May 2011

Weekend Recap!

May 30, 2011
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Happy Monday and Happy Memorial Day to those of you in the US! This week I won’t be doing a Delicious Links roundup, instead I’ll recommend Robyn’s Memorial Day Menu Ideas and Dara’s Best of Grilling and Summer BBQ Recipes. Today I’m doing something different: my friend Roberta inspired me to do a weekend recap This past weekend was […]

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Healthy Treats – vegan, gluten free and sugar free.

May 28, 2011
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I get a lot of requests for healthy treats from my friends. They want something nutritious and delicious that don’t cancel out their hard work at the gym. Being a gym lover myself I completely understand this need and I’m so glad I got these treats right the first time! I already perfected my Clean […]

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Cardamom Millet Pilaf and Avocado Pyramid ~ FFwD.

May 27, 2011
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This week’s recipe is Cardamom Rice Pilaf from page 382. I thought of making this with quinoa but found millet at the supermarket and changed my mind right away. I wanted to have this for lunch so I made 1/3 of the recipe and had it with a simple guacamole [avocado, lime juice, salt] and […]

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Cucumber Wakame Salad.

May 26, 2011
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Wakame is a pantry staple in my house, I use it at least once a week in miso soup and in this refreshing salad. Wakame is an edible seaweed high in a variety of vitamins including vitamins A, C, E, and K, it’s a good source of minerals such as iron, calcium, and iodine. More […]

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Lentil Mango Salad – Vegan, Clean approved and Delicious!

May 24, 2011
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First of all, please raise your glass [water, juice, coke, whatever!] and let’s make a toast for this Panda. I am sipping on this: because a week from now I am turning a year younger I wish I could be celebrating every single day like my friend HERE  Going back to our dear lentils, I […]

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Delicious Links! 05.23.11

May 23, 2011
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Happy Meatless Monday! How was your weekend? Mine was filled with [pitiful] fun thanks to The Peche and his BHF11PP. I won a Wüsthof knife thanks to Tasty Kitchen and the movie trivia they had on Twitter last Friday night. I guessed the last movie which was Ratatouille and I’m pretty stoked because I’ve never won anything […]

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Chinese bacon and green onion quiche ~ FFwD.

May 20, 2011
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Another Friday, another delicious recipe by the lovely Dorie. I couldn’t find asparagus at the supermarket to make today’s “Bacon, egg and asparagus salad” so I went with last week’s quiche. Used some Chinese bacon I got last week at Chinatown and chopped some green onions to go with it. I omitted the cheese because I thought it wouldn’t […]

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White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Rice Krispy Treats.

May 19, 2011
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Rice krispy treats have been on my mind for a few weeks now thanks to Brian and Amanda.  I even bought the puffed rice cereal and the marshmallows last week during one of my many trips to the supermarket but what really made me try them today was this video from America’s Test Kitchen: That […]

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Chocolate Merlot Cupcakes + Fun Wine Facts!

May 18, 2011
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Wednesdays are my favorite day of the week: we celebrate Wine Wednesday and its the day I have Wine Class + Wine Tasting.  So far we’ve been studying grapes and the winemaking process: let me tell you that the more I know the more I love this magical world of fermented grape juice. Today I’m […]

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Vegan Beet Buns

May 17, 2011
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Nothing beats the taste and smell of fresh baked bread. The formula seems so simple: with just flour, yeast, water and a little salt we get this beautiful dough that becomes full of life and grows thanks to the yeast. We knead, shape and bake it filling the house with the irresistible aroma of fresh baked bread. […]

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