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Vegan Chocolate Cake w/ Peanut Butter Frosting

The birthday cake and frosting went over so well last night that I thought I'd post the recipe here. That way you can make it, and I'll remember it!

Vegan Chocolate Cake


2 1/2 C. All-Purpose Flour
2 C. Sugar
2/3 C. Cocoa Powder
2 Tsp. Baking Soda
1 Tsp. Salt
2 C. Warm Water
2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
2/3 C. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Our Vegetable Oil of Choice in the House)
2 Tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar (White Vinegar Will Work As Well)

Gluten-Free Substitutions

Turmeric Milk

I think I finally have our family recipe down to a science for this hugely delicious and nutritious hot beverage, so I thought I'd share it. I use a Vitamix to both blend and heat it, but you could easily substitute that for a saucepan and whisk, though you'd have to figure out your powdered ginger proportions in that case.


2 Cups Almond Milk
1 TBSP Agave Nectar
1 TSP Turmeric
1/2 TSP Cinnamon
1/8 TSP Cardamom
Thumbnail-Sized Chunk of Fresh Ginger
Pinch of Black Pepper


"Grandmother Mælkevejen's Belly" Kindle Edition Now Available For Pre-Order On

Woot! Woot! The Kindle edition of "Grandmother Mælkevejen's Belly: A Novelette of the Lodhuven" is now available for pre-order on with a projected release date of April 1, 2015. The story is priced at $0.99, so you won't have to plunk down too much coin if you're interested in it.

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People must have renounced, it seems to me, all natural intelligence to dare to advance that animals are but animated machines.... It appears to me, besides, that [such people] can never have observed with attention the character of animals, not to have distinguished among them the different voices of need, of suffering, of joy, of pain, of love, of anger, and of all their affections. It would be very strange that they should express so well what they could not feel.

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