Mid-week mood, but there are cupcakes


For some reason I have been incredibly grumpy today.  Don’t worry, I won’t pass on my mood over the wire.  Instead I shall spread wishes of joy, happiness, and goodwill to all creatures; human and non-human.  Ok, enough with the babbling.

On Monday, this finally arrived!

(You should know by now that I am a little slow at picking up on what others discovered ages ago).

In celebration of its arrival, and in line with my cupcake obsession, I de-glutened Isa and Terry’s recipe for Jam Doughnut (or what you Americans know as Jelly Donut) Cupcakes.

Boy, were they good.  Really, I had to make them:  It was my friend Liz’s birthday yesterday so she threw a wine and dessert party.  My two fave things!  Aware that there would be nothing Sarah-friendly (gluten-free and vegan) I whipped up a batch of these cupcakes to take with me. Unfortunately, They were crowded out by other desserts so I was forced to take the leftovers home with me.  Gutted.

In other news, this week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (in the US and over here).  In line with this a great blogger, Nicole, is sharing her experiences of having an eating disorder, and what she is learning from this experience.  Her posts are a great insight into what many who suffer or have suffered with an eating disorder experience.  Her latest post on guilt is particularly pertinent for many regardless of whether you’ve experienced disordered eating.  So many people, male and female, are oppressed by negative feelings such as guilt in association with food, body image, and what we do or don’t do.  Posts like Nicole’s bring awareness to these unconscious and conscious feelings that we need to be liberated from, and that are endemic in today’s society.  Like she says in her post, we DESERVE to feel happy with ourselves (obviously there are some exceptions to this but most of us don’t accept and love ourselves enough).

Writing this post has made me feel much better, happy Wednesday!


9 thoughts on “Mid-week mood, but there are cupcakes

  1. Thank you for the shout-out! I so very much agree with what you said about the need to be liberated from these kind of unhelpful thoughts.

    By the way, your cupcakes look delightful. That’s one recipe in Veganomicon that I have yet to try! I’m glad to hear they are successfully able to be turned gluten-free.


  2. Hi Sarah after giving your blog a plug on my blog I received this comment:

    Hi there, I came across your lovely daughters blog a few weeks ago,she writes beautifully,and has given me the push and inspiration I needed to become healthier in our eating habits as a family!I am half welsh so I felt an instant connection:)and work very closely with medical people and social services.I think the world of blog is great and very interesting and Sarah certainly ticks all the boxes for a cosy read with a cup of non curdled coffee with soya milk in next to me!!!(I have slowly started a blog but still trying to work out how to put it all together)Oh by the way my Grand dad was a minister many years ago in South Wales!!!Best Wishes Becky


  3. I’ve heard those cupcakes are delicious, but I’ve also seen a few blogposts about how they turned out to be a disaster, so I haven’t tried making them yet! Yours look so good!


  4. Again more yummy cakes I will just have to try:) and I think you are so right that most of us don’t accept and love ourselves enough.I have taken a quick look at Nicole’s posts she too is very inspiring.You must let me know how you find your new book,hope you are having a good weekend,becky x


  5. Veganomicon is THE BEST! I love Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s recipes. If you haven’t ordered Vegan Brunch yet – you must! The tofu omelet recipe is to die for! (Or actually not, since it is vegan and cruelty free!) And Vegan Cupcakes Take over the World is fail safe and such a hit with vegans and omnis alike.

    Sigh. Can you tell I’m a big fan? If you check out my Cooking The Books series you can see that I’ve already made and reviewed a few recipes from Vcon. (spoiler alert: they were all great!)

    Those jelly cupcakes look awesome! I think my hubby would be a big fan of those, must get cooking. Great post, by the way!


  6. Those cupcakes look perfect! I’ve made them a couple times myself ad they always came out great. Awesome to know that they work so well without gluten.


  7. LOVE Veganomicon! Definitely one of my absolute favorite cookbooks, vegan or otherwise!


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