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How to Make Grilled Pizza

If you’ve never made grilled pizza before, let me say two words: Pizza Heaven! Some people are apparently afraid that the dough will fall through the grill or stick to it, but the heat will dry the dough and cook it in a matter of minutes, so that is not a problem. But grilling...

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Vegan Pizza Dough Recipes

I recently had a grilled pizza party and tried using three different pizza dough recipes. Here are the recipes and some comments about them. Pizza Dough Recipes Number 1: Vegan Cornmeal Pizza Crust One batch I made was this vegan cornmeal pizza crust, but I used 1-1/2 teaspoons of yeast, not Tablespoons, like the...

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An April Fool’s Birthday Party: Illusion Food

An April Fool’s Birthday Party:  Illusion Food

An April Fool’s Birthday Party: Illusion Food This year, we celebrated my friend’s birthday with a party on April Fool’s Day, April 1. It was the perfect time to try out my menu of Illusion Foods. Some years ago, on a Food Network television show called Dinner Impossible, Chef Robert Irvine was invited to...

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The Best Garlic Bread I’ve Ever Had

Decades ago, I had lots of friends working in restaurants. They turned me on to this delicious spread they used to make garlic bread at work. I’m not sure why it tastes so much better than just garlic and butter, but it does…eater response has proven it time and time again (most recently at...

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Vegan Blueberry Muffins

Vegan Blueberry Muffins

Vegan Blueberry Muffins Ah, summer fruits–berries, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, melons…hasn’t anyone written a song about this? If so, I’d be singing it now. I had a craving for blueberry muffins after purchasing some fresh blueberries. I found this recipe on a site about eggless cooking. The recipe comes from The Joy of Vegan...

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Fermented Flatbread, Indian Dosa

Fermented Flatbread, Indian Dosa

I’ve just begun my latest mad science experiment. I’ve been making fermented dough–batter, actually–for dosa and uttapam, which are flatbreads typically eaten in South India for breakfast. Although the process takes time, it isn’t complicated. Rice and urad dahl are soaked in water for several hours, then drained and blended with water to create...

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Vegan Bahn Mi, Vietnamese Sandwich, with Lemongrass Tofu and Pickled Daikon and Carrots

Vegan Bahn Mi, Vietnamese Sandwich, with Lemongrass Tofu and Pickled Daikon and Carrots

Vegan Bahn Mi Sandwich A friend is moving back to the mainland and will miss the Vietnamese Bahn Mi sandwiches from a local take-out chain. She asked me to try to copy the pickled vegetables they use. Armed with a handful of recipes scavenged from the vast internet, plus a container of the desired...

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Roti Can’t-I

Roti Can’t-I

I wish I had paid more attention. Not that it would be helping me now. But I didn’t fully appreciate roti canai while I was in Malaysia, eating it every third day or so. Roti canai (pronounced chahn-eye) is a flatbread with a crispy outside and flaky, soft layers inside. It is a Malaysian...

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Vegan Banana Bread or Cake

Vegan Banana Bread or Cake

So many banana bread/cake recipes I’ve tried have only hinted at banana flavor. This cake screams ripe banana, which is one reason I love it. It is my take on something called “Kona Inn Banana Bread.” An internet search revealed endless variations of similar recipes. Whenever we have too many overripe or soft bananas,...

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Quality Control: Healthier Hot Cross Buns I made a batch of my hot cross buns today, adding 1/4 cup of chopped apricots for some fruity variety. I used my winning recipe, posted here and below. The dough was stickier than I remember it being last year, but perhaps that was due to the humidity...

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Vegan Ice Cream Cookbook

Greens Reusable Fabric Tote

Fun Animal Poems, Facts, and Activities for Kids

Learn about Hawaii while you draw

A Gratefulness Journal with Prompts

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