Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Babycakes!



So there's this amazing bakery in New York City called Babycakes. I wish I'd known about it when my mom lived there. I totally would have added that to the list of places I had to go when I visited.



So this place is an entirely vegan bakery, but is supposed to be SO DELICIOUS that people go there, even if they aren't vegan, and don't care about health food.



It's also mostly gluten-free, and mostly sugar free, but it has no artificial sweeteners or really artificial ingredients of any kind.


As you can see by the photo on the left, the owner of Babycakes made a book, sharing her recipes for those of us not fortunate enough to live in NYC. I purchased it on Amazon, and received it in the mail today!



I cannot tell you how excited I am! I'm stoked! Just reading through it, my eyes got a little watery... and I'll explain to you why.



When I got married 2 years ago, I discovered on my honeymoon that eating bread gave me terrible intestinal discomfort. Not only does it hurt my stomach, it bloats me like I'm 4 months pregnant. I found that it wasn't just bread, but even SOY SAUCE (which does contain wheat). So I had to give it up. I've been almost completely gluten-free for over a year now. I've given up cookies, muffins, scones, biscuits, brownies, pie, etc. etc. aside from what I could buy at the store that was gluten-free. Gluten-free desserts tend to not taste quite right. Not always... sometimes they are decent. But they're never great. Not only that, they usually contain milk or refined sugar, two things I try to avoid if possible.



If this book does what it says it does, and what others have told me it does... it brings back the good things to my life, like cupcakes, and brownies, and chocolaty happiness. It also gives me the ability to BAKE again! It's been so long... soooo soooo long. Plus it lacks in all the bad stuff. Even the oils used, coconut, are super healthy for you. OK, so desserts as a rule aren't so great to eat in excess, but these could potentially be really low on the guilt scale.



So here's my EVIL PLAN!!!!!!! MUAHAHAHAHA...



As soon as my Kitchen is up and running (should be in the next 2-4 weeks hopefully)...


I will create EVERY SINGLE GLUTEN-FREE DISH IN THIS BOOK, and I will EAT THEM ALL!!!



First on my list? Crumb Cake. Weird, huh? Of all things, why Crumb cake?




My mom made the best crumb cake ever.


I haven't had it in over 6 years. It's time.




BUT THAT'S NOT ALL OF MY PLAN...



I'm going to start throwing gluten-free parties... where I will make a few of the things in my new book, and have a tasting!



It's going to be amazing!



And delicious!


And partially nutritious!!!



I can't wait...







BLOG OUT!

3 comments:

Marisa said...

If you need someone to taste test (ahem) please feel free to ask! *GRIN*

Daniel said...

Im starting a Cooking Blog, at onthecuttingboard.com once you make a few things, you can blog about it and write a review on the book!

caitlinhart said...

I'd love to do that! That would make me happy :)