Monthly Archives: June 2013

Vanilla Layer Cake with Fresh Berries


4-3-2-1 cake

 I originally posted this recipe when my daughter requested that I make this cake for her 6th birthday in June 2012. This was also before I made the very difficult decision to remove all non-vegan dishes from my site. After two years of being a dedicated vegan, I recently began incorporating fish, chicken, and even a bit of dairy and eggs into my diet. In celebration of what I deem to be positive changes in my diet and the upcoming 4th of July holiday, I want to share this recipe with you once again.

I realize that this may come as a shock to many of my devout vegan followers. I have not posted in over a month because it has been difficult to form the words to express this decision. Well… not so difficult to form the words as I have written over 3000 rambling words for all of the reasons I brought specific foods back into my diet, but the editing is the hard part. I will be sharing all of my reasons with you very soon, but in the mean time please continue to follow The Conscious Kitchen as my fundamental beliefs of healthy eating have not changed. I still believe strongly in a diet made up mostly of the foods that nurture our bodies. Our diets should be heavily weighted towards eating fresh vegetables, fruits, legumes, and whole grains, cooking at home, and minimizing processed foods. I have never ceased preparing moderate quantities of foods such as poultry, fish, dairy, and eggs for my family. I have recently embraced this more moderate approach to clean cooking and lifestyle that I have successfully tested on my family, and it is agreeing with me. As such, I will be re-posting old requested favorites from the poultry, fish, and dessert categories in the next couple of weeks.

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