Archive | July, 2010
Hollywood Bowl Picnic – Brown Sugar Kiwi Tart

Hollywood Bowl Picnic – Brown Sugar Kiwi Tart

For our Hollywood Bowl picnic dessert I decided to try something new.  I remember having a cream cheese-based fruit dip when I was younger, and I set out to try to make a vegan version.  It’s no secret that I love a good fruit tart, and once I found some non-vegan dip recipes to base my version [...]

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Hollywood Bowl Picnic – Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Hollywood Bowl Picnic – Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Ah, hummus… the vegan’s best friend.  Hummus tends to be the first thing people choose to serve to vegans when they aren’t sure what else to make for them, and is often the only thing a vegan can eat a a party that’s chock full of cheese and salami plates.  You know, like at all [...]

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Hollywood Bowl Picnic – Curried Tempeh Mango Salad Sandwich

Hollywood Bowl Picnic – Curried Tempeh Mango Salad Sandwich

This past weekend, we went to see “Planet Earth Live” at the Hollywood Bowl with our good friends Tim and Ildy.   I always love a night out at the bowl, complete with tasty food and wine, good friends and live music, all whilst tucked away in the Hollywood hills.  It’s definitely one of my favorites [...]

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Mushroom Pâté

Mushroom Pâté

Over the years I’ve made lots of mushroom pates.  I keep trying to find the perfect recipe, and this one comes pretty close for me.  There are a couple tweaks I might try next time I make it, but for now this is really tasty.  I got the recipe from one of my favorite sources, [...]

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Green Bean Potato Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette

Green Bean Potato Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette

Okay, right off the bat I have to tell you that yours truly took the above photo.  I don’t think I’m anywhere near Ryan’s level yet (although in my defense, he has been doing it for over fifteen years and happens to be amazingly talented), but I think I’m off to a good start!  He’s [...]

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Spanish Sangria

Spanish Sangria

The best sangria I’ve ever had was at a restaurant in Madrid, Spain about fifteen years ago.  Wish I hadn’t done the math on that one… it freaks me out to realize how quickly fifteen years can fly by!  The sangria I had was made with red wine, citrus fruits and apples, and it was [...]

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Happy Birthday, Omar!

Happy Birthday, Omar!

Today our dog, Omar Little, turns 2!  Or that’s at least what it says on the papers from the rescue group where we adopted him.  They saved him from a shelter the day he was set to be euthanized, and before that he was a stray, so I don’t think we’ll ever know his exact [...]

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Almost Raw Parfait

Almost Raw Parfait

If there’s one thing I love, it’s a good raw foods dessert.  I talked about my introduction to them in this post, and while I really do enjoy them, I rarely make them at home.  I don’t have a dehydrator, for one thing, and the ingredients can be pretty expensive depending on what you’re making. [...]

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A Vegan Afternoon Tea

A Vegan Afternoon Tea

When I studied abroad in London I was fortunate enough to enjoy several afternoon teas.  I love sweets, I love sandwiches, and I actually prefer tea to coffee, so a classic tea is a little piece of heaven for me.  I know that my love of this tasty ritual informed my menu of baked goods [...]

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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Hope you all have a great day with lots of good food!

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