Category: Vegetarian Corner

Mediterranean Rotini Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Rotini Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Rotini Pasta Salad is perfect for SPRING!

Spring has SPRUNG! It’s time to usher in the warmer weather with this refreshing Mediterranean Rotini Pasta Salad. I seriously dread having it in the house because I can’t stop eating it till it’s gone. On a the bright side it’s easy to make, and have on hand to accompany a main dish or partner up with a leafy green for a duo salad night.

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Strawberry Ricotta Cake

Strawberry Ricotta Cake

Strawberry Ricotta Cake is basically the perfect strawberry shortcake in cake form.

Strawberry Ricotta Cake: Whipped cream and strawberries tucked between layers of rich ricotta cake and encased in cream cheese frosting.

How my Strawberry Ricotta Cake came to be. I’d been dreaming of a ricotta cake for quite some time now. I played with the idea of different pairings but was ultimately craving a strawberry shortcake at the same time, and figured why not marry the two ideas. Instead of a small biscuit topped with strawberries and whipped cream, I replaced it with ricotta cake.

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Best Dark Sweet Cherry Pie

Best Dark Sweet Cherry Pie

The best dark sweet cherry pie on the planet
This recipe will knock your pie pants off!

Best Dark Sweet Cherry Pie: Perfect for ANY occasion.

This is a true story. My aunt Hope is the lead singer of a band named Mazzy Star. Recently she and her band were playing a few nights here in Los Angeles, and then on to Mexico City. I was really excited about the gigs and wanted to find a way to celebrate the concerts through food. I kicked a few ideas around in my mind before settling on The Best Dark Sweet Cherry Pie. This isn’t a name I thought of but I’ll get to that later in the story.

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Spicy Peppery Vegetable Pizzas

Spicy Peppery Vegetable Pizzas

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Spicy Peppery Vegetable Pizzas made with Clamato

Spicy Peppery Vegetable Pizzas are perfect for lent or any other meatless day!

Celebrating with Spicy Peppery Vegetable Pizzas:

A few years ago my family lost my Grandfather. He was the rock of our family and instilled so many of his beliefs and traditions in us, we soaked in his words and continue to possess them as our own. I think back to the stories of him telling us his first memories of stepping foot in Los Angeles as a young boy. He and his family had arrived by freight train and thought LA would be a good place to jump off. Only a few English words existed in his mostly Spanish vocabulary at the time, and he described the experience as ‘convivir’ the initial blending of his two worlds. He prospered here in Los Angeles, worked hard, bought a house and became a father of 8. Never forgetting his beautiful Mexican culture and wholeheartedly embracing his American life. This is how he raised his family, and I am forever grateful for my upbringing under his guidance.

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Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Cream of roasted cauliflower leek soup with empanadas

Keeping warm with a bowl of Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup has been the trend in my house lately. With all these record breaking temperature lows this decadent soup will definitely sizzle up your belly in the most pleasant way.

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Cinnamon Roll Hearts Of Love

Cinnamon Roll Hearts Of Love

Cherry Pistachio Orange Cinnamon Hearts in a cherry glaze
Make Cinnamon Roll Hearts for the one you love.

I’ve been dying to make a cinnamon rolls since Christmas time, but that thing called ‘life’ hasn’t allowed me the time to get the yeast rising. I decided Valentine’s would be the little space of time I’d sock away to enjoy the craft of making Cinnamon Roll Hearts, as a gift to myself and the ones I love.

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Breakfast Waffle Fruit Salad

Breakfast Waffle Fruit Salad

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Eggo Nutri-Grain Blueberry Waffle topped with delicious breakfast fruit salad (bionico).
Kellogg’s® Eggo Nutri-Grain Blueberry Waffle topped with delicious breakfast fruit salad.

Breakfast Waffle Fruit Salad:

Did you kickoff 2019 with a New Year’s resolution? Technically we are still at the very start of the 12 month period and resolutions are very much stable and rooted in our daily routines. But can we sustain them? My New Year’s Resolution was simple this year, eat outside more and incorporate more fruit into my diet.

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