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Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bread Mix

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bread Mix

As much as I love to bake, I just don’t have the energy to do it lately unless it’s for an order.  Cooking in general, as well as walking, standing, breathing…  they’re all much harder these days as my belly continues to grow. When we were doing our Sunday shopping at Trader Joe’s I saw [...]

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Portland – Part 1

Portland – Part 1

Ryan and I got to Portland Friday morning, and after an early check-in, some unpacking and map-studying, we hit the ground running.  We started at Hungry Tiger Too and had some nachos and tofufuffalo wings (tofu buffalo wings).  Ryan was able to kick off his craft beer tour of Portland, and I was in heaven [...]

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Breakfast for Dinner!

Breakfast for Dinner!

We had some friends over for dinner this past weekend, and I thought it would be fun to make breakfast for dinner.  Fortunately, they were totally up for it, and not even knowing that we were planning on making mimosas, they brought me some non-alcoholic champagne!  Needless to say, I was very happy about that.  [...]

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Summer Fruit BBQ & Strawberry Basil Limeade

Summer Fruit BBQ & Strawberry Basil Limeade

Last weekend we had the pleasure of hanging out with our friends, Shannon & Mike, and their adorable little girl, Asha.  I’d come across a recipe for Strawberry Basil Margaritas that sounded amazing, and I thought it’d be a tasty addition to the yummy grilled vegetables and salad that Shannon and Mike were making. We [...]

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Apricot-Cherry  Crisp

Apricot-Cherry Crisp

I made this Apricot-Cherry Crisp a few weeks ago, but realized that I’d never posted about it.  The recipe comes from Deborah Madison’s “Local Flavors”, and while it’s not an entirely vegan cookbook, many of the recipes are easily adapted. I was really excited to try this recipe since I love both cherries and apricots, [...]

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Chocolate Graham Cracker Pudding Pie

Chocolate Graham Cracker Pudding Pie

This is one of my favorite recipes, and one of the first dairy-free recipes I ever made.  It’s from Marilu Henner’s “Healthy Life Kitchen” cookbook.  This pie is really simple to make, but it tastes incredibly decadent.  It’s not the healthiest food you can eat, but it’s a dessert that you certainly don’t have to [...]

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Patriotic Cookie Pizza

Patriotic Cookie Pizza

Fourth of July weekend brings back so many great memories of spending time with friends and family, hanging out in the pool and stuffing myself silly on my Mom’s amazing lemon bars (although of course now I make a vegan version). My sister and I used to make cakes frosted with whipped topping and decorated [...]

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A Moveable Feast Announcement!

A Moveable Feast Announcement!

After many weeks of keeping this secret, I’m so excited to finally be able to announce a new project I’m working on with lovely Alix, of Cute & Delicious.  We’ve started a vegan secret supper club here in L.A. called A Moveable Feast, and our next dinner will be on July 9th in Studio City. [...]

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Strawberries & Mango Butter

Strawberries & Mango Butter

A friend of mine recently told me about Trader Joe’s Mango Butter.  (She also told me about the dried green mango they carry, which I’m totally addicted to.  I think she’s trying to make me fat.)  A couple days after seeing her, they were sampling the mango butter in the store with strawberries.  And, just [...]

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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies Give-Away!

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies Give-Away!

  UPDATE: Thanks so much to everyone who entered the give-away.  The winner is Amy, who said: yum! i haven’t had white chocolate macadamia nut cookies since i’ve been vegan, but they used to be one of my favorites! for vegan cookies i have tried, simple chocolate chip with a hint of salt is my [...]

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Blueberry Spice Crumb Bars

Blueberry Spice Crumb Bars

  In addition to the Vegan Pan-bagnat I posted about the other day, I also made these Blueberry Spice Crumb Bars for our meal at the Hollywood Bowl.  The recipe is from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar. It’s been many years since I’ve had blueberry bars, so I was really excited to make these.  [...]

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Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies

I found the recipe for these cookies on Hannah Kaminsky’s BitterSweet Blog.  It caught my eye because I love chocolate chip cookies, and I’m a huge fan of malt flavor.  I was so excited to try them out! I made these for some friends who were coming over to hang out for the evening, and [...]

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Update on C’est La Vegan’s First Cooking Class!

Update on C’est La Vegan’s First Cooking Class!

UPDATE: This past Saturday was the big day!  I wanted to share some pictures from my cooking class taken by the lovely Jackie of Alternative Outfitters.  I also have to thank Tera (of the beautiful elgin eco house blog) for being kind enough to open her amazing kitchen to us!  It’s an absolutely stunning space, [...]

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