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09/09/15 Dairy-Free , Dessert , Gluten-Free , Make Ahead , Vegan , Vegetarian # , , , , , , , ,

Vegan Dark Chocolate Mousse

Vegan Dark Chocolate Mousse

What do you think of when you hear the word “tofu”? Do you think of Japan? Do you think of vegetarians and vegans and all those who avoid meat and embrace tie dye?

 

Do you think of sad Thanksgivings with fake birds on the table? Would it blow your mind to think that the secret to my delicious, vegan-friendly, dairy-free, gluten-free decadent dark chocolate mousse is tofu?

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15/07/15 Dessert , Make Ahead , Vegetarian # , , , , ,

Salted Maple Bourbon Caramels

Salted Maple Bourbon Caramels

There are many questions that science has yet to answer. How does a bee fly with such tiny wings? Where does consciousness arise in the human brain? Today we’re going to explore one of the universe’s great, unanswered questions: “why is caramel sticky?”

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08/07/15 Appetizer , Dairy-Free , Dinner , Entree , Make Ahead , Side Dish # , , , , , , , , ,

A Family Recipe: Beef Empanadas

A Family Recipe: Beef Empanadas

My hot-blooded Latina mother has never granted me the privilege to write down any of the family recipes. Normally, she guards her secret formulas with sharp knives and booby traps, but recently she trusted me with the family beef empanada recipe. Little does she know that I have decided to share it with all of you wonderful people on my food blog! (Mamá, if you’re reading this: Lo siento mucho de verdad mamá… ¡No fue mi intención lastimarte!)

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01/07/15 Dairy-Free , Dinner , Entree , Make Ahead , Vegetarian # , , , , ,

Traditional NY-Style Pizza Dough

Traditional NY-Style Pizza Dough

Remember how last week I had mentioned that I don’t have an Italian nonna to impress? Well, now I wish I did, because this pizza dough recipe would make her proud!

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24/06/15 Appetizer , Gluten-Free , Make Ahead , Side Dish , Vegetarian # , , , , , ,

Rich Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Rich Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Before I get going on how delicious this recipe is, let me be clear: making ricotta cheese is so easy that a child could do it. Even the kid in the corner eating glue and making motorcycle noises will do. It’s that easy.

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