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For: Immediate Release January 5, 1999
Contacts: Tamara Richter (410) 366-VEGE
Dar Veverka (410) 366-8343



Seven Terrific Places to Buy Vegan Cakes

More and people are looking for places to buy eggless and dairyless cakes. Some people keep kosher and need a parve item without dairy. Others because of allergies or ethical reasons may be searching for a dessert without dairy or eggs.

Whether you need a cake for a wedding, your child’s birthday party, an anniversary celebration, or an office meeting, following are some places to get you started.

BLIND FAITH in Chicago, Illinois (773) 871-3820 or in Evanston, Illinois (847) 328-6875. They also have great vegan corn bread and cupcakes.

FIRE AND WATER in Northampton, Massachusetts (413) 586-8336.

FUNKS DEMOCRATIC COFFEE HOUSE & BISTRO in Baltimore, Maryland (410) 276-3865. In spite of their name, they will serve any political persuasion. Their menu features food for vegetarians, vegans, and carnivores.

NOW AND ZEN, Inc., in San Francisco, California (415) 695-2011. They also make turkeyless turkey for the holidays.

WEST LYNN CAFE in Austin, Texas (512) 482-0950. This establishment proves Texas isn’t just for meateaters anymore.

WHOLE EARTH BAKERY AND KITCHEN on St. Mark's Place, in New York City (212) 677-7597.

VEGGIE WORKS in Belmar, New Jersey (732) 280-2011. Their home cooked non-meat meat loaf and mashed potatoes isn’t to be missed either.

We have also listed some recipes below for you to try at home.


For information on more restaurants which serve vegetarian or vegan items, see Vegetarian Journal’s Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada. This book (372 pages) is available for $16 (including postage) from The Vegetarian Resource Group, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203. Call (410) 366-8343 Monday to Friday 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. or visit www.vrg.org.

Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs. The Vegetarian Resource Group educates the public about vegetarian and vegan diets. For more information, visit www.vrg.org.


For those who want to bake their own chocolate desserts, try these recipes.

HEAVENLY CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES
(Makes 18)

1 Cup molasses
˝ Cup soy milk
2 Cups non-dairy, dark chocolate chips
6 Tablespoons soy margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 Tablespoons cornstarch
2 Cups unbleached white flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
˝ Cup soy milk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine molasses, ˝ C soy milk, and chips in a small pan. Heat on low, stirring occasionally, until chips melt. Remove from heat. Add margarine, stirring until it softens. Add vanilla and cornstarch to mixture and stir. Add flour, baking soda, and ˝ C soy milk. Mix ingredients well.

Lightly oil 18 muffin cups and divide the batter among them, filling each cup about half full. Bake 20 minutes at 375 degrees. Cool cupcakes before removing from tins.

Total calories per cupcake: 231;
Total Fat as percentage of daily value: 17%

This recipe may be reprinted as long as credit is given to Simply Vegan by Debra Wasserman, The Vegetarian Resource Group, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203.


CHOCOLATE PIE
(Serves 8)

3 Cups lite soy milk or other milk alternative
˝ Cup maple syrup
˝ Cup unsweetened cocoa powder or carob powder
1/4 Cup cornstarch
9-inch pre-made lowfat vegan Graham Cracker-style pie shell

Place the soy milk, syrup, cocoa, and cornstarch in a medium-size pot over medium-high heat. Mix with a whisk constantly until the mixture starts to bubble. Reduce heat and stir until the pudding thickens (about one minute). Remove from the stove and pour into the pie crust. Refrigerate at least one hour before serving.

Total Calories per serving: 191;
Total Fat as percentage of daily value: 5%

This recipe may be reprinted as long as credit is given to Conveniently Vegan by Debra Wasserman, The Vegetarian Resource Group, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203



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