These days it seems that Baby H’s main interest, besides somersaulting, is sweet treats. According to the Old Wives’ Tale, this apparently means I’m having a girl. Of course, the latest poll of 16 of our nearest and dearest, collected at my baby shower on Saturday, reveals that only 4 (including H and me) think we are having a girl. We’ll find out for sure in about 10 weeks!
That belly don’t lie…
In the meantime, I’m trying to moderate how much I’m actually taking in, but also make sure I enjoy the indulgence whenever I do decide to treat us!
And fortunately, I’ve had access to some of the best vegan sweet treats in existence.
A couple weeks ago, H and I took a quick trip to NYC. We both knew that we wanted to visit the Cinnamon Snail food truck while we were there, so on Saturday morning, we checked their facebook page and learned that they would be at the monthly Vegan Shop-Up in Bushwick that day.
Some of you may already know this, but the Cinnamon Snail is very close to my heart. Before he started the food truck, I used to visit Chef Adam’s booth each week at the Red Bank Farmer’s Market, about 3 miles down the road from the town I grew up in, to sample some of his vegan donuts, raw pizzas, and other incredible vegan fare. His astonishing success has been hard-earned, and honestly, is extremely well-deserved.
The Cinnamon Snail is, quite simply, amazing. They have all kinds of food but their baked goods are especially outstanding. When H and I visited the truck a few weeks ago, we stocked up!
Double-Chocolate Fudge donut (this is H’s all-time favorite!)
Thai Basil Coconut donut (an incredible flavor combo if there ever was one)
Pistachio donut (with tantalizing hints of cardamom)
Gluten-free Peanut Butter blondie (great texture and not overly-sweet)
And my absolute favorite…the Vanilla Creme Brulee donut
You guys…seriously. This thing was soaked in gooey caramel and had the most delicious, crunchy, sugary crust. I was in heaven eating it.
This past Sunday, my sister Marley and I headed down to the annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival. Initially I didn’t plan on going inside, because it’s usually crowded to the point of not being able to move, and that is something I’m not comfortable with in my present condition. However, we got there right when it opened up so I managed to make one good round and pick up some coupons and samples. And then I got in line for Vegan Treats.
Vegan Treats is based out of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and is the highlight of the VegFest for me every year. Their peanut butter bombs are one of the best and most decadent things I have ever tasted, vegan or not.
It’s basically a layer of dense chocolate cake, topped with fluffy peanut butter mousse, and then the whole thing is covered in a chocolate shell and a peanut butter drizzle. Ah-maz-ing.
I got two (the third was for Marley, I swear!).
I also snagged a black and white donut, a white chocolate key lime cheesecake for my parents, and a pumpkin cheesecake on a stick (!) <–it’s the candy corn looking thingy in the middle–so cool, right?!
Then we went outside to patronize the fabulous Like No Udder vegan ice cream truck! I still get giddy when I think about the fact that something like this exists!
Baby H and I settled on the Oreo milkshake. It was sweet and creamy, with lots of delicious cookie chunks, and totally hit the spot!
Marley, who has developed a bit of a sensitivity to soy, went inside to grab some coconut-based ice cream from FoMu.
She got a cup of apple cider donut ice cream. Yes, you read that right…vegan apple cider donut chunks esconced in creamy, cinnamony ice cream. I tried some and it was effing amazing.
So there you have it. All the vegan sweets fit to eat!
Fortunately, my other cravings at the moment are broccoli and black beans 🙂