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yumm!! This was submitted by Indira at Food Food and More Food and it looks absolutely divine!!!


I made this vegan cake today for the first time for a friend of mine, Amber. I am quite happy with how it turned out.


3/4 of a cup of coconut oil,
Rose buds (dried),
Frozen berries,
1 1/2 cups brown sugar,
Coyo vegan yoghurt,
2 cups of flour,
1 tsp of baking powder,
1 tsp of baking soda,
Vanilla essence,
Icing sugar,
Red food dye (or alt I have heard you can use beetroot juice),
Desiccated coconut,
A row of vegan chocolate,


  1. Line your cake tin with baking paper and coconut oil, add a sprinkle of flour. Preheat oven to 180 C.

  2. Boil 1 1/2 cups of water on the stove. Add in a large handful of rosebuds, a sprinkle of cinnamon, a few tablespoons of brown sugar, a small squeeze of lemon and a drop of vanilla essence. Lave on the stove to reduce.

  3. In a bowl, add 3 large tablespoons of coyo yoghurt, whisk the sugar in with the yoghurt until fairly smooth. 

  4. Add baking powder and baking soda. Beat it together and set aside for 5 mins, it forms small bubbles.

  5. Take the rosebud infused water off the stove to cool and strain.

  6. Add a cap full of vanilla essence. Add 3/4 of a cup of coconut oil and half of the rosebud infused water. Sift the flour into the mixture, mix well. Add enough red food die the cake turns a dark pink. Pour the mixture into the cake tin.

  7. Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until nicely brown. Leave to cool.

  8. In a bowl mix the other half of the rosebud infused water, icing sugar and red food dye until it turns a lovely pink colour, add a sprinkle of desiccated coconut. 

  9. When the cake cools, cover the top with icing and sprinkle desiccated coconut and grated vegan chocolate over the top. 

  10. Add the frozen berries in a circle around the edge. Cut small chunks of vegan chocolate and place them near the berries.

  11. Use some beautiful rosebuds to decorate the middle and sprinkle some more coconut over the top and enjoy!

Pumpkin Cranberry Breakfast Bars

Yield 6 
2 cups rolled oats
¾ cup pureed pumpkin
½ cup apple sauce
¼ cup dried cranberries, chopped
1 tbsp honey
3 tsp Stevia brown sugar blend or 1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp vanilla 

Preheat oven to 350°. Mix together pumpkin, apple sauce, honey, 2 tsp brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Mix together oats and cranberries. Pour wet ingredients over oats and mix thoroughly, making sure all oats are covered. 

Line a 9x9 cake pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray (paper should be long enough to go up sides of pan to make it easier to life bars out). Spoon oats into cake pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle remaining teaspoon of brown sugar blend on top. 

Bake for 15 minutes. Lift out oats using sides of parchment paper and transfer to cooling rack. Let cool for 10 minutes and cut into 6 bars. 

Asker whatsoand Asks:
Hi ! Do you have any recipe of healthy cinammon cookies ? Thank you :)
makinsmores makinsmores Said:

since i’m not much of a baker, i asked my friend’s sister (who is an AMAZING baker) if she had any healthy cinnamon cookie recipes off the top of her head. she had TWO 

so here’s one and i’ll post the other one

Easter 2011

Pete and Re-Pete are in a boat. Pete falls off. Who is left in the boat?

just trying to figure out how many times this week i have posted the same thing that i’ve posted before. bringing the total count of pictures of coffee to… too many

Makin s’mores any way I can #horriblestudyhabits (Taken with instagram)

i made this yesterday along with the orange-teriyaki tofu as part of my little challenge for myself to cook using only ingredients from the cafeteria. but i ended up using shredded coconut (and cinnamon) that i had leftover from one of my batches of granola. 

these turned out to be absolutely delicious and the coconut is a must! 


  • 1 apple
  • 1/4 cup vanilla almond milk or soy milk
  • cinnamon
  • shredded sweetened coconut

1. Slice the apple and bake slices at 350 for about 20-ish minutes

2. Remove from the oven and place in pan on medium heat, add milk. Cook for a couple minutes.

3. Add cinnamon and coconut, bring up the heat and try to evaporate some of the milk off. (stir constantly and watch out not to burn anything!)

4. Enjoy! (yes, it’s that easy)

scrapin’ the bottom. i could eat this by the jar-full

unprecedented: i have never posted photos of myself that have been taken by my macbook. i think it’s awkward, but when duty calls (philosophy paper due tomorrow), i will inevitably find SOMETHING to post. 

Peanut Butter & Co White Chocolate Wonderful

and some shameless propagandizing of this peanut butter dessert in a jar

1) for all those who have been asking about GF products… this peanut butter is GLUTEN FREE! 

2) as if that’s not healthy enough, it’s vegan too!

3) and. 2 tbsp is 180 calories for the White Chocolate and 170 for the Dark Chocolate (normal peanut butter is usually 190)

4) the White Chocolate tastes like a Reese’s. yea. it’s like getting back from the gym and having a Reese’s peanut butter cup on your banana/apple/toast/whatever you eat after the gym

5) no trans fats, no cholesterol

6) all natural 

7) need i keep going?

8) ingredients: peanuts, evaporated cane juice, vanilla, cocoa butter, palm fruit oil, lecithin (from sunflowers), salt. [no hydrogenated oil, no high fructose corn syrup]

9) you can order it by mail or online

10) they’re from New York City - it’s a little sandwich shop (says the label)

11) follow them on twitter- they show lots of love!

so.. basically… it’s the best thing ever. i’m HOOKED.!/beccaheartsfood/status/192606266923823105

i made another batch of s’mores balls for a bake sale for a service fraternity i’m pledging into .. which totally makes sense because these actually require zero baking. 

huge success at the bake sale. they taste like real s’mores all rolled up into a ball. ah they’re just perfect

Step 1: 

in a plastic bag, crush graham crackers to make crumbs. if you have a food processor, use that. if you’re in a college dorm room without a coveted food processor, stick with bag. they WILL rip. just use a couple. (chocolate graham crackers work well)

Step 2: 

Add marshmallow fluff or melt marshmallows to put into the crumbs. If you’re melting marshmallows, melt them in a bowl with some butter and stir. (my friends say the ones i made with real marshmallows tasted better)

Step 3:

Melt milk chocolate and add it to the bowl. (I used some leftover chocolate ganache that I had made a couple days before and that worked well too)

Step 4: 

Mix together. Use your hands and be near a sink, it will get messy! Add some canola oil and some melted butter otherwise the ‘dough’ will clump up and you won’t be able to form it into balls (see picture below)

Step 5:

After cooling the dough in the refrigerator or freezer, form into balls and roll in graham cracker crumbs. 

Step 6:

Lay on wax paper and store in the freezer 

Step 6:

Lay on wax paper and store in the freezer 

S’mores Balls 

fear resolved: i was worried that they wouldn’t actually taste like s’mores - with the right textures and everything - but they are so good! achieved: gooey marshmallow, cruncy/melty-ish chocolate, crunchy/softish graham cracker. ah they’re perfect! 

S’mores Balls

these are so good and actually taste like real s’mores!

crush chocolate graham crackers to make crumbs

melt butter and marshmallows together in microwoave

mix marshmallows and graham crackers and add melted chocolate

form in balls, cover in graham cracker crumbs and freeze

Red Velvet Cake Pops

Red Velvet Cake Pops

Donuts courtesy of The Donut Hole in Wichita 

can’t wait to go back

to maintain our health-packed weekend (a weekend much looked forward to after giving up sweets for lent) andrew and i went and got donuts this morning from The Donut Hole in Wichita. 

to start, i got a s’mores donut, a mocha donut, and a cinnamon roll donut

and finished with a double chocolate donut, a streusel donut, and a small coffee

mind you, i ate about a quarter of each donut mentioned - but it was a lot of donuts, and it was amazing :)