Vegan Chocolate Almond Mayonnaise Cake:

Good lord, this cake is DELICIOUS!!! It’s made with a vegan mayo so perfect for your diverse food group of family and friends. Sir Kensington is DELICIOUS!!!! Vegan Chocolate Almond Mayonnaise Cake: 2 cups white flour 1 cup white sugar 3 Tbs cocoa powder, unsweetened 2 tsp baking soda 1/8 tsp Kosher salt 1 cup […]

Maple Chili Crisp Sweet Potatoes

In Minneapolis,  I went to a restaurant that a friend was able to get reservations for months in advance. It is called Owamni and is considered to be one of the best restaurants in the country. All of the dishes are made with native ingredients, meaning no ingredients post-colonial times. This sweet potato dish stood […]

Andouille Sausage, Shrimp and Stuffing

Just because you eat gluten free doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy comfort food. Aldi supermarkets has a great selection of Gluten Free products and one of them is the stuffing I bought for Thanksgiving for my relatives who eat gluten free but they were sick at Thanksgiving. I was tired of staring at it on […]

Ginger Oatmeal Mini Scones with Walnuts

These little treats are satisfying with a great, spicy punch from the crystallized ginger. If they are not going to be eaten within a day, I would freeze them for later because they may get hard fairly quickly. The best part about these scones is that they are vegan and small, so you can eat […]

Spring Chick Pea Salad with Toasted Almonds and Peppers

We’re getting into salad season! If you’re craving something fresh and colorful, this salad not only looks festive but is very satisfying with the combination of textures. I added some roasted cauliflower but it’s just as good without it. Enjoy by itself (chick peas are a great source of protein) or as a side dish. […]

Dojo’s Soy Burger Dinner

My favorite restaurant growing up was Dojo in the East Village. It served the phenomenal Soy Burger Dinner with the INSANE carrot ginger dressing that remained $3.95 for decades! I ate there as a middle schooler (what we called Junior high), a High Schooler, a college student, a social worker and then a pregnant mom. […]

Vegan Sir Kensington’s Mayonnaise Chocolate Chip Cookies-DELICIOUS!

Yes, I know what you’re thinking…GROSS! No, not gross. These are absolutely delicious! They are moist and I couldn’t stop eating them! Sir Kensington’s is a brand of mayo that my kids absolutely love so when I was asked to try their products (they sent me some for free), I was all in. I have […]

Secret Olive Oil Cake

I have a confession to make: I asked a certain waitress in a certain restaurant in a certain city for the recipe for the incredible olive oil cake I had in her restaurant. She said only the staff were given the recipes but that she had given her two weeks notice and thought it would […]

Mango and Peppercorns! Tonight 7:30 Eastern Time!

Hello everyone! Please make sure to register for tonight’s free virtual event where I will be in conversation with the writers Elisa Ung, Tung Nguyen and Katherine Manning of Mango and Peppercorns, a wonderful new memoir about two unlikely housemates and Vietnamese restaurant owners. It is a beautiful tale of a Vietnamese refugee and an […]

Gluten Free Almond Orange Cookies

Hello Everyone! I am hoping that you won’t make fun of me for calling the following recipe “cookies”. Sometimes I think it best to refer to a food item as something other than what we’re trying to emulate, if it’s features are far from the original item. Like balls of healthy stuff. I am, however, […]