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
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
Last year, I was gifted with a volunteer pumpkin plant. It produced several small, round, hearty, deeply-orange-fleshed pumpkins, much to my sheer delight. They made their way to the expected pumpkin pie but also became pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin bread, and
So, it’s in the heat of the summer here in Sedona area. Not uncommon for triple digits by 10am. Although it is high dessert, which means it starts to cool down a little by 6pm, it is still hot, especially since we are in monsoon season.
Being the first year that I am solely responsible for my garden, I decided to keep it simple. Rather than that ‘all or nothing’ mentality, I chose to go with a variety of heirloom tomato plants, a couple of pepper plants, lots of herbs, a shot at
I adore a good mole. But rarely, if ever, is it vegan. So I had to come up with my own recipe. After perusing many recipes to not much avail, I finally came up with a vegan recipe that hearkens, “Mole! Mole! Mole!”
India Meets Italy – Gobi Crust with Masala-Scented Chana Pizza
Being an Italian Jersey Girl, it’s almost a sacrilege, seemingly blasphemous, to suggest anything other than a Margarita pizza, resplendent with a Double Zero farina pizza dough tossed in the air for a thin crust that has a doughy yet
One of my favorite dishes when I go to a Thai restaurant is their Papaya Salad. It’s great as a starter but can also eat like a meal.
That being said, it is typically made with fish sauce, so I have to ask them to make is sans that ingredient. They are quite obliging to do so; however, there is then a part of the flavor profile that is missing, or at least, I would think that is the case as I’ve only ever eaten Papaya salad since becoming vegan, so I wouldn’t know what it is supposed to taste like with the fish sauce.
Being vegan is not what it used to be. With the advent of the plethora of vegan ingredients on the market today, you can pretty much get a substitute for almost any non-veg ingredient. Thus, at least, is the case with fish sauce. The company, Tofuna Fysh, LLC, based in Portland,
Oregon, has come out with Vegan Fysh Sauce, which is made with organic seaweed. The perfect swap out for fish sauce.
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