Monday, August 31, 2020

Peach and Cardamom Breakfast Tea Cake

small cardamom bundt tea cake

Looking for a nice breakfast cake to eat with a cup of tea? 

The simple cake is not too sweet, and it is laced with a touch of aromatic cardamom. 
I used a bundt pan and filled it half way. The small delicate gluten-free| egg-free| dairy-free tea cake yields 8 medium slices.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Fresh Peach Bellini

Have you ever had an Italian "Bellini" Cocktail?
It's an incredible drink made with fresh summer peaches and mixed with prosecco. (I made a virgin version too that I mix with seltzer for the kids).

The first time I was introduced to a beautiful Bellini cocktail was many years ago at the exquisite Bellini Bar inside of the The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas. It was a memorable cocktail and memorable experience!

Monday, August 24, 2020

A Falcon in My Neighborhood

Last night, when returning from my evening walk, I looked up and there on the roof of my next door neighbor's house was a large magnificent bird that I'm guessing was a peregrine or prairie falcon (professional photo from free Internet site)

Thursday, August 20, 2020

The Plant-Based College Cookbook -Review and Recipe

The Plant-Based College Cookbook

I'm thrilled to have a copy of The Plant-Based College Cookbook in my cookbook collection! Although the book is intended for college students, I think that any vegetarian household would welcome these recipes.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Mashed Cauliflower Hummus

low carb dip using cauliflower

This is an interesting idea that is all over Pinterest for making cauliflower hummus. You simply use a recipe for homemade hummus but substitute steamed cauliflower. 

Friday, August 7, 2020

Vegan Sephardic Shabbat Dinner

Tonight is Shabbat (our Sabbath begins) and I made a Jewish vegan dinner "Sephardic" Style. Our dinner may remind you of Greek or Arabic cooking and that is because my husband and his family came to the US from Egypt in August of 1966. The food that I cooked for tonight's dinner are recipes that I learned from my Middle Eastern mother-in law. Recipes included at the end of the post.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Vegan Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce

vegan spring rolls

I'm on a roll experimenting with foods that I previously only ordered in restaurants. It's been almost 6 months since I've eaten in a restaurant or ordered out, so I'm now attempting to make my own restaurant favorites.

Last week I made these awesome vegan Vietnamese spring rolls with a delicious peanut sauce. They were actually fun to make using the thin little spring roll wrappers that they sell in all the supermarkets in the Asian section.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Peek At My Week 8/1/2020

                                My Week                                     

Book review, Prime Video review, 2 salad recipes

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Peach Caprese Salad with Cashew Basil Dressing- Vegan

vegan caprese salad with peaches

Seasonal fresh farm produce such sweet peaches, red juicy tomatoes, and aromatic basil are the perfect fixings for this beautiful summer peach caprese salad with a delicious creamy plant-based dressing.