Month: September 2009


#meatlessmonday It’s Cannelloni Time Y’All!

Yes, you heard right… It’s Cannelloni Time Y’all (BTW, I can say y’all.  I’m from Kansas.) Anyway, my friend Karen was bragging that she was making fresh cannelloni from scratch tonight (bragger) and I admit, it made me really hungry.  And it got me thinking, this is #meatlessmonday, I could do a meatless version that would […]


Fantasy Top Chef & Ceviche

Fantasy Top Chef and Cevice Fantasy Top Chef Okay, the scores for this week: Me: 12 Michele: 11 Josh: 10 Debbie: 9 Karen: 7 Elise: 7 Colleen: 6 Notice I’m still ahead?  Yeah me, too.  Actually being this far ahead is getting boring.  Can’t anyone stop me?  No?! Actually, I might be able to stop […]

Meatless Monday, recipes, techniques, vegan

2009 Nude & Eco-Cheap Cooking Initiative Recipe 11 #meatlessmonday Homemade Creamy Tomato Red Pepper Sauce

Homemade Creamy Tomato Red Pepper Sauce Happy 2009 Nude & Eco-Cheap Cooking Initiative and happy #meatlessmonday!  Hopefully you are enjoying many a meatless dish tonight, but if you’re out of delicious meatless ideas have I got one for you?! This one is super simple and delicious.  I was actually inspired to make it when eating at […]

recipes, reviews, vegan, vegetarian

Cucumber Fettuccini With Le Grand Garden Pesto Sauce

So, for the past few days, we’ve been talking about Le Grand’s delicious sauces.  (Read here for an introduction to Le Grand’s gourmet raw sauces.)  Yesterday, we made braised meatballs in sun-dried tomato pesto, today we’re going to try something different: Cucumber “Fettuccini” with Le Grand Garden Pesto Sauce So I think in my intro, I said […]


Le Grand’s Amazing Raw Sauces

One of my tweeps, Jen Woo, approached me a while back about a company called Le Grand’s line of gourmet raw sauces, asking if I had ever tried them.  When I indicated that I had not, a five-pack of sauces showed up at my door, just begging me to cook with them. I have to be […]


Fantasy Top Chef & Avocado Soup

Okay, sorry I didn’t actually post this on the day of the episode, but here are the scores for this week are: Me: 11 Michele: 9 Josh: 8 Debbie: 7 Karen: 6 Elise: 6 Colleen: 5 Again, I should be feel something (other than pure glee) about the fact I am in first place by […]