Cheddary Sauce by Robin Robertson

Christ is risen! I have been meaning to share this recipe for some time now. Please forgive me for withholding this amazing vegan cheesy recipe. It has been too darn long since I had a phenomenal mac n cheese. I am not surprised that I am posting another recipe from Robin Robertson’s cookbooks. Her recipes…

Baking Powder Substitutes

Christ is risen! I have been baking so much lately to the point that I ran out of baking powder! I normally always have this ingredient on hand. When I go grocery shopping, I will pick some up with the thought, “I am low or may need this, I should get it.” Well, lately I…

Mama’s Meatballs by Veganize It!

Christ is Risen! This is my go to ‘meatball’ recipe!!! I have tried so many and I think this is the one. I enjoy making this recipe when making food for large gatherings (especially for church! It is a hit for the fasting days) or for a quick dish to make for dinner because the…

Chocolate Babka (Polish Bread) by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Christ is risen! I came across this recipe and decided to give it a try! I started to first make bread with the sun dried tomato bread recipe I posted recently. I felt inspired to keep learning about bread making. The kneading, to be quite frank, is the part that discouraged from making bread but…

Maqui Berry Lemonade by Julie Morris

Christ is risen! Summer is here! On a global level, this week is going to be a very hot week. Today alone the temperatures are above 40 C (100 F +) in many parts of the world. Tomorrow will be 95 F here in New York City. “Suns out, larimar out” or “Suns out, lemons…

Summer Ingredients

Weather: typically hot Techniques: Anise hyssop Apricots (peak: June) Arugula (peak: spring/summer) Avocados (peak: spring/summer) Bamboo shoots (peak: spring/summer) Basil (peak: summer) Beans, e.g., cranberry, fava, green, lima Bell peppers (peak: spring/summer) Berries (peak: spring/summer) Blackberries (peak: June) Blueberries (peak: July) Boiled dishes Bok choy (peak: summer/autumn) Boysenberries (peak: June) Callaloo Celery (peak: summer/autumn) Chard…

Customized Classic Baked Vanilla Bake by Anthea Cheng

Christ is risen! Blessed Feast on the Uncovering of the Relics of St. Sergius of Radonezh! Many years to those of you who have the name Sergey! Spraznika! 🙂 Today it was a big celebration and I wanted to make a showstopper cake. I was thinking of making the frosting with vanilla frosting dyed green…

Sun-Dried Tomato Bread

Christ is risen! Summer is here, which means tomatoes are making an appearance and beginning to be in abundance. I am not a raw tomato person per se, except I don’t mind the occasional pasta all pomodoro, salsa, and ketchup. It’s odd that I am okay with cooked tomatoes but raw gives me nausea by…

Vegan Crab Cakes from Vegan Huggs Blog

Christ is risen! This has been my personal favorite faux crab cakes recipe. I stumbled upon it years ago and it’s my go to since. It is very easy to make, and if you don’t have chickpeas on hand, canned artichoke hearts can be used– I’ve tried it both ways and both are excellent. When…