All posts tagged: Moosewood Restaurant

cold berry soup

I have big news from our little urban “farm.”  Yesterday was our first official harvest.  I’ve been using a bit of thyme here and some chives there, but yesterday was different.  I filled a bowl. I picked my first hydrangea bouquet! I also got to see the cutest sheep on the side of the road between Stoddard and Peterborough, NH. Ever since my friends came over for a vegan feast, I’ve been craving the cold berry soup I made.  Guess what everyone in New England?  It is strawberry season!  Instead of buying the bland, too-perfect strawberries from the store, you can get the really red, ripe, juicy beauties from somewhere local. There couldn’t be a better time to try this recipe out. cold berry soup *I used “Fresh Berry Soup” from Moosewood Cookbook as a sortof basis for this vegan version. Ingredients 2 cups of orange juice 1 carton of So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer 1 container of So Delicious Coconut Milk Plain Yogurt 1 tbs agave nectar 2 tbs fresh lemon juice 1 1/2 …

best vegan and veggie cookbooks

I love cookbooks.  I love the pretty pictures.  I love the promise of an intriguing meal.  I love receiving them as gifts.  I certainly love giving them as gifts.  The Huffington Post tweeted out a link to thier article featuring the best cookbooks of 2010, so naturally I opened it with enthusiasm, hoping to get cool gift ideas for this year.  Disappointment soon followed.  How could they have Meat: A Kitchen Education, but nothing labeled as vegetarian or vegan?  In response to that, I’m presenting you with what my fellow Twitter and Facebook friends (and I) feel are the best offerings so far.  Trust me, cookbooks are one rockin’ gift to give a vegetarian or vegan. Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World: 75 Dairy-Free Recipes for Cupcakes That Rule by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero. This is my all-time favorite.  One of my most treasured Christmas gifts, I’ve also given it as a gift to many people.  Not only are these cupcakes beautiful, but I swear on my life they fool even the most die-hard dairy-lovers.  The ones I most frequently …