Posts made in July, 2014

Key Lime Pie

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014 in Recipes | 0 comments

Key Lime Pie 3

A little while back my partner asked me to make him a key lime pie.

My first attempt was a bit of a disaster. It tasted good, but it was too creamy and dense, not the light custardy pie he was pining for.

But when I tried it a second time and modified the recipe by cutting back on the cashews, I managed to nail it.

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Geneva, Switzerland Restaurant Review: Helveg Café

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Travel | 0 comments

Geneva, Switzerland Restaurant Review: Helveg Café

So it may not come as too much of a surprise that Geneva is not the most vegan-friendly city or the best place to be gluten free. While it does have a large number of ethnic restaurants that can cater well to vegans, including some great Ethiopian, Vietnamese and Thai options, in most cafes and restaurants, it is a struggle. So you can imagine how excited I was on my last trip there to learn about Helveg Café, Geneva’s first and only vegan restaurant. Of course, I made it a mission to get there for a meal.

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Banh Mi Tacos

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Recipes | 0 comments

Banh Mi Tacos

This is a quick and easy recipe that is perfect for a weeknight meal. It’s incredibly flavorful and very filling.

While Banh Mi traditionally refers to baguettes and the Vietnamese sandwiches made on them, this recipe takes some traditional vegetarian banh mi ingredients, mixes them with others, and puts them in a taco.

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Spicy Thai Basil Pesto & Kelp Noodle Salad

Posted by on Jul 12, 2014 in Recipes | 0 comments

Spicy Thai Basil Pesto & Kelp Noodle Salad

I have a Thai basil plant that is growing like mad right now. Although I make a mean thai basil tofu and although the spicy herb tastes great on sandwiches and in salads, I wasn’t able to keep up with its growth. And then it struck me: a thai basil pesto! Combined with cashew nuts, lime juice, tamari and of course, some birds eye chili peppers, it is an umami dream! Seriously – this stuff is good. It took a lot to keep me from eating it all straight out of the food processor! 

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Vanilla Goji Berry Balls

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in Recipes | 0 comments

Vanilla Goji Berry Balls

Sometimes in between meals I’m looking for a snack that is light, but filling enough to tide me over to the next meal. These raw vanilla goji balls fit the bill perfectly.  They are naturally sweet and gluten free, packed with nutritious super foods, and are totally yum.  I love the combination of sweet, aromatic vanilla with tart goji berries. Plus, they are a great way to use the pulp left over from making almond milk! 

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