Tag: vegan

Exploring: Rocky Mountain National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Chili Colorado.

I made my way into Colorado on I-70; the second leg of my first long road trip. I was alone, wide-eyed and free. I’m glad the roads were fairly empty and that the drivers in Utah and Colorado seem better mannered than those back…

Vegan Coconut-Key Lime Sheet Cake w/ So Delicious Coconut Whip Topping.

It’s not often that I will work with key limes. I find them tedious to juice, but ultimately am always glad that I took the time to work with them because dang….. they are the best limes. This cake came into my life by…

Good Land Organics Farm: Coffee, Passionfruit, Finger Limes & More.

Did you know that coffee can grow in Southern California? Turns out there’s the perfect little microclimate out in Goleta for such things. Last August, I had the opportunity to tour the beautiful Good Land Organics Farm and harvest coffee cherries. Along the way,…

A Veritable Vegan Smorgasbord

Hi blog! It’s been a while since I updated, so I have a lot to share with some recipes coming soon. All vegan, all delicious. Enjoy the photos. Chamomile Cake:

Durin’s Day.

Happy Durin’s Day! Whether it is, in fact today, or later this month, I’m sending everyone reading my very best. If you’re not familiar with Durin’s Day, let me provide a brief explanation. Durin’s Day is an annual holiday observed by J.R.R. Tolkien’s dwarves…

Bombur’s Vegan “Pork” Pies and Green Salad, Balin’s Seedcake, & Bifur’s Apple Tart.

I’ve written about my love of all things Tolkien on this blog before and now I’m here to write about it again. The man was a scholar and a genius. He created such a vast and beautiful world in Middle Earth–and I think it…

Quick and Easy Vegan S’Mores Ice Box Cake.

I’m sitting here, trying to figure out how to write this post. I find writing to be the most challenging part of keeping up with this blog because I am not much of a writer. I made a really easy, delicious ice box cake…

Vegan “Gouda” Mac and Cheese w/ Peaches & Veggie Pancetta.

Every year, I always dread the arrival of summer because it gets so hot in Los Angeles. I am lucky enough to have air conditioning and a covered carport, which means my apartment stays comfy enough to cook inside with the oven on and…

Vegan Roasted Strawberry Dumpling Skillet Cake.

Here in Los Angeles, we can be looking at getting the first of the strawberries in late winter or early spring. The sun here shines brightly and warm. Because of this weather kindness, we have amazing produce here all throughout the year and in…

Plums, Pluots, Pie & Farewell to Yingst Ranch.

Last year, news broke that the beloved Yingst Ranch would be closing after the 2014 season. The news was a huge bummer, considering what a beautiful and wonderful farm Yingst was. They were a U-Pick operation in Littlerock, sorta out in the middle of…

Nasturtium “Bleu Cheese” Biscuits.

It’s been almost three months since my last post. I thought I’d come back with more biscuits. Nasturtiums (or tropaelum) are a common garden plant with pretty flowering blossoms, which range in color from bright yellows to rich oranges and reds. The plants are…

Vegan Cream Cheese Biscuits w/ Candied Jalapeños.

Is Spring a busy and exciting time for everyone? I’d like to think so. Although I say the same about Summer….and the holidays. But back to Spring–the weather has been lovely, the produce equally as lovely. I’ve been inspired and working away in my…