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Grilled Avocado & Heirloom Tomato Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

Grilled Avocado & Heirloom Tomato Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

Even though it’s technically fall, we’re still dealing with some very hot weather here in Los Angeles, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to let up anytime soon.  Since heirloom tomatoes still abound at the farmers’ market, and given that it feels like summer here, I thought I’d share this Grilled Avocado and Heirloom [...]

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Escarole Salad with Avocados and Oranges

Escarole Salad with Avocados and Oranges

I sometimes forget how great a simple salad can be.  This one is from Janet Fletcher’s “Fresh From the Farmers’ Market”, and I used a mix of baby escarole and frisee lettuces.  Combined with the shallot vinaigrette, avocados, and oranges, this salad is full of different textures and flavors, all of them fantastic.  It calls [...]

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Raw Kale Salad

Raw Kale Salad

On Saturday I presented a dessert demonstration at Animal Acres’ Compassionate Cooking Extravaganza, and I had the chance to see a couple of the other presenters including Rod Rotondi, founder of Leaf Cuisine and author of “Raw Food for Real People”.  His presentation about raw foods was extremely informative.  In particular, I really appreciated that he [...]

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“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 [...]

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Sushi!

Sushi!

Sushi and me – a short story… When I was a kid, the thought of sushi was totally disgusting to me.  The raw fish part was gross, and yes, I now know it isn’t really all just raw fish, but I didn’t then, so I never even considered trying it. Cut to one of my first trips [...]

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Fried Plantains with Guacamole

Fried Plantains with Guacamole

A few years ago I saw a Good Eats episode featuring fried plantains.  They looked and sounded so good, and I made a mental note that I’d have to try them someday. Cut to breakfast a few months ago at Hugo’s Restaurant.  They were featuring a special that had plantains as part of the dish, [...]

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Green Market Salad

Green Market Salad

A few years ago I was in Manhattan for some improv shows, staying with my best friend, the beautiful and talented Jennifer Valle.  We took a raw foods dessert class at Matthew Kenny’s The Plant in Brooklyn.  Those desserts were some of the best I’ve ever had, and it definitely peaked my interest in raw foods. [...]

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Corn & Edamame Sesame Salad

Corn & Edamame Sesame Salad

Now for the best part of going to The Hollywood Bowl – the food!  It’s been a while since we’ve entertained or since I’ve cooked real food, so I was excited to try some new recipes.  I looked through Veganomicon because I hadn’t done that in a while, and tried to find some things that [...]

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