Christmas 2012

I don’t know about you but I had the best holiday that I have had in a while this year. So many wonderful memories, so many wonderful people, and so much delicious tasty food!

This year in addition to doing a lot of cooking for my own family, I was excited to have the opportunity to cater for a family of 25 who was interested in the macrobiotic diet principles! So I guess you can say that for a whole week I was a proper lady and spent a lot of time in the kitchen.

There was of course a lot of this..


And a lot of this..


Wine aside, lets continue onto the foodstuff shall we?

For the first time I made a vegan cheesecake – HOLY SWEET MOLY. YUM! It was an incredible hit, I only got one piece and the rest was gobbled up by the family. Definitely going to put this recipe in the to make again box.



I also made Chocolate Mint Brownies using this recipe which I got from VegNews. Delicious! It was actually requested that I make a second batch to send up to friends/family in Michigan.


Anyone up for some homemade pecan pie?

In addition to lots of yummy desserts I made a bunch of main and side dishes which included..

  • Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes (using this recipe which I modified to make vegan)
  • Green Beans Almondine
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Vegan Shepard’s Pie (using this recipe)

Annndddd quite possibly my new favorite thing to make : FUDGE!

Making all of this required marathon energy so of course I had oodles of coffee..


And when all was said and done I had this little nugget snuggled up next to me to keep me company..


I hope you all had the most wonderful holiday and new year!


Me and my favorite cousin!

Here’s to 2013 and all of the wonderful adventures that it brings!




  1. You look cute, as always! And your food pics look delish! Way to go–fixing and serving up all that vegan fare! Yummy! (Makes me wish I was there!)

    1. Thanks val 🙂 Its funny, I didn’t realize how much I missed being in the kitchen until I got back in it!

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