Month: March 2010

The Kind Diet! (it was a kind night)

I had some friends over on Friday night for a vegan dinner party and I used some recipes from the book “The Kind Diet” everything was DELISH! We started out eating the Artichoke, Mushroom, and Leek Crostini with Pesto. I loved how all the flavors blend together, it really was amazing. Then I made the caesar salad and I have to say it is the best dressing I have EVER tasted!!!!!! Our entrée for the evening was a Potato Gnocchi with a spicy vodka cream sauce. I found the gnocchi recipe on Alicia Silverstones website called The Kind Life! The sauce was made with silken tofu instead of cream and it was a hit! definitely go out and buy “The Kind Diet” to get these great recipes and check out Alicia’s website it’s awesome.

Nothing vegan at BOUCHON

After hearing all the hype we finally made it out to Bouchon in Beverly Hills. I was so excited to try out this fabulous restaurant because  I am a huge fan of french cuisine (vegan versions of course). I called ahead of time to let the kitchen know that I am a vegan and I asked what options they had for me. The hostess recommended I order Gnocchi à la Parisienne! ” I asked REALLY? The Gnocchi is vegan?” he replied “OH YES! It is a great vegan option!” Then I spoke to the chef and he said ” The Gnocchi was made with parmesan cheese  baked in and sautéed in brown butter” HAHA I guess the hostess does not know what a vegan is. The chef was so nice to explained what vegan options I could eat. After speaking to the chef I was so excited to try everything he recommended. Once we arrived with our friends Ben & Eliza (all of us all dressed up and excited for a night out) we heard …

Babycakes Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe!

I made a delicious chocolate cake the other day and I wanted to share the recipe. I was so excited to use brown rice flour!!!!!!  Recipe from Babycakes: Ingredients: 3/4 cup brown rice flour 1/4 cup potato starch 2 tablespoons arrrowroot 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup coconut oil 2/3 cup agave nectar 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract 1/3 cup hot coffee 1 bag vegan chocolate chips 1/3 cup hemp milk Preheat oven to 325 F.  Grease bottom of a 9×3-inch round cake pan with some coconut oil. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, potato starch, arrowroot, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum, and salt. Add 1/2  cup coconut oil and the agave nectar, applesauce, vanilla and hot coffee to the dry ingredients and stir until batter is smooth. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake on the center of the rack for 35 minutes. Let cake cool in the …