Kick Off Your Christmas Cooking with Some Reggae and Black Cake (vegan and gluten-free)

I’m letting my sorrel soak so I can make the drink tomorrow and you may want to do the same if you haven’t already. In the meanwhile, I’ll re-post an oldie but a goodie — my vegan Christmas black “rum” cake. It can easy be made gluten-free by substituting the flour with an equal amount of gluten free flour (Bob’s Red Mill baking blend or Angelique flour are my go-to favs). Making black cake is a Jamaican Christmas tradition.

My (Vegan Carrot) Birthday Cake!

I decided to celebrate my birthday with two weeks worth of food and celebrations.  On the Sunday preceeding my birthday I did glow-in-the-dark mini-golf with some friends at church.  Then, on my actual birthday, I commemorated the auspicious occasion by baking myself a vegan carrot cake with vegan cream cheese.  It was supposed to be three…