Final Cookbook Celebration Day: Hummus Done Three Ways

March 1, 2013 in Appetizers, Sauces and Other Goodies, Vegan Recipes


Dueling Garbanzos: Hummus 3 Ways! From Virgin Vegan: Everyday Recipes

Dueling Garbanzos: Hummus 3 Ways! From Virgin Vegan: Everyday Recipes




The final day of our celebration!

If you’re just tuning in, our new cookbook (our second, the first being “101 Things To Do With Tofu”) is coming out officially TODAY.   Because we both enjoy quite a bit of vegan cooking in the context of our non-vegan lives, we created “Virgin Vegan: Everyday Recipes for Satisfying Your Appetite”. for Gibbs Smith, as part of their Virgin Vegan series. CHECK IT OUT!


So to celebrate, we’ve shared a different recipe from our new baby every day this week – and as of Monday we’ll give away five copies. You can enter each and every day, and we’ll tally up ALL the entries from all 5 posts to select our five winners via Like so:

1. Any single comment counts as an entry all on its own (one per post)
2. Share that day’s recipe post on Facebook
3. Pin it on Pinterest
4. And of course, Tweet it.

Once comment for each of the above actions, as per usual! When you post, please make sure you’re using a valid email address so we can get in touch with you for shipping info.

You can continue to comment and share through Saturday night. We will announce the winner on Monday!

On to today’s sample recipes – a threebie!

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Cranberry Pear Chutney: A Little Foreshadowing of Fall

September 14, 2012 in Condiments, Sauces and Other Goodies

Spicy, Tangy Cranberry Pear Chutney

I’m lucky to be living in a house that has two fruit trees in the backyard, a pear and a plum. All summer long it’s been positively miraculous to see them growing from amusingly adorable miniatures (have you ever seen a tiny baby pear? As cute as a fruit can be) to real, bona fide, all-grown-up-fruit. The time has finally come and the pear tree is positively exploding with its bounty.

Though I also fantasized about poached pears in wine, frangipane tarts and fresh fruit salad, I knew months ago that what I wanted to make most was chutney. I thought cranberries would pair beautifully with the pears, underscoring the tangy, slightly sour tartness of a good chutney – I love how they hang in the balance between sweet and savory. Read the rest of this entry →

Honeydew Jam with Mint and a Touch of Lime

August 31, 2012 in Sauces and Other Goodies

Honeydew Jam with Mint and a Touch of Lime. Sweet and surprising!

The inspiration just keeps on rolling in. Along with “Putting Up”, the book in our current giveaway, I’ve been perusing  “Food in Jars”, the recent smash hit that was all the rage at BlogHer Food 2012- and for good reason. The first recipe I tried was a completely new one for me – cantaloupe jam. I’d never, ever heard of such a thing.

Now, unlike Donna, honeydew happens to be my absolute favorite melon of all. Underripe ones are bland and blah, but a perfectly ripe one? Shangri-la in melon form. So I thought I’d try adapting her recipe with honeydew in place of cantaloupe, using flavors more complementary to honeydew.

Don’t you love it when your hunches turn out to be right? Read the rest of this entry →