This macadamia caramel wins for the quickest and tastiest recipe of the year, hands down. It was all so easy—the blending, the taste testing, the mouthwatering photos. I just couldn't help myself from licking the spoon clean when it was all over.
Not surprisingly, I have come to be known as the vegan baker among my family, friends and coworkers. Yet, there are still many people in my life who don't actually know what that means.
For most of the year I have a variety of nut and seed butters taking up precious space in my fridge. They're typically either homemade or poured from the local health food store bulk bins and stored in short, wide-mouthed jars. They sit quietly, waiting to be called upon for cookies, tarts, rice bars,...
Last month, I excitedly tweeted about a fantastic new banana loaf recipe I had just pulled out of the oven. I don't often tease about upcoming recipes because, well, that's just not nice. But I couldn't help myself.
It's almost time to say goodbye to 2011. Can you believe it? I know most of you are now reflecting on the year that was, thinking about all your memorable moments and making lists of how to live better in 2012.