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Apple Crisp Muffins

Apple Crisp Muffins

Apple crisp is one of may favorite desserts. I love the sweet, spiced apples paired with a crunchy topping. I found a  low-fat, low-calorie muffin that brought these flavors together in a healthy little package. The Happy Herbivore (Lindsay Nixon) has two cookbooks...

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

Most years, we have a Cinco de Mayo potluck at work. It's a good excuse to bring in some tasty dishes and blow off a little steam. This is the first year that I've been vegan, so I knew that a vegan friendly entree option would likely be up to me. I still haven't...

Slow Baked Tofu

Slow Baked Tofu

Over the past 6 months, I've been experimenting with different ways to infuse flavor into tofu. I actually like tofu, even plain. However, I love how it acts like a sponge and soaks up whatever you marinate it in. My latest method, I like to call "slow baked" because...

Electrolux Assistent Instructional Video

Electrolux Assistent Instructional Video

I wish this video had been available when I was doing research on a new mixer. I am so glad I got the Electrolux Assistant, but this would have sealed the deal much sooner. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMB4CVG5fLs

More chocoloate chip cookies!

More chocoloate chip cookies!

Since going vegan, I've had to rethink my approach to chocolate chip cookies. My favorite recipes all included butter and eggs. I have a few traditional favorites. One is from a 1970's copy of Better Homes & Gardens cookbook, that has been my go-to recipe for...

Steam Frying

I saw this great video on "steam frying" which is basically sauteing without oil. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIwADgVIWcg&feature=colike

Real Food Daily

Real Food Daily

We have been longing to go the LA County Museum of Art lately. There is a women's surrealist show called "In Wonderland" that looks intriguing. It features many originals from Frida Kahlo, one of my favorite artists, which is a big plus. My husband suggested finding a...

Espresso Fudge Brownies

Espresso Fudge Brownies

I was given some Callebaut cocoa powder from a fellow baker recently. I've been trying to find new ways to try out this treat. I made some chocolate raspberry brownies that were wonderful and some chocolate cupcakes that were not. Wow, those cupcakes have to go down...

Vegan Mac N Cheeze

Vegan Mac N Cheeze

I was a very picky eater as a kid. It wasn't until I became a vegetarian at 22 that I had to broaden the types of food I would try. The funny thing is that I liked almost everything I tried. I was the only one limiting myself. Who knew? One of my favorite dishes,...