Appetizers

And the Winners Are…The Best and Worst of Malaysian Food

And the Winners Are…The Best and Worst of Malaysian Food

Looking back on three weeks of exotic and interesting vegetarian and vegan Malaysian food and drink, it is difficult to choose the best and worst of what I sampled. Overall, everything was delicious and complex. The curries were rich, flavorful and varied. The drinks were refreshing after tromping through hot cities and humid jungles....

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Vegan Pizza Soup

Vegan Pizza Soup

Pizza Soup For my best friend’s birthday this year, I tricked my guests with a menu just for April Fools Day. You can read more about the menu here. I served this soup without telling my guests what it was. Since the menu was “Illusion Food,” everything was supposed to look like one thing,...

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Chocolate Coma: Chocolate Dinner Party (Part 2: Hot Appetizer)

Chocolate Coma: Chocolate Dinner Party (Part 2: Hot Appetizer)

Following the cold appetizers at our chocolate-themed dinner party, where chocolate was included in every course, we had soup. Crunchy corn, silky zucchini, tender onions and sweet carrots mingled in an earthy, subtly-spiced broth. Cocoa powder added richness and depth in flavor, aroma, and color. Inspired by this recipe that appeared in Southern Living...

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Chocolate Coma: Chocolate Dinner Party (Part 1: Cold Appetizers)

Chocolate Coma: Chocolate Dinner Party (Part 1: Cold Appetizers)

The All-Chocolate Dinner Party Seeing as how the guests “ooh”-ed and “ah”-ed at the appropriate times, ate everything I served them, and then waddled out the door at the end of the evening, I’d say the chocolate dinner party was a success. It was a belated birthday party, and the birthday girl loves chocolate....

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Greek-Inspired Potato Salad

Greek-Inspired Potato Salad

All the cool weather and rain we’ve had lately means the herbs are thriving. I try to take advantage of dill at its peak, since it is one of the crops that can go from alive to brown and dead within two or three days’ time, thanks to a fungal disease. This potato salad...

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Chocolate-Miso Dressing

Chocolate-Miso Dressing

The set-up I am busy developing recipes for an upcoming dinner party. (I hope the birthday girl isn’t reading this!) Because the theme ingredient is chocolate, I need to incorporate it in some form in every course. The obvious cold appetizer is salad, featuring my garden produce. This salad dressing is based on a...

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Waiter, there’s a flower in my salad!

Waiter, there’s a flower in my salad!

Edible Flowers I love multi-purpose produce: plants that are medicinal as well as edible, herbs that work well in drinks and savory dishes, and flowers that can be eaten. We’ve been indulging almost nightly in fresh, organically-grown garden produce. The delicate lettuce leaves splashed with color are pretty to begin with, but when coupled...

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Vegan Curry Dip

Vegan Curry Dip

I promised you award-winning vegetarian and vegan recipes, so here is the first one. This is an easy-to-make vegan dip based on a box of tofu. You need to soak the raisins so they will blend with the other ingredients. This won first place in the appetizer category in the 2002 Delicious Living magazine...

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Vegan Ice Cream Cookbook

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