Eating pizza doesn’t have to be a greasy, guilt-inducing affair. This brightly-flavored Spinach Ricotta Flatbread Pizza will satisfy your cravings and is easy to make at home! But first, a short story… Yesterday, I met the sweetest, gentlest, most unexpected friend. When I walked around the back of the house to take out the trash, I … [Read more…]
Switching it up with an easy breakfast recipe… Chia Banana Oatmeal! Well folks, it’s that season. Even in San Diego. Mr. VP got slammed with a nasty cold last weekend – though he did recover in about 48 hours, which is amazing considering how many tissues he went through. My mom got hit with the … [Read more…]
I’m baaack… Okay, so maybe no one else noticed, but I didn’t post last weekend, because I was sick. Seems my body rebelled against going back to work after three weeks off on winter break (in fact, I had to call out from work… after only three days back). But, with food, liquids, and sleep … [Read more…]
After days of non-stop (but much-needed) rain in San Diego, yesterday it finally cleared up long enough for me to venture out of the house and buy some groceries. Before heading out, I checked the fridge and found that I still had some leftover cranberry sauce. No, not from Thanksgiving… c’mon now. I had made a … [Read more…]
This recipe makes 2 lasagnas – perfect for entertaining hungry guests! You could also freeze the 2nd lasagna for later, or cut the recipe in half for just 1 lasagna.
The Mozzarella Cream Sauce, if using, should be prepared a day ahead to let the cultures do their thing and develop a tangy flavor. The Tofu Ricotta and Veggie Bolognese Sauce can also be prepared the day before so that you will be mostly ready to assemble the lasagnas and bake the day you will be serving them.
Oh divine spirits of the culinary heavens, I thank you for helping me bring to life this transcendent food creation I am calling… Asian Alfredo Noodles! Okay seriously though, I don’t know how this happened. I went into making dinner with one idea, changed it up a bit, and ended up with a completely new … [Read more…]
November 26, 2015: My first Thanksgiving as a vegan. One I’ll always remember. For 4 out of the last 5 years since I turned 20, I have hosted Thanksgiving dinner at my parents’ house. It was by that age that my extended family had tried enough of my culinary creations to entrust me with such … [Read more…]
Last weekend, after a gluttonous satisfying dinner for two at our local vegan fast-food joint (“carne asada” street tacos were involved), the hubby and I decided we needed to balance it out with a little something sweet. Specifically, chocolate chip cookies. Boy oh boy, I had not had a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie since … [Read more…]