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“Dieter’s Delight” Steamed Halibut and Vegetables

my new favorite toy… the LeKue Steamer. it’s a rare occurrence when a silly looking kitchen gadget earns it’s place in the kitchen. (above photo of halibut and veg. before cooking) this is not an infomercial by any means…i’m just passing on my experience so far with a new product i found.  at first glace i thought…”this is so lame”. …

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I would like to wish everyone a happy and loved filled holiday surrounded by family and friends.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 

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Sheep-Lover’s Pie

My guess is that if you love sheep you don’t to grind up their bodies and eat them.  This recipe isn’t supposed to precisely mimic shepherd’s pie, but it certainly is reminiscent of it.  I like the fennel, even though I don’t think it is a traditional ingredient for such pies, and the Dijon mustard and horseradish in the potatoes …

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Triple Chocolate Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

shortbread is just about the easiest most versatile cookie dough there is. i found this basic shortbread recipe and “method” a few years ago from Smitten Kitchen and have been using it ever since.  Deb posted a recipe called Espresso Chocolate Shortbread Cookies created by Dorie Greenspan, chef extraordinaire !  it’s a simple, easy, must try recipe to get you started. …

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Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day Giveaway Winner!

Thanks to everyone for entering the Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day! giveaway.  I really enjoyed reading all of the comments.  Some of you are new vegans, some have been at this for a while, some busy and in need of a quick meal, some with kids, some with vegan partners, or with non-vegan partners who need convincing, some are young, some …

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Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day Giveaway!

Hey kids!  It’s a giveaway! That’s right!  You can win your very own copy of Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes’ fabulous new cook book Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day!  I was first got acquainted with this project when Tami contacted me seeking permission to use the “steam, then bake” method of my veggie lunch meat.   I said yes, of …

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Chicken Gnocchi Soup

It’s been a while since I posted a recipe. Life seems to get busy at times and this year has been a busy year for me. However I’m hoping that I will be back to updating this blog at least weekly if not more often.A neighbor told me that she loved the Chicken Gnocchi Soup from Olive Garden and since …

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White Gazpacho with Tomato Granita

I’ve had a busy month following the launch of my cookbook Scrumptious: Food for Family and Friends, and in all my excitement I clean forgot about sharing one of book’s recipes on this blog. I know this is a dish designed for the hottest days of the year, but as my jasmine creeper has just burst sweetly into flower, I think …

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On Birthdays and Cake

Throughout the year I post several pictures of the cakes I make for the kids’ birthdays, and throughout the year many of you lament that you wish you could decorate cakes just as well.  The truth is: you can!    Decorating cakes (at least the ones I do) takes a bit of skill, but it’s mainly about having a steady …

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