Look away if this will cause you to bake (or prep) up a storm and pig out! But to find the recipes if you dare, just tap “Click Here” under photos.
I’ve always been a bakery junkie; the smells alone that waft from those happy houses of sweet and rich are so very intoxicating, drawing one in like a bee to nectar, but much worse of course, as nectar is good for bees.
Those people who whip up these delectable, ultra-rich baked goods and desserts are like the Devil in Fairy Godmother finery to me. They’re like drug pushers. But since I went strictly vegan back in early 2009 I’ve managed to curb my luscious-sweets addiction with a healthy big bowl of mostly molasses sweetened cereal every morning.
Still, I can’t have the sorts of things in this recipe collection around and be alone with them. They whisper (or scream) my name relentlessly until I give in and start in on “just one dainty serving, like a normal person.” Then all bets are off…the whole bunch of it is going down the hatch, but slowly, as I’m a slow eater, always the last to finish a meal in any group. No eating-contest style wolfing for me. Anyhow, I must say a resounding NO to these luscious sweet concoctions, and can only dream, since all that sugar really wreaks havoc on our health.
I do envy those smuggies who can have a dainty slice of cake and then push the plate away and be done, really done. Me? Never. Unless there’s no more to be found. As long as it’s not on my radar and reachable, it’s safe. Sigh.
So on with those vegan desserts (or main dishes as with the pancakes), in random order…mmmmmmm!
Crispy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies from thevegan8.com Click Here
UPDATED May 25, 2019, added some videos near bottom.
On this Mother’s Day I thought it appropriate to deal with the latest vegan-baby-starvation-witch-hunt-oh-boy-let’s-all-pile-on-and-vent-our-vegan-hating-rage-and-demand-their-babies-are-all-confiscated-by-the-authorities-blah-blah-blah, out of Australia this time. Never mind the fact that tons of ignorant, unhinged parents of every dietary stripe are guilty of malnourishing their children every day, while the only ones that become a fake news sensation and hate fest are the so-called vegans…a tiny minority of vegans at that.
Gee whiz, I wonder why that would be. Could it be…well, that the dietary advisors and the meat- and pharmaceutical industry-beholden media are hell bent on destroying the vegan movement in any insidious, libelous, slanderous, dishonest, sleazy way possible? Oh gosh no! Our trusted, concerned, friendly faces of the media would do no such thing!
People so love those stories, a perfect chance to really let those despised vegans have it.
Below is a small sampling of the thousands of comments out there in the last several days, mostly self-righteously, extremely hostile, in response to this latest media campaign against veganism. My faves are the fifth and sixth ones down:
”I think it should be illegal to force eating habits on children under the age of 12. Also to brainwash them into said eating habits. They shohld be able to choose when they’re in tbeir mid teens and not before. This poor little mite shows that being vegan from birth is dangerous and detrimental to life.” (But forcing dead animals into their mouths is A-ok! 😣)
“It has nothing to do with being Vegan, and everything to do with being bad irresponsible parents.”
“I think this has more to do with being abusive than being vegan. That child was not fed enough of anything. My son was between 4 and 5 kilo when he was born. Unreal to think that poor 19 month old was under 5 kilo!!”
“A Vegan diet isn’t appropriate for an infant period”
“Mindless vegans again. It should be illegal to feed your child any fad diet. You should be obliged to feed them all food groups. After 18 they choose…stop imposing your mental illness onto a child. Try telling a vegan almond milk isn’t suitable for children they have a complete meltdown. Whole mentality of it is sick.”(But other species’ milk is suitable for children? So mentally healthy. 😣)
“And this is why vegans should not be alowed force their diets on kids. Babies need meat and other foods..”
“They should never ever be allowed to have any more children. They have proved themselves unfit, nothing to do with vegan beliefs, just evil. Were the other children malnourish too, vile cruel couple”
“Most sensible comment ever.”
“Vegans are wallys”
Get the drift? And that’s a UK publication where veganism is quite popular. A few sensible people, but the rest are nothing but ignorant, raging, aggressive conformists’ showing evidence of their bacon & cheese clogged carotid arteries.
Long story short:
You don’t feed a vegan baby nothing but starch, protein and a bit of banana and have a fear of soy because of “hormones,” as did the latest Australian parents, and not expect the child to have problems. A child needs vegetables including greens, carrots, etc.; fruits including citrus; beans, nuts or nut butters, whole grains, flaxseed or chia seed MEAL, a B12 supplement, daily sunshine or a vegan D3 supplement, and yes, a serving or two of soy products like organic tofu, and possibly a multivitamin & mineral supplement if you have a fussy eater. It’s not rocket science, just basic Human Nutrition, for Babies – 101.
When people get caught up in gurus like the “admirably slim” guy on the right here who spout, “all this or all that, high or low carb, high or low/no fat, NO SOY!, all raw, all fruit, no grains!, etc.,” then people are being really foolish, in my opinion. (Of course anyone sensitive to ANY substance such as peanuts, gluten or soy should not have them in their diet.)
The reality, not the media witch hunt, regarding vegan kids:
Following are some videos and articles including a great collection of recipes, for anyone who wants to see some REAL vegan kids being raised by sane, common-sense vegan parents, and the how-tos, but it’s all fairly simple…the hard part, as with any family, is getting fussy babies and kids to eat healthy.
They contained bits of chicken carcasses and some sort of dairy-based gravy in the days when I and my family knew no better, but I so loved the savory flavors and crispy/creamy textures of those delectable single-serve golden pies. Would watch The Outer Limits or The Wizard of Oz or Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on a Sunday evening in the winter, horrified that I had to go to school the next morning, but oh so comforted for my last hours of weekend freedom by a hot, delicious pot pie for dinner. And yes they were the cheap frozen ones that you baked, but the only thing I hated about them was getting to the last bite. I was easy to please, even loved TV dinners and school cafeteria food, so you know what sort of kid I was, ha.
Well, these days, thankfully, we vegans have a couple of frozen pot pies available out there (in the US anyways): Amy’s Non-Dairy Organic Vegetable Pot Pie and Alpha Foods Chik’n Veggie Pot Pie (among other varieties from them), if you’re lucky enough to have a store near you that carries them. Even Target has the Amy’s pies, so that one’s easy. Walmart is said to carry Alpha Foods, but apparently not in my area.
But, homemade will always be better…
So below are 10 of my fantasy favorites in a sort of order of what I might like best, #1 tops, but they all look great to me; I’d eat them all in any order. I’m too lazy to make them though, so will have to settle for Amy’s which isn’t all that exciting, but still okay when you really, really need a veggie pot pie. But for you from-scratch cooks out there, here are some great looking recipes to try out, just click on the links…