Frosty Strawberry Basil Smoothie

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 to get used to that :) )  Or curry ~ great with my veggies but I can’t quite imagine it with something sweet. Note to self: try this Sweet Curry Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Ginger goes with everything of course, as does parsley. But basil is another one of those that I don’t tend to associate with sweet things, so I was pretty surprised today when I suddenly had a desire to add some basil into my strawberry smoothie. All I could do was go with it, and it was great! Continue reading

Vegan Wedding Reception Menu

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.

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Bala & Priya met on July 23, 2004 in Moscow. Bala was on a TriYoga tour there and Priya had traveled from her native Ukraine to meet  Kaliji and join the TY programs. Bala & Priya met and knew instantly that there  was a connection, but remained separated by distance over the next decade.

Last summer, Bala went back to Europe with Kaliji for another TriYoga retreat, and reconnected with Priya ~ this time, they made it happen. After all of the paperwork went through, Priya arrived in California on July 12 (Guru Purnima) and they were married on the new moon of July 26, 2014. A more perfect flow couldn’t have been planned :)

Our TriYoga family organized the wedding for them in a matter of days, and I was thrilled to be able to offer the food and vegan wedding cake. Many people have asked what the menu was, and I’m happy to share it here.

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