Orgasmic Clouds of Bliss

clouds4FINALLY, tugboat man returned to a double celebration; the act of coming home (of course), AND his birthday.

Two of his favorite activities are eating and sleeping.

I got him a new barbecue and Angel Boy got him a hammock from REI that we can take wherever we go.

It took him about ninety minutes to put the barbecue together and ninety seconds to set up the hammock.

This was perfect timing.

As you probably know by now, I’m often sent products to sample and review.

I stay in my wheelhouse, trying and recommending products that are vegan, healthy, and cruelty-free.

THIS time I’m speechless or I would be if I ever stopped talking, haha.

There really aren’t enough adjectives to describe the amazingness of these vegan marshmallows.

As vegans, we realized that we’d have to probably survive without things like marshmallows — which isn’t too much of a hardship, considering we don’t really want to eat food that contains the bones of a once living creature.

These marshmallows are joyful clouds of orgasmic joy.

REALLY. For realzies.

Don’t walk — RUN — to the store and buy them.

Whether you’re vegan or not, these are the most DELICIOUS marshmallows EVER.

I can’t wait to make hot chocolate with almond milk and float a few dozen of the minis on top.

chubbybunnyI enlisted tugboat man’s help to create a Chubby Bunny Challenge video of love as we went totes old skool with sticks and simply roasted marshmallows over the fire. Although I had chocolate and graham crackers, we chose to stay pure because on their own, they were so satisfying, we didn’t feel the need to add any other ingredients.

…“Marshmallows should make people happy, not be made with scary ingredients. I’m down with Dandies!!”

Learn more at and @MyDandies


Dandies are the first Non-GMO Project Verified marshmallows on the market. Made with all-natural ingredients and completely free of gelatin, artificial ingredients, and high fructose corn syrup, the products are produced in the company’s dedicated facility, which is free of dairy, eggs, peanuts, and tree-nuts. These fluffy balls of fun are also free of wheat, gluten and corn, 100% vegan, and certified kosher by the Chicago Rabbinical Council. The best part is, Dandies marshmallows are air puffed, which gives them a traditional texture and flavor that is indistinguishable from their conventional counterparts. They melt and taste just like the marshmallows we grew up with! Dandies are available at Whole Foods Market and other natural foods stores across the U.S. Chicago Vegan Foods

(Product for sample and review only; no compensation.)

Super Moist #Vegan Chocolate Cake With Amaretto Coffee Frosting

Since I now focus most of my baking  to please Angel Boy 2.0 (the new and improved version), this was the winner of all the chocolate cakes I ever created, so I thought I’d share it again for those of you who do still currently turn on the oven and combine ingredients to conjure up lovely confections (not confessions). At 15 months, AB 2.0 can’t have chocolate; for now he’ll have to be happy with sugarless teething biscuits and kale smoothies. 

No eggs and no dairy, yet this cake is super moist, fluffy, and fudge-tastic — with a hint of French roast coffee and almond-y Amaretto.vegancakeTEXT

I was inspired by a recipe I found in my mom’s old cookbook — as always, I transformed it into my own version.

I know I use Amaretto a lot, but I ran out of vanilla and it’s a great flavor enhancer with chocolate and coffee.

Moist #Vegan Chocolate Cake With Amaretto Coffee Frosting

  • 1/2 tsp.  salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa (unsweetened)
  • 1 1/4 cups flour (all-purpose)
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract (or Amaretto or Grand Marnier)
  • 5 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 cup cold coffee or water (coffee is better with chocolate) or you could always use soy/almond/cashew/coconut milk.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

1. Mix the first five dry ingredients in a bowl.
2. Make three shallow depressions in the dry ingredients.
3. Pour vinegar in one, vanilla/amaretto in the other, and vegetable oil in the third.
4. Pour coffee/water over all.
5. Mix well until smooth.

Grease a nine-inch pan. Bake on middle rack of oven for approximately twenty-five to thirty-five minutes.  Check with toothpick to make sure it comes out clean. Don’t over bake or it’ll dry out. Cool and frost.vegancake4

Amaretto Coffee Frosting
Three tablespoons softened vegan butter substitute (I use Earth Balance)
Three or four tablespoons cocoa
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Amaretto or Grand Marnier or vanilla
Cold coffee

In a medium bowl, sift sugar and cocoa. Blend with vegan butter. Add 2 teaspoons Amaretto or other flavoring, and 3 tablespoons cold coffee, Blend until desired consistency. If too dry, add more coffee or Amaretto. If too wet, add more powdered sugar.
Frost cake and dust with sifted cocoa.