Monthly Archives: November 2013

Black bean apple brownies (vegan and gluten free)

Black bean apple brownies (vegan and gluten free)

Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away, and I’ll be visiting friends and family in my home town of Sacramento. Every year, I always spend …

 

Vegan whipped coconut cream

Vegan whipped coconut cream

The trick to a quality whipped cream is starting with the right base: coconut cream. Not coconut milk, or a coconut milk beverage, but thick …

 

Vegan chocolate banana mousse

Vegan chocolate banana mousse

I remember the first time I cooked for my boyfriend David… It was our fourth date, and I made yeast rolls, homemade raviolis, and a …

 

Goat cheese and leek confit crostini

Goat cheese and leek confit crostini

The other day I made a leek confit and had actually just been thinking I’d spread it on a piece of bread… But after spending …

 

Leek confit – a delicious savory vegetarian spread

Leek confit – a delicious savory vegetarian spread

A confit is basically anything cooked down in oil or sugar water that can be stored for several weeks. It’s a traditionally French way of …

 

Scallion, bok choy, asiago, pumpkin seed, and pecan pesto

Scallion, bok choy, asiago, pumpkin seed, and pecan pesto

Pestos are easy, and super fun to make. Especially when you can get creative and experimental with your ingredients. Though I love my traditional pesto …

 

Five ingredient french baguettes

Five ingredient french baguettes

OK, so technically there are 6 ingredients if you include water. But I wanted to call this post “five ingredient french baguettes” as a tribute …

 

Gluten free pomegranate cranberry upside down cakes, drizzled with a pomegranate juice reduction

Gluten free pomegranate cranberry upside down cakes, drizzled with a pomegranate juice reduction

This upside down cake recipe actually took me a couple of tries to perfect. There’s always an added level of difficulty in gluten free baking, …

 

Daikon fettuccine with seared tomatoes and pesto

Daikon fettuccine with seared tomatoes and pesto

I was doing some research on interesting ways to prepare vegetables that are in season this month (November), and came across this recipe on MarthaStewart.com …

 

My homemade kiwi jam (with a hint of lime)

My homemade kiwi jam (with a hint of lime)

I got the idea for my kiwi jam recipe from my old roommate Sheila actually. A colleague had given her a jar, and she gave …