I have been up to a lot of baking recently. I’m going to save the photos for when I show you the process behind the recipes I share with you, but I want to update before the close of Vegan Mofo Day 1, to lock in my participation. I’ve been antsy every year about participating but the more I knew about it, the more anxiety I got about it and the less I did about it, so like everything else that matters, I have learned to do it the last minute! Procrastination may not be the ultimate solution to anxiety, but sometimes it helps me function and produce something better. Sometimes, timing doesn’t allow me to procrastinate nor get anxious, so I’ve found myself the day of vegan Mofo beginning (okay, technically it started yesterday) quite content that I’ve serendipitously planned to test out a new savory recipe (which you can read about on my other blog, The Flavorful Pursuit) and that I had a dessert planned. Things are finally looking up!
Let’s be honest, vegan foods are not always good emulators of non-vegan counterparts. Sometimes it’s a texture thing, sometimes it’s a taste thing in general, and sometimes the whole thing is ‘off’. That can be a problem with mock-foods. To me, that’s okay. It just means I’ll eat more plant-foods because I know what I’m getting myself into. Plant foods usually trump plant-food-based products nutritionally and usually, they taste better, too. But, every now and again you have something that fits a certain flavor expectation and you really appreciate it. Enter, Phoney Baloney’s coconut bacon.
Since I love all things involving sprinkles, I decided to incorporate them into a cookie to complete the fiesta vibe I look for whenever I indulge in a dessert. Which, quite frankly, is on the daily. Indulgence status: nullified. I am made mostly out of sprinkles, cakes, and cookies at this point.