I knew of award-winning blogger Ricki Heller by reputation only before she came to New York City last year. I’ve admired her expertise in the areas of gluten-free and candida diets, so when she came to my home town, I was to share a meal with her and other vegan culinary friends at Candle Café […]
Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes by Pastry chef, culinary educator, and cookbook author, Fran Costigan. She is internationally renowned as the authority on vegan desserts. Her scrumptious creations lack nothing—except dairy, eggs, white sugar, and cholesterol. Now everyone with a real sweet tooth, including those who are lactose intolerant, reducing cholesterol, or simply prefer healthy, natural ingredients without sacrificing taste, truly can have their cake… and eat it.
Full disclosure: Jill Nussinow, RD, aka the VeggieQueen and I are very good friends. She stays in my apartment when she’s in NYC, I’ve stayed in her home in paradise (Santa Rosa, CA) and we’ve been roommates at many culinary conferences since meeting more years ago than I can remember, at an IACP (International Association of Culinary […]
In November 2013, I had a particularly fun book event for Vegan Chocolate at Watchung Booksellers in Montclair, NJ. It was exciting for me to see old friends and meet new ones, read from my book, answer questions, and of course, offer samples of recipes from the book. I was in such a good mood that […]
I was watching Oscar previews and thinking about getting outside quickly during this short window of sun and double digit temperatures in NYC, when I learned that today is National Margarita Day. Where? On twitter of course. (BTW, I’m @Goodcakesfran.) I don’t eat much ice cream in winter, especially not during this super frigid one. Still, I couldn’t resist posting this […]