GF Magic Bullet | Gothic Granola

 

Mmm, cake… Eww, beer…

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