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My Vegan Baking Friend

by Meghann on February 19, 2010

I have become good friends with the vegan baker in my office.

He loves to experiment in the kitchen with new recipes and baking techniques. And I enjoy eating those experiments and critiquing the new techniques. Its a win-win. πŸ™‚

This morning he presented me with another fun, vegan creation – a Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup. Yum!


This is actually a smaller version of a larger cup he had experimented with a few months ago (which I had tried and loved).


The little cup was mostly peanut butter and had a nice crunch to it that I appreciated. I would say my only complaint was the lack of a chocolate bottom, but besides that an A+!

I enjoyed my original snack of grapes with the peanut butter cup.


My lunch was a tad boring, but really delicious.


Basically I just combined all of the left overs from last night into one bowl, heated it up, and enjoyed!


Food is so boring spread out on the plate. Its much more fun to mix all the flavors together. πŸ™‚

Remember this beauty?

That my friends is the lovely cake ’Here Comes the Sun’ that my teammates Linda from Salty Seattle, Katharine from Smokey Mountain Cafe and I constructed last week under the supervision of Buddy from Cake Boss and Kelly Ripa in Kelly’s Cake Off For a Cause.

I’ll admit our cake may not have been the prettiest cake, but I think it has character and was assembled with lots of love and laughter. πŸ™‚


If you love this cake as much as I do, then please head over to Kelly Confidential now to vote for this baby. It’s currently in last place and needs your help.  Remember for every vote cast Electrolux has pledged to donate $1 to Ovarian Cancer Research Fund!

Today is the last day to get your votes in! So, please head to Kelly’s Cake Off For A Cause now and help make a difference by showing β€˜Here Comes the Sun’  a little love. Voting takes 2 minutes. That’s it. Two minutes and OCRF is one step closer to finding a cure. What do you have to lose?

1 Evan Thomas February 19, 2010 at 2:49 pm

That pb cup looks delicious! It reminds me I have 1 left in my fridge(I didn’t make them vegan, though). But nothing beats a good dessert you didn’t have to make for yourself πŸ™‚

2 caitlin February 19, 2010 at 2:50 pm

you and i practically had the same thing for lunch two days in a row!

3 Heather February 19, 2010 at 2:53 pm

going to vote now! good luck girl!

p.s. i would LOVE to have the peanut butter cup right about now πŸ™‚

4 gina February 19, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Wow, the chocolate penaut butter cup was even more tempting once you opened the wrapper. Yowzas.

You look great ath the Cake Off event and I love your shirt! Can I ask where one might find such a lovely shirt?

5 Meghann February 19, 2010 at 3:00 pm

I found it at New York & Co.

6 Kelly February 19, 2010 at 2:54 pm

I voted for you! I think you’re cake is cute! Also, Kelly Ripa’s arms amaze me in that one picture.

7 foodfitnessandfreya February 19, 2010 at 3:03 pm

You are SO lucky to have a vegan baker in your office!! Especially if he makes PB chocolate cups..holy yum that sounds good!! I really want to make some πŸ™‚ Two of my fave foods in one…. πŸ˜€

8 Tracy February 19, 2010 at 3:04 pm

I would love if my coworkers brought in vegan treats…but I highly doubt that’s ever going to happen πŸ™‚ And did you get your vest at ny&c, too? It looks so cute on you!!

9 Meghann February 19, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Yes, vest too. I basically bought the combo right off of the mannequin πŸ™‚

10 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday February 19, 2010 at 3:19 pm

I love your outfit in that last picture. You look so cute πŸ˜€

11 eaternotarunner February 19, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Going to vote now! That pb cup looks GOOD

12 Anna February 19, 2010 at 3:25 pm

I want a vegan baker friend!!!! πŸ™‚ Y’all’s cake definitely has character πŸ™‚

13 NYCRunnerGirl February 19, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Your pics from the cake off came out great! It looks like you really got a chance to interact with Kelly Ripa, which is awesome.

You have my vote – that cake has heart!

14 Bree@beeskneeslife February 19, 2010 at 3:46 pm

I also love your outfit from the Cake Off! Where did you get the vest if you don’t mind sharing? I love the combo of it and the button down shirt πŸ™‚

15 Jayce February 19, 2010 at 4:10 pm

I voted for your cake. πŸ™‚

16 Leena February 19, 2010 at 4:16 pm

that pb cup looks so yummy! so does your salad – you really are the queen of leftovers! i voted for your cake too, it’s so cute πŸ™‚

17 Jess February 19, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Peanut butter is my absolute favorite thing in the world πŸ™‚ Also, those grapes are HUGE!

18 rollerkoesterrun February 19, 2010 at 4:46 pm

You got my vote- what a good cause too! Plus, I am sure you had a blast making that cake!

~Christie (

19 Raya February 19, 2010 at 5:27 pm

I voted! And now I want a cupcake!

Raya @

20 Angela February 19, 2010 at 5:49 pm

I voted for your cake! great job making friends with the vegan baker, that peanut butter cup looks awesome!

21 Emilyeatsclean February 19, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Would your vegan baking friend be willing to share his recipe for those delicious looking PB cups???? πŸ™‚


22 Erin @ Cooking and the City February 19, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Do you think your co-worker would be open to sharing his peanut butter cup recipe?? It looks so good!

23 Catherine February 19, 2010 at 6:36 pm

I second Emily’s comment!! I’d loove that recipe. It’s so nice finding people to connect with on unusual things, especially at work since you spend so much of your time near those people.

24 theprocessofhealing February 19, 2010 at 6:55 pm

I third Emily and Catherine haha I’d LOVE that recipe!

25 LindsayK February 19, 2010 at 7:29 pm

YUM! vegan pb cups! what happened to you answering all the “Ask Me Anything!” questions?

26 Erica February 19, 2010 at 8:59 pm

YUM! Being a taste tester is a tough job…but someones gotta do it πŸ˜‰ Another great lunch bowl! I keep forgetting to vote- yikes! Going now. I really love your hair that length and your makeup looks super pretty! Hope you have a good weekend

27 runningwithsass February 19, 2010 at 9:08 pm

AH! I love kelly rips and buddy from cake boss! how cool! I think the cake is really cute!

28 kristilyn February 20, 2010 at 12:08 am

PB cups are my favourite! It’s funny though – after making them on my own a few times, it’s hard to go back to the processed Reese kind. I might have to try the Kind diet’s version to see if I have a winner.


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