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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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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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Spanish Sangria

Spanish Sangria

The best sangria I’ve ever had was at a restaurant in Madrid, Spain about fifteen years ago.  Wish I hadn’t done the math on that one… it freaks me out to realize how quickly fifteen years can fly by!  The sangria I had was made with red wine, citrus fruits and apples, and it was [...]

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“District Lime”

“District Lime”

As I said in my last two posts, Ryan and I host an annual Oscar party where we make dishes named for the best picture nominees.  Since there were 10 (!) nominees this year, we thought we’d do at least one drink and also some sweets in addition to the savory dishes.  This lime punch [...]

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Snickerdoodles and Teeccino

Snickerdoodles and Teeccino

I’m still testing recipes for the new business and I can never leave well enough alone.  We had a great snickerdoodle at Leda’s that was really popular and always tricked non-vegans, but for some reason I feel like I still have to test other recipes to make sure that it really was the one I [...]

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