Summer

Black and Pinto Bean Salad with Lime and Cilantro Dressing

June 7, 2011 Lunch

Let’s lighten things up a bit, shall we?   After back to back posts of sugary cocktails and fudgy cookies, I think we need something healthy and refreshing. A light, bright bean salad sounds perfect. And it’s ideal for summer picnics and potlucks. Ingredients: 1 can of black beans, drained 1 can of pinto beans, [...]

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Vino Cola

June 3, 2011 Beverages

Let’s kick off this weekend with a cocktail! How about a little vino and cola? Mixed?? Like, in the same glass?! That’s right, you heard me.   I know it defies all logic, common sense, and good taste. But you’ve gotta try it.  Here’s what you need to get the weekend started right. 2 parts [...]

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Summer Dream Weaver Soup

May 30, 2011 Soups and Stews

I know soup in the summer is a tad unorthodox and perhaps completely nutso, but it had to be done. Just look at all that color. Totally loony tunes. Speaking of crazy, don’t you just love people who use zany expressions in conversation? I feel like I never do it, so I really appreciate the [...]

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Campfire Cookies

May 26, 2011 Desserts and Sweets

  I’ll let you guys in on a little secret. I’m a big fan of marshmallows. I know vegetarians aren’t supposed to say such things, but it’s true. I just can’t help myself. Of course, I use vegan marshmallows when I can find them or sub in marshmallow fluff whenever I get a craving for [...]

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Not Another Boring Potato Salad

May 24, 2011 Side Dishes

To be honest, I’m not crazy about potato salad. Sure, it’s my go-to at potlucks and barbecues that don’t often have many vegetarian options. But for me, it’s hard to get excited about cold, boiled potatoes. And don’t get me started on the gloppy mayonnaise dressing. Am I right? Despite my complaints, I have a [...]

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Vegan Chocolate Milkshake

May 22, 2011 Breakfast

    Cue the sexy music. Because this milkshake is smokin’ hot. Actually, that’s not right at all. It’s ice cold. It’s also creamy, thick, and super chocolatey. And it’s exactly what I’ve been craving as the summer approaches. Inspired by my first attempt at vegan chocolate pudding, I decided to satisfy my summer milkshake craving [...]

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Ultimate Falafel Salad

May 21, 2011 Dinner

Last post, I wrote about how I like to eat pickled purple cabbage on top of salads. Well, I particularly love it on top of this falafel salad. The ultimate falafel salad, named for its greatness.  It has a little bit of everything, a veritable party on your plate. I have a penchant for Greek [...]

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Ginger and Lime Rickey

May 16, 2011 Beverages

This post is dedicated to my dear friend Scott who stayed up late with me on Friday night, helping me concoct the tastiest possible signature drink for my upcoming wedding. I was on the hunt for something refreshing, slightly sweet, and mighty tasty. Scott recommended recreating a beverage he tried at a local D.C. bar, [...]

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Spicy Almond Green Beans

April 13, 2011 Side Dishes

Have you ever had those frozen Bird’s Eye green beans that some with almond slivers on top? Oh man! They are so good. I hate to admit it, but they are. My fiancé is a fool for those things, and though I think they are delightful, I prefer to make and eat them fresh. So [...]

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Refreshing Lemon Sparkler

March 30, 2011 Beverages

  I was perusing my Southern Living magazine the other day and found a recipe for a lemonade cocktail of sorts. It sounded amazing, but (per usual) I didn’t have half the ingredients needed so I made my own version. I’m seriously beginning to wonder why I even bother with recipes. I never follow them. [...]

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