Cupcakes, Tea, and Research

dessert - vegan

Still pretty stuffed from last night’s dinner at Veggie Grill, so I didn’t eat until noon today.  Had half a BabyCake that Melanie brought to the MGL Offices

…while simultaneously doing research on what to bring for Passover this Saturday.

It needs to be:

1. Huge
2. Vegetarian
3. Tomato-free
4. Cheese-free
5. In season
6. Passover-friendly (no grains!)
7. Easy and quick

#7 is especially important, since I’m going to be shooting earlier in the day and will need to throw something together in less than 2 hours. Even better are recipes like the one Giada was demonstrating – since it can be mostly compiled the day before. I’m thinking maybe a crustless quiche? Anyone have a recipe they love without flour?

1/2 a chocolate down…

…followed by tea at Bricks and Scones, where I met up with my White on Rice co-star, James. (Just heard that movie is back up on Comcast on Demand right now – under “Cinema Asian America!”)

Now I’m back home for more research, more tea…

…hit me BabyCakes one more time!

Did you notice my desktop picture? I’m also looking up stuff for Disneyworld, since I’m going there (and possibly taking a road trip too) mid-April. So if anyone has any favorite Disney eats and/or places to stop/stay along the way from Los Angeles to Orlando, I’d love your help with that too!

  • http://keepitsweet.wordpress.com KeepItSweet

    You could bring some sort of quinoa dish, it actually is passover friendly!

  • http://sexyflexi.wordpress.com sexyflexi
  • http://www.cksmetalart.blogspot.com Cindy

    Florida!!
    I’m seriously stumped on you Passover dish…especially when I get down to the easy and quick part.

  • http://twitter.com/SimplyLifeBlog Simply Life

    wow! I’ll be interested to see what you end up bringing. these are “mini quiches” I made that were a huge hit- it’s not a “huge” dish but you can make a lot! there is cheese (which you could omit) and you could use cornstrach instead of flour – hope it helps! http://www.simplylifeblog.com/2011/06/perfect-brunch-asparagus-cheddar-mini-quiches/

    original recipe from here: http://professionalpalate.squarespace.com/recipes/2011/4/20/crustless-asparagus-and-rosemary-mini-quiche.html

  • http://reformedfoodie.com Reformed Foodie

    How about some oven roasted root veggies (parsnips, carrots…) or caramelized brussel sprouts with pecans and a bit of honey…

  • http://ghostwritingplus.wordpress.com ghostwritingplus

    Disney World offers many delicious vegetarian choices — some are obvious, others you’ll have to create yourself. My daughter loves the Mandarin Salad at the Yak and Yeti Counter Service in Animal Kingdom. Order the Mandarin Chicken Salad WITHOUT the chicken. One of my favorites is the Roasted Curry Vegetable Bulgur Salad at the Contempo Cafe in the Contemporary Resort by the Magic Kingdom. It features fresh salad veggies plus grilled ones (zucchini, squash, eggplant) and dried cherries, with a yummy yogurt-pesto dressing. Another great option is Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe located at Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom. Here you can select the Vegetable Burger at Bay 2 or the Vegetable Sandwich or Greek Salad at Bay 3. These are just some ideas — like I said, there’s plenty to choose from. Enjoy!

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      wonderful suggestions – thank you!

  • http://sophiasbaking.blogspot.com sophia

    at disney, you MUST eat a butterfinger cupcake – not all bakeries there sell them, but go on a search. it is so worth it.

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      thanks, sophia!

  • http://murielinthefifties.wordpress.com mgerow

    I used to make a quiche that everyone loved. It had crushed Saltine crackers and mushrooms (mixed in the food processor) pressed in to a crust. Perhaps you could sub matzo?

  • http://twitter.com/pure2raw Pure2raw Twins (@pure2raw)

    oh disney!!! how fun! so jealous, love going there!! we will have to think of some good places to eat as we love eating at so many restaurants at Disney, we love the ones at Animal Kingdom, oh the list could go on

  • janis530

    my vote is your famous bread pudding made with matzo.

  • http://gravatar.com/willgoh2 willgoh2

    frittata, essentially a crustless quiche, but a little more solid.

  • http://gravatar.com/willgoh2 willgoh2

    whoops, both quiche and frittata have eggs, not vegetarian at all. Sorry.

  • Marie-Sophie

    http://www.elanaspantry.com always has great recipes and I think she posted her favorite passover recipes a couple of days ago!

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      thank you – will check it out!

  • girlontheave

    the plate, i love the plate! :)

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  • http://luvwhatyoudo.wordpress.com Luv What You Do

    Quinoa is a great place to start!
    Here are some other fun dessert ideas. The chocolate fudge cake is unbelievably good!
    http://luvwhatyoudo.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/passover-recipes/