Friday, March 4, 2011

The Kind Cupcake

Some of you may know that I have been vegetarian for a while now (about 3 years). Lately my body has not been happy with me and I have had the feeling that it is time to step it up to being vegan (again). Because I don't do much without doing research first, I went to my local library and checked out "The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet" by Alicia Silverstone.
I love this book. I love it because she presents the information in a completely accessible way. I love it because it spoke to many of the health problems I have been experiencing. But today I love it most for the vegan cupcake recipe.

I am kicking refined sugar and hopefully desserts most of the time. And yet it's a journey and at this point in the journey, I still need sweets. Enter this cupcake sweetened with agave nectar. Yum!
It may not be a supermarket cupcake-but that's the point. It isn't so sugary sweet that I am going to get a headache and guilt-trip. In fact, it's just sweet enough to satisfy the urge and keep me happily marching down the vegan path.
Have you tried any great vegan recipes lately? Have you thought about going vegetarian or vegan?

P.S. For more information, Ms. Silverstone has set up a great resource for all things kind/green/vegan at The Kind Life.

1 comment:

angela | the painted house said...

Made seitan--ha! But you know that. Made a yummy quinoa/black bean/tomato salad with cilantro, green onion, and lime this week, too. :)