Snacks

Turkish Zucchini and Yogurt Dip or Spread (Yoğurtlu Kabak Mezesi)

(Sorry, no photo yet…we ate it all up before we could take a picture!) I had this delicious, plain-looking dip as part of meze, appetizers, at a pide (like pizza without tomato sauce) shop in Turkey. It was served with flatbread–the same dough as the pide crust, just plain. Later I smeared some on...

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Muhammara (Turkish/Middle Eastern Roasted Red Pepper Dip)

Muhammara (Turkish/Middle Eastern Roasted Red Pepper Dip)

I had this dip in Turkey, where it is served with other meze, appetizers. You can play with all the amounts to get something you like the taste of. It’s traditionally made with pomegranate molasses, but balsamic vinegar makes a perfect substitute. Turkish red pepper flakes, or pul biber, are always on the table,...

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Vegan Artisan Cheese Book Launch Party

Vegan Artisan Cheese Book Launch Party

If you are able to be in San Francisco this Saturday night, I highly recommend attending the book launch party for Miyoko Schinner’s new book, Artisan Vegan Cheese. Miyoko is a character, very down to earth, funny, and an amazing chef. I had the pleasure of eating her food, including vegan sushi and more...

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Vegan Halloween Party Food

Vegan Halloween Party Food

This year, for my vegan Halloween party, I decided to keep the food fairly simple but still full of gory, gross fun, as well it should be. Half the battle is naming recipes something else, to get your guests in an unappetizing mood! Vegan Halloween Party Food Menu Appetizers Bloody Popcorn Goblin Eyeballs Graveyard...

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Vegan Halloween Party Food Appetizer: Goblin Eyes

Vegan Halloween Party Food Appetizer: Goblin Eyes

I found the ideas for these Goblin Eyes vegan appetizers for my Vegan Halloween Party from this site. I liked the idea so much, I stole it. I used purchased vegan round crackers as the base and made a hummus-like spread with some garbanzo beans, cashew nuts, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and...

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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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Vegan Energy Bars

I make a batch of these whenever I travel, then take some with me. They are compact and chock full of goodness, perfect for on the plane or on the go. You can play around with the fruits, nuts and grains, but this has a bit of just about everything. They seem to taste...

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Vegan Ice Cream Recipe: Strawberry Ice Cream

Vegan Ice Cream Recipe:  Strawberry Ice Cream

Strawberry Vegan Ice Cream A lot of vegans complain that one of the things they miss eating is ice cream. Sure there are some commercial brands out there, but maybe they aren’t in your favorite flavor. Or they are hard to get and quite expensive. And frankly, some of them taste downright disgusting. If...

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Black Bean Dip

Black Bean Dip

Vegan Black Bean Dip I had forgotten about making this recipe in a normal-sized batch, and a friend reminded me today about it. So I apologize for the delay. Yes, this is the dip that was served at Ray Baker’s memorial at the arboretum. (If you want the dip with the hoisin sauce and...

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Vegan Ice Cream Cookbook

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