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Rainbow Swirl Hot Cross Buns

It’s not the first time I’ve made rainbow food and coloured it using only natural (from nature not from a lab) ingredients. It’s also not the first time I’ve made slightly out-there Hot Cross Buns. And I’d love to tel...
by 84th & 3rd on Mar 15, 2016

Creamy Spiced Apple-Nog (aka Vegan Egg-Nog)

Huh, well it seems that between a Pumpkin Upside-Down Cake last week and a twist on Egg-Nog this week I’ve unintentionally set the scene for Christmas in July. How terribly festive of me (or more appropriately what a terribly appropriate resp...
by 84th & 3rd on Jul 27, 2015

Lime Sherbet and a Gin & Tonic Float

Remember when I made those Key Lime Ombre Popsicles? Well it turns out I had more popsicle liquid than patience to make more popsicles — and in a flash of genius I figured that the combinations would make pretty good sorbets. What I didn’...
by 84th & 3rd on Jan 18, 2015

Kimchi Grilled Cheese

Apparently I’m on the local magpie mafia hit list. The first attempt came out of the blue as I was buzzed by a particularly aggressive black and white bird while walking down a path at a local reserve. I took my hair clip out thinking that may...
by 84th & 3rd on Nov 5, 2014

Zebra-Striped Choc-Orange Vegan Cheesecake

I was going to let Halloween pass by this year with nary a mention. Then the other day, after talking to a girlfriend about her over-the-top ghoulish creation, I was bitten by the trick-or-treat bug. So much as I love the crazy Halloween recipes that...
by 84th & 3rd on Oct 30, 2014

Vegan Pineapple Pancakes & Spiced Rum Caramel Syrup

I’m really quite well behaved when dining in public. I know which bread plate and glasses are mine (bread on the left, wine and water on the right) and to keep my napkin on my lap until vacating the table at the end of the meal. I’m well...
by 84th & 3rd on Oct 27, 2014

Vegan Chocolate Buttercream (Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Refined Sugar Free & Probably Paleo too)

I’m calling this Vegan Chocolate Buttercream however it may be more aptly named Vegan Chocolate Not-Buttercream due to the omission of the two main ingredients in buttercream — butter and an enormous amount of sugar. So if this magical cr...
by 84th & 3rd on Aug 21, 2014

Best Ever Gluten Free Chocolate Cake (Dairy Free, Nut Free & Probably Paleo too)

This is THAT cake. The one I’ve been making roughly every other week for the past few months and sharing mercilessly across social media. The one that needs very few words but plenty of photos. The one that stops people in their tracks when the...
by 84th & 3rd on Aug 18, 2014

Vegan Butter (Dairy-Free | Soy-Free | Gluten-Free | Probably Paleo)

Butter and I have a long history — or perhaps a lack there of… Many decades ago there was a cheeky toddler habit of biting into sticks of butter (and onions apparently), but that quickly passed and turned into years of simply not using bu...
by 84th & 3rd on Jul 19, 2014

Vegan Lemon Custard Cheesecake Bars {GF VG DF SF}

We weren’t a family that had sweets on-hand very often. Cereal couldn’t have sugar as either of the first two ingredients listed; cookies and ice cream did not make regular appearances; dessert after dinner wasn’t really a feature.
by 84th & 3rd on Feb 16, 2014

Ooey-Gooey Gluten-Free Brownies

I could have called these the best gluten free brownies, ever; or perhaps secret ingredient brownies; or maybe even compost brownies; but ooey-gooey was simply too good a description to pass up. SEO be damned. These brownies, of course, have a to...
by 84th & 3rd on Feb 11, 2014

Lamington Fudge Bites – Vegan and Soy-Free

My 3rd blogiversary (in early November) passed before I realised it had arrived. I let Thanksgiving slide by without a mention or a single pumpkin recipe. I managed to outdo myself in December — with no less than three truffle recipes, two cook...
by 84th & 3rd on Jan 25, 2014

Mushroom & Quinoa Vegan Meatballs with a Rustic Pasta Sauce – and where would you rather be?

There aren’t many things better than a big pot of meatballs and sauce to feed a crowd. Prepared in advance and called on as needed they are at once terribly simply and extraordinarily versatile. Growing up, meatballs and stuffed shells were our...
by 84th & 3rd on Jan 22, 2014

Rainbow Whole-Fruit Ice Pops

Sitting on the concrete floor of my mother’s friend’s flowershop I sorted and searched through the little plastic pieces for the right colour. Pop, pop, pop the little pegs broke through black paper, twinkling as they released the light.
by 84th & 3rd on Jan 20, 2014

Vegan Concord Grape Meringue Pie Parfaits

Well now isn’t that a mouthful in more ways than one. I mentioned that we are off on another adventure, however as the first two weeks of our trip involved hanging out in Cape Cod with my extended family, followed by a week at Mom’s farm...
by 84th & 3rd on Sep 16, 2013

Almond Croissants – the makeover edition

I once read in a book that there is no such thing as a coincidence. The story went that when something or someone repeatedly crossed your path there was a cosmic reason behind it. The author continued on to explain that you should not just dismiss th...
by 84th & 3rd on Jul 14, 2013

Genius Goat Chevre Icing

I’ve gone all mad-scientist-ish on you again. Not with fruits or veggies or nuts this time around, but instead with an aim to re-create one of my favourite ever icings without processed cow cheese or refined sugar. When it comes to dessert I...
by 84th & 3rd on Apr 18, 2013

Berry Filled Hot Cross Buns & an Easter Breakfast Braid

How does one make a batch of Hot Cross Bun even better? Stuff them with berry filling of course. Yes, it is a genius idea [if I do say so myself] but I can’t take full responsibility for it… Let me back up a little bit first. A few months...
by 84th & 3rd on Mar 25, 2013

Gluten Free Quinoa & Buckwheat Skillet Bread

And there it was again, a very happy “I wonder what would happen if… ” accident. Somehow quinoa flour does that in my kitchen, first it was tortillas, then a chocolate crumble crust and now bread. But in the midst of making this at...
by 84th & 3rd on Feb 27, 2013


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