Archive | August, 2010

Kale with Pasta and Peanut Sauce

This is one of my older sister’s favorites. And includes a secret peanut sauce recipe. During my freshman year of college, when we both went to the UO, I’d go to her apartment every week and she’d cook me dinner and we’d watch Grey’s Anatomy (which I’ve stopped watching since it jumped the shark with […]

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

My little sister is crazy about oatmeal raisin cookies. She took the initiative to make these (though I definitely snuck some of the batter beforehand–you know, to make sure it was up to snuff). Ingredients 3/4 cup vegan shortening or margarine 3/4 cup white sugar 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 3 teaspoons Ener-G egg […]

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Fish “Tacos”

  Credit for this recipe goes to my older sister, who’s been vegan since her high school days and only recently started eating fish again. She told me fish tacos are amazing, and tilapia is the best fish for the job. I’d never had tilapia before, but it tasted like other white fishes do (um, […]

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Charred Bell Peppers with Eggplant and Tomato

I found this recipe in the food-allergy magazine Living Without. It was an experiment, but a tasty one! Definitely for the vegetarians out there who are looking for a new dish. I used a large stove-top griddle to cook everything (since I don’t know how to work the outdoor grill without my dad), but I […]

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Orange Marmalade Tea Biscuits

These tea biscuits are from Cybele Pascal’s The Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook. My making them came about from a Pride and Prejudice marathon with my mom and sisters. And I’m not talking Keira Knightly. I’m talking Colin Firth. And 5 hours. To fortify ourselves for the long, but wonderful road ahead, and to get in the […]

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Cucumber Sandwiches

If you’ve ever seen The Importance of Being Earnest (or any other Victorian English thing), then you must know that cucumber sandwiches are a must at tea time. And even if you’ve never heard or practiced tea time, these cute, easy little sandwiches are a great appetizer and will impress any guest at any party […]

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Oven-Roasted Tomatoes Stuffed with Goat Cheese

the tomato offers its gift of fiery color and cool completeness –Pablo Neruda I know I said that this blog is dairy-free, but I do occasionally eat goat cheese. And when my friend introduced me to this recipe, I knew I needed to try it. (Sorry for the vegans and non-goat-cheese people out there! Just […]

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Champion Sandwich Bread

I am going to learn to make bread to-morrow. So you may imagine me with my sleeves rolled up, mixing flour, milk, saleratus, etc., with a deal of grace. I advise you if you don’t know how to make the staff of life to learn with dispatch. –Emily Dickinson Now, this post doesn’t involve milk […]

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Shrimp and Artichoke Pasta with Pesto

I’m home for the rest of the summer! Classes are over and I finally get to relax and do whatever–the way summer is meant to be spent. So, of course, my first full day back involved planning what to make for dinner. I didn’t mind, and with my sister’s help, we pulled off this delicious […]

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Classic Crumb Cake

Every once in a while you need some down time. Maybe it comes after a particularly grueling test that you spent days studying for; maybe after a long work day answering phones; maybe after a morning gardening in the hot sun and then tramping around campus with your visiting family. Whatever the reason, curling up […]

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