07 April 2009

Kitchen Revolution Vegan Pastries

Just the thought of vegetarian or vegan dishes, and I'd already have pictured in my head, some tasty meaty recipe maimed to become a bland and unexciting tofu-based viand designed to meet the dietary dictates of some poor fool who decided to relinquish his right to feast on animal flesh. To be honest, I can't seem to find myself surrendering my carnal appetite for poultry, pork and beef. I just love my animals.

With Holy Week upon us, believers profess their faiths by a series of rituals, one of which is abstinence - of all meat, well, except for fish. It's a few days to give the animals a break from the slaughter houses, but that doesn't mean that it has to spell an absolute hunger strike - I can't deny that I still do have temptations to indulge. For the love of gluttony and hedonism.

My friend and college classmate, Marie Gonzalez, has an online store called Kitchen Revolution, selling vegan treats guaranteed to "rock your palate". And they did more than rock my palate, they shot my endorphin level into a state of euphoria and addiction. I wouldn't have expected a vegan dish could achieve that.

Dairy-free. Egg-free. Cholesterol-free. Cruelty-free. My first impression was.. with all that "free".. is it possible that it's also taste-free? Thankfully I was wrong. Kitchen Revolution offers a rich and healthy ensemble of cakes, cookies, cupcakes and other baked goods that keeps animals out of the kitchen, away from the stove. Ain't it nice to think you're doing yourself and some animals a kind favor.

Together with a friend, we purchased two boxes of cupcakes with the Chai Latte, Almond Rosewater, Carrot Cake and Chocolate varieties.

The Chai Latte topped with a spiced-laden buttercream icing became an instant hit with my office workmates. A workmate, in fact, ordered half a box of them. And as a personal opinion, they'd fit perfectly for an afternoon of English tea or coffee.

The chocolate was another favorite with its very rich chocolate-y flavor mixed with a hint of cherry - a beautiful orgasmic combination for my taste buds.

My parents became fans of the Carrot Cake variety crowned with cinnamon buttercream and walnuts. The cake has some good old raisins that tied the flavors together beautifully.

Marie's treats were so good, that my office mates and I ordered another four boxes anticipating to try out her other mouth watering flavors - Lemon, Red Velvet, Coconut Lime and Banoffee. We also got Chai and Carrot again because they're oh-so-good. Will post reviews on those soon :D

A general idea of the price list: A box of cupcakes (1 dozen for regulars or 30 pieces of the mini variety) is 550 Php. Cakes are 450 Php for the one layered kinds and 700 Php for two layered ones.

Note: Pictures were grabbed from her site since I can't take food porn as salivary as Marie can. Want to see more photos? Click here and make yourself drool your tongue dry.

For those who want to try them out, her contact details is listed below.

Marie Gonzalez
Kitchen Revolution


Anonymous said...

what margarin does she use? read > http://www.snopes.com/food/warnings/butter.asp

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