Archive | The Oscars RSS feed for this section
“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 [...]

Read more
“Avo-tartare”

“Avo-tartare”

Since I posted “The Herb Popper” yesterday (for “The Hurt Locker”), I thought it only fitting to follow it up with our dish for “Avatar” – “Avo-tartare”.  This was one of the first titles that we figured out, and I knew it would be easy enough to either find a recipe that worked, or to [...]

Read more
“The Herb Popper”

“The Herb Popper”

Ah, the Oscars… so many stars, and such a great opportunity to get together with friends and make fun of them.  Okay, not all of them, just most of them.  If you’ve read my posts from last year’s Oscars, you know that for the past three years Ryan and I have hosted a little soiree [...]

Read more
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Bean Dip”

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Bean Dip”

The past couple of years my husband and I have hosted an Oscar party, and last year we thought it would be fun to make dishes that had names punning (is that a word?) the best picture nominees.  Two examples from last year were “There Will Not Be Blood Meatballs” and “No Dairy For Old [...]

Read more
“Soydog Millionaire”

“Soydog Millionaire”

These couldn’t be simpler.  Cut soy hot dogs into pieces, wrap in crescent roll dough, and bake.  I know that crescent rolls are full of chemicals and not-so-great-for-you ingredients, but they happen to be vegan, they’re easy and pretty yummy.  I was nervous about using faux hot dogs because in the past I’ve never really [...]

Read more
“No MILK Queso”

“No MILK Queso”

Everyone expected us to do “SoyMILK” or something like that for this one.  When you’re making vegan food and playing on the name “MILK”, it’s kind of too easy, but I didn’t want to do something really obvious.  This is Vegan Explosion‘s queso recipe.  It’s awesome.  No one would know it’s vegan, and it’s really [...]

Read more
“The Rugelach”

“The Rugelach”

My mom used to get tubs of Rugelach that we would eat way too much of.  I really missed it, so I was happy to find this recipe in “The Joy of Vegan Baking” by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.  We had some people at the party who are the farthest thing from vegan, and they couldn’t stop [...]

Read more
“Fudge/Nixon”

“Fudge/Nixon”

This is another recipe from “The Joy of Vegan Baking”.  It’s pretty easy to make, but I would use a different technique next time.  It calls for everything to be added to the double boiler at once, but I would try melting the margarine and chocolate together first before adding the rest of the ingredients.  [...]

Read more