It’s my day on the Whole Grain Vegan Baking Blogtour, and I’m taking the teeniest, tiniest moment away from uh, week-of Vida Vegan Con-hyperdrive duties, before bed to share what I’ve made so far from this intriguing, wholesome book. Let’s be honest, there are a lot lot lot of vegan cookbooks out these days (and well, seemingly every few days), but when Tami and Celine put out a book, you take note.
And when they ask you to join a blogtour, you’re so in. Continue reading »
Bit by bit, her favorite cookbooks and well worn recipes from newspapers (Sweet Potato Pie Casserole, I’m talking to you), impressive family holiday spreads, baking peanut butter fudge cookies, frosting cupcakes for class, using a food processor to puree the filling for her well-loved stuffed mushrooms (which she kept making, despite developing a severe fungus allergy – and I remember bits and pieces of that fateful ravioli at a restaurant on Long Island well), savoring good wine and balsamic, aged Parmesan and visits to gourmet Italian markets, the early days of the Food Network, forming those croquettes out of leftovers mashed potatoes, and even her go-to fried potatoes & scrambled comfort food – it all starts to reappear: and I try to savor them, one by one. You never want those visions to go. Continue reading »
Most importantly, it was about time I tried one of their famous (and gluten-free) waffles. Continue reading »
A combination of baketivism and plastic-wrapped nostalgia at its finest. These were for last weekend’s Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale in Portland, inspired by a big ole vganized Zebra cake that J. Legume and I made a few months ago. I vaguely remember our conversation on what type of cake to make for a gathering, and the vegan … Continue reading »
I’ve been perusing Serious Eats (and wishing they’d read my mind and hand over my own vegan column already, jeez) quite a bit lately, and had to borrow one of their regular features as a title here, and hand it over to the past two weeks in my culinary life. As I’m a bit nutty … Continue reading »
Apt title, swell visit. A morning well spent. Saturday’s visit to the Portland Farmers Market saw my basket full of early Albion strawberries, fresh kaffir lime leaves, purple kale, maitake mushrooms, heirloom carrots, and even more purple cauliflower during a visit early enough in the day to avoid most stroller wars, yet alas, late … Continue reading »