Saturday, March 15, 2008

These are VEGAN?! Shut UP!!!!

AND they don't even use "organic sugar"; although organic, it is still refined - there is better, trust me on this one.

Very few of you may know that my new biggest thing is that I have gone vegan. OK. I am not some tree-huggin'," bleeding heart liberal that most of you may picture when I mention this (and as I may have thought of vegans prior to me own vegan-ism) but it makes an awful lot of sense if you know the health reasons. Anyway, nor does this mean that I am a masochist that gains pleasure in depriving myself in anything sweet or meaty tasting. Especially when it comes to the sweet. I recently found out, though, that vegan cookies and baked goods can be so good that you will flip your socks. No shit.

I have not yet tried these, but Babycakes NYC™ looks more than promising. Hey, if they can survive as a vegan sweets shop in the midst of some of the most expensive real estate in the world, they HAVE to be good, don't they? On top of that, they use this new sweetner that comes from the Blue Agave plant. I shit you not. That plant that you see everywhere in San Diego and Mexico, on the side of the road - from it comes one of the greatest nectars in the world, which is not only good for you, ti has loads of nutrients and about zero calories. Forget the cancer-causing Splenda. And forget eating a piece of rice toast with strawberry jam just to have something sweet.

They have just about any sweet "bready" thing you can think of, from brownies to crumb cakes, cinnamon buns, scones, loaves, apple pie, and even some savory biscuits. Oh, and don't forget the cupcakes. Lord, don't forget the cupcakes....

So like, the only problem is.. they are in NYC. BUT, they deliver!!


Cecilia said...

those cupcakes are gorgeous and making me hungry. one can not subsist on garden burgers alone. ;) agave is incredible. did you know it's glycemic index is very low, and it's even safe for diabetics?

another swell thing is gluten free. there are some really amazing gluten free deserts out there. great if wheat totally zaps your energy, like it does mine.

Knit in the Northwest said...

Yes, the Agave is wonderful - and it tastes great! We also do gluten-free - Isabel is allergic to "wheat" as well as dairy. The two big ones. I think most of those goodies are gluten-free, too!

Livinia Redlips said...

PCC has cupcakes that are vegan & brown rice based (yum).