Monthly Archive: August, 2012

Zucchini Boxes

I was in the mood for a challenge the other day. While these adorable things are show-stoppers, they are surprisingly simple to make. I saw a similar recipe in a vegan cookbook awhile… Continue reading

Rustica Dipping Sauce

I love making this quick and easy dipping sauce as an appetizer, side dish, snack or even a simple meal along with some crusty bread. It tastes and smells so bucolic. I imagine… Continue reading

Chocolate-Banana-Zucchini Bread

There’s really nothing better than devising ways to make chocolate an acceptable breakfast food. Given the fact that it’s combined with a fruit and a vegetable in this here bread, I’d like to… Continue reading

Roasted Cauliflower and Figs

Cauliflower is a new family favorite of ours. My husband and I have always loved it but the kids are just starting to take a real interest. Roasted in olive oil with garlic,… Continue reading

Kiwi Parfait

This deliciously refreshing parfait is perfect for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or even a healthy dessert! It’s so simple to make but looks gorgeous in a vintage wine glass. I made this for… Continue reading

Diced Summer Salad/Award Thank Yous

This is a refreshing, simple dish that can be thrown together in a jiffy for a relaxing family dinner, but also looks fabulous enough to impress a gathering of guests. It’s made from… Continue reading

Chocolate-Caramel Dipped Pears

I was in the mood for something decadent but refreshing. Those two things can be hard to find in a single dessert but crisp fruit dipped in gooey chocolate and caramel fit the… Continue reading

Seitan Salad Sandwich with Green Grapes

My Dad used to make me chicken salad sandwiches all the time when I was a kid. One of my missions with this blog is to recreate all my favorite childhood foods to… Continue reading

Fresh Fig and Mandarinquat Muffins

With summer nearly over, I’m busy baking and cooking with all the fruits and veggies I know I’ll be missing desperately in a matter of weeks. Figs and mandarinquats are on that list.… Continue reading

Portobellini Burgers with Sweet Teriyaki Mayo

I’ve been served a lot of portobello burgers in my lifetime. They’re delicious but sometimes they’re just a tad too much mushroom for me. These portobellinis, on the other hand, are just the… Continue reading

Gone Bananas Finale: Banana Cake with Buttercream Frosting

This is the final installment of my Gone Bananas series. The massive pile of bananas that was the result of a Safeway delivery goof-up has finally disappeared and I even had to buy… Continue reading

A Farmers Market Meal

We are fortunate enough to live in a place where farmers markets abound, especially during the summer. There’s literally a farmers market scheduled for every day of the week within our county alone.… Continue reading