Cranberry Mustard Relish

Cranberry Mustard Relish

Posted by on Sep 24, 2011 in American, appetizers, Italian, sides | No Comments

Photo by Jenni Kotting This recipe was adapted from Mario Batali’s cookbook, Babbo. Makes for a great addition to Thanksgiving or even a little spread for sandwiches. Mmmm Ingredients: 2 cups granulated sugar 12 oz fresh cranberries (one bag) 3 tbsp dry ground mustard 1 tsp truffle oil (You can also use mustard oil or ...

Butternut Squash Risotto with Fried Sage Leaves

Butternut Squash Risotto with Fried Sage Leaves

Posted by on Feb 4, 2011 in entrées, Italian, Recipes | One Comment

Ah, the dreaded risotto. I avoided it for years, picturing Gordon Ramsay screaming in my face about how much I suck. But I have overcome my fear, and have learned that risotto doesn’t have to be as difficult as one might think. As long as you understand a few basic steps and why you are ...

Hobo Stephen’s Nightmare

Hobo Stephen’s Nightmare

Posted by on Jan 18, 2011 in American, entrées, Recipes, soups | 2 Comments

When the temperature drops to 15 degrees, all I want to do is curl up on the couch with my dog Izzy (aka The Wiggle Worm) and eat a big bowl of chili. There may be some reality tv involved… But, if you have a delicate constitution (i.e. a pungent butt trumpet) then you may ...

Vegan Gingerbread Houses

Vegan Gingerbread Houses

Posted by on Dec 31, 2010 in American, desserts, Recipes | No Comments

What could possibly bring more joy to a child than to wake up on Christmas morning to a massive edible candy house? My friend Jenni and I decided that for this holiday season, we wanted to make a couple of houses to share with some of the kids at the Crisis Nursery. Seeing the crazed ...

Roasted Cabbage Patch Kids

Roasted Cabbage Patch Kids

Posted by on Nov 29, 2010 in Recipes, sides | One Comment

Photo by Jenni Kotting Once again, I’m presenting you with these tasty cruciferous veggies, so I needed to intrigue you with a title that would make you say, “Whaaaaaa?” I’ve got your attention! Eggggcellent Brussels sprouts! Often overlooked for their bad rap, these little guys are so misunderstood. They’re quite tasty and good for you! ...

Porcini Mushroom Gravy

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

I love gravy. I can’t think of a better condiment for my mashed potatoes. And just because I’m vegan doesn’t mean that I can’t have some kick-ass gravy. Mushrooms are packed with B vitamins, potassium, selenium (an antioxidant,) and are an excellent source of fiber. Different types of mushrooms can have different benefits, for instance, ...

Das Ist Gut Kraut

Das Ist Gut Kraut

Posted by on Nov 27, 2010 in Recipes, sides | One Comment

Photo by Jenni Kotting I’m German. I need sauerkraut to survive. My strength is equally proportionate to the amount of vinegary goodness running through my veins. I am to sauerkraut as Popeye is to spinach. Yep. Möchten Sie etwas Sauerkraut? Ingredients: 1 large head of green cabbage, cleaned and thinly sliced 2 tsp sea salt ...