Appetizers & Snacks

Blackberries Galore!

One of the perks of living here in the Seattle area are the wild blackberries that abound this time of year.  I’m so used to being able to go to any number of parks, backyards – even the side of the road! – to pick free blackberries, that I can never bring myself to actually…

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Sweet Kids and Salty Snacks

Lately my sleep has been getting interrupted.  Halfway through the night, our toddler comes pitter-pattering into our bedroom and climbs into bed with us.  Then our kitty decides to join in.  The other morning I actually woke up, scrunched down below my pillow, to find our cat, Sebastian, sprawled out across my entire pillow!  I…

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My Husband’s Energy Balls

When we were dating, my husband and I loved to cook together.  One of our favorite dating activities was to go to the grocery store together and buy ingredients, rent a movie, and then go to one of our apartments and cook and eat while we watched the movie.  After we were married, he cooked…

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Colleen Week: Day 5 (Tempeh Bacon and Lemon Bars)

I didn’t get around to blogging yesterday, but I made Colleen’s Tempeh Bacon, from The Vegan Table, for breakfast in the morning.  (For those of you just joining me, I’m cooking entirely from Colleen Patrick Goudreau‘s three cookbooks this week.)  I’ve bought tempeh bacon before, pre-marinated in the package, and I really liked it, so…

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Colleen Week: Day 4 (Carrot-Ginger Soup and No-Queso Quesadillas)

Who says you have to have cheese to make quesadillas?  Hummus works great, too!  These No-Queso Quesadillas are from Colleen Patrick Goudreau’s The Vegan Table, in keeping with my theme for the week.  (For those of you just joining me, I am cooking entirely from Colleen Patrick Goudreau‘s three cookbooks this week.)  They couldn’t be…

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