Monthly Archive: July, 2012

Molten Chocolate Cakes with Raspberry Sauce

  Here’s another winner from Chef Chloe Coscarelli’s cook book. I’ve made this three times and each time it’s a major hit with plates scraped clean. My kids go so far as to… Continue reading

Banana-Vanilla Bean Muffins

  And here we have yet another incarnation of my muffin recipe. This is a basic yet delightful recipe that’s sure to please everyone. I always have an overripe banana lying around, just… Continue reading

Matzo Ball Soup

My husband, D, is half-Jewish. And so he grew up eating his fair share of brisket, kugel and of course, matzo ball soup. A few years back I was perusing the grocery store… Continue reading

Strawberry-Peach Fruit Leather

As I was scrolling through other blog posts here on the lovely WordPress, I came across this delicious post for Homemade Fruit Leather on the blog, Lemon Zest. I fell in love with… Continue reading

Potatoes Au Gratin with Shallots and Smashed Garlic

Remember all that potato filling left over from yesterday’s Potato Skins post? Here’s what you do with it: spice it up with piquant shallots and garlic and turn it into a creamy, cheesy,… Continue reading

Potato Skins with Avocado and Corn Salsa

These make the perfect little appetizer for a summer soiree! They’re simple crowd-pleasers but they present themselves like pieces of art. Colorful and bursting with flavor, these potato skins deliver! I found the… Continue reading

Oh-So Creamy Chocolate Pudding

This is chocolate pudding like your Mom used to make it… thick, velvety, bubbling to creamy goodness on the stovetop. I even licked the warm wooden spoon clean just like I did as… Continue reading

Strawberry Balsamic Muffins

Strawberry and balsamic vinegar make a great couple. They’re delicious tossed together in a salad or as a blended vinaigrette, so why not as a muffin? That was the reasoning behind this moist… Continue reading

Cornmeal Breaded Tofu with Raspberry-Chili Sauce

I usually prepare my tofu with an Asian Persuasion but this evening I wanted to do something different. A recipe I found online for cornmeal breaded tofu was exactly what I was looking… Continue reading

Key Lime Pie (Virgin) Margarita

This summer has me obsessed with limes. Here’s a fun drink that’s like pie in a glass! It combines the tart of fresh lime with the creaminess of coconut milk, topped with a… Continue reading

Mint Chip Sundae with Toasted Coconut

  Our family’s homemade ice cream has reached an entirely new and fantastic level with the addition of guar gum to our ice cream recipes. Homemade ice cream can be made without guar… Continue reading

Our San Francisco Walking Vegan Food Tour

For our anniversary we usually go someplace quiet, remote, peaceful. But this year, on our 11th anniversary, we decided to change the pace and go into the city for a day of crowded… Continue reading