A Meal Made With (And For) Love

Candles, check. Romantic music, check. Flowers, check. Delicious food…big check! Why deal with getting the perfect reservation, overpaying for a meal that is half the price on any other day or curbing your drinking because you have to drive? And for most folks, it’s still cold outside so what better way to keep warm then to cook for your honey and stay home for a romantic evening. The menu below is sure to please, especially when you add the secret ingredient of love!Passionate Pomegranate...more

The Most Romantic Destinations (and Where to Dine!)

Ah yes, we’ve given all of the gifts, put away the decorations and rung in the new year. And once the December holidays are through, we’re launched into Valentine’s Day mode! What to do, where to go, who to spend it with.  Well, while I can’t help you in the dating department, I can help you in choosing some of the most romantic Valentine’s month destinations. Whether you have a valentine this year or not, you may want to check these places out just because they are so dang pretty!Aspen, Colorado...more

Good (raw + cooked) eats!

Sprouted lentils, dehydrated burgers and...nachos!***...more

Alice’s Tea Cup: Vegan German Chocolate Cake Recipe

Alice's Tea Cup is one of my favorite places to have afternoon tea in New York City.  That is why I was so happy that they agreed to let me share this recipe for Vegan German Chocolate Cake from their new cookbook.  Enjoy!  Vegan German Chocolate Cakerecipe courtesy of Morrow Cook...more

To Vegan or Not To Vegan

http://projectsupermom.blogspot.com/2011/02/to-vegan-or-not-to-vegan.html To build off of my last post, featuring a friend and fellow blogger that completed a 30-day vegan cleanse, I wanted to talk more about the vegan part of the equation.I thought it was super timely that Oprah hosted a show focused on veganism and offered a week-long vegan challenge to her staff. One of her guests was Kathy Freston, known as The Veganist....more

QuickByte Fridays--Fit & Healthy Mommy's Vegan Cleanse

http://projectsupermom.blogspot.com/2011/02/quickbyte-fridays-fit-healthy-mommys.html Today's featured supermom is a fellow P90X friend, Debi Mikolowsky, whom I met through my postings for Project Supermom on the Facebook P90X page...an incredibly supportive group of people, I might add! Anyway, Debi kicked off 2011 with a self-imposed vegan cleanse for 30-days. Now, I have been curious about cleanses for awhile, but I haven't actually partaken in one....more

Super Fast Spicy Southwest Salsa

Next up in our Super Bowl series is Super Fast Spicy Southwest Salsa. This took me about 15 minutes or less to make, and it likely took me that long because I was taking pictures while making it. I liked it better after it sat for a day, because all the flavors got mixed together, but you can whip this up on the fly. Next week, I'll share what I did with the leftover salsa, which also makes a quick dinner and take-to-work lunch. ...more

a chili by any other name…

Today (February 1st) marks the first anniversary of the first andthenmakesoup post. I’m amazed at how quickly the year passed, and that I have yet to make a dent in my recipe files!A big thank you to all my friends (including those I’ve yet to meet in person) for support, comments, on and offline feedback, and especially for putting up with me saying “Wait, wait, don't eat it yet, I have to take a picture of it first!!” I appreciate all of you....more

Chia Seed Coconut "Tapioca" Pudding

Now that I have a son with numerous allergies, I've been trying to come up with new gluten/dairy/egg free snacks, that are healthy, delicious and satisfying. I'm not sure why, but my little guy seems to be hungry all the time. It has become such a challenge, especially since I'm trying to dream up well-balanced, healthy snacks, within the confines of all his allergies....more

cry me a salad

The other evening, as I was fixing my dinner, my neighbor brought me a very nice treat. She's like that, she loves to cook, bake and share. This gift was perfect in timing and yumminess. I smelled the onion almost before I opened my front door....more