Archive | April, 2010
Gardein “Steak” Sandwich

Gardein “Steak” Sandwich

The full title of this sandwich is “Gardein ‘Steak’ Sandwich with Watercress, Red Pepper, and Horseradish Mayonnaise” and it comes from Tal Ronnen’s “The Conscious Cook”.  I have to say, the more recipes I try from this book, the more I fall in love with it! This is one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever [...]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

I’ve been on a bit of a rhubarb and strawberry kick lately, which you might have noticed.  I can’t get enough of them!  I think I’m making something either strawberry, or rhubarb or both together every week.  This crisp though, is by far one of my favorites.  I make this a lot because it’s so [...]

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Green Lounge Earth Day Celebration & Awards

Green Lounge Earth Day Celebration & Awards

UPDATE: The Green Lounge event was last night and we had a great time.  We met a ton of really nice people, both guests and vendors. The highlights of the night were sampling some M Cafe wraps, Large Marge Sustainables kale soup and chickpea salad (both were delicious), and also trying some yummy vegan truffles [...]

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Asparagus Soup

Asparagus Soup

As I’ve said many times before, I love me a good, creamy soup!  With asparagus in season, I couldn’t resist trying this asparagus soup from Tal Ronnen’s The Conscious Cook.  For some reason I was thinking it was going to be harder to make than it actually turned out to be.  You do have to [...]

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Rhubarb Cake

Rhubarb Cake

When I started seeing rhubarb at the Studio City Farmers’ Market last year, I remembered that when I was little we had a neighbor who grew rhubarb in his garden.  I felt like there was a cake my Mom would make with it, and when I called her she remembered and found the recipe to [...]

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Cauliflower Bisque with “Buttered” Breadcrumbs

Cauliflower Bisque with “Buttered” Breadcrumbs

The other night we had some friends over for dinner, and I thought I’d make a soup and salad type meal featuring this Cauliflower Bisque.  I’m constantly saving recipes that I find online, but I often forget to go back and actually make them.  I found this one in an old email I’d sent to [...]

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An Eggless Easter

An Eggless Easter

Lila Yesterday, Ryan and I headed up to Animal Acres for the Eggless Easter celebration.  They were having a vegan bake sale, so I donated some brownies and gluten-free chocolate cookies and also got to enjoy some goodies that other guests brought.  We had a chance to hang out with lots of the animals, including [...]

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Wheat-Free Strawberry Tart with Lemon Roasted Pistachios

Wheat-Free Strawberry Tart with Lemon Roasted Pistachios

Okay, I know there must be people out there who don’t like strawberries, but I’ve never met them.  It seems like this fruit is universally loved (cue the emails and comments of people telling me about strawberry allergies).  I loved strawberries so much as a kid because we only got to really enjoy them during [...]

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Spring Panzanella Salad

Spring Panzanella Salad

This bright green spring salad is one of my favorites.  I love panzanella salads in general (who wouldn’t love a bread salad?!), and this version from Michael Chiarello is really awesome.  Thank god I finally like asparagus and peas – if you’d served this to me as a kid I’d have probably made a wise-crack [...]

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