Hello from the middle of a Chicago winter! I just moved here to take a job with the amazing Hampton Creek Foods (like us on Facebook here). Eva, her boyfriend Omar, and I are all roommates now, which means our apartment is literally 100% of the time filled with delectable vegan food because we all love to cook.
Serves One Sindha or Six People
This cake is known in the vegan underground scene as the “Big Apple Sensation Cake.” By that I mean: that’s what my mom calls it.
Q: Sindha, What is a “Sensation Cake”
A: A cake which is sensational
Q: What is a “Big Apple?”
A: It’s the nickname for New York City, where I live.
Gluten-free, Makes one 9×5 loaf (10 slices)
One of my favorite things to do while lounging at my parents’ house in Illinois is to take full advantage of their well-stocked kitchen. Since it’s almost Thanksgiving and pumpkin is one of my favorite ingredients, I set about baking a pumpkin loaf for my parents.
In college I used to treat myself to these mouthwatering raspberry oatmeal muffins that the coffee shop in the library sold. I usually try to avoid such coffee shop treats, knowing that they’re full of sugar and fat, but these muffins were too good to pass up. After graduating from college and moving from Massachusetts to Chicago I didn’t have access to either the coffee shop or these muffins. Eventually I had to try my hand at creating a recipe to replace them.
I have a dear husband who claims he doesn’t like beets. Roasted beets? No way. Borscht? Forget about it. So now that I have a refrigerator full of beautiful beets–classic red beets, sunny yellow beets, candy-striped chiogga beets–I wonder what I got into with this (otherwise amazing) CSA.
That’s when the beet bean burgers come out (with some soy pepperjack and enough ketchup, those will pass muster). And the beet chocolate cake (because we have never met a chocolate cake we didn’t like). Burgers and cake will serve you well, but on the third week of beets, they won’t quite get you there.