Vanessa Pastore

Vanessa Pastore is a part time baker, blogger, and all around passionate about food. A vegan of 13 years, she has become obsessed with farmer's markets, international markets, and anything she can get her hands on. Everything is a potential ingredient, and every ingredient is a potential baked good. When she's not baking or blogging, chances are, she's thinking about it.

Danish Kammerjunker Cookies

Danish Kammerjunker Cookies

Kammerjunker are twice-baked biscuit-like cookies that are often served with milk and yogurt for breakfast but here are topped with jam or ganache for an extra-sweet treat.

Sangria Cake

Sangria Cake

Transforming the popular beverage into a cake might not yield the most beautiful results, but don’t be deterred — it tastes delicious.

Coconut Creme Pie

Coconut Creme Pie

This pie does beautifully chilled over night in the fridge. It sets the custard, allows it to relax, and for the flavors to develop.

Key Lime Bars

Key Lime Bars

For these Key Lime Bars, you should use your favorite cookie or pastry crust to make them extra delicious.

Spring Pea Guacamole

Spring Pea Guacamole

Rustic, verdant, and literally easy peasy. Celebrate the soon to open farmer’s markets/farm stands without having to turn on your oven, or break a sweat.

Veggie Stew

Veggie Stew

There’s something therapeutic about shelling beans. It’s this good ol’ hands-on feeling, like I need me a porch, a rocking chair, and some lemonade.

Hippie Salad

Hippie Salad

Instructions aren’t really necessary here: Combine your berries and sliced veggies, and dress. It’s a perfect summer time fast meal.