Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Very BEST Gluten Free/Vegan Pie Crust Recipe... Seriously.

It's a sad but true - most of you will come home from the market today feeling dejected.  All you wanted was a little bit of familiarity this Thanksgiving.  And, to your utter dismay, the store was out of the only vegan / gluten free pie crust available.  More than one of us have come to the point of tears - wishing for just a moment that you could have a tiny sliver of the buttery crust pumpkin cheesecake that your aunt brought to dinner.  ALAS!  There is hope!

I come bearing the fruits & trials of many Thanksgivings past.  This kid tested, mother approved pie crust recipe is a conglomeration of a handful of recipes, sprinkled with a bit of my own baking magic (aka dumb luck).  Try it.  I GUARANTEE that if you don't like it - I'll eat my hat.  And like, a really good hat too.

Vegan Gluten Free Pie Crust
makes two 8" pie crusts

1/2 c crushed almond pieces
1/2 c + 2 Tbsp coconut flour
3/4 c quinoa flour
3/4 c rice flour
1/2 c cornstarch
2 1/2 Tbsp ground flaxseeds
1 c Earth Balance vegan margarine
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp sugar
3 Tbsp ice water

In a food processor, combine flour, almond, salt and sugar until almond pieces are almost completely ground.  Add earth balance and pulse until almost combined.  Add water and pulse until just blended.  If need be, add a bit more water until texture is pliable and dough-like.  Divide in two, gather into a ball and press into a disc.  Roll out to 1/4 inch thick on a lightly rice floured surface and fit into an 8" pie pan.  You don't have to refrigerate until ready to use.  In fact, I like using it right away.

Love you, mean it


photo via what's cookin

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Star so light and star so bright

I'm going to be doing this today:

My New Roots - How to Make Nut Milk from My New Roots on Vimeo.

Something about the cold makes me want to cook and knit. Join me.

Some awesome finds:

are you afraid to prove yourself wrong? from forbes
holiday string lights (gimme!) via remodelista
can't stop listening to this song - no hidden message, just a brilliant beat and a killer voice

“Assumptions are the death of possibilities. ”
—James Mapes

Love you, Mean it.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Three Things I Like:

Number One
Wowch has new cat t-shirts:

Number Two
The Kitten Covers: record covers redone... with cats.

Number Three
Beat Up Creations: an Etsy shop specializing in recreated gradeschool photos.  You'll probably need like two or three for xmas prezzies.

Love you, mean it


Post via etsy, uo and the world

Luv AJ Heavy Metal Lover Lookbook Video from Claire Thomas on Vimeo.

This makes me wanna eat potato chips for like a week - so my a** (much like the grinch's heart) will grow three times bigger, so that I might be able to properly shake it during this video.

Hells to the yeah...

love you, mean it


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Meant to say 'Lemons'

Rodarte SS 2012 Casting Call from on Vimeo.


Reminds me of the interview that Rodarte did in the last issue of Lula.  BeeTeaDubs - making my way through the latest issue of Lula.  Really, what can't they do?

love you, mean it


post via fashionising