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Spring Menu: Fresh Food for Dining Outdoors

This tasty muffin-sized tart is one in a great collection of Healthy Vegetarian Recipes from Women

It’s patio season in Houston.  Well, actually, with the muggy weather that has returned to the city this week, it feels a little like patio season may soon be coming to a close.  But, for me, that’s inspiration to serve at least one more beautiful dinner on the deck.

I love setting a beautiful outdoor table, gathering my loved ones, and soaking in the sound of birds chirping away in the live oak canopy shading the yard.  Pablo and Diego (my silly team of canines) will run wild in the yard, greeting anyone who happens by the fence, while K and I enjoy a seasonal, brightly flavored meal. Read More

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Love your Veggies: Romantic Dinner for Two

This gorgeous - and simply delicious - soup from Bon Appetite starts a romantic Valentine's Day meal off right!

My dear husband ascribes to the camp that believes Valentine’s Day is a selling technique developed by greeting card companies and white-linen table cloth restaurants to drum up revenue.  Maybe he’s right, but I’m the kind of girl that hangs glittered hearts on the door and homemade wax ones in the window.  None the less, thanks to his amazing home cooking and creative visions, my beloved is sure to make everyday a special day.

Inspired by a beautiful and delicious five-spice beet soup he whipped up two years ago for Valentine’s Day (celebrated safely out of the grasp of commercialism and overpriced roses at home), I have put together a romantic, vegetarian menu for two sure to make your sweetheart swoon.  Even better, it’s quick to make so you’ll have time to devote to that special someone.   Read More

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Part One | A Vegetarian’s Guide to Houston Restaurant Week

Houston Restaurant Week 2010 started at the beginning of August.  But, despite the name, this foodie fun fest actually spans three weeks.  Houston Restaurant Week offers local vegetarians (and their dining companions) a slew of delicious – and well priced – offerings this year.  And, with expanded lunch offerings – and a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Houston Food Bank – there’s a lot of great places to grab a stellar meal for a song.

As a matter of fact, there are so many wonderful offerings on the Houston Restaurant Week menu, I have to break down the overview into multiple parts.  (And alphabetical listings to be fair!)

Benjy's Mom's Chocolate Cake

Benjy's Mom's Chocolate Cake as captured by Sweet n' Sassy Baby

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Carrot and Dill Soup

Carrot & Dill soup from Real Simple magazine is another great place to start.

Oh friends!  I am so sorry I’ve been without contact for so long.  My camera is broken!

I know!  A complete and total travesty for a food blogger, especially one who cooks at night.  And, sadly, I have not contacted the powers that be about warranty coverage.  (It’s okay to cross your fingers for the camera.) Read More