Hey Lil’ Cupcake!


Last week I had the absolute pleasure of attending an event at Powell’s, a local bookstore in Portland. Alicia Silverstone was there promoting her new book, The Kind Diet. Even though Tim and I arrived early, we still entered a very packed room and ended up standing in the back (which was fine by me because I could see perfectly!). Alicia gave a great talk about her book, her journey to veganism, and compassion for all life. The Kind Diet is full of amazing recipes (some with ingredients I have never cooked with before, but am eager to try) and tips for becoming healthier, happier, and more respectful of all animals and the earth. A wide variety of topics are covered in the book and the photography in the recipe section really inspires me. Yay! After the talk, Tim and I met Alicia and she signed our book. Tim got all nervous and asked silly questions, but that’s OK, I kept my cool. Here I am waiting as she signs our copy of the book (yes, I am blurry, too excited perhaps):

Book Signing

Anyways, the title of this post is about cupcakes. I have made a few recipes from The Kind Diet already and one of them is a cupcake recipe. Super simple and mighty yummy. They are made with agave nectar as the sweetener which I love because agave makes cupcakes moist and delicate. Speaking of agave, I have a product review coming up for my next post (a product which was used for these cupcakes and many other fun creations!!!).

Behold my kind cupcake:

Kind Cupcake

A lil’ vanilla cupcake that I drizzled with chocolate ganache.

Kind Cupcake 2

I plan on making many more recipes from The Kind Diet! In fact, there are three on our meal list for the upcoming week… Stay tuned!

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6 thoughts on “Hey Lil’ Cupcake!

  1. that’s so cool that you got to attend her book event! i’m gonna have to order her book – i’ve been hearing so many fantastic things about it. hooray for getting to meet Alicia, too! i would have been totally star struck – that’s too funny that Tim got a bit nervous. we just started making a lot of our baked goodz with agave, too – and you’re right – they’re so moist ‘n super yum! your cuppy looks rock’n & i love all that chocolate ganache! looking forward to more kind diet eats! yay!

  2. That’s cool that you got to meet Alicia. Were you nervous? I never met any celebrities before. I’ll have to check that book out, I have been hearing lots of good things about it lately.

  3. Veganism must be the fountain of youth because I swear she has not aged in the last 15 years! Glad to hear the book is good, I’m looking forward to checking it out.

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