Friday, April 24, 2015

Cauliflower Ceviche


Traditionally, ceviche is made from raw seafood that is marinated in citrus juice with onions, chili peppers and salt. In this recipe, I've replaced the seafood with cauliflower and added corn, cucumbers, tomatoes, mango and cilantro.  

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Roasted Potato Bunnies



Easter is just around the corner, and I've come up with an easy way to make your holiday meal a little more festive. My roasted potato bunnies will put a smile on the faces of your family and friends.  They work equally as well for brunch or dinner and they're very easy to make.  The hardest part will be to find a small bunny cookie cutter, at this late date, if you don't already have one.  

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.