Heirloom Tomato Soup
One reason to love Fall? The overabundance of garden veggies! I brought these beautiful heirloom tomatoes home from my grandma’s garden and made this delicious soup. I paired it with a grilled cheese sandwich and was in absolute heaven. Ingredients : 5 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium yellow onions; chopped 5 cloves garlic; chopped 1-2 red chili peppers (could also use 1 teaspoon red...
Creamy Low Fat Pumpkin Hummus
Last week I sampled a pumpkin hummus at New Seasons grocery store…I totally spaced it and forgot to get the recipe card, but I figured it wouldn’t be hard to come up with my own recipe. It turned out amazing. This is probably my new favorite hummus. I would have never thought to use pumpkin in hummus before this. The pumpkin makes it a lot creamier, and I didn’t have to used a...
Bunless Baja Veggie 'Chicken' Burger
I came up with this recipe while making my veggie Chicken sausage. The texture is such that they are better without the bun, which is great in my opinion. Who needs all those carbs anyway?! The recipe makes 6 burgers, you can wrap them in foil and freeze them for later, then pop them in the microwave and heat for a minute or so. Cooking the burgers ahead of time makes this recipe quick and easy....
Mayan Harvest Vegetarian Chili
This chili has a unique flavor autumn flavor: sweet potatoes, black beans, squash and chipotle peppers, with a hint of cocoa and cinnamon. A little bit of sweet and a little bit of spicy, this savory soup has a combination of flavors that will please any palate. It’s made without any oil, so it’s quite healthy for you too. This soup gets even better the next day so you’ll be...
Chipotle Lime Ranch Dressing
Ingredients: 3 tablespoons vegenaise 1 tablespoon soy milk ¼ teapoon cumin 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from chipotle peppers ½ teaspoon onion powder ½ teaspoon garlic powder 1-2 teaspoons lime juice ¼ teaspoon salt Directions: 1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and mix until creamy.
Street Style: Backstage Portland Fashion Week
My favorite part about fashion week? The street style….. Here’s Anna, one of Portland’s most amazing fashionistas. I’m always so excited to see what Anna is wearing. I basically attacked her with my camera every time I saw her, grilling her on the details of what she was wearing…which was mostly vintage finds….A-mazing. This girl was the cutest thing ever. A...
Savory Stuffed Pattypan Squash
This was the first time I have ever cooked with pattypan squash. They are the perfect shape for stuffing! I filled them with my version of ‘ground beef’ using TVP. Ingredients: 1 ½ cup veggie broth 1 tablespoon soy sauce or liquid aminos ¼ teaspoon liquid smoke ½ cup TVP 1 teaspoon maple syrup ½ teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon garlic powder ¼ teaspoon cayenne 1 tablespoon olive oil 1...
I Love PureFit Vegan Nutrition Bars!
Sometimes there are days at school when I don’t even have time to eat lunch, actually, a lot of the time… My hour long lunch break is typically spent cleaning up after my morning patient and preparing for my afternoon patient. Thankfully I have a full stock of nutrition bars in my locker for days like these. I don’t know if it was a mere coincidence or fate, but PureFit...
Street Style: Portland Fashion Week
Every year, Portland Fashion Week is held at a huge warehouse in the ship yards. Its an awesome industrial location. Since I have to be there most of the day for fittings, hair and makeup. I decided to kill some time shoot what I was wearing. Blazer: Nordstroms, Pants: Topshop, Clutch: BCBG, Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana, Glasses: Prada, but my favorite part of this outfit is the scarf, which I...
Night 4: Portland Fashion Week 2011
The final night, and oh so glamorous! Project runway contestants Michael Costello and Jay Sario showed their amazing Spring 2012 lines. I saw my looks for the night and almost had a seizure. Here are some of my faves: Jay Sario: I lucked out and was put in my favorite look from Jay’s line Michael Costello: As soon as I put this on, I wanted to run out of the building, catch the...
Night 3: Portland Fashion Week 2011
Day three of Portland fashion week is all about local designers. Portland has some great talent, that is apparent. Starting off the night was Amai Unmei, super chic and sophisticated. Next was Stephani D. Couture showed her classy ready-to-wear line. Ms. Wood showed her bright sassy spring line with her amazing hand made wooden shows. Menswear designer, Collier showed an amazing collection; he is...
Night 2: Portland Fashion Week 2011
Night 2 of Portland Fashion Week was mainly sportswear, which doesn’t really excite me on the runway. But there were some really cute pieces by Adidas. Also being showcased were sustainable designers such as Earthtec and Ethos Paris who use organic and recycled fabrics. Anna Cohen stole the show with her Imperial Knits Collection, which was fabulous as always. Here are some of my favorite...
Night 1: Portland Fashion Week 2011
It’s my favorite time of year again in Portland! The one week were fashionistas unite to celebrate and showcase the amazing designers that Portland has to offer. Night one of Portland Fashion Week is the emerging designer competition, winner chosen by audience vote and a panel of judges from the Portland Fashion Community. It was a tough competition. Don’t have time to say much,...
Day of the Dead Cupcakes!
These are the cupcakes I made for my friend’s birthday last weekend using my recipe: Super Moist and Decadent Chocolate Vegenaise Cake with Ricemellow Cream ‘Cheese’ Frosting All I did to make these was apply an initial white frosting layer in the shape of a skull on each cupcake, then refrigerate for 30 minutes or so, so that the frosting hardens. Then separate and add food...