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 … 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 →
It’s funny, I often go back and forth on the kinds of recipes to post. Sometimes I think it’s all about things that are striking and fancy, things that will catch people’s attention and make them think “Wow, I want … Continue reading →
Ok, I know I’ve been awol for a little while, but it’s been a very busy couple of weeks. In addition to the ongoing vegan cooking classes, I also started a new online Introduction to Plant-Based Diet class. It’s a wonderful … Continue reading →
Happy New Year! So how many of you made New Year’s resolutions? Go to the gym… eat better…. sleep longer… play more…. How many of these do we think will make it to next month? Next week even? It’s kind … Continue reading →
Along with my love for lasagna, cheesecake is way up there too. Well, there are a lot of things up there, actually . But cheesecake was always one of my favorites. And when a cheesecake craving strikes, who can resist? … Continue reading →
I love brussels sprouts. Totally. And I think it’s a new thing, because I actually don’t ever remember having them when I was growing up. Hmmm…. string beans from a can. Creamed corn. Carrots & peas. And there was some … Continue reading →
As you might be able to tell (from this and this), I love cranberries and oranges together. There is something about that sweet-tart flavor that’s incredible to me, and this particular smoothie also incorporates the wonder ingredient tahini. Tahini is a … Continue reading →
We’re now in the midst of that time of year when we are surrounded by the most food ~ Halloween through New Year’s, with its abundance of parties and social gatherings. Really, I think we should be surrounded by food … Continue reading →
I’ve been on a cookie tear this weekend. Friday, I made a batch of Vegan Richa‘s Nan Khatai cookies for a Diwali celebration over the weekend. While mine spread out and didn’t stay in neat little balls like hers did, they tasted fantastic! Like spicy, chewy sugar cookies. Incredible.
And Saturday, I wanted to make something to have at home. I’ve been in a peanut butter mood lately, and also craving snickerdoodles… so I combined them both ~ thus, the Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle!
These are nice little cookies, with some fat and protein to take the edge off of the sugar, and a chewy, cakey texture. Great with some pumpkin spice tea! Continue reading →
Happy Diwali! ~ which begins this weekend. Diwali is the Festival of Lights and marks the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and the light of inner knowledge over ignorance. It is celebrated with fireworks and lights, and people also clean house and light lamps to invite the presence of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and abundance, into their homes. For many in the Hindu community, it is the New Year, and a perfect time to reevaluate one’s priorities, making changes if needed to be on the right path in life.
And everyone else can go here to purchase a copy. Remember, Richa’s husband is matching the income from it, and all funds go to help animals in need after the recent cyclone in India, so in addition to all of the wonderful recipes, you’re helping the animals!