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Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

Guys, I’m feeling beat today.  It’s gray and drizzly, which is actually kind of nice, but it isn’t helping me to feel more awake.  It’s been a long week, I  have a busy weekend coming up, and then lots of cooking next week for Thanksgiving. Why am I telling you all this?  Because this Cheesy [...]

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Heirloom Sweet Peppers

Heirloom Sweet Peppers

Every autumn I admire the the piles of colorful peppers at the Farmers Market that seem to be overflowing from every stand this time of year.  They start to show up at the end of the summer season, and they look so beautiful that I’ve always felt like I should be buying them up like [...]

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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Happy 4th Vegan Month of Food!  This is my second year participating in Vegan MoFo, and I’m really excited to be a part of it again.  I’ll be posting every day of the week, along with literally hundreds of other bloggers from all over the world!  It’s big, ya’all. I decided to kick off MoFo [...]

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Grilled Avocado & Heirloom Tomato Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

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 [...]

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Red Pepper Flake Flat-bread

Red Pepper Flake Flat-bread

I’ve been kind of obsessed with bread lately, partly because I’ve had a work project that’s turned out to be a lot more involved than I’d initially anticipated, and when I get really stressed I sometimes  get such a nervous stomach that I lose my appetite.  One of the only things that’s sounded good to [...]

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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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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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Grilled Baby Eggplant Bruschetta with Purple Pesto

Grilled Baby Eggplant Bruschetta with Purple Pesto

I came across these gorgeous miniature eggplants at the Farmers’ Market yesterday morning and just couldn’t resist them. I’ve never had them before and had no idea what I was going to do with them, but I knew I could probably figure something out.  You might not be able to tell from the photo, but [...]

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Polenta with Balsamic Kale & White Beans

Polenta with Balsamic Kale & White Beans

I’m a huge fan of polenta.  I know it’s really easy to make from scratch, but I like to buy the pre-made tubes of it for even easier meals.  Sliced up and pan fried (or baked), it makes the perfect base for so many different toppings. I had some kale on hand that I needed [...]

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Gardein Scallopini with Mashed Zebra Potatoes & Roasted Asparagus

Gardein Scallopini with Mashed Zebra Potatoes & Roasted Asparagus

Never heard of zebra potatoes before?  Neither had I, until Ryan found these at the Hollywood Farmers’ Market.  We couldn’t resist picking some up to experiment.  Of course you never have to twist my arm to try a new variety of potato! These look like a mix between a red potato and a Yukon gold. [...]

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Morel Mushrooms

Morel Mushrooms

I’ve been dying to try morel mushrooms for so long now, but I’ve never been able to find them in the past. When I realized it was finally morel season, I became obsessed with finding some.  The only place I’ve found them so far is at the Hollywood Farmers’ Market, but I’ve read that they’re [...]

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Escarole Salad with Avocados and Oranges

Escarole Salad with Avocados and Oranges

I sometimes forget how great a simple salad can be.  This one is from Janet Fletcher’s “Fresh From the Farmers’ Market”, and I used a mix of baby escarole and frisee lettuces.  Combined with the shallot vinaigrette, avocados, and oranges, this salad is full of different textures and flavors, all of them fantastic.  It calls [...]

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Mozzarella Teese White Pizza with Sage

Mozzarella Teese White Pizza with Sage

Chicago Soy Dairy recently sent me a sample of their new mozzarella teese, which I think should be coming out to stores shortly, though I’m not sure exactly when that will be.  I wanted to find something that would really highlight the teese, and I’d seen a recipe for White Pizza with Sage in Deborah [...]

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