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These were my first attempt as cheesecake cupcakes and although ugly… (they fell on the way to work because I didn’t chill them enough and of course I didn’t take the picture before I left!) they tasted so good! Next time will be prettier I promise!

Vegan Cheesecake Cupcakes

10 Graham Crackers

½ C oil of choice

(I used Olive Oil b/c I was out of Coconut)

½ C plus 2 T Agave Nectar divided

12 Oz Vegan Cream Cheese (I use Tofutti)

½ C unbleached sugar

1tsp Vanilla

¼ C vanilla soy yogurt

Line muffin pan with cupcake liners and preheat oven to 350 degrees.

For Crust:

Smash crackers and mix with 2 T Agave and oil. Spoon into liners and press down firmly.

Bake at 350 for about 10-15 minutes.

Cheesecake:

Blend all remaining ingredients in a blender until smooth. Poor into liners until ¾ way full. Decrease oven temp to 325 and bake for about 30 minutes and then immediately move refrigerator until hardened.

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Poll time!

I have decided or was persuaded to start a cupcake business! So I am trying to figure out a name…. Here are the ideas I have. Please comment an let me know your thoughts!

Cuppa Sweetness
Peace, Love, and Cupcakes
All You Need is Cupcakes
Sweets Darling
Let Them Eat Cupcakes!

I’ve taken on a second job recently and between both jobs and school plus being a moving mom and attentive fiancée I’ve been going crazy! I know there probably should have been some punctuation in there but I can barely see straight much less check grammar. Haha. Anyway I have been working on some recipes they aren’t ready to post yet. Some ideas floating around in my head are m&m apple muffins, some more polenta recipes, lots and lots of chocolate related recipes. I’ve got some dinner recipes in my brain too. I just have to make sure I post recipes and not psych homework! Can we say burnt out!

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M&M apple muffins recipe is still a work in progress.

Hello world!

Hello bloggers! My aim for this blog is to share recipes with those who are newly vegan or just trying to eat healthier. There is a big misconception that being vegan means you must give up taste or limit what you eat. That is very untrue. I am someone who has to have a lot of flavor in my food… Both spicy and rich. Pepper, garlic, and chocolate are my best friends when cooking! But being health conscious and allergic to all dairy products I had to find alternatives to my favorite desserts. Everything I eat and share is low in fat unless otherwise stated and vegan. Also I only will post recipes that have been tried by myself and non-vegan friends and family. I want to stress you don’t have to be a vegan to enjoy vegan food.
I will also share the happenings of my little girl who I swear will grow up to be a comedian. She is ridiculously funny and smart. She amazes me everyday. I love to share pictures of her and random artsy things I shoot. Sorry if I bore y’all sometimes. I’ll try not too. I hope you enjoy my posts! I will share soon!

Cristay