For me, certain herbs and spices go with certain things. Like cilantro ~ perfect in a salad or dressing, but not so much in my green juice. (I’ll just have to have more of One Lucky Duck’s Thai Green Juice … Continue reading →
I had a discussion with a friend recently about all of the things that we used to take for granted were in all of our houses when we were growing up. You know, things like the big Kool-Aid pitcher… and in the … Continue reading →
This past weekend, I had the honor of catering the food and cake for the wedding of some dear friends, who have a really wonderful love story. Bala & Priya met on July 23, 2004 in Moscow. Bala was on … Continue reading →
I had the privilege of being invited to make a cake for a special occasion last week. As plans ebb and flow, the cake ultimately turned into a set of mini-cupcakes, which is actually more fun in some ways. I … Continue reading →
One great thing about summer is that it just begs for quick, light and easy meals. For me, that often means really random combinations of things thrown together, but occasionally I come up with something truly spectacular. And judging by … Continue reading →
Vegan in Paris… sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? But nope…. the land of cheese and croissants also does vegan pretty well. Last month I was in Europe to teach some vegan cooking classes in Germany and Denmark and found … Continue reading →
This is one of my favorite kinds of recipes ~ it’s simple and quick to make, and tastes great! It’s perfect now, with all the fresh greens at our fingertips, but it also works year-round, as you can use any … Continue reading →
I recently spent 3 weeks in Europe, half of it working and half of it playing. The trip was anchored by 2 weekends of programs, in Germany and Denmark, and the time in the middle I spent in Paris and London. … Continue reading →
One thing that I love about spring is the freshness everywhere. Actually, that’s the thing that I miss most about living in an area with real seasons ~ that one day when the snow is starting to melt and the sun … Continue reading →
Have you ever noticed how many times during the year people have the chance to “start anew”? Seriously… we have the calendar New Year on January 1 (which is a solar year, based on the length of time it takes … Continue reading →
So spring has returned to Southern California. Well actually, with the exception of about 2 weeks, we never really had winter. I know I know, everyone else in the country feels so sorry for us, I’m sure. But I really … Continue reading →
Do you remember what you used to eat as a child? I remember a few things, but there are great big blank spaces. I remember sitting down for dinner with my family, but I have very few specific recollections.
I do remember not liking a lot of things though. There was meatloaf (yuck), and there was spaghetti – I complained about the “pine needles” in the sauce so my parents tried to explain to me what rosemary was. With an aunt named Rosemary, I thought that was very funny as a 6 year old. :) There were stuffed green peppers (really yuck), and there was chili. My mom actually made great chili, and that was the last thing I ate that had an animal in it (that story to come soon, as I’ll be updating my “About me” page later this week). And there was shepherd’s pie (always too dry).
But now I’ve decided to reclaim some of the things that I didn’t like and make great vegan versions of them, starting with the shepherd’s pie. That seemed like it could have potential if it were more fun, so I decided to make individual, portable shepherd’s pies. And they’re really cute! Continue reading →
One of the things that I try to do in all of my cooking classes is to give information and recipes that the participants can personalize and make their own at home. Rather than having to make the 4 recipes … Continue reading →
Have you seen that commercial that compares two women, one that has a doughnut for breakfast, and the other has whatever the commercial is touting? (I think it was Special K bars, but I’m not certain). The one who has … Continue reading →