Recipe Round up // Valentine’s Day Cookies

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Vegan VALENTINES DAY COOKIE POPS

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 Sugar Cookie Bars: –  Dessert for Two)

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Valentine Chalkboard Cookies: –  Saving With Sarah)

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Very Valentine Pudding Cookies-Crazy for Crust)

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Linzer Cookies: – . (via Cooking Classy)

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Vegan Coconut Oil Sugar Cookies 

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Valentine’s Day Fortune Cookies:  (via What Jew Wanna Eat)

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. Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies:Tennessee Pretty)

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Valentine’s Day Wafers:Glitter and Bubbles)

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Soft M&M Chocolate Cookies:Averie Cooks)

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Vegan Sugar Cookies 

 

 

 

 

 

Foodie Friday // Cookbook of the Month: Salt,Fat,Acid,Heat By Samin Nosrat

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Tonight, I decided to stay inside, bundle up, and restore with a bit of green tea, writing, and  binge watching Samin Nosrat’s Netflix docu-series, based on her cookbook, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat.  Samin Nosrat is an Iranian-American chef and food writer. She is also a regular food columnist for The New York Times Magazine.  Nosrat, through her series and cookbook,  has helped me further explore my cooking roots, she has helped me break down the chemistry of cooking and essentially flavor development, how to embrace classic and nostalgic dishes close to your heart, and how to treat each element of cooking with respect and appreciation. Nosrat’s cookbook is for every chef, and for those looking to know more than just the basics. She is THE female Chef readers should watch or continue to watch. Nosrat’s cookbook Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is most definitely January’s Cookbook of the Month and a cookbook that I have been searching for to give to my friends,family, and future generations. This is definitely the new cookbook to add to your collection . Nosrat reminds me to keep tasting and learning, I adore the vast amount of information and inside look highlighting different cultures and their connections. In the Heat epidsode, when Nosrat cooks tahdig with her mother, the entire ritual and tradition was so brilliant, it brought me back to my own roots and memories through cooking with my family.  In writing my cookbook, I have found gratitude and the ability to create twists on the beloved recipes taught to me by those close to me, like my Babushka. I remember watching my Babushka make kotletki,  a mini hamburger and Russian Comfort food growing up. My Babushka helped start my culinary journey at the age of six. Nosrat is now teaching me how to further master the crafts I have been taught.  Nosrat helps the reader and watcher get to a higher level of culinary love and understanding, that transcends beyond the dinner table and feeds the brain of novices, gourmands, and pros.

Buy the COOKBOOK Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat’s  >>> CLICK HERE 

Top 20 Local Spots for Coffee Winter 2019

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Collective Espresso // Northside 

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Left Bank Coffee House 

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Collective Espresso // OTR 

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Iris Cafe 

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1215 Wine + Coffee Bar 

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Highland Coffee House 

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Lydia’s on Ludlow – Aquarius Star

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Sacred Beast 

 

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Press on Monmouth 

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Landlocked Social House  

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Quan Hapa 

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Sidewinder 

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Urbana Cafe 

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Boomtown Biscuits + Whiskey 

 

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Bloc Coffee Company 

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Brown Bear Bakery 

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Salazar / Deeper Roots 

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Pleasantry

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Coffee Emporium

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Happy Chicks Bakery  

 

 

 

 

Recipe Roundup // Vegan + Vegetarian NYE Appetizers

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Vegetarian Herbed Goat Cheese Stuffed in Sweet Date

 

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VEGAN LOADED SMASHED POTATOES

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Vegetarian and GF mushroom & caramelised onion polenta bites

 

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Vegetarian THAI PEANUT SALAD WONTON CUPS

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Baked Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Dip

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Vegan Spanakopita

 

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Mushroom Crostini w/ Garlic Basil Ricotta Spread

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Vegan Baked Jalapeno Poppers

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Vegan Zucchini Rolls 

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Raw vegetable Nori Wraps with Orange Ginger Miso Dressing 

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Georgian Eggplant Rolls w/ Walnut Filling

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Vegetarian GOLDEN PUFF PASTRY WREATH FILLED WITH SWEET CRANBERRY SAUCE, OOZY BRIE CHEESE AND PISTACHIOS

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Vegetarian GRUYERE, MUSHROOM, & CARAMELIZED ONION BITES

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Chutney Bombs

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Vegetarian Nacho Fries

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Vegetarian POTATO NESTS WITH RADISH, APPLE AND BEETROOT

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Homemade Vegan Dumplings/Potstickers

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Tofu Banh Mi Vegan Sliders

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Veg Raj Kachori 

 

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HUMMUS FLATBREAD WITH SUN-DRIED TOMATOES & PESTO

 

 

 

2018 Holiday Cookbook Gift Guide

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Matty Matheson: A Cookbook By Matty Matheson – Exclusive Signed Edition // $35.00

It’s the Holiday season, and also my favorite time to cook and create. If you are looking for cookbooks to add to your collection or for gifts for others, be sure to check out some of my favorite cookbooks listed below. I have included some local cookbook favorites, as well as my personal classic picks. I am also steadily working away at the VB in the CITY cookbook. I can’t wait to share with my readers, family, and friends Holiday recipes, traditions, and more. Stay warm and happy cooking!

Peace + Love,

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Findlay Market Cookbook: Recipes & Stories from Cincinnati’s Historic Public Market//$12.12 

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Volume Box Set) : Volumes 1 and 2 //$46.54

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King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World // $22.91

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F*ck, That’s Delicious : An Annotated Guide to Eating Well// $18.73

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Handcrafted Cocktails: The Mixologist’s Guide to Classic Drinks for Morning, Noon & Night // $20.83

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Magnolia Table : A Collection of Recipes for Gathering $13.73

 

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Williams-Sonoma Collection: Christmas // $15.98 

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Edna Lewis: At the Table with an American Original $21

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Hot for Food Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes to Feed Your Face By Lauren Toyota // $22.00

 

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Williams-Sonoma Holiday Entertaining $18.97

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Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen and Adeena Sussman // 17.99 

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Modern Jewish Baker: Challah, Babka, Bagels & More $21.95

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Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits // 24.50

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Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine $11.95

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