Meet the soon-to-be newest addition!

Meet the soon-to-be newest addition!

Have you ever lost the battle to your kids with their request for pets? Here’s the dialogue at my house: “Mommy, can we have a pet?” “No” “Why not?”  “I don’t want to take care of it.” “We will take care of it.” “Mmmm, no.” “Can we get a dog?” “No.” “How about a rabbit?” “Absolutely not….” This banter has been going on for a better part of at least two years.  I held strong up until yesterday.  I have…

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Sausage spring rolls with “peanut” sauce aka Nem nướng cuốn with Tương

Sausage spring rolls with “peanut” sauce aka Nem nướng cuốn with Tương

I just jumped off a plane. Still had my bib on from running a race with my cousin at Griffith Park, when I had a failed attempt to go and get Vietnamese food in the international district. By failed attempt, I-90 was down to 1 lane and there was no way I was going to get to Seattle in a timely manner. It’s Sunday so my favorite “safe” restaurant was closed. My only choice at this point was to make…

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Farmer’s Market French Fries

Farmer’s Market French Fries

My daughter and I went to the Farmer’s Market this last Saturday.  We had a lot of fun perusing the vendors even though the rain was coming down like crazy.  We fell in love with the local honey, she picked out fresh daffodils, and we got a ridiculous amount of braising greens from our favorite guys at Growing Washington.  Through all of this, my daughter managed to find some local potatoes.  She loves the colorful potatoes, and frankly so do…

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Pumpkin Flour

Pumpkin Flour

Do you have gluten or nut allergies? I don’t have gluten allergies, but I choose not to eat gluten.  My son on the other hand has life threatening nut allergies.  There are two challenges for me. The first: I love French Food.  Financiers/Friands or macarons, I could eat these ALL DAY LONG!  So I made this flour with the intent of making a vegan macaron.  Once I actually attempt it, I will let you know.  But yes, I made this…

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Semi-Raw Vegan Pad Thai

Semi-Raw Vegan Pad Thai

When I need something really substantial, Semi-Raw Vegan Pad Thai- fits the bill. It’s loaded with veggies, colorful, flavorful, protein-full, and packs a satisfying crunch. This recipe is inspired by Heart Beet Café (formerly Thrive), a Vegan Café in Seattle, where I was first introduced to kelp noodles. By the way, if you live in Seattle or find yourself there, you absolutely MUST experience Heart Beet! When I first told my family and friends that I went Vegan, their reaction…

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