Posts Tagged ‘vegan’

As the leaves fall from the trees, I start to think about apple cider and pumpkin pie. But, I wasn’t quite ready to give up summer. So, I developed this recipe for pumpkin milkshakes. The bourbon adds a grown-up complexity and the dates give the milkshake body. Vegan Bourbon Pumpkin Milkshake Ingredients: 1/2 15 ounce […]


bruschetta

17Sep11

Though we haven’t had much of a summer in San Francisco this year, thankfully there has been a summer in the rest of Northern California, yielding wonderful dry farmed Early Girl tomatoes. Bruschetta is a classic appetizer that features fresh tomatoes, basil and garlic. To incorporate the garlic, I use a mortar and pestle and […]


This recipe has roots (ha!) from three places… Firstly, a vegan family member requested a recipe that features beets. Secondly, I had pounds and pounds of carrots from my organic veggie boxes the past two weeks. Thirdly, this salad was inspired by a salad we had at our friend’s house awhile back (sorry — I […]


This weekend we welcomed our friends Deborah and Akio into our home for a visit. We had a great time exploring the hills, flowers and food of San Francisco! Akio is a remarkably sensitive and thoughtful 2-year old. Deborah is a patient and thoughtful mom. We all get along really well! In between visits to […]


 Though I always hit that point in the winter where I lament the lack of a ripe tomato and dream of summer squash and cantaloupe, I always have to remind myself that winter vegetables have their own promise. This dish features winter vegetables in a rich stew topped with hearty dumplings. My grandmother grew […]


  This is another schmear recipe from this summer’s wedding extravaganza!  I think this one was my favorite — it will definitely fool the most hardcore dairy lovers! The sun-dried tomatoes and basil make this spread rich and savory. A hearty schmear is especially good on a toasted sesame bagel. Vegan Sun-dried Tomato-Basil  Schmear Ingredients: […]


I’m vegetarian. BBQ sauce might seem irrelevant to me. It’s like the time my grandpa snatched the bottle of A-1 off the table (I was putting it on a baked potato). When I reassured him that it was okay, it was vegetarian, his reply was this: “I don’t care! It’s steak sauce! It’s just not […]