Archive | 2012

Struffoli Fried "Honey" Balls – Regular and Gluten-Free

This could be proof the world is going to end – I’m posting 2 dessert recipes in a row!! Something is definitely up with the universe. But it’s Christmastime and I’ve been thinking about this treat that my mother always made for the holidays.  Struffoli are little fried dough balls that are topped with honey […]

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My Favorite Things: Holiday Gift Suggestions & a Giveaway!!!

There are only a couple of weeks left to get your Christmas gift shopping done and if you celebrate Hanukkah, well…it’s already half over. So it’s time for The “V” Word’s Holiday Gift Suggestions and a special Holiday Giveaway! This year I have compiled a list of my favorite things (like Oprah but sorry, no cars). I can […]

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Fast & Festive Apple Sauce with Cinnamon and Cloves

I just posted 9 different recipes for latkes and 5 recipes for dipping sauces and creams. But where’s the apple sauce, my favorite condiment for latkes? Latkes with no apple sauce???? NOOOOOO!!! Relax. Here is a fast (we’re talking 20 minutes max) and festive apple sauce. It’s rich, sweet from the apples and a little […]

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Lotsa Latkes Part II: Global Mash-Ups

Yesterday I posted 4 recipes for vegetable-filled latkes: traditional potato latkes, potato-zucchini latkes, zucchini-carrot latkes and Brussels sprouts latkes. Today I am going global, mashing up the customary potato latkes with some of my favorite ethnic flavors. It’s really fun to shake things up and try new things. I made 5 different styles of flavor-filled […]

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Lotsa Latkes Part I: Potatoes, Zucchini, Carrots and Brussels Sprouts

Every year I make dozens and dozens of latkes for Chanukah. I make the basic potato latkes and also potatoes mixed with zucchini like my mother did. But this year I felt like being creative and trying new things. I ended up going a bit crazy and made 7 additional kinds of latkes! Potatoes are […]

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Baked Acorn Squash Stuffed with Wild Rice, Edamame, Walnuts and Cranberries

  There are so many foods that can be stuffed with yummy goodness and none of them need to involve a turkey. Stuffing vegetables (and fruit) allows you to be imaginative and creative. Two of my favorite stuffed recipes are my Kale, Apple and Parsnip Stuffed Squash and my Quinoa, Spinach and Mushroom Stuffed Tomatoes. […]

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Penne with Roasted Garlic Butternut Squash, Kale and Hazelnuts

Thanksgiving is fast approaching. That means it’s time for me to post recipes that will impress your dinner guests and leave you feeling very thankful for the bounty of delicious, compassionate food. Be sure to check out my Thanksgiving Mix and Match Menu and my Happy Thanksgiving Message from last year. This is an entree […]

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Super Decadent Lasagna with Spinach Tofu Ricotta and Mom’s Marinara Sauce

Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t. Last winter I posted a recipe for my Gluten-Free Lasagna with Hazelnut Ricotta, Cashew Cheese Sauce and Marinara Sauce. It was a delicious trifecta of vegan, gluten-free and soy-free indulgence. This week Tom gifted me with a new lasagna pan so I thought I would return […]

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