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St. Paddy’s Day Eats – “Shepherd’s Stew”

St. Paddy’s Day Eats – “Shepherd’s Stew”

Thanks to a brilliant idea from Ryan, I turned our Irish Steak and Stout Stew into Shepherd’s Pie last night.  I was going to top the stew with pastry crust and make Colcannon to serve on the side.  After making the stew and mashing the potatoes Ryan asked if it would be crazy to just [...]

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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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Spooky Witches’ Fingers

Spooky Witches’ Fingers

Our friends Shawn and Alix hosted their Fourth Annual Halloween Horror Movie Marathon over the weekend, and I made these spooky Witches’ Finger cookies to bring along.  We were both pretty beat (Ryan spent the entire day painting the nursery, and I’m just generally beat these days), but we were able to stay for one [...]

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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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Mini Peanut Butter Cups

Mini Peanut Butter Cups

I have fond Easter memories of pastel “grass”-packed baskets brimming with yummy sweet treats, hours of playing with my cousins (some of the time spent swapping said treats), and a huge meal with the whole family to cap the day off.  Since Ryan and I don’t have any family here in LA, Easter isn’t what [...]

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Tofu Egg Salad Crescent Cups

Tofu Egg Salad Crescent Cups

I couldn’t get eggs and asparagus out of my head when I was thinking about what to make for Easter this year, so I decided to bring both together in these tasty little Easter-inspired Tofu Egg Salad Crescent Cups. What really sets these apart is an ingredient that I learned about from vegan goddess Isa [...]

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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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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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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

In honor of the holiday I wanted to post these heart-shaped linzer sandwich cookies that I made for the Animal Acres Valentine’s Bake Sale yesterday.  I’ve been wanting to test this recipe out for a while now, and the bake sale gave me the perfect excuse to try them out. These were really tasty – [...]

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Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

For a long time, I was really afraid of cakes, even when I made them at the bakery.  When I was probably 5 or 6 years old, I slipped carrying my Dad’s birthday cake.  I was so excited to bring his cake in to him, and dropping it upset me so much that it’s haunted [...]

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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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Banana-Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce

Banana-Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce

Keeping with my theme of featuring foods with aphrodisiac qualities, this bread pudding packs in three of them – banana, chocolate and nutmeg.  The rum sauce doesn’t hurt either.  I don’t know that alcohol is technically considered an aphrodisiac, but it seems to do the job! This recipe is from the book Veganomicon, and since [...]

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