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Vegan Cuts Snack Box Review!

Vegan Cuts Snack Box Review!

Have you heard of Vegan Cuts?  They offer great deals on vegan products, as well as monthly snack and beauty boxes.  They were kind enough to send me the March snack box to review.  Let’s get right to the goods! Since I’m such a sweets addict I decided to start off the review with these [...]

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Oscars 2013 – Part 1

Oscars 2013 – Part 1

I did eight dishes inspired by the best picture nominees for our Oscar party this year.  I planned nine, but Pearl didn’t want to nap so there was no time for the “Zero Dark Meat Meatballs”, a reprise of “There Will Not be Blood Meatballs.”  Oh well… Above is a shot of the almost full [...]

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Experimenting – Mango Unstrained

Experimenting – Mango Unstrained

As any kitchen adventurer knows, sometimes the recipes you experiment with don’t work out so well.  Such was the case with my attempt at a mango cocktail for our Oscar party.  This was going to be “D’Mango Unstrained”, our pun on the film D’Jango Unchained. Here’s what happened… I blended frozen mango chunks with lime [...]

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C’est La Video: Green Smoothie

I’ve been wanting to do a post about green smoothies for a while, and I was way overdue for shooting a new video, so I figured I’d tackle both at once!  With the New Year upon us and so many people making resolutions to eat a more healthy diet, I thought I’d show you guys [...]

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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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Italian Hot Chocolate

Italian Hot Chocolate

When I lived in London my friends and I found a little Italian cafe in Soho that served the most amazing hot chocolate.  It was really rich and thick – almost like a chocolate pudding before it sets up all the way.  I think about that hot chocolate all the time, so you can imagine [...]

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Adult Shamrock Shake

Adult Shamrock Shake

It’s been a long, long time since I’ve had a McDonald’s shamrock shake (or McDonald’s for that matter…), so I should write a disclaimer that this shake won’t taste exactly like the fast food version – it’s better!  Adding some booze makes it an “adult” shake, and a perfect treat for the holiday. This shake [...]

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Vegan Irish Cream

Vegan Irish Cream

It’s probably not surprising to hear that I loved Bailey’s Irish Cream in my non-vegan days.  I’ve seen recipes for vegan Bailey’s online now and then, and with St. Patrick’s day almost here I finally had the perfect excuse to whip some up.  Once I did I was kind of kicking myself, because it was [...]

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Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

It’s been pretty chilly here in the mornings and at night, at least by L.A. standards, and I’ve been trying to keep warm with lots of hot tea and cocoa. My mom used to make a homemade hot cocoa mix that I would drink all winter long back in Chicago.  I need to get the [...]

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Mint Chocolate Silk

Mint Chocolate Silk

You’ve probably noticed that I’ve been pretty absent from the computer lately.  I’ve been busy playing with my nephews and hanging out with family while we’re back in Chicago.  Ironically, this time of year when so many people are entertaining and cooking up a storm is usually when I take a break from cooking and [...]

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Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Shake

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Shake

I know the temperatures have dropped for most of us, but even when it’s cold out I still can’t resist a good shake.  When I was little my mom would sometimes make me killer chocolate shakes, and they were one of my favorites things in the whole world. Of course, you can make a non-dairy [...]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Finally!  A new year!  2009 was a tough one for many of us, so I can’t say I’m that sorry to see it go.  I’m definitely looking forward to the many interesting projects we have brewing for 2010, but in the meantime, I’m enjoying some time with family and a break from non-stop baking.  Although [...]

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Back from Vacation!

Back from Vacation!

The end of Vegan MoFo just happened to coincide with a vacation that Ryan and I had been planning for a few months.  We went down to Venice, Florida, where my parents have a house in which they spend a good part of the winter.  (If you’ve ever been through a Chicago winter, you understand [...]

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