Food blog

June 11, 2018

Summer BBQ

Don’t forget those pesky vegetarian friends. Here is a quick and easy dish to serve with your summer BBQ; it’s vegan, high in protein and DELISH! Try this easy recipe for salsa or a side dish: […]
May 14, 2018

When it looks good . . .

. . . it tastes good! Here’s an appetizer spread we created for the Oakland Ballet: skewers of brie & apple with maple syrup, and dates filled with mascarpone and gorgonzola. And a little garnish of […]
May 2, 2018

Vegetarian Wedding Favorites – Even For Carnivores!

I love the challenge of a crowd-pleasing vegetarian wedding menu, especially when it involves relatives from the Midwest who want to know “where’s the beef?” The challenge becomes stickier when the couple chooses an all-vegan menu […]
April 23, 2018

Vegetarian = Healthy???

. . . not necessarily. Novice vegetarians often gravitate toward a diet heavy in pasta, cheese and refined starches – foods that are not bad per se, but need to be complemented with lots of other foods. […]
March 19, 2018

Make Mine . . .

. . . (no, not mink), but fake meat. People often wonder why vegetarians and vegans choose to eat “fake meats”, in other words, something that resembles what you’re trying to give up. Isn’t that a […]
March 12, 2018

Cauliflower Rock!

Here’s a warming side dish for a cold day. Cauliflower can be cut into florets, tossed in a mix of olive oil, turmeric, cumin, salt and garam masala. Roast in a hot oven for 30-45 minutes […]