Some of you know that my mother, Shirley Bernstein passed peacefully in Florida at the age of 91 on October 30th. I was with her. As family came to visit Shirley – mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt – we told stories. As most families do, we talked quite a lot about family gatherings, which always revolved around food. […]
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.
Thanksgiving snuck on me this year, although I did have a pre-thanksgiving good time in September baking Chocolate Studded Spiced Pumpkin Muffins with Grant Butler, food writer for the Oregonian, when I was in Portland, OR, and again in October at the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary ThanksLiving. At this sold out event, the turkeys were served […]
My trip to the Pacific Northwest started in Portland, OR where I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Portland VegFest, as described in my previous blog post. I’m writing now from Seattle and it’s all about chocolate, my favorite bean. Well, chocolate and some Field Roast Grain Meat Company love. David Lee, the founder of the company, […]
I’m in Seattle and drinking more coffee than my usual but also eating plenty greens. I started my day today at my cousin’s house with this smoothie, before I realized it was National Kale Day, and without taking a photo of this very satisfying breakfast. Here is the recipe. I hope you enjoy. Kale is […]