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’sThai 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 →
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 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.
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 →