This dish was a hit in my house. For weekly grocery shopping, I usually fill up on staples that are running low (beans, lentils, tofu, coconut milk, spices, nondairy milks), get ingredients for a specific dish I want to make, and then a few fruits and veggies for the week. I usually don’t have a recipe in mind, and can usually think of something to make when given a few ingredients. This was one of those dishes, because I wanted… Read more »

This weekend, Blizzard Jonas came into town. In the past couple years that we’ve been here, the most I’ve seen is about 8 inches of snow, which is a lot for this Cali native. In TWO DAYS, we had almost 30 inches of snow – it was crazy! Some cars in my neighborhood were buried in snow, and by that, I mean you could only see the roof of the car. Thank goodness for midshipmen from the Naval Academy, who… Read more »

These date and coconut bars are pretty amazing. I love pretty much anything with a streusel topping, and didn’t want to make the usual jam or fruit crumble. I had a package of dates in my pantry, brought them back to life by hydrating them in a little warm water, pitted them, and proceeded with the recipe. Eat them cold (personally, I just like them that way). They’re crumbly, remain moist when packed in a plastic baggie, and are not… Read more »

Let’s just get this out of the way – I will not comment on the shape of these mushrooms. However, I do have to say that these mushrooms are incredibly versatile – I’ve put them in soups, stir-fries, noodles, and the list goes on and on. So when my mother-in-law suggested I make KING MUSHROOM SCALLOPS, I was so excited, because I had not thought of that before! This recipe is for you, Ma! King oyster mushroom scallops Print Recipe… Read more »

I really try to limit making this, because when I do, I tend to grab a spoonful of it every time I open the fridge. By the time I realize it, most of it is gone! Ack! So embarrassing. Even though I’m a newbie when it comes to vegan cuisine, I have found that everything I’ve taught in my cooking classes has been LEGIT with the vegan community out there. This cherry crisp, for instance. I taught this a few… Read more »

A while back, I made some really decadent sweet potato biscuits, spread with a maple butter I whipped together. They were seriously the hit of the party, and soon I had requests to make it at other functions. Well, too bad those were full of saturated fat from cow’s milk and butter, and I don’t bake like that anymore! But I’ve discovered my secret weapon when it comes to reproducing a flaky, tender crumb – I use Earth Balance vegan… Read more »