cookie jar: almond butter graham cracker truffles

almond butter graham cracker truffles

December 23rd, 2014

Like, whoa. When I come across a recipe that causes me to spring out of my chair and immediately scour my cabinets to see if I can MAKE IT RIGHT NOW – well, I know it’s going to be a winner. And these amazingly delicious truffles? A winner – with much to love. First of all? […]


pop! goes my summer: vegan cookie dough pops

vegan chocolate chip cookie dough pops

August 27th, 2014

It occurred to me how “naturally” vegan most ice pops are – like these. And these. And these. But sometimes a creamy treat is in order – like these. So I wanted to add at least one more dairy-free pop for my girl. My girl, who also happens to LOVE any and all things cookie […]


pop! goes my summer: corn popsicles

corn popsicles

July 9th, 2014

Corn? Pretty much one of my very favorite foods. Yeah, I know that as veggies go, corn does not rank high on the nutritional scale (simple sugars, blah blah). But I can eat an insane amount of corn – and I love it in almost every way you can think to prepare it: Corn salad. […]


speculoos (a.k.a., “cookie butter”)

speculoos (a.k.a., "cookie butter")

June 3rd, 2014

So yeah – I’m the last living person to discover cookie butter. Which is odd because it is totally my thing. A sweet, butterscotch-y, non-chocolate-y dip/spread/treat? Where have I been? Clearly NOT on Pinterest (where an infinity number of variations and ways to bake with this stuff lives), OR Trader Joe’s – who apparently has […]


where you’ll find me….

where you'll find me....

June 2nd, 2014

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend! I wanted to share some sites that you can find me on this week – or more importantly, where you can find some great new recipes! On Babble I’m sharing my latest vegan “hack” – this month it’s a copycat Nutella that both “the vegan” and my […]


“mini cooks” lunchtime – a vegan smoothie!

"mini cooks" lunchtime - a vegan smoothie!

March 19th, 2014

It’s Wednesday, which lately means the next installment of “Mini Cooks” – a collaborative series with Joy and MJ, designed to get kids into the kitchen – and cooking! MJ’s up today, with a clever twist on lunch – a smoothie! I remember all too well the day that Noah – who had been an […]


nyc-etc: the butcher’s daughter

the butcher's daughter

August 15th, 2013

Does a place ever just grab you – so much so, that you wish you lived closer and could visit any time? That’s what The Butcher’s Daughter is like for me. This cool/charming restaurant has been on our “must-go” list for quite some time, and we made our first trek there last month. And went back the […]


dairy free: sandwich cookies

dairy free: sandwich cookies

January 31st, 2013

So I figured I’d go out with a bang to conclude my dairy-free month. Not only is this recipe dairy-free, it’s a delish dessert. That’s also gluten-free. And sugar-free (get ready February!). And it is from one of the most celebrated (and totally adorable) vegan bakeries in New York – Babycakes. I had come across […]


dairy free: “cheezy” broccoli fritters

dairy free: "cheezy" broccoli fritters

January 29th, 2013

Okay guys- we’re almost at the “dairy-free” finish line and I’m churning out the recipes fast and furiously! Today it’s a savory side dish (or a light meal/vegan entree) that highlights one of the best vegan blogs out there. It’s called Healthy. Happy. Life., and is written and photographed by Kathy Patalsky. I really, really admire […]


take it away….dairy

take it away....dairy

January 14th, 2013

So I’m smack in the middle of a month-long experiment. It’s totally unscientific, and completely non-fact-based, but an experiment nonetheless… Curious? I’m going dairy-free for the month of January. No milk, butter or cheese. No pizza, chicken parm or malteds. No traditional baked goods.  “Cow Wallpaper (Pink on Yellow)”, 1966, image courtesy of The Andy Warhol […]