Archive for the 'Vegan' Category

Fresh Pecan Milk

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

Pecans deserve a fair shake in our kitchens. Often overshadowed by the similar looking walnut, and disguised in overly sweet Thanksgiving pies, pecans rarely have the opportunity to stand on their own flavor. Taking a moment to sample a raw pecan may surprise you with the nuances discovered within. Lightly smoky in flavor with a [...]

Make Your Own Junk Food: Homemade Magic Shell

Friday, March 28th, 2008

“I’m making magic shell for Allison’s birthday present!” I excitedly whispered to my coworkers all last week. Allison’s recent stories of indulging in this childhood treat as her comfort food had put this easily dismissed ice cream treat front and center in my mind. “Oh wow- I haven’t had that since I was a kid!” [...]

Liquid Nitrogen Sorbets

Friday, May 11th, 2007

Looking to shake up our Friday routine, my workplace declared this Friday to be a fun picnic sort of day. We took our lunch outdoors and gave our drinks a twist by stirring them up with liquid nitrogen. To allow our cocktails to be available both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, I made the drinks virgin and [...]

Fruit Smoothie Floats

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

I’ve been using fruit smoothies to get in my daily fruit. The standard drink when I come home from work is usually frozen strawberries with soymilk and vanilla, though I’ve found a fun way to shake things up a bit: adding carbonated water. That extra glug of sparkling water adds a little zing to the [...]

Vegetable Dumplings: a Perfect Soup Partner

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

Is it spring yet? Or is it still winter? Our weather here in the Willamette Valley is keeping Eugene on its toes. My garden’s mini daffodils are finally in bloom, and I see more varieties pushing through the earth. This would mean its spring, right? And yet- we just had snow flurries on Wednesday! These [...]

Rice Krispie Treat Mods

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

Rice Krispie Treats were my theme for goodies to bring into the holiday party we just had at work. As I descended into the depths of this latest cold (and accompanying foggy head syndrome), I found myself coming up with all sorts of great ideas for modification to this American classic dessert. Stopping short at [...]

the Often Maligned Chocolate Pudding

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

In the times of being a child, the one who brought a precious pudding cup to school in their lunch bag was more than likely the target of horrible lunch time teasing. I’m lucky in that this was the extent of my tumultuous childhood conflicts; endure the teasing of eating something that resembled a bodily [...]

Chocolate Cashew Rice Crispy Treats

Sunday, July 2nd, 2006

Sweets encountered a co-worker buying an afternoon treat from a vending machine. This co-worker was under the impression that Rice Krispee Treats came from coin eating machines… from a machine I tell you! Sweets took this as an opportunity to show off our mad cooking skillz and brought home marshmallows and a box of cereal. [...]

Teriyaki Grilled Tempeh

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

See the The Summer Barbque Challenge Round-up! I spent my second year of college in my first apartment with three roommates: my freshman year roommate Molly, her childhood friend Jenny, and Jenny’s partner in crime Hailey. While being introduced to splitting a household for the first time, this year in the apartment also gave me [...]

Golden Beets with Blood Orange

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

Little bites are such a rewarding way to cook and eat. There is more variety and a great excuse for playing with presentation, much how sushi operates. Sweets and I had a nice dinner at Marche this last week. He had a dinner of Wood Oven Roasted Oregon Wild Chinook Salmon with Horseradish Crème Fraîche, [...]