Vegan Cheese Sauce

Vegan Cheese Sauce I periodically get a craving for nacho cheese sauce – you know, the kind that comes from a dispenser at football games. I came up with my own homemade dairy-free version and my vegan cheese sauce recipe was born. I have forced my family to try this recipe and they did both…

Vegetable Spring Rolls

I love making vegetable spring rolls. There are times I just need to eat vegetables. I mean lots of vegetables. And my lots, I mean I really just want to eat vegetables and nothing else. I started making these vegetable spring rolls last year as I was going through my clean eating kick. These are…

Coconut Tapioca Pudding

Sometimes you want something sweet that isn’t too heavy. This recipe for coconut tapioca pudding hits the spot when I’m in that mood. I’ve given this my trademark dairy free twist and added a little extra sweetness with yellow raisins. I adore the flavor of vanilla so this recipe is heavy on the vanilla, but…

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

I came up with this chocolate avocado mousse during our last year of catering when we were asked to participate in a new food & wine event that kicked off the Avocado & Margarita Festival in Morro Bay. The only requirement for this event was we had to cook something with avocado. Easy!  I cooked…

Vegan Mushroom Pate

We came up with this recipe a few years ago for a winery client. They were having a wine tasting weekend and needed a food item to pair with white wine that could last all weekend with minimal work on their part and without us having to be there the entire time. Result – Vegan…

Tuscan Bean Dip

I’ve been playing around with various bean recipes for the past few months, and keep coming back to this one. Happily it falls in with all the clean eating I’ve been doing. Its origins are from Suzanne Somers, and what can I say, but that woman knows a good recipe. This Tuscan bean dip is…

Easy Marinated Mushrooms

Heather’s Easy Marinated Mushrooms When I was pregnant I came up with a recipe for easy marinated mushrooms that was amazing. Then poop – I lost the recipe and had to come up with it again. Yippee for you – I have re-created it and they’re still as amazing as ever. Note – you’ll want…

Butternut Squash Curry

My husband acquired this recipe for butternut squash curry many years ago from a local restaurant. Over the years I’ve given it a few tweaks to accommodate my nut allergies and the fact that  the original recipe calls for fenugreek seeds – and most of us don’t typically have those in our kitchens, or have…

Avocado Pie

First off this is not a savory dish. This is 100% dessert – luxury dessert. Avocado pie is easy to make and if you like me LOVE avocado you’ll kick yourself for not making it sooner. I’m from California, it would seem like a sin to not love avocados. Mixing them into a sweet pie,…