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Zucchini Cake | Synchronicity Eight Days a Week

Last week’s synchronicity went from Sunday to Sunday.

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We Need More (Peanut butter) Cookies!

We do. We need some kind of handheld snack to eat while playing with (aka: sorting) our latest LEGO horde, courtesy of TC’s dad.

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Cashew Eggnog

More tradition-rewriting. My grandmother used to make legit, oldskool eggnog on Christmas Day, with raw eggs. She beat it with the rotary beater she had since she and my grandfather got married. I didn’t ask if she made it this year. It finally hit me when surfing Pinterest this week that I should use those two cups of cashews soaking in the back of the fridge (I had intended to use them for Berry Swirl Cheezecake) for some vegan nog.

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A Different Path: Carnival Squash Blondies

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Carnival squash smells like candy while baking. It ends up being milder when baked in quickbread. These would make good muffins as the maple syrup isn’t quite at dessert-level sweetness.
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Embassy Treats

Rule number one of being vegan and gluten-free: always bring your own snacks.
 
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That’s probably also the number one rule for travelling dignitaries, too.

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Travelling for Dessert II: Stovetop Apple Crisp

When I arrived in Alexandria on Monday to cat-sit for my aunt and uncle, I arrived to a hot house and freaked-out cats: no power since Friday’s storms. The apple crisp recipe below is modified from Jon and Robin Robertson’s Vegan Unplugged: A Pantry Cuisine Cookbook and Survival Guide. I purchased the book in March and was saving it to read for a special occasion. Well, cat-sitting without power was special enough!

 
After two and a half days in an 87-degree house, the apples I brought to my aunt and uncle’s house in Alexandria were going south.  That I dropped them on the basement floor while making a pit stop at my grandparents’ house didn’t help their overripe situation either.  Once the power returned midday on Independence Day, on Thursday I used the apples in a crisp.
 
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(While not the original picture, this Brown Betty is a similar dish.)

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April Fool’s Black Bean Brownies

To go with this chilly weather, an end-of-April Fool’s joke, I made black bean brownies.  “Hiding” ingredients like zucchini, kale, sweet potatoes, black beans, avocado, tofu, and other such stereotypically healthy food in dessert or snackish food is one, a pastime of mine, and two, fits the genre of April Fool’s food.

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