Eat Vegan on $4 a Day Give-Away

Eat Vegan on $4 a Day Give-Away

UPDATE: The winner of the give-away is Megan, who said – I like this chickpea curry. http://tastykitchen.com/recipes/special-dietary-needs/vegetarian/cheap-ne28099-easy-chickpea-curry/  I use a can of tomatoes when I don’t have fresh, and I throw in a can of coconut milk. Great giveaway – I’m trying to eat more whole foods as well!  Congratulations, Megan! I was sent “Eat [...]

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Food For Lovers Queso Give-Away – again!

Food For Lovers Queso Give-Away – again!

UPDATE: The winner of the queso give-away is Jennifer C., who said – I would eat this right out of the jar! Or i might warm it up and make nachos. Either way I’ve been dying to try it : ).  Congratulations, Jennifer! – I know I’ve done a queso give-away in the past, but [...]

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Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinegar Give-Away

Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinegar Give-Away

UPDATE: The winner of the give-away (chosen by random number generator) is Maria, who said – Been wanting to cook brussels sprouts again, and this would be wonderful to use!  Congratulations, Maria! Before Ryan and I took our recent trip to Ojai, our friends recommended we check out the Ojai Olive Oil tour and tasting [...]

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Suckatash 2.0

Suckatash 2.0

Ryan recently re-vamped his website, and it looks even more fantastic than it already did!  He now has a section on his site to highlight the food photography he’s done for me over the past few years, which features some really amazing and mouthwatering images.  I’m so proud of him (and so grateful for his [...]

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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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Vanilla Raspberry Cake

Vanilla Raspberry Cake

I actually made this cake a couple weeks ago, but I’ve been so caught up in thinking about Thanksgiving that I didn’t post it right away.  As you guys probably already know, I’m pretty fond of the baking mixes from Trader Joe’s, especially lately as I just haven’t had as much energy for baking or [...]

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Babymoon!

Babymoon!

Our friends with kids have been telling us to travel as much as we can before the baby comes (and to go out to dinner and the movies), so this past weekend Ryan and I took a little babymoon in Ojai (pronounced “O hi”), which is about an hour and a half north of Los [...]

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Comfort Food Dinner

Comfort Food Dinner

It’s been a while since I’ve done any cooking that’s more involved than my beloved Quick Noodles w/ Kale & Tofu or Pasta w/ “Meat” Sauce (I make versions of these weekly), but Ryan’s best friend was in town the other night so I wanted to cook a more substantial dinner.  I’d also been craving [...]

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3rd Trimester

3rd Trimester

I’ve finally made it to the third trimester!  Since this feels more momentous than starting the second trimester I felt like I needed to mark the occasion.  Have I told you guys that we’re having a girl?  We’re really excited and have already started getting her nursery ready.  I meant to write a post about [...]

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Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bread Mix

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bread Mix

As much as I love to bake, I just don’t have the energy to do it lately unless it’s for an order.  Cooking in general, as well as walking, standing, breathing…  they’re all much harder these days as my belly continues to grow. When we were doing our Sunday shopping at Trader Joe’s I saw [...]

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Cookbook Shelf

Cookbook Shelf

Ryan and I have been in nesting mode for a while now, trying to make space for all the baby stuff we anticipate will be flooding the apartment.  Changing our second bedroom from an office to a nursery has necessitated a lot of reorganizing.  And we’re also losing a bookcase in that room, which means [...]

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Spinach Dip

Spinach Dip

As promised, here’s the new dip I made for Ryan’s birthday get-together this past weekend.  It was my first time making the classic bread bowl spinach dip.  To be honest, I used to not really like this kind of dip at all.  After tasting this one though, I have to change my tune.  I’ll definitely [...]

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Super Easy Onion Dip

Super Easy Onion Dip

Ryan’s birthday was Friday, so we had a few friends over on Saturday to celebrate.  I’d been working on a large cupcake order for a couple days, so after finishing that and helping to clean up our place, I didn’t have a lot of energy left to make food. I did end up making one [...]

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