In addition to bringing French 75 jello shots to the party on Saturday, I also made champagne cupcakes with pink champagne frosting and sprinkled with lavender flowers. In the past, I’ve made cupcakes from the box with alternations, like the pink lemonade and vanilla coconut cupcakes I made in May, but this time I made them completely from scratch. I am a glutton for punishment (and baked...
Last night we threw one of my best friends, Brooke, a surprise 30th birthday party. There was champagne and party hats. We set up a makeshift photo booth with cheap junk from the 99 cent store. It was the best night. Before I begin, I can’t make this post without bringing up the issue of gelatin. In general I shy away from it, not because it’s a animal byproduct, but because I...
At times I forget that food doesn’t need to be complicated to have great flavor. To prove my point, I made a raw asparagus salad for lunch today. Only six ingredient and very tasty. Raw Asparagus Salad (adapted from Foodista) 1/2 pound fresh asparagus spears 1 tbls white wine vinegar 2 tbls olive oil salt & pepper to taste roasted sesame seeds (optional) Use a julienne peeler to...
Herbs & Eggs (Simplified)
Since moving to New York, my apartment has become a notorious crash pad for friends, bands, and Danes. Notorious in that I have a hard time telling people no and have gone so far as to purchase a queen-sized air mattress to make sure everyone’s comfortable. Sigh. All this entertaining/tour guiding can get expensive, so when my friend-since-4th-grade Tricia made plans to come out for a...
Manhattan's Best Veggie Burgers
The New York Times has listed nine veggie burgers of note around Manhattan. I’ve only been to Five Napkin Burger, so I have some work to do. (p.s. I love how they preface the article with “here are a few veggie burgers of note around Manhattan, in approximate descending order of preference.” How diplomatic.)
Hot & Drunk (Sauce)
The motivation to start this blog was not only to try new vegetarian dishes, but to expand my cooking repertoire in general. Though I’ve been cooking (mostly poorly) since I was a kid, there’s still many areas where I had yet to venture into… And as a stubborn person who hates being told “you can’t do that,” I’ve been trying things I would normally write...
Attention: Los Angeles
The Takedown is hosting an Avocado Takedown on April 10th at The Bootleg Theater, and they’ve still looking for vegetarian competitors! Interested? Email Matt - chilitakedown (at) gmail (.com) Avocados From Mexico is sponsoring and will provide the avocados you need for your recipe. Avocado Takedown April 10 2PM at The Bootleg Theater 2220 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90057...
Scenic Beach State Park, Bremerton, WA I have a zillion recipes bookmarked. Here’s what other people are making: Stuffed Baked Apples (via La Receta De La Felicidad) Homemade Fig Jam (via Kiss My Spatula) Chili-Lime Tofu with Steamed Collard Greens and Quinoa (via We Heart Food) Watermelon Fire and Ice Salsa (via Gimme Some Oven) Pickled Okra (via Jane Deere) Balsamic Toffee...
This evening, in the middle of watching Tommy Boy with Mads, I decided to make a chocolate souffle. Chocolate Souffle (via Sprinkle Bakes) ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 6 tbls hot water 1 tbls unsalted butter 1 tbls canola oil 3 tbls all purpose flour 1 tbls ground almonds or hazelnuts ¼ tbls ground cinnamon 3 tbls packed brown sugar 2 tbls honey 1/8 teaspoon salt ¾...
My puns are getting out of control, eh? I elected to make an omelet for breakfast yesterday morning and seeing as I have limited experience in omelet-making, I consulted the internet for instructions on how to make it perfect. It’s still a work in progress - but I hope to some day match the omelet greatness of the Grafton Cheddar Omelet at Egg on N. 5th Street. If you’ve never eaten...
Sweet, Hot & Smokey
Say hello to my cookbook collection. I have made approximately one recipe from each. Laura gave me New Flavors for Vegetables a few birthdays back. While it’s not exclusively vegetarian, the recipes are delicious and beautifully photographed. Today I made Caramelized Cauliflower with Honey and Smoked Paprika. Sounds amazing, right? It is! Caramelized Cauliflower with Honey...