Karma Cookies (Vegan & GF Oreo dupe!)

I first had a “homemade” oreo-style cookie in the late ’90s at the original La Brea Bakery. It was indeed on La Brea Ave next door to Campanile, the amazing Italian restaurant started by Nancy Silverton’s then-husband where she was the Pastry Chef and the Head Baker at the bakery next door. The now very…

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Pumpkin Crumb Cake ~a love story~

It’s Aidan’s birthday party. He’s turning 7. I brought my vegan gluten-free pumpkin crumb cake, Alison’s favorite. Vegan. Gluten-free. Trying to satisfy everyone’s food issues. It’s not famous yet. Just really good. It surprised us all how moist it turned out the very first time I made it. She requested I bring it. I told…

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Vegan Mascarpone Fruit Tart

Vegan Mascarpone Fruit Tart This beautiful tart is a show stopper! And will blow people’s minds when they learn it’s vegan! The mascarpone filling is so dense and creamy. The crust uses our traditional graham cracker recipe, which can be made ahead of time. This is my easy “at-home” version, it comes together super quick!…

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Magical March…

I was never big fan of March. No great days off. Kinda sucky weather. Not warm enough for summer and too rainy to be winter.  Just kinda blah. But after my daughter was born on March 9th, it took on a whole new meaning. In fact in became magical-mystical-fairyland-birthday party month. Every. Single. Year.  She’s…

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Cinnamon Roll Protein Waffles!

We’re pretty excited about the newest addition to the Karma family; Waffles! AND not just regular waffles, but protein waffles… 7g per waffle! Made from all organic plant-based protein powders. We use the cleanest and best tasting Brown Rice and Pea Proteins. Arek and I make protein shakes at home regularly. I’m in love with…

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Gluten Free Graham Crackers

S’mores and cheesecake are the 2 things that NEED graham crackers. Nothing really compares. We created this recipe for our cheesecakes and key lime tarts! Magic! Karma Baker’s Graham Crackers To get that great graham flavor, use Grade B Maple Syrup, it has more flavor. I love the flavor of Vietnamese Cinnamon too! A little…

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Vegan Caramel

Vegan Caramel – The Ultimate Tutorial I finally got it down on paper… It took me a few weeks of trials, a whole day with my lovely young assistant, my daughter Ruby, and the hot Southern California weather to finally chill out a bit; and now here’s my recipe for Vegan Caramel Sauce! Get ready…

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The holidays mean … Pie!

Yay! it’s holiday season! As a baker that means lots of baking. And as a pie girl- that means pie crust! I have to admit I’ve always been a lazy baker. Back in the easy (non Vegan &Gluten-Free) days of boxed mixes and frozen pie crusts, I would cut corners where it wouldn’t matter too…

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