Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Kelsey's Fall Soup

Rosemary! Thyme! Butternut Squash! Sweet Potato! Zucchini! "Fall in a Bowl!" she says.
"Don't mind if I do" I think, "Fall. Right. In."
Try replacing the orzo with quinoa for extra deliciousness, and cliché health food-ness. Bonus: quinoa has protein. Take that, cold & flu season! It's also gluten free. Take that, gluten!
The most sincere thank you to Scripps & Food Network for bringing us the wonderfully veg-friendly Kelsey Nixon.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Kathie & Hoda's Black Forest Cake

How about a 4-ingredient CAKE that's dairy free, egg free and fat free, using only ONE pan?
Behold Cathy Mitchell, cookbook author of Dump Cakes, to make it happen for us.
Use any flavor soda, any flavor cake mix she says. Oh, I will. The dessert possibilities are endless. (A ton of prepared cake box mixes are accidentally vegan, just read through those ingredients!)
How much does Cathy's laugh make you miss her better half from those grill infomercials? That dude with glasses? Love him.
A hugely sincere thank you to Today for the glorious hour that is Kathie Lee & Hoda - and the glorious cooking segments they bring!

p.s. Cover with foil and bake 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 30 to 40 minutes or until cake is set. Cool 15 minutes.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Rachael & Andy's Mint Cookies

This confirms it, guys. It is impossible to melt a batch of semi-sweet chocolate chips without stealing -ahem- tasting a couple. Handfuls. A couple handfuls.
Also how lovely that the lead-in is talking about how rescuing dogs & animals is the best? These two. So thoroughly enjoyable.
Enjoy your thin mints, courtesy the perfectly easy, simple, creative Rachael Ray Show. And her crew. Who made those perfect ones they were eatin. Bravo.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hille's Candy Cake

Candy Cake // Hille from Holland

I love accidentally vegan anything: always randomly readin ingredient labels.
And accidentally vegan cake takes the... ...cake.
(Cake is my favorite food group).
International sections of grocery stores, may you always hold such delightful vegan treasures!

This baby was very light, fluffy, airy and not too sweet at all. It's made with rye flour and love. Oh and fascinating ingredients like "candied" and "burned" sugars. AMAZING.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Ina's Chunky Pea Soup

I'm with Ina. Why peel your cute lil potatoes if you don't have to? And why do we have to anyway? Skins on!
And not to sound veg-cliché - but this hearty, simple vegan soup is full of protein. Peas are just packed with it.

 Thanks to Ina Garten, Food Network & Scripps for eschewing the ham hocks and sharing this classic one-pot meal with us vegetarians!

Friday, December 05, 2014

Ritter Sport's Marzipan Chocolate

Marzipan Chocolate Bar // Ritter Sport
Y'know at the beginning of Thelma & Louise, they're on the phone and Thelma is eating a chocolate bar? And she keeps taking a bite and putting it away in the freezer. Then opening up the freezer again and taking another bite, over and over?
With this.
And it is a gorgeous thing in your mouth; room temperature, cold, or frozen.
Have at it.
It's vegan.