S’mores Kebab

A vegan, s’mores kebab? Yes please. All you need are vegan marshmallows (I used Sweet & Sara but you could also use Dandies), tempered chocolate, and homemade graham crackers. Messy & tasty.

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Ingredients

  • Vegan Marshmallows
  • 1/2 lb Semisweet Chocolate, tempered
  • 2 1/2 Cups Graham Flour or Stoneground Flour or Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup Earth Balance Margarine
  • 1/4 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Cup Agave Nectar (or a little more sugar mixed with water)
  • 3/4 Cup Water

Directions

  1. Follow Vegan Yum Yum’s steps to make graham crackers except you will want to cut them into 1.5″ x 1.5″ squares and put a fairly large hole in the center of them before baking. Remember the the hole will get smaller once the cracker is baked.
  2. Put your marshmallows on a toothpick (make sure the toothpick goes all the way through) and stick them in the freezer.
  3. Temper your chocolate.
  4. Dip your marshmallows into the chocolate, shake off the excess, and stick it in the refrigerator to set.
  5. Once your chocolate has set, alternate the marshmallows and graham crackers on a skewer stick. If your graham cracker hole is too small, use a sharp knife to make it a bit larger.
  6. Keep in the fridge until you are ready to eat

Marshall liked these. =)

Orange Cat

Debi at Life Currents - I tried making vegan marshmallows many years ago, but got vegan marshmallow fluff instead. It was tasty, but much better as a topping for something than as a stand-alone ‘shmallow. Maybe I need to try again. Your photos have inspired me. :)

alana - i love the kebab idea! and your photography is gorgeous.

Vegan Bakerista - Holy smokes, I am in love. What an awesome idea! It combines the fun of eating food on a stick with sweetness and childhood memories melted right in. Thanks for the inspiration! I’m going to have to order some vegan marshmellows right now.

Lacey Walker - Wants! Lovely photos as usual. I like the overhead shot looking down the long kebab sticks.

Hannah - Umm… Wow. As if that concept alone wasn’t completely drool-inducing, your photos are really tempting me to take a bite out of my computer screen! Oh my goodness, vegan marshmallows have never looked so irresistible (and trust me, I think they’re quite fetching to begin with!)

Roy - Oh. My. God. That is THE BEST PHOTO of Marshall EVER!! The s’mores were tasty too! :)

Cara - Wow. I heart you. I love anything s’mores…instilled into me as a child and will always remain :) And KITTY! Marshall looks so handsome in this picture…

Jojo - Genius!

Scissors and Spice - Love your blog! So happy I came across in the Vegan Mofo feed. The smores look great!

Jes - Mmm, those look excellent! One of these days I’ll splurge on some Dandies–and make those awesome kebabs!

Peanut and Oat Cereal

I love granola.

I don’t, however, love the price of granola. Or the total price of all the ingredients that go into making it. So over the past year I have perfected a very simple version of granola. It has 5 ingredients and is flexible enough to be made with whatever nuts or liquid sweetener (agave, maple syrup, etc.) I have on hand.

Peanut Oat & Cereal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of nuts – roughly chopped (I used 125g of peanuts for the granola pictured)
  • 1 cup of rolled oats (I used 100g of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free oats)
  • 1/2 cup of agave nectar, maple syrup, or whatever other liquid sweetener you have (I used 180g agave)
  • 2 Tsp salt
  • 2 Tbs flax seeds, measured prior to finely grinding
  • If you feel like getting fancy, you can add 1tsp cinnamon, 1/2 cup dried fruit, or a combination of nuts.

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grind the flax seeds in a coffee grinder or high speed blender.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the flax seed with the sweetener (syrup, agave, etc) and salt.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the nuts and oats.
  5. Pour the flax mixture into the oat/nut mixture and stir to combine.
  6. Grease a baking pan and spread the mixture out on it.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until the granola is hard and chewy.
  8. Let the granola cool and store in an air tight container.

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Russell at Chasing Delicious - Wow what a gorgeous set of shots! Yummy recipe too!

Hannah - That scene looks downright dreamy, like the ideal leisurely breakfast. I especially love how you captured the pouring milk- Wonderfully done!

Galen @ OMGosh I'm Vegan - This looks fantastic!

vkrees - Cat- that sounds perfect! =)

littlemiao - I have been searching everywhere for an easy, inexpensive granola recipe. This looks wonderful!

Cat ~ The Verdant Life - What an elegant and simple idea! And, maybe I’m crazy, but this seems like the perfect snack to take to the movies, especially if some dark chocolate and sea salt were added. :)

Jes - Looks almost exactly like my granola! I’m with you–granola is the best but ohmygoodness why do they charge so much for it?

vkrees - Cara: No Marshall for this post. He was off doing his own thing. Granola is a little too hippy-dippy for him. =P

Cara - Where’s kitty? What, does he not share the same love for granola as you???

celine - I love your pictures, Vanessa, and that last shot slays me. perfection!

Ashlae - Ohh man, we’re on the same wavelength! Homemade granola is da best.

Tofu

Super simple tofu. Roy and I have this 2 – 10 a week. =)

TOfu

Ingredients

  • 1 block extra firm tofu
  • 2 Tbs Oil
  • Salt
  • Soy Sauce

Directions

  1. Slice up the tofu into 1/16ths, then into triangles.
  2. Heat up 2 Tbs of oil in a pan on the stove.
  3. Fry up four pieces of tofu at a time. Sprinkle with a little bit of salt. Flip when the tofu is golden brown.
  4. Eat with some soy sauce and maybe some brown rice.

I know you guys come here just to see the fat orange cat that chills with my while I take photos. So, here he is. <3

Food Photography Cat

Madhu - I am going insane over here looking at how kitty is incorporated in all your recipe posts!!!

Mandee - Hehe, vegans do love cat photos! My cats are usually waiting just out of the shot, waiting for me to abandon the food so they can grab it.

mandi white - I love your fat orange cat but I also love your photos! And I forgot tofu at the store today. I also forgot a potato. So I’ll be getting it soon :) It’s so simple and I bet I’m going to fall in love with it.

Susan - This looks so good. Just the sort of thing I have been looking for to take for a snack to work!
I like your kitty. :)

Jojo - The tofu looks great & your kitty is ridiculously cute.

vkrees - Coldandsleepy, wow, that is some serious tofu devotion! I have to cook mine. =)

vkrees - Jd, you’ve made my day =) I would absolutely love to photograph your wedding!

vkrees - Thanks Kelly! =)

kelly - This tofu looks delicious! But I’m really drooling over the photography. Just gorgeous. Love.

jd - I’m so glad that you left a comment on my blog, because it brought me to yours!

First, only photographs this gorgeous could make me want to devour a heap of tofu (I’m not a fan, no matter how hard I try!).

Second, I spent some time browsing through your pictures, and they are absolutely gorgeous. The wedding photos, in particular, are really moving. I’m awed by how you were able to capture the emotions of the moment in such original and creative ways…

Third, I’m so happy to see that you’re in Brooklyn! When it finally comes time for my BF and I to tie the knot, I definitely know who to call for photos :)

coldandsleepy - Come for the cute cat, stay for the tasty looking tofu!

I could eat simply prepared tofu more or less constantly if only I wasn’t too lazy to even simply prepare it. Sometimes I just eat it raw dipped in soy sauce because really… it’s one less step.