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Curry Cashew Savory Granola From OATrageous Oatmeals

Savory Granola

Granola is one of my favorite things to have on hand for a quick breakfast or snack. I really enjoy creating granola recipes and I made some tasty ones for my new book including chocolate hazelnut and bourbon pecan. I also branched out into some savory granolas and have fallen in love with those … [Go to Full Post...]

Pomona’s Pectin Book Review and Strawberry-Vanilla Preserves

Pomona's Pectin Book Review

I want to let you in on a secret - I'm an armchair canner. I curl up on the couch and page through books full of beautiful jams, jellies and pickles. Then imagine how it would feel to have pantry full of goodies and think about stirring some blueberry jam in my winter oatmeal. Or another … [Go to Full Post...]

Vegan Garlic Herb Avocado Cashew Cream Cheese

A vegan spread made with avocados and soaked cashews

I love bagels. There's not much better than a nice smear on a everything bagel. I really miss the fresh baked bagels I got in my neighborhood when I lived in Brooklyn. There was a place that sold bagels wholesale, and you could smell the cinnamon raisin ones baking from blocks away. It felt like … [Go to Full Post...]

Oat-chata and a Cookbook and Calphalon Giveaway!

Oat-chata from OATrageous Oatmeals

Colleen from Souffle Bombay organized a blog event around cookbooks and her favorite cookware. She wants us all to celebrate our passion for cooking and the great pairing of Cookbooks & Calphalon. I jumped at the chance to join her and contribute my newest book, OATrageous Oatmeals to the … [Go to Full Post...]

Delicious Jams and Chutneys You Need to Try!

Sunchowders Emporia Fresh Fruit Jams & Chutneys

I already told you that at the Food and Wine Conference I met some amazing people. Wendy Reed is one of those and makes some of the best jam I've ever had. Better yet, you can even order from her Etsy Shop and try it for yourself. Wendy wasn't a sponsor at the conference, but let some of us try … [Go to Full Post...]

2014 Food and Wine Conference Recap Part 1

Duda Fresh Farms

It's been over a week since I've gotten home from the Food and Wine Conference in Orlando. It was a great conference with beyond amazing speakers and I'm looking forward to going again next year! The conference hotel was the Rosen Shingle Creek and you can see the view from my room below. I … [Go to Full Post...]

OATrageous OXO Giveaway and an Oat Congee Recipe


I love OXO tools and I have a kitchen full of their smart tools. I have sets of their bowls, measuring tools, mandoline, cherry pitter and tons more. I thought you might like some more OXO in your life too, so I asked them to partner with me on an OATrageous Giveaway. If you are the winner you … [Go to Full Post...]

A New Drink for National Drink Watermelon Day

Watermelon Lemon Balm Mint Cooler

When the Watermelon Board asked me to create a drink for National Drink Watermelon Day I actually squealed a little! I'm a huge watermelon fan and have been ever so slightly obsessed with it this summer. July 24 is considered the hottest day of the year and NWPB (National Watermelon Promotion … [Go to Full Post...]

Review: Vegan Ice Cream and a Recipe

Chocolate Pecan from Vegan Ice Cream by Jeff Rogers

Since I've been trying to keep up with Ice Cream Tuesdays, I was particularly excited about reviewing Vegan Ice Cream by Jeff Rogers. I was invited to be in a review group by the publisher and received this book for free. My opinions are my own and I was not paid or required to write this … [Go to Full Post...]

Chilled Summer Squash Soup

Chilled Summer Squash Soup

This year I was determined to grow some yellow squash and zucchini in my tiny garden. I have a ton of sun in my backyard but no good place to put an in-ground garden, so I have an Earthbox garden. It may be small but I have tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, pie pumpkins, eggplants and peppers planted … [Go to Full Post...]

even more posts and recipes!

  1. OATrageous Oatmeals Pre-order Promotion
  2. Banana Avocado Mint Ice Cream – No Ice Cream Maker Needed!
  3. Refreshing Summer Watermelon Ricky Sweetened with Stevia
  4. Review: Thrive Energy Cookbook
  5. Eggplant Tapenade from Vegan Slow Cooking for Two
  6. Easy Vegan Avocado Lemon Basil Pesto
  7. VeganCuts Dog Lovers Box Giveaway!
  8. No-Added Oil Avocado Ranch Dressing
  9. Vegan Finger Foods by Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes
  10. Quick and Easy Thai Red Curry
  11. Join Me at the 2014 Food and Wine Conference
  12. Strawberry Spelt Biscuits for Breakfast in Bed-Fest
  13. Review: Hamilton Beach 6-Speed Stand Mixer
  14. Green Pina Colada Smoothie
  15. Allison’s E-book: Comfortably Yum
  16. Kidney Bean and Summer Squash Mexi Stir-fry
  17. More Quick-Fix Vegan Review
  18. Red Curry Coconut Peanut Butter
  19. Maple Coconut Macaroons featuring Quinoa Flour!
  20. Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats Giveaway and Review
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