Frosted Grapefruit Shortbread Cookies

These little treasures are buttery, sweet and have just enough tart to surprise your taste buds.  Seriously, might be one of my favorite cookies EVER.  I am going to make another batch soon and try dipping them in dark chocolate instead of the frosting.  You know I’ll keep you posted!! Special Equipment: A zester or…

Almond Raisin Chocolate Biscotti

Hello kiddies!  We’ve been very busy the past few days baking up a storm for Philly Fun-A-Day and then recovering!!!  We had a bunch of delicious vegan and GF treats at the art show and we will featuring them throughout the week for all you folks at the show that asked us for the recipes….

Meet the Cooktivists!

Nina and JCB will be at the Philadelphia Art Clash Collective Fun-A-Day show this Friday and Saturday night!  Stop by to say hello and taste some amazing treats – cookies anyone??  Check out http://artclash.com/ for details.

Carbonburger

This weekend I had the rewarding (and exhausting!) experience of networking with a large group of young progressive leaders in NYC through the New Leaders Council.  And, as it inevitably will happen, someone was ordering lunch.  “Any vegetarians or vegan?”  “Yes, vegan,” two of us raise our hands.  While my colleague was a straight-up vegan (no…

I Was Green Long Before It Was a Movement

I have been thinking about writing this post for a long time. Now that I finally have the venue, I’m ready to share it with the world. In my opinion, which is based solely on my life experiences to date, there is a direct correlation between poverty and green efforts. I was green long before…

FKFF – Freakin’ Vegan Nachos

Hey, kids. It’s been a little while since the last Friday Fat Kid Fiesta, but now is as good a time as ever. Yesterday’s post was about what to do when you don’t feel like cooking. In it JCB mentions how nachos are a staple in Mama Cornell’s house. JCB and I spent many, many…

Not tonight…

How many times have you walked into your kitchen and just said, “Oh not tonight, honey!” at the meer idea of turning on your range.  You are too tired – and maybe even too hungry?? – to make a move in the direction of a pot or a pan.  But yet that damn tummy of yours will…

Accidental Detox

I have been a long time fan of Dr. Gillian McKeith. The first time I laid eyes on this tiny woman was on her BCC show You Are What You Eat. In the show, Dr. Gillian follows around Britain’s worst eaters and challenges them to change their evil cheese soaked, butter slathering, carb eating ways….

Mung Bean Casserole

This post was inspired by Ashley of NYCrochet on Etsy. She has a boutique where she recently posted an adorable Vintage Lace Pyrex Medallion Casserole dish, which reminded me that I also own one of the brown and yellow persuasion. In that moment I decided I was going to make a casserole. I had no…

Cotton Candy Meringues

Sweet, cute and you don’t want to ever see them go,  these cotton candy meringues are for my pop-pop.  Special equipment: to get the swirly colors, I used a pastry bag with a star tip.  You can buy a disposable but invest in a good one – it will last you for years if you take…

Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Burritos

I do not believe in scrambled tofu. Okay, I didn’t believe in it until I made this dish. I’d heard of it. I’d seen it, but I just didn’t get it until I had to get it because I didn’t have shit else in my fridge of the breakfast variety. This is a very simple…

Chocolate Fudgy Oatmeal Cookies

Another cookie wonder from the amazing Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar – delicious, fudgy, vegan heaven. Chocolate Fudgy Oatmeal Cookies Yields about 30 cookies 2 cups quick-cooking oats 1 2/3 all-purpose flour 2/3 cocoa powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp salt 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 TB ground Flax seeds…