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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Chicken Bacon Artichoke Dip

Chicken Bacon Artichoke Dip

I tested another recipe over the weekend for our Oscar party, but this one would also be perfect for the Superbowl this Sunday.  I wanted to do something different than my normal Hot Artichoke Dip, and using chicken worked for one the of the title puns I’ve been working on.  I came across this recipe [...]

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S’more Bars

S’more Bars

Continuing with my Oscar party dishes, I’ll be making these S’more Bars for the film Amour.  Unlike the Les Mis bread, we’re going full on title pun with this one.  Which means they should probably be S’mour bars for the sake of the party. These are way too easy to make for being as good [...]

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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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Quick Noodles with Kale & Tofu – Updated

Quick Noodles with Kale & Tofu – Updated

While making this the other night, I realized that I’ve changed a few things in this recipe but never updated you guys.  Ryan and I love this meal so much that we probably make it once every couple weeks.  I usually don’t mix it up too much, but I found myself out of the noodles [...]

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C’est La Vegan on Instagram

C’est La Vegan on Instagram

I’m the first to admit that I’m not the most technologically savvy person, and I feel like I’ve been out of things for over a year, so cut me some slack when I tell you that I’m just finally starting to use Instagram.  Yes, I’m very behind the curve here. Now that I’m up to [...]

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gardein Give-Away!

gardein Give-Away!

UPDATE: The first winner of the contest is Sara P., who said – “I would love to make a sandwich with the bbq pulled shred.” The second winner is Shannon, who said – “I would definitely make more Buffalo Chicken Dip! I basically dived into it last Super Bowl. So crazy good.” And the third, [...]

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I’m Back, Sort Of…

I’m Back, Sort Of…

Hi, guys!  It’s been a while… This whole motherhood thing is pretty time consuming, to say the least.  I’ve finally been able to get back to some cooking, and I’m hoping to be able to post a bit more regularly.  Before I dive into that though, I thought I’d bring you guys up to speed [...]

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New Native Foods Open!

New Native Foods Open!

Last Friday I was able to check out Native Foods’ new Santa Monica location for lunch before it opened to the public.  I went with Pearl, Ryan and his mom, who was in town visiting.  Pearl and I are finally getting out and about more, and it’s been so long since I’ve posted anything that [...]

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Quinoa, Corn & Black Beans

Quinoa, Corn & Black Beans

Hi, guys!  I’m slowly coming out from under the craziness that is having a newborn baby to care for, and I actually have a minute to write up a post.  I hope to have more time before another two months (or more… ahem) goes by. Let me start by saying that if you have any [...]

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Pearl Pics!

Pearl Pics!

Hey, guys!  Just wanted to take a moment and post a few more pics of Baby Pearl.  Daddy and Mommy are pretty tired, but little Pearl is getting plenty of shut eye, as you can see… She loves snuggling with Daddy.  Especially in the middle of the night. And of course she doesn’t want to [...]

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Baby Suffern Has Arrived!

Baby Suffern Has Arrived!

Ryan and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our baby girl, PEARL ELIZABETH SUFFERN!! Pearl joined us at 12:53AM this morning, weighing in at 7lbs12oz.  She and I are both doing great and are trying to get some rest in the hospital.  Once we get home and the dust settles, I’ll do my [...]

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Allison’s Gourment Artisan Chocolate Give-Away!

Allison’s Gourment Artisan Chocolate Give-Away!

UPDATE: The winner of the give-away is Kari, who said – I would love to try Allison’s truffles. I’m not terribly good at making them myself!  Congratulations, Kari! It’s our last day of give-aways here at C’est La Vegan, and I think we’ve saved the best for last!  That’s coming from a chocoholic with a [...]

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