Monthly Archives: October 2013

Orange chocolate chip cookies before touring the Winchester Mystery House

Orange chocolate chip cookies before touring the Winchester Mystery House

Happy Halloween! Over this past weekend my boyfriend David and I met up with my best friend Adrienne and her girlfriend Natalie in San Jose. …

 

Parsnip, fennel, and white bean soup topped with crunchy parsnip cubes

Parsnip, fennel, and white bean soup topped with crunchy parsnip cubes

This creamy, flavorful soup is totally vegan. The beans give it a nice hearty texture (as well as a boost of protein), while the parsnip …

 

Teriyaki tofu scramble with broccoli, onions, and peppers

Teriyaki tofu scramble with broccoli, onions, and peppers

I don’t cook with processed faux meats that often, but every now and then I get in the mood for a nice marinated tofu dish. …

 

Parsnip pecan scones drizzled with a fennel seed glaze

Parsnip pecan scones drizzled with a fennel seed glaze

I’ve been in a bit of a parsnip mood lately. It’s the perfect fall ingredient in terms of flavor, and can also be manipulated into …

 

Deviled eggs made with greek yogurt and chives

Deviled eggs made with greek yogurt and chives

Main photo by David Jedeikin. Last weekend after making a Friday night dinner for my boyfriends family, I assisted his sister in hosting a brunch for …

 

Perfecting a challah recipe for the first time I met David’s mother

Perfecting a challah recipe for the first time I met David’s mother

Like I’ve mentioned, my boyfriend David and I recently made a trip to Southern California, during which I met his mother Esti for the first …

 

French onion soup topped with potatoes and gruyere

French onion soup topped with potatoes and gruyere

In about a week I’m going to be meeting my boyfriend’s mother for the first time. I know, it’s a pretty big deal. Though I’ve …

 

Purple pepper, cream cheese, arugula, and kale sandwiches on rosemary focaccia

Purple pepper, cream cheese, arugula, and kale sandwiches on rosemary focaccia

For the past week or so, David and I have had an abundance of focaccia. I’d made some to serve at a party we hosted …

 

Endive, blue cheese, date, and walnut bites

Endive, blue cheese, date, and walnut bites

Main photo by David Jedeikin. It’s always great to have a bit of green with dinner, but even I get bored of salads every now and …

 

Manicotti stuffed with brussels spouts, parsnips, and sage (baked in alfredo)

Manicotti stuffed with brussels spouts, parsnips, and sage (baked in alfredo)

Last weekend my boyfriend David and I hosted dinner for a few friends of his that were visiting from out of town. He explained to …