Archive | December, 2012

Margarita Marshmallows

19 Dec

This past few days I have been making cookies—hundreds of them—but not for the holidays. I was testing recipes for an upcoming 2013 issue of Reader’s Digest. I can’t say too much about them yet, as I don’t want to […]

My Favourite Cookbooks of 2012

13 Dec

This has been an incredible year for cookbooks. We’ve seen eagerly anticipated releases by some of the most talented food bloggers–Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen, Beatrice Peltre of La Tartine Gourmande and Aran Goyoaga of Cannelle et Vanille, to name […]

Special (Diet) Guests at the Holiday Table

6 Dec

For those of you hosting over the holiday season, I have two new dishes to share that will work for all kinds of guests: vegans, vegetarians, raw food devotees, paleo dieters, gluten-, dairy- and sugar-avoiders–and actually anyone who’s OK with […]

Lemony Shredded Beet and Carrot Cream Slaw

6 Dec

“A deliciously creamy yet light slaw.” –Doug McNish, author of Eat Raw, Eat Well 2 cups shredded beets 1 cup shredded carrots 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 tbsp cold-pressed flax oil 1 tsp fine sea salt 1 tbsp […]

Raw Chocolate and Date Tart

5 Dec

Do not be fooled by this vegan dessert, it’s rich and has mass appeal and a luxurious texture. –Chef Benjamin Baker, Travaasa, Austin, Texas Crust 2 cups Medjool dates, pitted 2/3 cup almonds 2/3 cups cashews 2/3 cups pecans 2 […]

Chestnut Mushroom Tourtiere

5 Dec

Vegetarians no longer have to skip the traditional tourtiere! For convenience, use pre-cooked, vacuum-packed chestnuts. Serve tourtiere warm or chilled with tomato chili sauce or fruit chutney. –Alison Kent, recipe developer Prep time: 20 minutes Total time: 1 hour Makes: […]