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It’s the Great Pumpkin Vegan Ice Cream

recipe - vegan

I have spent a ridiculous amount of money on frozen desserts this summer.  Between Sweet Rose, Carmela, and the newly-opened Salt & Straw (<—which I’ve visited 3x in 2 days) my taste buds are a bit spoiled by high-quality ingredients, but my wallet isn’t too happy with me.

Thankfully, Cuisinart sent an ice cream maker – so now I can churn the good stuff at home.

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Just like my favorite part of baking – “cleaning” the residual mess.

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This is a batch of Emily’s Pumpkin Cinnamon Spiced Vegan Ice Cream - it’s basically just canned pumpkin, agave, almond/coconut milk – I used Pumpkin Pie Spice instead of Cinnamon.  You can enjoy it like soft-serve, right away…

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…or spread it into an 8×8 Pyrex, cover the top with parchment paper, and store in the freezer until hard and scoopable.

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This is what a front porch in the summer is for.

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P.S. The podcast I recorded with Masters of the Tooniverse is up – if you love Disney’s Alice in Wonderland as much as I do, have a listen!

 

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What’s New Pussycat

life - movies

It’s hard for things not to feel difficult today.

Been better lately.  Thank you for your sweet comments – even though you can’t see them, I can read them.  By the way, I’m reworking the site to deal with these technical issues, and will be launching a complete makeover in the next few months.  Would love your feedback on what you like, what you could see less/more of, etc.

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Been on a pumpkin kick lately.  Mixed into yogurt (above) with pumpkin pie spice and shoved into sandwiches (below).

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This was an exciting night…

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…as you may remember, I’m a rabid Karate Kid fan – look who I got to watch it “with”

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and meet!!!

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P.S. The KCRW Good Food Pie Contest is coming up – listen to my interview with Evan Kleiman from last year and enter your pie here.

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Bow and Truss

dessert - dinner - restaurant - vegetarian

We headed to the Valley mid-week to celebrate our friend Erin’s birthday.

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Bow and Truss is a stunning space…

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…with beautiful food. We ordered a bunch to share – I didn’t snap too many pix because there was a large group waiting to eat…

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…but I will say that this (blurry) Fig Bread…

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…served with a fig balsamic reduction/blue cheese butter is a must!

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Also note-worthy – the paella. They have several variations; we got two vegetarian ones.

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Dessert came from Republic of Pie, next door…

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…their pumpkin, plus this freak of pie nature – Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding (with chocolate mousse and triple crusts)…

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…drowned in caramel sauce.

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BANANAS! Literally.

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