Eating my (non-vegan) words

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The other day I wrote about cupcakes that featured the Sunspire M&M-like candies on top. Girl least likely to killed my buzz and said (I’m paraphrasing how she should have said it), “Um, stupid, did you actually read the ingredients?” Turns out I just made this assumption that they were dairy-free because, jeez they’re like four times as expensive as M&Ms, plus Sunspire makes those great dairy-free chocolate chips. But, noooo — not only do they have stupid little non-vegan things like beeswax, they’re made with milk chocolate! If I had taken even a second to check the label, I would have seen the 10mg of cholesterol and it would have tipped me off.

So, boo to me for making stupid assumptions and then passing along incorrect information to you. And boo to Sunspire for not just making the darn things vegan to begin with! Who wants to pay so much money for what are essentially the same as M&Ms?

Birthday Dinner (and Dessert)

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Just thought I’d post a picture of my birthday dinner from a few weeks ago, a vegan philly cheesteak (with thinly chopped Tofurkey steak slices, peppers, onions, and nature’s most unnautral product: faux Cheez Whiz from the Uncheese Cookbook) and a raspberry ginger ale:

Birthday dinner

And for dessert, my wife took my mom’s recipe for Black Magic Cake, veganized it, and turned it into cupcakes. And then we made the buttercream frosting from Isa’s awesome new cookbook, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. To top it off, the Sunspire M&M-like thingies (ETA: OOPS! NOT VEGAN! Read this.):

Cuppie Cakes