Sweet and spicy dipped into sweet and savory.
Meet my new favorite snack.
Roasting garlic is one of my favorite things – my mom and I have made a lunch from a whole roast garlic spread onto crackers. Mmm.
Roast garlic mixed with sweet mango? Heaven. Dipping curried potato rounds into this garlic mango Heaven? Sweet comfort food goodness.
I am back on my potato habit. They have been lunches lately – baked and fluffed and stuffed with [click to continue…]
I made cocktails again.
Jason and I both have been taking turns playing bartender lately. His are tequila based, with all kinds of citrus flavors. Mine? Savor all the fresh fruity flavors of [click to continue…]
It truly is my favorite time of year. Longer, warmer days equal more time outdoors, fresh creations with garden ingredients, cool cocktails with friends.
Sitting out in the evening, relaxing while the daylight leaves and the yard’s nightlights come on. Frogs in the pond croak now and then, causing the dogs to jump off our laps and snif snif snif in search of the frog…
My latest libation creation is a fusion of two favorites – mimosas and margaritas. Fresh herbs from the garden (the thyme came back from last year!) mix well with bubbly and my favorite reposado tequila.
Follow me over to Kim’s place for my recipe: Grapefruit Thyme Mimosa-Ritas.
Happy Monday everyone! Meatless Monday, at that.
I didn’t know the ingredient for this week until after we were already snowed in. Have you all heard what has been happening in Portland since [click to continue…]
Spicy Thai Totchos – a unique flavor update on the classic nacho – spicy, bright, and fresh – crispy sweet potato tots and Thai flavors are great together!
Last month we flew down to L.A. for four days of fun with friends just before Christmas. We had front row seats to The Dan Band (extremely fun and I highly recommend!), we cry-laughed through the Anchorman premiere, and we sang Christmas carols in our fluffy robes to people in our hotel lobby. Super fun shenanigans and [click to continue…]
For all of the holiday festivities, to ring in the new year, even kicking back on a Sunday for the football game – you know I have the food and drink all planned out.
It seems every time I throw a party, there are some tried and true standards that always come to play. Our favorites (um, my favorites? okay).
Even so, I do like to mix it up and wow people with something new. I have another Foodie collection to share with you, this time it is my Top 16 Cocktail Party Recipes of 2013. Hand held nibbles, things to dip and dip in to, a savory stuffed waffle and a stuffed avocado. Bright and pretty drinks, festive and fruity, this list is sure to inspire.
Because even if it is football, it can still be a cocktail party.
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Hatch Chile Queso – an incredibly flavorful, rich, and cheesy queso that will be a hit at any gathering – a plant based dip that will impress everyone!
This is by far the best queso I have ever had, anywhere.
I have already made it three times since I received The Sexy Vegan’s latest book, Happy Hour at Home. (Yes! Intrigued was I, as one of my favorite themes around here is my own Happy Hour at Home!).
I received Brian Patton’s book to review – Brian Patton is The Sexy Vegan – you may know him from
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Can you believe it is September?
I cannot believe it is September.
There. Cliches out of the way, I want to take a moment to thank you.
All of you who visit me here every day, even when I have been too busy these last two years to connect, reply to your very appreciated comments, or visit your blogs often. There have been times I so truly missed the community of blogging, have felt so out of touch from that community, and I miss it.
I am coming back. Right now, I have been taking time.
To mourn. To celebrate. To remember. To express gratitude. Lots of gratitude.
Thank you, dear readers. So many of you have shown me such generous friendship, and have helped to make a difficult time a bit easier, a bit brighter. I am overwhelmed by the thoughtfulness.
Vegan MoFo is here again – this is my third year participating. The plant based version of NaNoWriMo is a fun month of themes and inspiration. I honestly didn’t know if I had it in me this year, but much like a major kitchen renovation being the best distraction for me right now, I am ready to tackle Vegan MoFo.
I already have [click to continue…]