Monday, August 24, 2009

Quinoa and Cake

The Chef: Lyndsay

The Menu: A delicious and nutritious blend of quinoas, both red and regular, topped with Punjab Eggplant (thanks, Trader Joe's!) and tofu. A mixed-greens side salad with sliced red onions, avocado, and a light sprinkling of Daiya finished off the plates.

The Goods: As you may have already read on Press Pass, we had a little something special for dessert today, namely a yummy Almond Milk Chocolate Cake from local confectionery Violet Sweet Shoppe. Um, how can you not eat something this adorable?
We served slices of this behemoth à la mode with scoops of Coconut and Mocha Almond Fudge Purely Decadent with Coconut Milk. Sometimes, when it's Monday you need a little something sweet! To share the sugar, um, figuratively, we have a totally sweet deal! All this week, we'll be giving away Sarah Kramer's latest work, her 2010 Go Vegan! Calendar. Just leave us a comment with your favorite cake-and-ice-cream flavor combination, and we'll pick one winner each day. Go! Comment! Win!

43 comments:

roxanne said...

I like Living Harvest Coffee Biscotti ice cream as it has everything you need: coffee (flavored) ice cream and yummy chocolate cakey cookies!

furygrrl said...

Favourite cake - chocolate! (I'm a purist) ;)

Favourite ice cream - German chocolate cake (caramel, coconut, chocolate, brownie pieces - *heavenly*!) :9

Lola_318 said...

Chocolate cookie dough coconut "ice cream" on chocoalte cake..... So many desserts in one!

heather johnston said...

I made some vegan marshmallows this summer and smushed them with some vanilla Soy-Good Ice cream and strawberries, and plopped it on-top of some simple pound cake …yumm

angela said...

I like Isa & Terry's Boston cream pie cupcakes with Neapolitan ice cream coz I can never decide which flavor I like best

kelly g. said...

Chocolate cake, cherry ice cream - yum!

Denise said...

I am a monotone cake/ice cream flavor person: Chocolate cake with chocolate ice cream. The coconut milk-based ice cream is great!

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

Coconut Cake with purely decadent Vanilla

Big Mama said...

Home made banana chocolate chip ice cream on top of Peanut Butter/Chocolate tofu mousse pie with a graham cracker crust. Worth a little cellulite!

Josiane said...

This cake looks amazing!

There are so many cake and ice cream combos I love... Let's say today's choice would be homemade vanilla ice cream on top of a decadent apple cake. I didn't have dessert, so now I'm having a serious cake and ice cream craving!

Jennifer said...

My favourite is vegan german chocolate cake with vegan coconut milk cookie dough ice cream! yummm!

margaret i said...

Rum, peach cake with lemon glaze and strawberry ice cream. All vegan, of course.

Vegan Epicurean said...

I would have to go with Turtle Trails by Purely Decadent and chocolate cake.

That cake is gorgeous!

Jenny K said...

chocolate cake and mint chocolate chip ice cream (made with coconut milk)

laurakins said...

ooo...I'm digging Ani Phyo's "The Real Cheezecake" with "Vanilla Macadamia Ice Kream" from AP's Raw Food Kitchen.

xox

Kyon said...

I love Trader Joe's cherry chocolate chip soy ice cream. That and chocolate wacky cake rock.

k8t540 said...

warm apple crumble with soy vanilla ice cream on the side! :)

Liz Belden Handler said...

I love anything dense and chocolaty, with Mudd Pie on top!

stephanie said...

Vanilla ice cream and chocolate cake. It's a classic!

Sylwia said...

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Favorite cake is chocolate or any combination of chocolate w/peanut butter.
My favorite ice cream flavor is peanut butter chocolate. HAh
I'm obsessed

meg said...

my fave icecream and cake combination is a toss up between either coffee and biscotti tempt icecream or mint chocolate coconut milk icecream with vegan chocolate cake and butter cream frosting!

Tracy said...

Favorite cake: vanilla bean-almond with fluffy buttercream frosting

Favorite ice cream: rosewater-pistachio

Mmmmmmmmmmmm..

veganmomma said...

chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, with mint chocolate cake.

CB said...

coconut milk ice cream & chocolate cake...mmm

~ Cee ~ said...

I like gingerbread cake with a very lightly flavored lemon ice cream. Yum!

tyrah. said...

vegan Red Velvet Cake and Vanilla Bean Coconut Milk ice cream!

KristieS said...

Mmmm... that cake looks so yummy! My favorite combo is chocolate cake and mint chip ice cream.

AKM said...

I'm the lone weirdo...I want my cake and ice cream separate! Actually, I'm a sorbet girl anyway. So...

Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, and raspberry sorbet!

(Spumoni ice cream is my favorite, but I can't find it in a vegan version anywhere...anyone know where I could find it?

Lolly said...

I'm not a big ice cream girl (haven't found a vegan version that I absolutely must have), but give me some carrot cake anyday. (well, probably not since I have more than 100 pounds to lose)...but ahh, a girl can dream!
Just discovered your blog and love it!
~Lolly

Vegiegail said...

Oh, nothing says comfort food to me like warmed apple crumb cake a la mode with Purely Decadent Made with Coconut Milk Vanilla Bean ice cream.

mary-morgan said...

I love "ginger macadamia coconut carrot cake" from "vegan with a vengeance" and simple soy dream vanilla ice cream. Its absolutely delish! It reminds me of autumn but I eat it anytime of year, cause I mean its yummy cake and ice cream! :D

Jill said...

Best cake-Lemon Lavendar

Best ice scream-Humbolt Toffee

skylily said...

I love purely decadent chocolate ice cream. Even my non-vegan husband eats it when there is "real" ice cream. Any ideas on how to hide something in the freezer?

awolfenden said...

Flourless Chocolate Cake with mocha rum glaze - for those of us who are flour intolerant and chocolate happy this is the ideal dessert. Our women's group has celebrated each other's birthday for many years and one of us always makes the cake. This is what I'll make when it's my turn again!

Allison said...

I love chocolate cake with coffee ice cream. Yum!

Anonymous said...

coconut cake (or maybe lemon) and neopolitan ice cream (coffee ice cream also totally rocks)

Nola said...

Ice Cream Cake: homemade vegan strawberry IC between two layers of dark chocolate cake covered in pink vanilla buttercream. Oh yeah!

Stefanie Schmidt said...

I love a vegan chocolate cake with vegan cookie's n cream ice cream. The first combination of chocolate and vanilla and it is pure vegan bliss.

imblissful said...

My homemade chocolate cake with homemade peanut butter soy ice cream.

Chelsea Paige said...

white cake with milk chocolate frosting (thick, thick, thick, rich and gooey, please!) and mint chip soy-dream ice cream............... so boss

Kristin Clodfelter said...

Chocolate Cake with Orange-Dark Chocolate Ganache....with a heaping side of Purely Decadent Coconut Milk Chocolate Ice Cream.

Mmmmmm....

Kim said...

The cake looks scrupdillyumpcious! I sure do love chocolate! As for the ice cream, I have not been able to find the coconut milk ice cream in any of the local grocery stores. It sounds wonderful and would like to give it a try!

Anonymous said...

Banana cake and hand-mixed peanut butter ice cream. Yummy!