Archive | February, 2011
Tropical Treat Muffins

Tropical Treat Muffins

Ryan and I are headed out of town next week for a MUCH needed vacation to Walt Disney World!  The trip is to celebrate my mom’s 70th birthday, and we’ll be meeting my parents and my sister and her family down in Florida.  I’ve been doing a ton of research on vegan options in the [...]

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Chocolate-Stuffed Peanut Butter Scones

Chocolate-Stuffed Peanut Butter Scones

This recipe comes from the book Simply Scones that I was telling you guys about on Monday.  The name of this one had me at hello, if you know what I mean.  I have to admit that I don’t think I would have ever thought to make a peanut butter scone, as much as I [...]

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“Spirited” Walnut Date Spread

“Spirited” Walnut Date Spread

My mom recently gave me an adorable little cookbook called Simply Scones that has recipes for the titular biscuit-like treats and spreads to serve alongside them.  Both my mom and I love scones (and bread, and cake, and cookies…).  It’s really out of our hands I think; it must be the Bohemian blood or something. [...]

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Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

I made these muffins over the weekend as a quick breakfast before we headed out to the Huntington gardens with Ryan’s parents.  If you live in the L.A. area and you haven’t been to the Huntington, you should definitely check it out.  They have some great exhibits going on right now, and the gardens themselves [...]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

In honor of the holiday I wanted to post these heart-shaped linzer sandwich cookies that I made for the Animal Acres Valentine’s Bake Sale yesterday.  I’ve been wanting to test this recipe out for a while now, and the bake sale gave me the perfect excuse to try them out. These were really tasty – [...]

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Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

For a long time, I was really afraid of cakes, even when I made them at the bakery.  When I was probably 5 or 6 years old, I slipped carrying my Dad’s birthday cake.  I was so excited to bring his cake in to him, and dropping it upset me so much that it’s haunted [...]

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Lemon Asparagus

Lemon Asparagus

When it comes to aphrodisiac foods, asparagus is the king!  I think that we can all see why people throughout history have given this vegetable that honor, and I mean that literally… I debated serving the spears with the classic drizzle of a hollandaise sauce, but I just didn’t feel like having to wash the [...]

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Banana-Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce

Banana-Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce

Keeping with my theme of featuring foods with aphrodisiac qualities, this bread pudding packs in three of them – banana, chocolate and nutmeg.  The rum sauce doesn’t hurt either.  I don’t know that alcohol is technically considered an aphrodisiac, but it seems to do the job! This recipe is from the book Veganomicon, and since [...]

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Aphrodisiac Salad

Aphrodisiac Salad

Last year I made an Aphrodisiac Pasta dish for Valentine’s Day, and this year I wanted to make something else that also incorporates foods with aphrodisiac qualities.  This would make a great start to your main meal, or a nice light lunch to get you ready for the big night.  It’s pretty effortless to throw [...]

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Chocolate-Cherry Slices

Chocolate-Cherry Slices

I had my eye on a recipe for Chocolate-Peppermint Slices (from this book that my Mom gave me many years ago), and with Valentine’s Day right around the corner I thought I might make a Chocolate-Cherry version for the holiday. It was my first time making this kind of cookie, and even thought it takes [...]

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My Favorite Chili

My Favorite Chili

I make this chili all the time, but I realized that I’ve never posted about it.  With the Super Bowl just days away, now seemed like a perfect time!  Chili is a classic football favorite that will definitely keep you warm as you root for your team on Sunday. This recipe originally comes from PETA, [...]

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Super Bowl Foodz!

Super Bowl Foodz!

Now that we’ve covered dips and snacks, let’s get into some more substantial eats. When you’re cooking for a crowd, you can’t go wrong with a casserole, and this Mexican-Style Casserole is really tasty.  It’s like a cross between a burrito and lasagna, and it’ll serve a lot of people without a lot of work, [...]

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Super Bowl Snacks!

Super Bowl Snacks!

Snacks!  They’re not quite dips and they’re not quite a meal (though I could happily make a meal out of them).  Here are some tasty bites that would be right at home on Sunday Bowl Sunday. We have to start with Nachos, of course!  You can make these with whatever fixin’s you like, and they’re [...]

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