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Chocolate Skillet Cake

VNV Nation is the official dishwashing music of Gothic Granola.

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There’s nothing particular about Ronan Harris and Mark Jackson’s synthpop that makes me want to wash dishes; their music has a way of keeping up my momentum. I don’t have any issues with dishwashing motivation, but I like music while I work.

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Vegan “Mayo” and Coleslaw

When my parents gave me a Vitamix blender for a graduation present, my mom and I soon realised, as I was reading the accompanying cookbook aloud one afternoon, that there was a Vitamix “lifestyle.” Much like California cuisine, which highlights fresh ingredients and often merges cultural cooking styles, the Vitamix cookbook emphasized using the freshest ingredients possible and provided options for healthy, vegan, raw, and haute cuisine dishes. Several creamy sauces, including a creamy tomato and alfredo sauces, incorporate tofu instead of heavy cream. While the cookbook includes a homemade mayonnaise recipe (eggs and oil at 2 horsepower blending–woo hoo!), there was not a vegan mayonnaise option, to my surprise. I forgot to buy “nayo” at Sprouts on Saturday when I was buying provisions for our Saturday night barbecue.

 Vegan Mayo | Gothic Granola

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Matcha Bundt Cake

Coconut sugar finally arrived and I got a new Bundt pan! Check out the castle addition to my collection.

 

(I have the Cathedral and Jubilee Nordicware pans already).

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Sourdough Coffee Cake and Zucchini Cake.

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Sea Breeze Sourdough Cake

Due to holiday baking and general baking, I ran out of coconut sugar. For 2015, I’m still on the low-sugar kick (as in minimizing white sugar, organic sugar, the granulated stuff) because it was very helpful in maintaining a stable mood. Don’t need to throw off my meditation practice because I’ve been eating blood sugar spiking foods, eh?

Sea Breeze Sourdough Cake | Gothic Granola

 

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Vacation, Greens, and a Cake Revisited

It’s Thursday, and it’s time for a roundup of wellness bits and bobs, readers.

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Zucchini Cake | Synchronicity Eight Days a Week

Last week’s synchronicity went from Sunday to Sunday.

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The Joy of Toys | Sourdough Coffee Cake

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This blog is in a serious state of reconstruction. We have switched from Blogger to WordPress thanks to the patient and thorough guidance of Jason at Site Image Studios. Themes will change pretty much daily. It’s like shopping for clothes…no, wait, shopping for clothes is way more straightforward. Jason made the technical side of transferring the GG domain to a different registrar, setting up my email, and configuring Google Apps utterly painless. My site will be ready to expand should I use it for health coaching as well, and I have more features than ever before. Gothic Granola lives on, thanks to Site Image Studios!

 

 

Toys! My Polly Pocket restaurant set from 1992 or 1993 looks like a burger restaurant. But it’s vegan and gluten-free. Literally, because it is plastic. Literally, because there’s nothing to eat, just like at a vegan and gluten-free place. Hah. No, it’s vegan and gluten-free because I say so. Good veggie burgers are difficult to make, and I haven’t found a great recipe yet, so this post’s recipe has little to do with its topic.

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