Spooky Witches’ Fingers

Spooky Witches’ Fingers

Our friends Shawn and Alix hosted their Fourth Annual Halloween Horror Movie Marathon over the weekend, and I made these spooky Witches’ Finger cookies to bring along.  We were both pretty beat (Ryan spent the entire day painting the nursery, and I’m just generally beat these days), but we were able to stay for one [...]

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Cheezy Beer Dip

Cheezy Beer Dip

Our friends had an Oktoberfest party over the weekend, and I wanted to bring something that seemed appropriate for the occasion.  I’m not sure how authentic “Beer Cheese” dips are to the festival, but with beer right in the title, I figured it would work. I found some recipes online that used both cream cheese [...]

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Tomato Tart with Cashew Goat Cheese & Basil Pesto

Tomato Tart with Cashew Goat Cheese & Basil Pesto

As promised, here’s the recipe I made with the not-so-firm Cashew Goat Cheese I wrote about yesterday. It’s an insanely simple, yummy, and beautiful Tomato Tart! I’d made the cheese for a get together we were having, and was thinking I’d just put the two logs out with crackers and crostini.  I realized that the [...]

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Vegan Cuts Snack Box Review!

Vegan Cuts Snack Box Review!

Have you heard of Vegan Cuts?  They offer great deals on vegan products, as well as monthly snack and beauty boxes.  They were kind enough to send me the March snack box to review.  Let’s get right to the goods! Since I’m such a sweets addict I decided to start off the review with these [...]

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Nelly’s energy Truffle Bars – Review and Giveaway!

Nelly’s energy Truffle Bars – Review and Giveaway!

I’ve really been making an effort eat healthier the past few weeks, and I’ve specifically targeted sugar.  Of course I still love a sweet treat, I just want to eat healthier versions. So when I was recently contacted by Nelly’s energy Truffle Bars about doing a review and giveaway I was VERY excited.  And I’m [...]

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Coconut Lemon Trifle with Fresh Berries

Coconut Lemon Trifle with Fresh Berries

A few weeks ago I mentioned on Facebook and Twitter that I was making a berry trifle, and I took a ton of photos so I could show you guys the process.  It’s not really a recipe per se, more like a bunch of recipes all thrown together. Once you make up each component of [...]

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See This Documentary – GMO OMG

See This Documentary – GMO OMG

Several years ago I read the book “The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World” by John Robbins (one of my favorite people in the world).  It was the first time that I learned about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in relation to our food supply, and what a truly [...]

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Artisan Vegan Cheese – Sharp Cheddar

Artisan Vegan Cheese – Sharp Cheddar

Friends, I have been SO overdue in writing about Miyoko Schinner’s life-changing book, “Artisan Vegan Cheese”.  Hopefully you’ve already discovered these incredible recipes, or maybe you’ve checked out Miyoko’s blog, Artisan Vegan Life.  If not, DO IT NOW!  I can’t overstate how fantastic her recipes are.  Veganism has taken a massive jump forward thanks to [...]

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earth balance snacks

earth balance snacks

As a fan of Earth Balance products, I was really excited when they contacted me with information about their new line of vegan snack foods.  I tried all of them but the Vegan Buttery Flavored Popcorn.  Here’s what I thought… These P.B. Popps were my favorite of the bunch.  I just wish they came in [...]

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St. Paddy’s Day Eats – “Shepherd’s Stew”

St. Paddy’s Day Eats – “Shepherd’s Stew”

Thanks to a brilliant idea from Ryan, I turned our Irish Steak and Stout Stew into Shepherd’s Pie last night.  I was going to top the stew with pastry crust and make Colcannon to serve on the side.  After making the stew and mashing the potatoes Ryan asked if it would be crazy to just [...]

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Derby Pie

Derby Pie

In honor of Pi Day, I present Wolfie’s Derby Pie from La Dolce Vegan.  I’ve been wanting to make this pie for years, and I finally got around to it.  This is the second pie I’ve ever baked with a real crust – as opposed to a graham cracker crust or a Crostata. After making a [...]

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Oscars 2013 – Part 2

Oscars 2013 – Part 2

Right on the heels of Part 1 of my Oscar post comes Part 2!  Here’s the “Argochoke Dip: Go Cluck Yourself”, which I posted about a few weeks ago.  This was a big hit.  We had a couple vegetarians at the party, but no other vegans.  In case you’d be worried to serve this to [...]

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Oscars 2013 – Part 1

Oscars 2013 – Part 1

I did eight dishes inspired by the best picture nominees for our Oscar party this year.  I planned nine, but Pearl didn’t want to nap so there was no time for the “Zero Dark Meat Meatballs”, a reprise of “There Will Not be Blood Meatballs.”  Oh well… Above is a shot of the almost full [...]

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Betty Goes Vegan Review Part 3 – Girlfriend’s Mock Chicken Salad

Betty Goes Vegan Review Part 3 – Girlfriend’s Mock Chicken Salad

This recipe from Betty Goes Vegan was easy and SO delicious.  I loved the bright lemon flavor, and I don’t think I would have thought to use lemon juice in a mock chicken salad.  It’s so good!  I used to not be a fan of celery in pretty much anything, but it was great in [...]

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Betty Goes Vegan Review Part 2 – Artichoke Newburg

Betty Goes Vegan Review Part 2 – Artichoke Newburg

I’m back with another recipe from Betty Goes Vegan.  Since I made something sweet last time, I decided to go the savory route this time. I should start by saying that I’ve never had Lobster Newburg, the dish that this one is based on.  Because of that, I can’t really speak to how similar this [...]

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Betty Goes Vegan Review Part 1 – Butterscotch Brownie

Betty Goes Vegan Review Part 1 – Butterscotch Brownie

I was recently sent a copy of Betty Goes Vegan by Annie Dan & Shannon of the awesome blog, “Meet the Shannons.”  I’m a huge fan of the blog, so I was very excited to get this book!  If you’re not familiar with the Shannons, they’ve been veganizing Betty Crocker recipes – Annie explains it [...]

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