This blog is written by a graduate of Iowa State University (undergrad) and the University of Illinois (graduate). While this new full-time worker is far from perfect, she is trying to follow a healthy and environmentally-conscious lifestyle. Within these pages you will find various product reviews, giveaways, recipes, pictures, and musings about this blogger's adventures in exercise and daily living.
Click here to enter to win a free dessert book or buy one! I was sent a review copy of More Great Good Dairy-Free Desserts Naturally. It has a great collection of dairy and egg-free recipes ranging from cookies and puddings to smoothies. The first chapter detailed the essential ingredients and equipment for a "nondairy, egg-free baker's dessert kitchen." This was VERY helpful! My only complaint about the actual recipes was that they didn't have nutrition facts. The recipe I decided to try out first was the Virtuous Vanilla Cake. Of course, you may know by now that I have trouble following recipes, so here is a link to my modified version. I can't help it - I don't like being constrained :-).
I was quite impressed! The cake turned out kind of spongy and similar to a pound cake in texture. I loved the vanilla flavor and the sweetness level was perfect for me. I do regret not using coconut oil in place of the canola oil though. I used olive oil since that is what I had on hand. It worked out just fine, but it would have been neat to see how coconut oil would have worked :-).
Yay for cake that's full of wonderful ingredients!