Posts tagged vegan recipe
This Roasted Carrot Soup Transports You Into Monet's Garden {RECIPE}

Impressionist painter Claude Monet's cook, Marguerite, used carrots grown in the Monet home garden within many of the dishes served at the artist's dining table. Since discovering the cookbook Monet's Palate, I made a recent jaunt to my local farmers' market, gathering handfuls of carrots to make this soup.

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Not Your Usual Avocado Toast

Avocado toasts have received much attention over the past year. Even fine dining restaurants have them on the menu. What’s the big deal with putting avocado on bread anyway? Well, I happen to think the avocado is one of the best things to eat since, well... avocado on toast. Perhaps it’s because you can create many different versions using a wide variation of ingredients.

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Espresso Smoothie {RECIPE}

I've always found the aroma of freshly brewed coffee to be so intoxicating. Perhaps it's just the idea of coffee that appeals to us tea drinkers, but the actual taste lacks that verve we were so promised. Like that handsome Italian boy that seduced you during your Roman holiday adventure, he didn't quite live up those romantic words he whispered in your ear, but you fell for it anyway.

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Thanksgiving Gratitude

My grand idea for this year's Thanksgiving went to the wayside when several family issues occurred. Being a mother, I had to pay more attention to my children rather than anything else. I had been imagining what to make for Thanksgiving since August, staring out upon my barren backyard and dusty patio, visualizing a table full of feast, family and friends. 

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Love is All You Need in a Breakfast Bowl {RECIPE}

I’VE BEEN IN THE MOOD for overnight oats. It’s easy to make, all ready to eat by morning, and absolutely delicious whether I’m on the go or have a moment to savor breakfast awhile. I’ve made different recipes so far using oats as a base, but creating and discovering new flavor mixtures has become even better because I’ve added buckwheat.

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Luscious Lemon Cheesecake {raw vegan recipe}

One of my favorite desserts is lemon cheesecake with an irresistibly luscious tangy lemon flavor. I'm not saying that because I want to tempt you with this raw vegan recipe, because even the best cheesecakes cannot compare to the fresh taste of this lemon cheesecake, so convincing is not necessary. Nothing but good stuff is involved here, though you'll think you're being naughty. 

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Aphrodisiac for Wellness: Turmeric Almond Milk Chai Lattes

This turmeric milk tea recipe is a soothing, warm and comforting chai latte made with turmeric, fresh ginger, manuka honey, homemade almond milk and chai spice.

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Chai Impérial Pears

This is one of the most elegant desserts to make. It may take an afternoon or a day to poach these pears properly, but the rest of it is absolutely simple. I wanted to feature the beauty of tea in a dessert, so pears gently poached and steeped in chai tea was the perfect recipe. Palais des Thés Chai Impérial is a delicate black tea blend paired with an aromatic melange of green cardamom, pink peppercorns, cinnamon, ginger and orange zest.

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Quinoa + Veggie Salad: Healthy Eating Made To Go

When I'm hungry and want a quick bite, I take a look in the fridge and pantry to see what I can put together quickly. Easily done when at home, but most of the time I'm driving around the city, finding the quickest shortcut to avoid traffic while running errands, fitting in a workout in the gym, picking up kids from school. Oh, and that day job. Somewhere in the day I do have to work too. 

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Long Life Noodles with Garlic, Ginger & Sesame

Chinese noodles are symbolic of a long life during the Lunar New Year celebration. This inspired me to make garlic noodles with some fresh Asian veggies. I used Melissa's brand fresh Chinese noodles and Asian vegetables to make this special recipe. I love a rich, creamy sesame sauce mingled with lots of finely chopped garlic sticking to the long noodles. I want it gingery, garlicky and loaded with flavor. 

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Chinese Veggie Quinoa Bowls

This Chinese Veggie Quinoa Bowl is a citrusy, light and nourishing recipe of my own. I created this recipe as I sipped on tea this morning because I was excited to use the Napa cabbage, kumquats and snow peas. They looked so pretty in my fridge and I could not resist putting them on top of curried quinoa.

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Spicy Love Affair

I know to feed my lover. It's true--- love is shown through cooking, and preparing a meal is giving love. I've poured out my full heart to overflow his cup, ladle, plate and bowl. He loves my cooking at home, sometimes more than dining out, which is a high compliment coming from a professional food critic.

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SUPERFOOD APHRODISIACS: I Heart Hemp Hearts

The other day I wanted to make a batch of creamy pesto and searched the kitchen for ingredients. Pesto is an easy way to get some good stuff into your body and tastes absolutely delicious. I was preparing dinner and wanted my youngest daughter to eat some greens, so I used what moms do best-- nutrition in disguise! 

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My Little Romance with Romanesco

It is winter here in California. We have perfectly warm and sunny beach days that make people in colder climates jealous. As the last week of December goes by, a day of heat changes into crisp cool weather and back again. Then a spell of wind comes along and brings out the sparkle in everything.

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