Tag Archives: dairy-free
Asparagus Soup

Asparagus Soup

As I’ve said many times before, I love me a good, creamy soup!  With asparagus in season, I couldn’t resist trying this asparagus soup from Tal Ronnen’s The Conscious Cook.  For some reason I was thinking it was going to be harder to make than it actually turned out to be.  You do have to [...]

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Rhubarb Cake

Rhubarb Cake

When I started seeing rhubarb at the Studio City Farmers’ Market last year, I remembered that when I was little we had a neighbor who grew rhubarb in his garden.  I felt like there was a cake my Mom would make with it, and when I called her she remembered and found the recipe to [...]

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Wheat-Free Strawberry Tart with Lemon Roasted Pistachios

Wheat-Free Strawberry Tart with Lemon Roasted Pistachios

Okay, I know there must be people out there who don’t like strawberries, but I’ve never met them.  It seems like this fruit is universally loved (cue the emails and comments of people telling me about strawberry allergies).  I loved strawberries so much as a kid because we only got to really enjoy them during [...]

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Vegetarian Times’ Garlicky Leek & Artichoke Soup

Vegetarian Times’ Garlicky Leek & Artichoke Soup

Whenever I get my new issues of Vegetarian Times or VegNews in the mail, the first thing I do is check out all the recipes and mark what I want to try.  Unfortunately I usually forget all about them in the chaos of Saturday baking, and then I find myself at our Farmers’ Market booth [...]

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Hot Artichoke Dip

Hot Artichoke Dip

I’m a huge fan of hot and creamy baked dips.  They’re perfect for entertaining in that they’re not much harder to make than cold dips, but they’re so much more impressive.  They’re also especially great for this time of year when the weather’s chilly and there’s lots of football on the tube! I have a [...]

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Chocolate Wacky Cake with Soy Nog Custard Sauce

Chocolate Wacky Cake with Soy Nog Custard Sauce

When I go home to visit family I usually don’t do a lot of baking and cooking, especially since baking has been my full-time job for the last several years.  But on my most recent trip, I wanted to make some cinnamon rolls with my nephews since I can’t ship them home, and I got [...]

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Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

Yesterday I said sweet potato casserole might be my favorite Thanksgiving side, but mashed potatoes give it a run for its money.  I know they seem too simple to do a post about, but I love them so much that I just can’t help myself. We don’t save them just for the holidays either.  Both [...]

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SusanV’s Sweet Potato Casserole

SusanV’s Sweet Potato Casserole

What you’re looking at might be my favorite Thanksgiving side.  I can’t even begin to put into words how much I love this sweet potato casserole.  I found the recipe last year on the Fat Free Vegan Kitchen blog and asked my friend Laurel to bring it to our vegan Thanksgiving.  She was nice enough [...]

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Frangipane Pear Crostata

Frangipane Pear Crostata

Our good friend Joe gives me old copies of his favorite magazine, Ladies’ Home Journal.  If you ask him about it he won’t admit how much he loves it, but you can trust me that he really does. I noticed that the November issue’s cover announced a “Thanksgiving Special, America’s Best Pies.”  Since I’m still [...]

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Fresh Pesto Pasta with Garlic Bread

Fresh Pesto Pasta with Garlic Bread

I know that the pasta up there looks a little crazy, but man did it taste good!  I bought it at the Mangi Con Amore stand at the Hollywood Farmers Market in anticipation of wanting a simple weeknight meal, and that shape – Traditional Trofie – was recommended as going really  well with pesto sauce. [...]

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Gelato Bar’s Chocolate Sorbetto & Worldfest Wrap-Up

Gelato Bar’s Chocolate Sorbetto & Worldfest Wrap-Up

I was really hoping for a reprieve after Worldfest, but things have been as busy as ever!  While I continue to recover, I thought I’d let you enjoy this beautiful photo (thanks, Ryan!) of yummy dairy-free chocolate sorbetto from the Gelato Bar.  This stuff is amazing.  It is super rich and chocolaty.  Gelato Bar isn’t [...]

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Magic Cookie Bars

Magic Cookie Bars

This is a Magic Cookie bar recipe that I’m in the midst of testing to try to get it just right.  I used to know these as Seven Layer Bars and I loved them with butterscotch chips, but I can’t find any non-dairy ones around here.  To be honest, I don’t miss them that much [...]

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Nuts!

Nuts!

Yes, I am yelling the word “nuts.”  This is a recipe that I saw Nigella Lawson make on one of her shows for the Union Square Cafe’s bar nuts.  I make these for parties all the time, and everyone loves them.  The only problem is that I can’t stop eating them before people arrive!  They’re [...]

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