blueberry-cherry coconut ice cream

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 | 7 comments

My dear friend, Kate, came by for an impromptu dinner before we ran off to a fun night of show-going at a tiny local venue. (Dana, the baker from my favorite vegan diner, Bragg’s Factory Diner, was playing in her band JJCnV, so you know it was a blast!)  I made a delicious dinner of lentils cooked with garlic and red wine, brown basmati rice, and lemon-garlic kale but I needed something cool for my sweet tooth. Vegan ice cream to the rescue! 1 can full fat coconut milk, chilled 1/4 cup...

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Calling all bakers!

Posted by on Nov 12, 2012 | 1 comment

It looks like we will have a fantastic turn out on Sunday. Woohoo! Please continue to help spreading the word. We still need more bakers to sign on! You may be planning on baking but just haven’t notified me – in order to plan accordingly please just shoot me an e-mail (strawberryhedgehog @  to let me know what you plan to bring. One or two dozen of anything yummy is HUGELY appreciated! Cookies, cupcakes, cake, pie, candy – whatever you feel up for, we welcome it!...

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vegan stuff I love: Nami

Posted by on Oct 5, 2012 | 0 comments

Nami 2014 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ. 602 258-NAMI (6264) Nami is my go-to place for vegan ice cream! My favorite fluctuates between strawberry-banana and peanut butter, pretzel, banana. Mmmm. They have a zillion delicious flavors though. It is like a vegan Dairy Queen – choose your toppings and they mix it up with vegan soft serve, or tsoft tserve as they like to call  it. I might also note that they are so ingrained in my psyche that when I am teaching my geology classes I have to...

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Vegan Bakesale! Calling all bakers, eaters, people who care about others.

Posted by on Mar 26, 2012 | 6 comments

When: April 14th, 11am-6pm Where: Strawberry Hedgehog HQ: 526 W. Mariposa St., Phoenix, AZ 85013 (just SE of 7th Ave and Camelback next door to the Antiques shop) What: Vegan bake sale and silent auction with all proceeds benefiting Autism Speaks Why Autism: Autism affects 1 in 110 kids, 1 in 70 boys, according to the CDC! From the Autism Speaks website:  ” Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development…  Learn...

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pumpkin spice cookies

Posted by on Dec 6, 2011 | 0 comments

Things are so busy this season, who isn’t craving a quiet moment with some hot tea and a tasty cookie? Pumpkin is delicious and I had left over pumpkin puree after using it to make my pumpkin spice soap (can’t let it go to waste!). My sweet tooth got the best of me and these cookies happened. ;c)  They are super soft and spicy, they would be great for a cookie exchange but they are too fragile to hold up to too much transport.. guess you’ll just have to eat them allyourself,...

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coconut-lemon oatmeal cookies

Posted by on Apr 16, 2011 | 0 comments

Image by Thomas Tolkein on flickr Today was the 4th Coffee, Cookies, and Crafts event. It was a lot of fun. I especially love the community building around it, they have attracted a fabulous group of dedicated and talented crafty-folk I look forward to seeing at each event! I brought some cookies as part of the deal is there are free cookies and free coffee for customers and crafters to have throughout the day. I started to make oatmeal-chocolate chip cookies this morning and I was out of...

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gf white chocolate-coconut-cranberry cookies

Posted by on Feb 11, 2011 | 0 comments

Every second Friday I go to a wonderful women’s group at my favorite yoga studio, the Women’s Rite of Passage at Inside the Bungalow in Mesa, AZ. I have missed about 2 in the last year and I look forward to it each month. The level of honesty and sincerity among the ladies that attend just makes me really happy. So why am I telling you about this great group when you started reading for cookies?? Well two of my favorite ladies in the world, Robin and Wendy, cannot have gluten. They...

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Posted by on Nov 4, 2010 | 4 comments

Today was FANTASTIC. I met up with beloved girlfriends for breakfast, ran some errands and stole one of them, Rikki, to help me out with soap. She took one step into my chaos and started cleaning.. she’s amazing!! She helped me get the kitchen and dining space super clean then helped me wrap some great gift soap sets and get stuff labeled so it is all ready for this weekend’s Cookies, Coffee, and Crafts event! So, this made for a very busy day and I sat down at 7pm to relax and...

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sparkling apple cider floats

Posted by on Oct 31, 2010 | 1 comment

This is the easiest thing in the world.. so easy I will actually post a “recipe” for the first time in a zillion years on my once recipe-rich blog. I love apple cider this time of year but seeing that our highs temps are still near 90 sparkling cider sounded more appealing. I used to love ice cream floats as a kid but soda is so bad for you and after not drinking it for years it tastes pretty gross to me now. We were picking up a bottle of sparkling cider right next to the ice...

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gluten free lavender-lemon tea cake

Posted by on May 16, 2010 | 10 comments

Lavender with lemon is one of my favorite flavor combinations. It isn’t something you get everyday so it always feels special and in this super moist cake it is perfect for any girly function. It went over well at the shower yesterday though with so much amazing vegan food there I’m surprised anyone had room for a bite! It was great. :c) You can find lavender buds in the health food/herb section at your grocery store or you can order it online. I am a big fan of frontier co-op...

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gluten-free carob pecan sandwich cookies

Posted by on May 15, 2010 | 1 comment

It seems to be shower season. My beautiful friends, Tori and Josh, just welcomed their mini-me into this world yesterday (CONGRATULATIONS, WILLINGHAMS! Welcome to Earth, Silas!!) Friends left and right are getting married. This is certainly baby and bridal shower season. I’m heading to one today that will be a mostly (if not entirely) vegan affair. Vegan baking is a love of mine so this would have been no problem.. I’ve known my fare share of folks with Celiac’s, too, so...

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dark cherry-chocolate chip cake

Posted by on Mar 22, 2010 | 2 comments

Life is really good right now, just incredibly busy. Food is my comfort and baking is especially soothing. I bought some fantastic natural extracts a couple of weeks ago from Green Mountain Flavors. I also had a bag of frozen dark cherries.. originally intended for healthful smoothies. Oops! :c) Combined with just a handful of chocolate chips I had hanging around and some cake batter this makes one tasty “cake”. It tastes a bit like a giant cookies and you really need to let it...

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