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Simple Crusty Bread

Simple Crusty Bread

I’ve been meaning to post about this bread for a long time, but I hadn’t actually made it in over a year.  Back when I was still doing Moveable Feast dinners with Alix (of the fantastic Cute + Delicious blog), she sent this recipe to me for our Spanish feast. I came back to this [...]

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Vegan Thanksgiving Ideas

Vegan Thanksgiving Ideas

Looking at the calendar yesterday I realized that we’re a lot further into November than I’d realized.  That means Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I’d better start figuring out what I’m going to make! With that in mind, I thought I’d go through past posts that would be appropriate for the holiday.  Let’s [...]

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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 [...]

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Vegan Popeyes Biscuits

Vegan Popeyes Biscuits

I know they’re not good for you, but man were they worth it.  Popeyes Biscuits were one of my weaknesses, and the other day I started thinking about them and couldn’t get them out of my mind.  I figured there had to be a way to make a vegan version, and with the fantastical world [...]

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Tomato Pudding

Tomato Pudding

Ryan and I were invited to a birthday potluck over the weekend, and since I had to work on Saturday, I wanted to make something that wouldn’t be too complicated, but that would still be really tasty.  I’ve been wanting to try this recipe for a while, and it turned out to be the perfect [...]

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St. Patrick’s Day Foodz

St. Patrick’s Day Foodz

St. Patrick’s day is almost here!  Bring on the green plates!  I have some yummy, boozy drinks to share with you later this week, but first I wanted to feature some tasty foodz that will help absorb some of that alcohol.  I hope you enjoy these past favorites! Let’s start with some vegan Irish sausages, [...]

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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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Easy Chestnut Soup

Easy Chestnut Soup

For some reason I’ve really been wanting to cook with chestnut this year.  I have to admit that I’m intimidated to roast them myself, and they can also be a bit pricey.  Fortunately Trader Joe’s has pre-cooked vacuum-sealed packages of them that are so convenient to use and are also reasonable priced.  Aw yeah! I [...]

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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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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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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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