Fast Peach Tart

October 9, 2012

This fast and easy peach tart is another dessert that is ready in 30 minutes or less. It is very simple, and yet elegantly delicious. We served it with some home make vanilla ice cream on top, coconut bliss for me, and it was the perfect weeknight dessert. My family is still following the steps […]

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Pumpkin Pecan Cake with Burbon Brown Sugar Glaze

October 2, 2012

This cake may look similar to the Apple Cream Cheese cake I baked last week- but the pecans and the bundt pan are the only things they really have in common. I was invited to a Harvest Party last weekend, and the host requested I bring a pumpkin dessert, knowing I am always looking to […]

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Carrot Bisque

September 28, 2012

I recently read the book French Kids Eat Everything, and decided to overhaul the way my family eats. I was raised by European parents,  so the authors description of French food culture really spoke to me, reminding me of my childhood. My family eats a very healthy diet, by typical  American standards. That said, we […]

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Tropical Green Smoothie

September 26, 2012

I got a Vitamix for my birthday, and I am in love.  If you don’t know what that is- a Vitamix is a very high powered blender that can make fibrous vegetables into smooth and frosty smoothy in minutes. (Wait until you see what it does to soup!)  It’s been a life saver with Q, […]

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Apple Bread

September 24, 2012

Fall baking has caught me in it’s tailwind. I smell the cool morning, see the leaves changing color, and yearn for my house to smell of cinnamon and apples. We have the last of the apples on our tress. Since we have so many varieties in the orchard, we have the treat of a longer apple picking […]

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Apple Cream Cheese Cake

September 21, 2012

It’s Plant Food Fabulous’s Second Anniversary Party! It’s been a wonderful two years filled with such great food and memories. In celebration we are hosting a contest!!! One lucky winner will be awarded a $50 gift card to Amazon.com. What better way to get that great new cookbook you’ve been wanting to try- or some […]

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Greek Salad

September 20, 2012

This salad is my end of summer staple. I still have cucumbers and tomatoes in abundance, and back to school has left some of our weeknights pretty hectic. I love that this comes together in no time flat. I roast the red onions ahead of time and keep them in my fridge- mainly because I am not a […]

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Strawberry Baked Doughnuts

September 17, 2012

Doughnuts are a treat that we don’t often have in our house. A couple of years ago I would have said never, but those pesky little mini doughnuts at Starbucks have a way of making their way home with Daddy. I remember going to visit and old friend when my kids were young, and they […]

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Lemony Roasted Potatoes

September 14, 2012

These potatoes have been a mainstay in my home since the cookbook Veganomicon came out. They are the best roasted potatoes ever. They roast in a flavorful sauce of lemon, garlic, tomato and oregano. All the best flavors the Mediterranean has to offer. They roast up tender and crispy, and so incredibly addicting that I usually double […]

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Asparagus Leek Quiche

September 10, 2012

Asparagus Leek Quiche is loaded with flavor and gooey with gruyere cheese. I hosted a brunch last weekend, and I think this was everyone’s favorite dish. I’ve never made quiche before. Truthfully, I am not much of an egg person. I don’t mind them in baked goods, but I don’t care for the flavor of […]

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Banoffee Cake (Dulce de Leche Cake with Dulce de Leche Frosting)

September 4, 2012

When it’s your birthday and your wife asks you what kind of cake you want, and you answer Banoffe Pie, you would think that your pie was a good as done, right? Well not when you are married to a blogger who then replies, but I already did a Banoffee Pie! Pervious posts aside, I did really […]

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Charred Corn and Kale Salad

September 1, 2012

I love kale salad. Almost as much as my beloved arugula. Frankly, it is a relief. I have been trying to get more dark leafy greens into my diet, and I am not super in love with a lot of cooked greens. The texture throws me. Unless, of course, you cook the heck out of them […]

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Cauliflower Gruyere Hand Pies

August 26, 2012

I am a lover of all things pie. Have I ever told you that before? It’s a crust thing. I can honestly say that mastering pastry dough is my single most useful accomplishment in the kitchen. Pastry crust can be sweet or savory. It has so many useful applications. I just love flaky buttery crust. […]

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Apple Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

August 21, 2012

Apple cauliflower mac and cheese may, at first glance, seem a bit strange. It was born from my need to get more vegetables into Q, my picky eater. He loves mac and cheese like no other- so I had the idea to hide a small head of cauliflower in the cheese sauce. He was none […]

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Apple Cheddar Muffins

August 18, 2012

If you don’t want to eat an entire basket full of muffins in one day, then don’t make these muffins. Or at the very least, hedge your bets, and invite some people over.  I can honestly say, these are the best muffins I have every tasted. I will admit, they run to my tastes perfectly. […]

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