Disneyland may be its own world, but it's at the center of the Anaheim Resort District, a swirling galaxy of hotels, restaurants, and shops. Which means that, even outside of the park's hedge-ringed atmosphere, you'll find a multitude of places ...more
Let's talk about "quick and easy," two of my favorite words to find in a recipe title! I'm a strong believer that simple, convenient meals can also be flavorful and delicious.
If you're trying to have a Meatless Monday dinner every week, ...more
There are a lot of claims out there about how wonderful being a vegan is. It'll make the whites of your eyes brighter (raw vegans have even reported their eyes changing color). You'll have more energy. You'll be overflowing with nutrients and less ...more
On our way home from a trip, Aldo and I stopped at Bob's Diner in Manchester, Vermont, for breakfast. I had a bacon-sausage-home fries breakfast skillet with two eggs on top, and it was THE. MOST. DELICIOUS. BREAKFAST. EVER. They served it in a ...more
According to Google, 1 medium-sized orange contains 70 milligrams of Vitamin C; a banana has about 10 milligrams; 1 cup of mango has approximately 60; and (surprisingly) a few handfuls of kale contain roughly 160 milligrams! If you're keeping up, ...more
I've been focusing on quick and easy recipes for Meatless Monday over the last few weeks, like a super-quick chickpea dinner and … another super-quick chickpea dinner (can you tell I like chickpeas?).
Recently, I tried a food/recipe delivery service called Hello Fresh. You pay a fee to have three recipes' worth of food delivered straight to your house. We love it because the recipes are easy to follow, they give me something different to add to my dinner rotation, and it's a fun way to try something new without the commitment of wandering through the grocery store looking for ingredients I've never used before....more
I recently bought myself a 3 pack of different nut oils – hazelnut, walnut, and pistachio oil. I’ve been using them to make salad dressings, and each oil gives each dressing a distinct delicious flavor....more
Between my everlasting love of Mexican food and Cinco de Mayo approaching, I set out to make a small (ha!) round-up of vegan Mexican meals. That little list? It turned into the monstrous 110+ recipes...more
Macarons are my absolute favourite sweet treat. Chewy, soft with a pop of flavour from their fillings in the middle.
I used to get my macaron fix from a french cafe in Thorndon Quay, about a half an hour drive my house which started getting a bit ridiculous just for a dessert. They are also quite pricey at a few dollars each!
The answer to this serious dilemma was obviously to have a go at making them myself.
I really mean, have ANOTHER go since I have tried before but that was such a disaster I would rather not mention it!
Italian Flat Bread Flat bread Pizza Another Rizzo inspired recipe! A glass of red wine and an Italian Flat Bread Pizza … Nothing easier and Nothing better. Add a vegetarian topping for a vegetarian dinner: ragu, grated mozzarella, sliced green peppers, sliced olives and sliced mushrooms … Or add your favorite Italian meats ....more
A popular Chinese style dessert—Small sticky rice balls over Mango smoothie. You will love the strong mango flavor along with the pure and cute small sticky rice balls. Guys, I have been a mango girl in April, as I just published Thai style coconut mango sticky rice ....more
Poor April. This month has no blog love! This past month has been incredibly stressful, but this past weekend allowed for a lot of things to fall into place. More on that another time :)Now that the temperatures are reaching the 80s everyday, I'm less inclined to turn on my oven. Our little apartment heats up really quickly in the summer, so anything that requires oven use for more than 20 minutes will likely be avoided. Below I have a collection of summery recipes from my blog and from around the web :) ...more
These maple cinnamon pecans are perfect in so many ways - slightly sweet, smokey and just a hint salty - all without any refined sugars. They are perfect on salads, as a topping on oatmeal (I'm currently crushing on this recipe for Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Steel-Cut Oats) or all by their delicious selves....more
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