• Cooking

    Chocolate Cookie Butter King Cake

    Yesterday was the official start of the Mardi Gras season in New Orleans and we decided to make a king cake. While gathering supplies at the store, we decided to experiment and fill the king cake with Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie and Cocoa Swirl spread. The results were pretty delicious and as a result, I’ve updated my Vegan King Cake…

  • Cooking,  Food,  Kitchen

    Vegan King Cake 2.0

    Happy Lundi Gras! Yesterday, Scott and I spent nearly all day making king cakes and decided to revise our recipe a bit in trying to recreate a Randazzo’s king cake. Everyone in New Orleans has different opinions on which bakery makes the best king cake but Scott and I agree that Randazzo’s is our favorite. We had already been doing our king cake…

  • Cooking,  Food,  Travel

    Seabirds Kitchen

    This past Sunday, Scott and I were in Costa Mesa and had the pleasure of eating at the new-ish Seabirds Kitchen. I had no idea that Seabirds had grown out of their famous food truck and into an actual brick and mortar restaurant so I was very excited when I discovered that we were less than a mile away from it. I…

  • Cooking,  Food,  VeganMoFo

    VeganMoFo Blog Love

    This week has been a bit more hectic at work so I haven’t been able to do much recipe blogging but I’ve been making some recipes that I found on other VeganMoFo blogs. MoFo has been great at introducing me to some new (to me) blogs and I have loved seeing some of the amazing recipes other people have come…

  • Cooking,  Food,  Kitchen,  VeganMoFo

    Red Beans and Rice

    One of my favorite foods is Red Beans and Rice. Growing up in New Orleans, I was not a huge fan of a lot of the traditional cuisine (and that was before I went Vegan) but Red Beans and Rice was always my favorite. I could probably eat this every day of the week and not get tired of it.…

  • Cooking,  Food,  VeganMoFo

    Cruelty-Free Products I Love

    It’s Top 5 Friday! Today I am building off an earlier post about living a vegan lifestyle, and sharing 5 more cruelty-free products that I’m pretty excited about: 1. Schmidt’s Deodorant in Bergamot + Lime – if you’ve been following along for MoFo you will know I just scored some of this two weeks ago when I went to Viva…

  • Cooking,  Food,  Kitchen,  VeganMoFo

    Jackfruit BBQ

    Last night was my first night attempting to make jackfruit BBQ the results were delicious even if we just ate a big plate of brown. My initial plan was to make a more elaborate bowl with a bunch of veggies, sweet potatoes, beans and jackfruit BBQ, but I ended up getting home late and went the easier route of only…

  • Cooking,  Food,  Kitchen,  VeganMoFo

    I’m a Former Salad Hater

    Just about everyday I eat a salad at work. This may seem like a perfectly normal thing to eat for lunch but until I moved to Los Angeles, I hated salad and refused to eat it. I can’t remember exactly why I was so averse to eating salads, it probably had something to do with the fact that I had…

  • Cooking,  Food,  Kitchen,  VeganMoFo

    Dinner Share: Bun Dau Hu Chien

    My pal Alix set up a weekly dinner share with myself and our friend Susan, each week we make 3 servings of a meal and then meet up at one of our houses to swap food. So each week I get two amazing cooked meals that all I need to do is reheat, which is really great when I’m exhausted…

  • Cooking,  Food,  Kitchen,  VeganMoFo

    My Favorite Cookbooks + a giveaway!

    Every Friday during MoFo I’ll be doing Top 5 Fridays, where I will share 5 Vegan items that I like a bunch. I figured the great place to start would be with cookbooks, I use them all the time because frankly following someone else’s recipe is way easier than trying to figure out my own. I often find myself hungry…