Sunday, November 27, 2011

Keeping Promises & A HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY!

Good afternoon everyone :) I hope you are all enjoying this gorgeous Sunday. It has been unseasonably warm the past few days, I feel like it is spring! So beautiful.

I woke up super early this morning. I was at Whole Foods when they opened and I accomplished a lot before most people even crack their eyes open. I decided that I would finally fulfill a promise I made a while ago.

I love baking. My biggest problem with this business is that I have a hard time accepting payment for the things I bake. A tradition I have is that I'll bake my friends and family treats to suit their taste on their birthdays. In March I made Alicia Silverstone's Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups from The Kind Diet. The birthday boy was kind enough to share with some other friends and they were a big hit. So much so that I get asked to make them on a regular basis by one of my other friends that tried it. I kept promising I would make them, the latest time was that I'd make them for him for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving came and went and still no peanut butter cups. I felt guilty so I made it my project for today.

I made them minis by using a mini muffin tin. They made A LOT. Like 3 dozen a lot. I gave him most of them but kept some to give out to a few others. 

I packed them up in this holiday tin because it was the only one I had :X They are 3 deep, I think I got 22 in here. 

I ran them over to him and he was so surprised and happy! It felt good to follow through on a promise. I can't wait for the holidays! I love spoiling people with yummy vegan treats! :)

Speaking of which, I've decided to host another GIVEAWAY of yummy vegan baked goods! I'll put together an assortment of treats that I'm baking this year for one lucky winner! All you have to do is comment on this post and tell me your favorite holiday treat! I'll choose the winner on December 4 using the random number generator thing. When I bake my treats mid December I'll send over an array of goodies, so the winner will have to sit tight, but trust me, it will be worth the wait! Good luck!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!



  1. Good for you on following through; I don't far too often, haha. The cuplettes look fabulous. I've heard great things but have yet to make them. I'll pass on yr giveaway so someone else can taste yr brilliance, but I do look forward to seeing the final goods!

  2. How sweet of you to do that! I love making things for people at Christmas - especially when they least expect it.
    I have yet to experience this brilliance of yours so I'm happy about the giveaway. Which reminds me, I really need to get on with my own Christmas baking some time soon.

  3. What a fun giveaway! I bake up a storm during the holidays and give most of it to family and friends, so winning treats from somebody else would be awesome. My favorite holiday treat is iced cutout cookies. I never have the patience to roll, cut, and frost cutout cookies, but I love to eat them!

  4. I have been thinking about trying this recipe for a long time! Will have to look through her book again and see if I have everything to give it a go.

    Probably lemon bars would be my favorite treat.

    I can't wait to see what you bake up for the holidays!

  5. My favorite treat is a plateful of superyummy fig-filled cookies. :)

  6. I used to make russian teacakes with my mom but unfortunately the base of those is mostly butter, so now I'd say my favorite treat would be vegan blondies made with chickpeas

  7. My absolute favorite holiday treat, besides my grandma's cookies of course, is what we call in my house a [I’m sure there is a real name for these] -Deep Fried Ribbon Cookie- My mom uses eggs of course but the recipe is easily adapted. Dust with some organic powdered sugar, [AKA drown it in sugar] and you are good to go.

  8. YumyumYUM! I've been looking at making these.. maybe the holiday season would be a good time to try!

    I don't really have a favorite holiday vegan treat, seeing as this is my first vegan Christmas season. I'm thinking it's going to be vegan truffles and samoas!!

  9. Okay, second time trying to comment.....

    Those look really, realllly good! I love to make people treats and have to start planning for that over the next month. It's one of the best gifts, IMO! :)

    My absolute favorite holiday treat is, hands down, fudge. Yum!

  10. I love those peanut butter cups! I almost made some over the weekend myself. I have them on my to do list for this weekend now. I think I made mini's the last time I made them too. For some reason the minis were better...

    That's so sweet of you to make him the peanut buttr cups! I need to start planning out some baking for the holiday season myself.

    Like FF, I'll skip this giveaway since I got to sample your awesome treats the last time. :o)

  11. I love peanut butter cups! I also love fudge (anything with chocolate).

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  12. I love your website. It motivates me to eat healthy.

    My favorite holiday dish is candied yams. Hope to win the giveaway.

  13. My favorite holiday treat is pumpkin pie! Even better, vegan pumpkins cheesecake!

  14. My favourite holiday treat is hot spiced apple cider.