Carrot Cake with Vanilla-Cardamom Cream Cheese Frosting, Crystalized Ginger and Candied Walnuts

Carrot Cake with Vanilla-Cardamom Cream Cheese Frosting, Crystalized Ginger and Candied Walnuts

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in American, desserts, Recipes | No Comments

After a long couple of months, having moved across the country from Champaign, Illinois to Bellevue, Washington, I’m back…and I come bearing cake! What better way to celebrate a new home, in a new city, than with a decadent carrot cake. A little comfort food to help me settle back into my life. I’m excited ...

Green Tea Cupcakes with Candied Almonds

Green Tea Cupcakes with Candied Almonds

Posted by on Dec 13, 2011 in desserts, Japanese, Recipes | 3 Comments

I tested these ‘lil guys out on a group of non-vegans who tend to eat your typical “American” diet. I wasn’t really expecting many people to like them…or even TRY them! Just goes to show, don’t underestimate people. They were a hit! With that said, the original cake part of the recipe I made was ...

Kale Salad with White Balsamic Infused Raisins and Toasted Pine Nuts

Kale Salad with White Balsamic Infused Raisins and Toasted Pine Nuts

Posted by on Sep 23, 2011 in American, appetizers, sides | No Comments

Photo by Jenni Kotting Ingredients: 1 Bunch of Kale, stems and thick center ribs removed, chiffonade the leaves 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts 1/4 cup golden raisins 7 tbsp fig-infused white balsamic vinegar (or just white balsamic vinegar) 1 tbsp brown rice vinegar 3 tsp agave nectar 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 tsp sea ...

Sweet & Savory Stuffed Peppers

Sweet & Savory Stuffed Peppers

Posted by on Jul 7, 2011 in American, entrées, Fusion, Italian, Recipes | No Comments

To celebrate the 4th of July I decided to forego the BBQ this year and try something new. For some reason stuffed peppers popped into my head. I headed out to Pontious Farm early in the day to see what I could find. Slim pickens right now, but I did find some beautiful red currants (the ...

Vegan Baklava

Vegan Baklava

Posted by on Jun 9, 2011 in desserts, Greek, Recipes | One Comment

One of my earliest food memories (at least a positive food memory) is Baklava that I had at a Greek Festival at an Orthodox Church in San Diego. It seriously changed my entire perception of what dessert could be. Since I’m vegan, butter and honey are off limits, so I have been wanting to “veganize” ...

Banana Pecan Bread

Banana Pecan Bread

Posted by on Jan 22, 2011 in American, breakfast, Recipes | No Comments

What to do with old bananers that are lookin’ a little too gnarly to eat? Bread! You could also “put it in the pizza!”  By the way, if you haven’t already noticed, I often add links to random awesomeness. Some references may be a little obscure, so just click on the links if you’re ever ...

Citrus-Fennel Salad with Balsamic Grilled Figs and Walnut Chutney

Citrus-Fennel Salad with Balsamic Grilled Figs and Walnut Chutney

Posted by on Dec 9, 2010 in appetizers, Fusion, Recipes, sides | No Comments

For Thanksgiving, Jenni and decided to surprise each other by secretly preparing our own amuse-bouche to be unveiled before dinner. Technically, mine was more like an appetizer since it consisted of several bites, but I just want to say that I created an amuse-bouche for the sake of saying it. * Amuse Bouche: is a ...

Pecan and Herb Crusted Seitan

Pecan and Herb Crusted Seitan

Posted by on Nov 27, 2010 in American, entrées, Recipes | No Comments

Photo by Jenni Kotting Makes about 8 large cutlets First you’ll need 2 lbs homemade seitan cutlets (see Our Lord Seitan recipe) Marinade Ingredients: 3 Tbsp thyme, chopped 1/4 cup tarragon, chopped 1 head of garlic, minced (should be about 1/2 cup) 9 ounces tomato paste 1/4 cup brown rice vinegar 1/4 cup ume plum ...