Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spring Equinox 2015


Yesterday was the Spring (Vernal) Equinox, the first day of Spring.  This is the moment that the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night are nearly equal, because the earth's axis is neither tilted toward or away from the sun.  This occurred, in San Francisco, at exactly 3:45 pm.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Strawberry Cheesecake Brownie Hearts




Happy Valentine's Day!  I made some strawberry cheesecake brownie hearts for my sweetie.  These are all of his favorite desserts/flavors rolled into one treat.  Chocolate is always a must, cheesecake is favorite, and strawberry jam is a daily obsession.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Quinoa Squash Risotto Cake


This is a savory sort of cake made from a quinoa "risotto". The original recipe belongs to Edmundo, the chef and Deli Manager where I work.  It's so unique and delicious that I begged him for the recipe so I could make it at home.  Plus, I wanted to substitute the dairy products for their non-dairy counterparts. 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

"Sausage" Cranberry Pecan Cornbread Stuffing




This year, for Thanksgiving, we're having my Cranberry Pecan Cornbread Stuffing as our main dish. I've added soy "sausages" for protein so it's more of a stuffing casserole.  

"No turkeys will be harmed in the making of this dinner",
so if you've got family members coming for Thanksgiving that don't eat turkey, this is what you can make for them.  

Monday, November 10, 2014

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding




I've been working on this recipe for Caramel Apple Bread Pudding for over a month.  I almost gave up twice, and we've eaten more pans of bread pudding than I care to admit. Some were too soggy and some were too dry.  I wouldn't have thought that an egg and dairy free bread pudding would be such a challenge, but I finally feel good enough about this recipe to post it.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Squash & Tomato Au Gratin


By the end of summer, like most gardeners, I have an over abundance of tomatoes and squash.  I came up with this recipe to use those veggies that were piling up in my fridge. Veggies Au Gratin seemed like the way to go.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Summer Veggie Butter Bean Salad


This time of year, summer vegetables are plentiful, generally affordable, as well as readily available, either from your garden, your farmer's market or your local grocery store.  If you have a small garden plot, like I do, you probably have an abundance of tomatoes and zucchini right now, so I developed this recipe with a pile of both sitting on my kitchen counter.