A few years ago, I wrote a blog all about Lavender and how it’s gone beyond just an air freshener scent! You’ll find below my blog from June, 2013. with a great recipe for Lavender Shortbread Cookies! Enjoy!
So, we all know how wonderful lavender smells, right? It may
Whether I’m hungry and need to have something delicious and nutritious in a pinch or want to impress guests with an appetizer that I can bet most likely they never even heard of never mind tasted and couldn’t be easier to prepare, grilled avocados
Those of you who know me personally know that I read cookbooks as others might read novels or non-fiction. I can’t help it. I’m obsessed with reading cookbooks, especially well-written, well-illustrated vegans ones that tell some stories in between the recipes.
I know I do. And today, we have a plethora of vegan pizzerias (one of my favorites is from my old stomping grounds in Philadelphia, Blackbird Pizza). Right here in Sedona, we are so lucky to have Picazzo’s
While I was searching the internet regarding World Farm Animal Day, I was shocked and appalled at how many images said “Happy World Farm Animal Day”. Contrary to those images, it is anything but happy. In fact, quite the contrary.
My Arizona adopted Mom, Cynthia, and I love to take shopping jaunts, coupled with lunch. On a warm summer day, we decided to go to slightly higher elevation to find a dash of cooler air. So, down to Prescott we ventured.
My monthly Verde Vegans Vegans potluck provides me with a constant opportunity to create new recipes. With all my summer traveling, the last one came up way too quickly. I had almost forgotten about it until the day before. Since I always make an appetizer, entrée, and dessert (because you never really know what everyone is bringing; and as the hostess, I want to make sure that there’s plenty of yummy food for all to enjoy), I had to think quickly.
So, I made a mad dash into my pantry to see what inspiration would come my way. (Sidenote: this is when a well-stocked pantry can be a life-saver.) Ah, I immediately spotted this huge glass jar of organic mango slices in mango juice that I purchased from my recent jaunt to Costco (which, by the way, is really stepping up their game regarding organic and vegan items not only on their shelves but also at their food court—check out my recent Veganification Facebook post from August 6).
But, of course! Mango sticky rice! I always have a variety of rice on hand, so I opted for the organic brown jasmine rice.
This recipe is good for a crowd. If you want to make a smaller batch, cut it in half…but I promise you, even if you are not having a crowd, you will be obsessed with this rice pudding and devour it in mass quantity in a flash.
I’ve always had a love for cooking and read cookbooks and cooking magazines the way other people read books. They inspire me to create my own recipes and have taught me the ‘science’ of cooking, most especially baking.
Julia Child (definitely nothing veg about her, but probably the greatest skills technician) and my maternal Italian grandmother, Mary, were my first mentors. With the advent of the celebrity chef and abundance of television cooking shows, inspiration continued to be placed before me. Food, its preparation with love, and the creativity it sparks within me, became a passion of mine.