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“An Eggplant Cajun”

“An Eggplant Cajun”

Here it is – the last of the posts from our Oscar Party, and my favorite… “An Eggplant Cajun” for the film “An Education”.  For some reason we didn’t have any trouble with this title, and once we thought of the name Ryan found this recipe online. While it was super easy to veganize, I [...]

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“A Sauteed Ban”…ana

“A Sauteed Ban”…ana

Okay, guys – only two more Oscar Party posts!  I’m saving my favorite for tomorrow.  In the meantime, let’s talk about these bananas! The title “A Serious Man” gave us serious trouble.  We weren’t huge fans of the movie (sorry if you liked it!), so we were going to do a drink – “A Serious [...]

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“Pretzels: Based on the recipe ‘Soft Pretzels’ by Colleen”

“Pretzels: Based on the recipe ‘Soft Pretzels’ by Colleen”

These Pretzel bites were what we served for the film “Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”.  I’ve made them before in classic pretzel shape, and they were so good that I was looking for a chance to make them again. I was originally going to do these for “Inglourious Basterds” as “Inglourious Dough [...]

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“Inglourious Crackers”

“Inglourious Crackers”

We’re into the second week of Oscar posts!  Doesn’t it feel like the Oscars was a year ago?  Maybe it’s just because I had a busy week, or maybe it’s because there were TEN best picture nominees that we made dishes for!  Either way, still going… Just a couple left and then on to St. [...]

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“Faux Bird Fried”

“Faux Bird Fried”

I mentioned in my first post from our Oscar party that I made a couple old favorites in addition to some new recipes.  This is one of the former, definitely worth making over and over again!  These fried chicken bites are what we served for the film “The Blind Side.”  You might recognize the photo [...]

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“UPcakes”

“UPcakes”

Continuing with my posts featuring the foods we served at our Oscar party, here’s what we made for the movie “UP” – “UPcakes”!  Like “Up in the Air”, this title was a hard one.  I was looking at the mini cupcakes that I had at the Farmers’ Market a couple Sundays ago and realized that [...]

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“Popped in the Air”

“Popped in the Air”

I love entertaining  – making lots of appetizers for parties, making dinner for friends, etc., and I really like to go all out when I do it.  In the past, I wasn’t that up for taking short-cuts when I entertained.  I guess I looked at it as cheating. Now, with my business to run (and [...]

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“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 [...]

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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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“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 [...]

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“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 [...]

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“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 [...]

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“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 [...]

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