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Lemon Poppyseed Scones

I’m pretty amused that a good portion of my posts are food-related, since I initially set out to make this a mostly-craft blog. But cooking is edible crafting, and lately it seems to be the only creative thing I do, given that my hands are swollen and stiff in my last month of pregnancy. (See […]

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Gingerbread Turtles

Daniel and I have an awesome holiday tradition of building a different gingerbread creation every year. Basically the only rule is that there can’t be any repeats of a theme, so half the fun is coming up with what we are going to build. Our previous years’ creations: 2003: A classic house. It was just […]

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Awesome vegan, soy-free pumpkin pie!

I love pie! Despite the fact that I’ve relaxed my diet a bit during pregnancy and I’m now much more omnivorous, all my baking is still vegan. I don’t like eggs and I don’t drink milk, so why have them in the house just for baking? It’s too much trouble!! So this Thanksgiving, I wanted […]

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Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Daniel really likes sweet potatoes. He bought two bags of them at Trader Joe’s on a recent trip and has been steadily eating his way through them. I haven’t had the same desire to eat them as he has, but browsing through recipes online the other day, I found a recipe for African Sweet Potato […]

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Baby Squirrelio, Cute-Overload Style (plus Gilroy Garlic Festival Recap)

Hi! I’m a baby squirrelio! I’m really friendly and curious! I live in this park, and there are thousands of people here today. There is some sort of festival going on, and people have been dropping lots of tasty garlicky food, which I’ve been feasting on. Yum! Whoa, who are you? I’ve seen people, and puppies, […]

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The Buggiest Relish Plate

When I was in Fillmore a few weeks back for Grandma Shirley’s life celebration, the Moores all gathered after the service for lunch at Donna’s. On the menu: sandwiches, fruit, salads, cake, and cookies. Simple and crowd-pleasing! One of my jobs in food prep was to slice the tomatoes for the sandwiches. After I placed […]


Sloppy Joes!

This dish has become a staple in my house – delicious, very fast, and filling. It’s based off the Snobby Joes recipe from the Veganomicon. The first time we made it, we didn’t have half the ingredients the original recipe called for, so we improvised. It was really yummy and since then I’ve never felt the […]

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Vegan Valentine – Strawberry Cherry Muffins

Happy Valentine’s Day!! I woke up this morning wanting to make some muffins for Daniel and me, and since it’s Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be fun to make them pink. With the use of strawberry purée, I made them a light, natural shade of pink with no added food coloring. I also used […]

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Orange Scones

Thanksgiving at the Moore family orange ranch was amazing, with cousins, uncles, aunts, and grandparents coming from all over to visit: about 30 people in total to feed. Even my parents drove up from San Diego to join us! We ate lemon-poppyseed scones for breakfast while we prepared the big feast. They came from a […]

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Veggie Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is just days away, and those with vegetarians or vegans coming to dinner (maybe for the very first time) may be asking themselves, “What on earth do we feed them?” as they start defrosting the turkey and finding old family recipes. Yes, there is Tofurky, and it’s not bad, as far as meat substitutes […]

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