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C’est La Video: Pasta with “Meat” Sauce & Speedy Garlic Bread

Do you guys know about Meatless Mondays?  If you’re one of my non-vegan readers, you may not have heard of this campaign, but it’s becoming more and more mainstream, and now even Oprah is in on it.  I’ve been wanting to start a Meatless Monday feature on the blog for a while now, and I’m [...]

Cookbook Shelf

Ryan and I have been in nesting mode for a while now, trying to make space for all the baby stuff we anticipate will be flooding the apartment.  Changing our second bedroom from an office to a nursery has necessitated a lot of reorganizing.  And we’re also losing a bookcase in that room, which means [...]

Smokey Steak Sandwich with Garlic Spiced Potato Chips

For today’s Meatless Monday post I wanted to once again show you guys that just because you go meatless doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the flavors and textures of the foods that you love.  You can very easily swap them out for much-better-for-you-and-just-as-tasty vegan versions! This Smokey Steak Sandwich is a perfect example, and [...]

Ceci with Garlic and Sage

I’ve made these Ceci (Chickpeas) with Garlic and Sage a couple times now, and I think I’m finally getting the hang of this Michael Chiarello recipe.  The first time I made these I followed the recipe exactly, but I found my skillet very crowded and they just didn’t crisp up as much as I would [...]

Michael Chiarello Book Signing

When I saw that Michael Chiarello was going to be singing copies of his new book, “Bottega”, at the Williams-Sonoma store in Beverly Hills, I was a little nervous about going.  If you’re familiar with my blog, then you know how much I love veganizing his recipes.  I’ve featured a handful of my favorites here, [...]

Grilled Avocado & Heirloom Tomato Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

Even though it’s technically fall, we’re still dealing with some very hot weather here in Los Angeles, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to let up anytime soon.  Since heirloom tomatoes still abound at the farmers’ market, and given that it feels like summer here, I thought I’d share this Grilled Avocado and Heirloom [...]

“Speed Scratch” Vegan Neapolitan with Fork-Smashed Strawberries

Remember how I mentioned in my last post that I feel like eating healthy salads balances out the ice cream that I eat right afterwards?  Behold  some epic ice cream. Now I do have to admit that this followed up a rather large and not-entirely-salad-filled meal.  We had friends over for dinner, and I wanted to [...]

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 [...]

Stuffed Foccacia with Roasted Eggplant and Teese

In my last post I wrote about the Teese challenge put forth by the people at Chicago Soy Dairy.  I mentioned that one of the things I struggled with was coming up with something “different” to use the mozzarella in, when I honestly just wanted to make a pizza!  After making the potato cakes, I [...]

Pesto Potato Cakes with Mozzarella Teese

Recently Chicago Soy Dairy put a challenge out to vegan bloggers to come up with some unique ways to use Teese, their vegan version of cheese.  They’d send some complimentary Teese your way, and asked that in return you’d find a fun way to use it and post about it on your blog. I’m a [...]

Butternut Squash & Apple Soup with Cheddar Biscuits

Awwww… look how much the squash and apples love each other.  They know that they taste really good together, as evidenced in this delicious soup.  I first made this years ago, back when I was watching Food Network all the time.  My favorite show was Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello, because I think that was the [...]

Balsamic Strawberries with Cashew Pastry Cream

Things have been a bit busy as of late with prepping for the Animal Acres Gala, baking for the Hollywood Farmers’ Market, and shipping orders from the online store.  With so much time being spent in the kitchen, it’s been a while since I’ve really cooked an elaborate meal.  One of our favorite things to [...]