Tuesday, June 28, 2011

C&C does the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

As you can see, this little bit of the blogosphere has been left empty for the past while. Not completely abandoned, no. I thought of your beautiful faces all week. But there was something that was seriously preoccupying our time. Don't worry, it was something important. And very very nerdy.

Can't Stop the Serenity is a charity event that supports Equality Now - an organization which works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world. I talked about this event last year, but this year we got our hands (and stomachs) right into the thick of things. The beautiful organizers here in Vancouver allowed us to come along and bombard them with a whole table full of treats. Every single cent that we earned went to both Equality Now and the BC Women's Hospital. And, boy did we get to donate a lot - but we'll get to that later. First, the treats:

Friday, June 17, 2011

Boston Cream Pie Cookies

Wednesday was pretty ordinary for everyone else in the world. But for us, it was game day. It was a day when the entire city of Vancouver put their Burrows jersey on, painted their face, and downed a couple cans of liquid courage before going out and watching the biggest hockey game they have had since 1994.

In case you didn't hear, they lost. And took it pretty hard.

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Halwa Cupcakes with Kulfi and Cashew-Lime Cookie Toppers

Sometimes you have to take a flavour profile by the horns and run with it. Our favourite profile comes from the unique tastes and smells that are born from Indian cuisine. Thanks to my new Flavour Bible, I could rattle off a real long list of that would make any Indian dessert perfect.

Or I could just show you.

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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Ice Cream (and Cake!)

Ice cream and I? We're not exactly buddies. It's more of abusive relationship than anything: I consume and enjoy it, then it beats its way out of any orifice it can (as fast as it can). Gross. I know. I never considered I had a lactose intolerance until I started I started my journey into veganism. Without the extra cheese and cream, I felt the same way I did when I dropped meat from my diet - lighter, healthier, and happier. Except for the ice cream problem.

I love ice cream. I f-ing love ice cream. This was the little hiccup in my plan - whenever I sneaked that DQ or Ben & Jerry's, I not only felt a twinge of vegan guilt, but also I felt sick to my stomach. Literally and figuratively. There had to be a way I could enjoy my ultimate vice without all the vomiting and such.

Enter The Vegan Scoop.

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