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    Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients: 1 and 1/3 cup of canola oil 1 cup sugar 1 cup or brown sugar 6 eggs 3 ¾ cup all purpose flour 1 Tablespoon cinnamon 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder Nutmeg, cloves, all spice to taste 1 pound total carrots, raisins and shredded coconut Method: In a mixing bowl combine sugars and oil until incorporated. Add in eggs, stir until combined. Add in flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices, mix together. Mixture may look dry, but will moisten after you add in reaming ingredients. Add in carrot, coconut and raisins. Spray and line baking pans. Preheat the oven…

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    Crepes

    Crepes Ingredients  ½ cup of all purpose flour  2 Tablespoons of sugar  2 eggs  ½ cup of milk ( can be substituted for non dairy milk) 2.5 Tablespoons of melted butter 1 lemon zest  ¼ cup heavy cream  Desired toppings/ fillings  Pan spray  Tools needed  2 mixing bowls  Rubber spatula  Frying pan  Whisk  Plate for finished product  Method: In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar and zest, whisk together, and then set aside. In another mixing bowl combine eggs and milk and cooled butter, mix until completely incorporated. Slowly add your milk mixture into your dry ingredients. Mixture may look lumpy at first vigorously whisk until all lumps have…

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    Shepherd’s Pie

    Shepherd’s Pie Serves 8 Ingredients: 5 pounds of Potatoes peeled and quartered 2lbs Ground beef Salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder 1 cup chicken stock 3 tablespoons flour 2 cups Heavy cream 2 sticks Butter Peas, corn, carrots ( optional) Method: 1. Preheat your oven to 350° 2. Peel and quarter potatoes 3. Place peeled potatoes in a pot of salted boiling water 4. While potatoes are cooking heat up a large frying pan and cook ground beef, add in seasonings and mix occasionally 5. Cook ground beef until there are no more pink bits 6. Add 1 cup of stock and 3 tablespoons of flour to…

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    Chocolate Chunk Cookies

    As I stated on my Instagram page today, I’m basically a vegan. I searched for the proper term the other day. My official classification is “seagan” seafood-vegan. I no longer consume butter even though its the best ingredient in the wold according to Paula Dean. I haven’t put milk or cream in my coffee in years. I don’t eat real mac and cheese anymore, just the fake stuff, and I’ve officially given up pizza as we all know it. (I’m currently craving pizza, and wondering if Uno’s Pizzeria will make me a deep dish gluten free pizza with chunky tomato sauce) the struggle is real. *update Uno’s makes gluten free…

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    Vegan oats

    My typical breakfast consists of a Vega protein shake with flax milk. Glamorous, I know. Today I felt like switching it up! I was craving some oats… who craves oats? Me I guess. Here is my Instagram worthy breakfast along with a quick recipe! If you ever try any of my recipes email me and let me know what you thought of it! This can easily be made “non vegan” by adding regular milk and chocolate chips. Peanut butter chocolate oats Bring 2 cups of soy milk to a boil Add 2 tablespoons of PB a dash of salt a dash of vanilla Add 1.5cups of oats Stir until thick…

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    Short Stack of Pancakes

    My goodness, when was the last time I blogged about a recipe?! That’s something I should change in the new year for sure! But, its a little early for New Year’s Resolution’s if you ask me. I have been experimenting with a lot of new foods lately, as I have some new dietary restrictions. Its very hard to label, and it doesn’t really require a label, but i’m basically a Gluten Free Vegan who happens to eat fish, butter, and cheese way more often than I should. Let me tell you, going gluten free has been the best thing for me! Through a food sensitivity test, my doctor and I…

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    Farmer’s Market and Friends

    At the end of June I Started a new venture. Farmer’s Markets, every Saturday from 9:00am- 1:00pm. Gourmet Bae Catering Sells Baked Goods at the MMAS Farmer’s Market in Mansfield, diagonally across from the X- finity Center. The market has been open at this location for two summers now. There are about five vendors, but the number differs from week to week. All of the vendors are so friendly and eager to share their craft with you and the rest of the community. The market is small. This is not the spot where I will make my millions, but it is great for exposure, and for meeting new people in…

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    Purple Carrot

    For anyone who has read my previous blog post about meal prep you should already know that I came to the conclusion that meal prep is not  for me. I always see advertising for meal delivery services so, I decided to try one out. Purple Carrot is a local meal delivery service that offers vegan prepped meals. The meals are delivered to your door pre-portioned , with recipe cards , step by step instructions and pictures. I went online to sign up. It’s $72.00 per week for three meals that serve 2 people each. For your first time you get a discount. So I ended up paying $52.00 Regardless of…

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    Alfredo Anyone

    As a kid mac and cheese is naturally one of our most beloved foods. I remember one time I went to the Olive Garden with my family and I wanted mac and cheese but they didn’t have it. I went for the next best thing; Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo. Moving forward every time I’m at an Italian restaurant fettuccine Alfredo was my go to. I am currently, consciously, trying to cut back on my dairy intake, but cheese is the bomb. Before anyone makes any suggestions, I have tried the fake cheese, one bite and in the trash it went. I also tried  the dairy free boxed macaroni and cheese. The…

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    Meal Prep

      I think meal prep is a part of adulting, especially in this day and age. We are always busy… working 40 hours a week,  going to the gym, pretending we actually like things like hot yoga, walking the dog, sleeping, having a “social life” oh yeah, and eating. After a busy day at work the last thing you want to do it cook… especially when you cook for a living. My thing with meal prep is I have no desire to eat the same thing two times in a row let alone for a whole week.  Thanks, but no thanks. I have recently made a job change. I went…