Mushrooms: My New Love Affair

My most recent love affair with a vegetable is with King Oyster Mushrooms. Such versatility! So much fun playing in the kitchen, tweaking recipes like this one for ‘Pulled Pork’. Last week’s have-at-it was transforming these mushrooms that look like fattened-up rods into scallops. So
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Pulled ‘Pork’ using King Oyster Mushrooms

My Vegan Roasted Tomato, Grilled Corn, and Quinoa Salsa is a great little dish to serve with your next Mexican themed party or just for a night of chips and salsa.

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Roasted Tomato, Grilled Corn,and Quinoa Salsa

Jazzy Vegans – We’re ALL the Rage!

I started watching the Jazzy Vegetarian shortly after the first air date back in September 2011.  I was immediately taken in by Laura Theodore’s effervescent personality, and easy-to-prepare recipes.  Oh, and one of my favorite musical genres is jazz.

So, when

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Lemony Maple-Cranberry Muffins – A Jazzy Vegetarian Review and Recipe

It Started with Aunt Dot

One of my favorite childhood food memories is when my Russian Godmother, my Aunt Dot (famous for her amazing Fruit Cake) would make the most mouth-watering potato cheese pierogis and cabbage pierogis. They were absolutely addictive. One thousand was not enough and one was

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Potato Cheese Pierogi – The Quest To Get It Just Right!

Unexpected company just arrived, and you need a quick, yet elegant, dessert to rustle up?  No worries.  This Chocolate Mousse recipe has you covered, using items that you might well have in your pantry and fridge.

Now, don’t get deterred if you don’t have blackberry-ginger vinegar.  Use

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Blackberry-Ginger Scented Chocolate Mousse

This delicious recipe is a riff on my Italian grandmother’s Easter Rice Pie, which was laden with 3 pounds of ricotta and a dozen eggs, not to mention the extraordinary amount of sugar.  I’ve veganified it, and added the dried fruit and chocolate chips.  You can change it

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Zesty Vegan Citrus-Scented Rice Cake – An Easter Alternative

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Nothing says I love you like Mostly-Raw Devilishly-Dark Chocolate Cake Truffles!

These quick and easy treats are absolutely delicious and decadent – prefect when you need to impress that special someone.  Dark chocolate cake truffles are a surefire winner and they take practically no time at

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Mostly-Raw Devilishly-Dark Chocolate Cake Truffles

You might be thinking, hum, a little late for this recipe.  Would have been nice to have it for New Year’s Day, and you’re probably right about that.  However, this is such a yummy recipe that you’ll want to add this to your cadre of ‘go-to’ dishes. It

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Middle-Eastern-Style Hoppin’ John and Carrots over Wilted Spinach

I was writing my recipes for my New Year’s Resolution Diet Be Gone culinary class and wanted to come up with a dish that would speak to the Mediterranean Diet and the Greek Blue Zone.

I was thinking, some sort of stew; so I googled Greek stew.  There was

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Tourlou Tourlou – Feelin’ Greek This Week

An “On-the-Fly” Recipe

This was a fun recipe that I created “on the fly” because I was hosting the Sedona Garden Club; and the topic I was speaking on was “Dehydrating”.  Now, as I always say, “my Excalibur dehydrator must do more than make kale chips”.  I wanted

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Chocolate-Covered Spike Jellies & Dehydrating