Vitamix Refreshing Mint Lemonade

This week, one of my culinary dreams came true. I recently got a full-time job and I did some serious budgeting to be able to buy myself a Vitamix. I have had many battles with my blender in the past, so this Vitamix is truly a dream come true. I have a rare morning off…

Chickpea and Sundried Tomato Basil Salad

AND I’m a liar. No, I’m not a liar. I said I’d be here posting recipes when the mood struck me and it struck, so here I am. Yesterday I went to this Asian Market in Media that sells flowers and produce and other things you’d find at an Asian market. Someone told me about…

February 15th Muffins

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day and social media was abuzz with declarations of hatred for the holiday.  Facebook was littered with “I-hate-Valentine’s Day”s and “my-husband/boyfriend-didn’t-buy-me”s and “I-hate-being-single-today”s. It never fails to amaze me how people can allow one day to make them miserable because they aren’t in a relationship. It amazes me because I was once…

Vegan Coconut Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I have been sick these last few days. I randomly woke up with sinus issues and I think it’s because I ate a lot a of dairy leading up to the day it hit me. JCB and her husband call this the Dairy Threshold. I found it and ran way, way past it. Anyway, Tuesdays…

Quick Garlic Knots

Last night, I decided I wanted to make garlic knots. I often do that before bed; I decide what I want to make and then I spend my last waking moments searching for recipes online. I go to sleep before I get too involved with figuring out how to sub out ingredients to achieve the…

Hurricane Morning Muffins

Hurricane Irene is set to touchdown in the Philadelphia region tomorrow at 5am. Though the storm has weakened, it’s still going to cause some damage. I am a weather nerd and though I acknowledge this storm is displacing folks and has a lot of people sitting in the dark, to me, it’s still very exciting…

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache

Last night, I was thumbing through Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World (because I read cookbooks at bed time like a true fat kid) and I decided to make chocolate orange cupcakes.  I have not successfully made a cupcake in a while, so I figured now was a good time to try again. I was…

FKF – Peach Melba Sorbet

First, I need to say that this recipe is a mash up of several I have encountered. The biggest contributor and inspiration for this recipe is the lovely Nigella Lawson. I saw her make Peach Melba on one of her ridiculously sexy episodes of Nigella Feasts. The second person to inspire this recipe was Alton…

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I have an unhealthy obsession with bananas. I love them so much. I know they aren’t at all sustainable because they will never grow in the northern hemisphere, but I just. can’t. not. eat. them. I try, but I fail. Banana Nut Bread is probably my all time favorite food. My aunt used to make…

FKF: Blood Orange Sorbet

Blood oranges are in season. I love them because they are so, well, bloody. From the outside, they look like oranges, but when you peel them, they look like this: They are sweet and tart. They don’t really taste like what you’d expect from an orange. Think grapefruit and orange, but not really. Blood oranges…

Cinnamon Sugar Oatmeal with Bananas

Yes, I am posting about oatmeal today. I know this is a staple in a lot of homes, but I can honestly say I had never had oatmeal until this year. My mother didn’t feed her children oatmeal. She didn’t like it. Something about the texture. She didn’t feed us anything she didn’t like. Similar…