As the ides of March (aka March 15th) flew past this month, it took me back to my grade nine high school Latin class with the renowned Mr.Keys. Now there was a man with a true mastery of the pun. He could take the lowliest of puns/jokes and spin them out into epic tales that spanned a ridiculous […]

Pecan Pi R squared

March 22 , 2015 by Amber Trudeau - in Pie

Happy (belated) Pi Day! Yes, yes, I know I’m way past the date at this point, but what can I say? For me, every day is a reason to celebrate with pie, so it’s way too easy for March 14th to slip by me unnoticed. Also, there’s 3 big days in a row, so it’s hard […]

But I’m a drunken rebel and so I did all kinds of verboten things with this recipe 🙂 A couple of months ago my friend Rebecca gave me the challenge of making vegan trifle. I said “sure, but those bowls are so big, and it’s not really the kind of thing that’s that portable, so […]

Cherry-ots of Fire

March 08 , 2015 by Amber Trudeau - in Cookies

Ah, maraschino cherries. They belong right up there with Worcestershire sauce as one of those words that always make me sound like I’ve just come from having my mouth frozen at the dentist when I try and say them. Is it wrong that there are some things I don’t like cooking/baking with purely for the […]

Unless you’re crying tears of joy of course (because I must admit that I did get a bit misty eyed with pride when I finished making these and set them free to go forth and make their way in the world). Is anyone else as huge a fan of House of Cards as I am? […]

I warned you didn’t I? As promised, here is my homage to St.Raphael (aka the real St Valentine). Ok, I’ll be honest and call it what it really is, a need to use up the way too many dried cherries and shredded coconut that I have kicking around the house. But shhhh….it’ll be our little secret […]

Valentine’s Day is here! Ok, that was actually horribly misleading of me, I’m not even really that big of a Valentine’s Day fan (this doesn’t mean I don’t love you Kevin – you’re amazing to me all year round, no special day required 🙂 …now that we’ve gotten that sappiness out of the way, on […]

A couple of weeks ago I received another challenge request to make macarons. To which I responded out loud to an empty room “Hell yeah!” (well…one of my cats was sitting/sleeping in the room, and though I may have startled her slightly with my exuberance, I also think I detected a gleam of excitement in […]

I know what you’re thinking, “Amber, you just did peanut butter last week, are you already so out of ideas that you can’t do something new?” Now on the one hand you would be right, but on the other hand, I love, love, love (did I mention LOVE???) peanut butter, so you’re just going to […]

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Hi, I'm Amber Trudeau.  I bake.... a lot.

I'm also vegan, and found that whenever I went out to a restaurant my dessert choices were limited to sorbet, sorbet, and sorbet.  So I started making my own desserts. I wanted them to taste good though - so my ultimatum was to make delicious desserts that also happen to be dairy-free and egg-free. Every week or so, I challenge myself to try something new.  To recreate some kind of traditional dessert that tastes amazing without using animal products.

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