Friday, August 29, 2008


Today I Made:
Original recipe from EVERYDAY FOOD MAGAZINE.
(Can't remember which issue.)

Red bell peppers stuffed with quinoa, walnuts, cilantro, and a few spices. Topped with bread crumbs and olive oil. 
Baked for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Full of flavor.
A new family favorite.

I highly recommend serving any stuffed pepper recipe in a bowl.
It makes it so much easier to eat.


Last Night I Made:
Recipe from  Sep. 2008 issue of EVERYDAY FOOD MAGAZINE .
With 3 substitutions:
-Whole wheat in instead of AP flour.
-Earth Balance in instead of butter.
-Egg Replacer instead of the egg.

These cookies were super easy to make and pretty tasty.

*Sorry picture turned out a little blurry.

Monday, August 4, 2008


I feel so special!!!
Foodeater from To Live and Eat in LA, has nominated me for a "Brillante Weblog Award."

Now, it's my turn to reciprocate.
These are the blogs that I visit first thing every day.
Because they keep it interesting and current.
Let me just say, that I could have a list mile long of all the blogs I visit eveyday, but I must only list 7.

Your Vegan Mom: A wife, a mom, a homemaker, and a home cook. If I ever become a mom, I sure hope to be just like her. I learn so much from her.SUPERMOM!!!

The Urban Housewife: Always busy. Always involved in something productive. Always cooking and baking. Always teaching us something new.  And it doesn't help that she lives in my favorite city, SAN FRANCISCO!

Hugger Food: Fellow LA blogger who gives great restaurant advice, product reviews and awesome food pics.

Kristen's Raw: Great RAW blog. So much information. So many recipes. So much advise. Kristen is truly a great RAW chef and expert.  If you want to know anything and everything about RAW living, visit her site!!!

Alice in VeganLand: Constantly trying new dishes.Great food pics and descriptions.

Happy Herbivore: Fat Free original recipes created by a future cookbook author,who also gives great health advise. 
Healthy Vegan Cooking!!!

Foodeater: Lots and lots of restaurant reviews, pictures, and recipes.  I love her vivid descriptions of restaurant dishes, farmers markets, and life in general. 

Go and visit these sites, if you haven't already.
Lots of pictures, recipes, and restaurant reviews.

Friday, August 1, 2008


This is the first time in 4 years that my husband and I have not been together 24 hours a day.
Why am I missing him?
Well, he used t work out of the house and right after we got home from San Francisco, he started a temporary job at a new company 50 minutes from home (w/o traffic).
He has to work at the office now!
But the upside is that he works with the BEST coworkers anyone can ask for!

So, I HAVE been cooking dinner everyday, but all repeats.
Nothing new.
I've been making all of his favorites:
-Garbanzo dip with pita bread and Salad
-Walnut Loaf, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, sweet corn and Salad
-Caesar Salad 
-Lentil Soup
-Enchiladas with marinated onions, Mexican rice, jicama, and Salad
-Quinoa and Corn Salad with Pumpkin Seeds
-Three Bean Chocolate Chili with Double CornBread and Salad
-Baked Macaroni and Cheese and Salad
-Spaghetti and Bean Balls and Salad

*Salads always include Asian Miracle Dressing from VEGAN LUNCH BOX except for the Caesar Salad.
**All favorites have been featured in previous posts.

Whatever is left over, he takes for lunch.
So, he has an awesome VEGAN lunch and snacks to take to work M-F.

Snacks include:
-Green smoothies made out of spinach, frozen mango, frozen banana, flax seed oil soymilk (or almond milk).
-Fruit... strawberries,watermelon,peaches,kiwis, and mangoes
-Mini Cliff bars
-Homemade trail mix... Raw cashews, Raw almonds, Raw pistachios, and Goji berries

I also make a breakfast for him before he leaves.
-Oatmeal sweetened with agave syrup
-Whole Wheat pancakes
-Whole Wheat Banana waffles
-Peanut butter on toast
- Triple berry smoothies made out of frozen strawberries, frozen blueberries, acai berries, soymilk/almond milk, psyllium seed, and flax seed oil.

So even though he's almost 40 miles from home, he can still enjoy my food!
He's well fed and doesn't have to worry about what he's going have for lunch that day.

So, needless to say, we miss each other.