Monthly Archive: September, 2012

Potato Tempeh Crumbles

    I find that breakfast is the hardest meal as a vegan. Breakfast food is generally dominated by eggs and dairy products. I have a few local restaurants or markets that I… Continue reading

Artichokes with Toasted Garlic and Lemon

Lucky for us, the start of fall means a re-emergence of artichokes. These delicious spring vegetables burst into season again in the autumn before disappearing until the following year. As one of our… Continue reading

Banana Boats

As you can see, my girls could barely contain their excitement. This is a simple, fun dessert idea to do with kids. You may have even seen or done something similar while on… Continue reading

Roasted Zucchini with Crunchy Garlic and Sea Salt

Super easy, phenomenally delicious. Our sweet neighbors brought over a zucchini from their garden that was the size of a baseball bat. But its size didn’t detract from its flavor. It was beautiful,… Continue reading

Chocolate Almond Crescents

I was in desperate need of an almond paste fix. And a chocolate fix was approaching steadily after. These crescents rolls filled with a sweet layer of each hit the spot. They’re like… Continue reading

Pumpkin Paella

I actually thought of the name of this dish first. I’ve been wanting to make a hearty, savory, but slightly sweet paella and the alliteration of “pumpkin paella” just had a ring to… Continue reading

Zesty Three-Bean Chili

It was a warm, breezy evening (typical for September here in the Bay Area) and friends were coming for dinner. I wanted to serve something that would be the perfect blend of summer… Continue reading

Funnel Pancakes

My absolute favorite carnival food is funnel cake. I can eat that stuff like there’s no tomorrow. The warm dough that’s ooey gooey on the inside and crispy on the outside, the sprinkling… Continue reading

Pizza Toasts

Here’s a quick and easy snack, lunch or appetizer idea. My Dad used to make us mini pizzas all the time when we were little. He would take hamburger buns or even English… Continue reading

Cornbread Muffins with Fig Brûlée

That culinary torch I bought a few weeks back has been calling to me. After the fun I had with my Banana Brûlée, I had to find another use for it. I thought figs… Continue reading

Nutella Wontons

I promised I’d do something good with that Chocolate Hazelnut Spread from the other day. I first saw this idea years ago on an episode of Everyday Italian with Giada De Laurentiis. Of… Continue reading

Gluten-Free Orange Sesame Vermicelli

We had some lovely friends over for dinner the other night. Their impending visit afforded me the fun challenge of creating a gluten-free, vegan meal. When they told me they’re eating gluten-free, I… Continue reading