Today we are going to take a break from our nutrition series (for those of you following us) to talk about Meatout – eat vegan for a day. Meatout is a day to encourage all people to try a vegan diet for a day. We think it would be great if more people tried a vegan diet. Obviously we feel vegan food is real and delicious despite rumors circulating stating the contrary. Therefore we decided to compile this list of some recipes we think non-vegans would love to eat today (and maybe even ask for seconds!)! Our nutrition series information will be coming soon for our readers who are waiting for it. Continue reading Meatout – Eat Vegan For A Day
Valentine’s day is almost here, are you ready? We wanted to make a nice gourmet dessert for Valentine’s day this year and while we were thinking about what we should make, an opportunity fell right in our laps! We have been working with Violife to come up with some recipes using their products for a while now. Recently, they asked us to try making a dessert using their original vegan cream cheese. Naturally our first thought was to make a gluten free vegan cheesecake!
Our first thoughts were to do something extravagant, but ultimately we decided to get a basic vegan cheesecake recipe available so each person could garnish it the way they choose. We garnished ours using strawberry jam, strawberries and chocolate shavings. We made a delicious cacao based chocolate crust to pair with the amazing rich flavor of the vegan cheesecake filling. Without further ado, we present this year’s Valentine’s day treat:
Today is Athanasia’s namesake day! Here in Greece they celebrate their namesake much like a birthday with a few differences. It’s traditional to name children after one of their grandparents which results in a continuation of the family names and many days of celebrations each year! Every day of the year is associated with at least one saint or martyr by the Orthodox church and they even have an “All Saint’s Day” in case your name is not one that is celebrated. Ok, now that we have covered some culture, let’s talk chocolate chip banana cake! A few months ago my mom suggested we turn our banana bread into one with chocolate chips. This, of course, was a great idea! We decided to make a cake instead of another bread so we could have a sweet for Athanasia’s namesake. This cake is delicious!
Who doesn’t love a good vegan cheesecake? I have made some raw vegan cheesecakes before but without a dehydrator it is much easier and more cost effective for us to make an almost raw cheesecake. We have included instructions below on how to make it completely raw if you do have a dehydrator or feel like running your convection oven at it’s lowest temperature for 12 hours or more. Athanasia and I were discussing what our last post of the year should be and we decided to make this vegan caramel apple cheesecake. We had not posted any cheesecakes before today so it’s about time we did!
It’s our first birthday at 2brokevegans.com! It’s been an amazing year filled with delicious food, new ideas and of course a lot of learning. We have been very blessed to have so many readers from all around the world (which is something we never imagined we would have when we launched our blog)! We have also met so many new and interesting people because of the blog which has been awesome! So, thank you to everybody who reads, follows or comments on our recipes! We would like to celebrate with these vegan gluten free carrot cupcakes by sharing the recipe with all of you!
This was our first attempt ever at making a layered cake and we would say it’s a success. It is difficult to resist the temptation of eating this devil in disguise cake though!
Here is how you make it: Continue reading Devil In Disguise Cake
Why not share an all-time favorite with the world? Vegan gluten free chocolate cake? No way! It is possible and here is how it’s done: Continue reading Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cake
Yep it was good!
It has an amazing chocolate cream on top of the cake!
Ingredients for the chocolate cream cake bottom (this is a relatively dry cake, and serves the purpose of being dry enough for the luscious cream that will cover it to create balance!):
dry ingredients of the cake: Continue reading Chocolate Cream Cake! Vegan and Gluten Free