Category Archive for 'Recipe'

Vegan Rhubarb Coffeecake Recipe

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Moist and delicious! My friend made this coffeecake at my bridal shower way back in my “fiance” days. It was amazing. A gift at my bridal shower was a recipe compilation from my friends and family (they each submitted a recipe and a photo of them and it was all combined into an album for […]

Homemade Sauerkraut

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Nature’s art I don’t eat a lot of cabbage, which may shame my Polish ancestors. Maybe it was because my mother grew up with so much cabbage that she didn’t force it on me or that I only had it at Grandma’s house on holidays. Regardless, it has not become a comfort food for me. […]

Schmurkey Stuffing Sausages

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

Cruelty-free kangaroo sausage I have been having fun with Julie Hasson’s sausages and recently made Isa’s variation with much success. I decided it was time for me to create my own version and playing around with what I had in my cupboard, the sausage that is reminiscent of Thanksgiving stuffing was born, along with a […]

Crystallized Ginger Recipe

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Homemade beauties. I’ve always loved using crystallized ginger but for some reason avoid buying it at the store. It’s ridiculously expensive so I don’t end up using it as much as I want to in my baking. When I was in Peru I really wanted to have some, but it was unavailable. People didn’t even […]

Homemade Pumpkinseed Milk in a Hurry

Friday, July 18th, 2008

Drink up! We’ve been reducing our soy consumption for a number of reasons, mainly because soy is known to aggravate hypothyroidism and I want our protein to come from a variety of sources. One of the ways I have done this is to replace my soymilk with nut and seed milks. I have detailed Cashew […]

Strawberries: a short but uber-sweet season

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Happiness=this I almost missed strawberry-picking season this year. I am glad I didn’t because the strawberries this year are amazing. Packed full of natural sugars and kissed by the sun, fresh strawberries are incomparable to anything in the store or freezer section. I really believe you haven’t tasted strawberries until you’ve picked one at it’s […]

Homemade Peanut Butter in 5 minutes or less

Monday, July 7th, 2008

I love peanut butter. I have distinct memories of sneaking spoonfuls out of the jar and eating it as slow as possible, to savor every salty, fatty, delicious lick. Sadly, most store peanut butters are full of added sugars, oils and the evil high-fructose corn syrup. For the past few years I have been making […]

Kiwicha POP & Granola

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

With some fresh-picked strawberries Last weekend I went to the booksigning at Herbivore to meet Hannah Kaminsky and buy her book, My Sweet Vegan.  Always on the lookout for new dessert inspiration, she has some fun ideas and neat combos (wasabi chocolate cupcakes?  I’ll let you know).  But today I wanted to try her granola […]

Scratch Nacho Night

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

I first discovered the beauty and simplicity of making nachos in college.  A friend bought corn tortillas to make burritos but he wanted flour tortillas and was very disappointed.  Instead of throwing out the tortillas, I played around and cut them up and baked them in the oven with oil and salt and I had […]

Teaching and Cooking in Peru (with food photos!)

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Hard at work. I was honored to spend a month in the Sacred Valley of Peru (near Machu Picchu), where I volunteered for a group yoga retreat center, teaching the staff vegan cooking and vegetarian classics (all in Spanish!). The kitchen was lacto-ovo vegetarian and the owner wanted them to have some vegan recipes under […]