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Display Name: thegratiana
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Is It Cocoa or Cake? Baked Hot Chocolate!
1/30/12 02:30 PM

Ooh! I love cacao nibs. I cannot wait to try this! :-)

New Favorite Oatmeal Topping: Cacao Nibs
1/30/12 02:28 PM

I make at least two large orders from nutsonline per year. I buy all kinds of organic and raw foods from them. It is just a lot easier than driving to specialty stores.

Do You Buy Ingredients or Specialty Foods Online?
1/10/12 04:47 PM

I am a big fan of the marshmallows from 240sweet. I sent my sister some marshmallows for her birthday and she loved all of the unusual flavors.

Do You Mail Order Food For Friends During the Holidays?
12/16/11 03:26 AM

We go out for sushi every Christmas. We call it sushi Christmas, and we love it! :-)

Gobble, Gobble: Do You Eat Turkey Again on Christmas?
12/16/11 03:19 AM

Wow! I can't wait to try it.

Look! Make Edible Bowls with a Muffin Tin
11/21/11 02:48 PM

That turquoise foyer is out of this world! I think I am in love. :-)

Bright Entryways: Foyers that Pop
10/7/11 02:37 PM

I am not a fan, but that is just because I know that mites and other things can live in those stuffed trophies. Yuck!

Reader Survey: Does Taxidermy Enhance a Space?
10/7/11 02:31 PM

Pan fry them in a little oil with Worcestershire sauce, season salt, black pepper, and a good dose of onion powder. That is not vegan though as that sauce has anchovies in it. You could also pan fry them with a little fresh garlic, onions, soy sauce, and fresh ginger, and red chilis for a more asian flavor.

How Can I Make Boca Burgers Taste Better?
Good Questions

7/1/11 09:03 PM

These Guacamole style deviled eggs seem like they would be easy and quite tasty.

What Can I Take to a Paleolithic Dinner Party?
Good Questions

6/27/11 10:00 PM

I don't think banning potatoes completely is the answer. The baked potato bar sounds like a great idea and they should offer regular and sweet potatoes, but they would need to limit the portions of junk to put on top of the potatoes. When I was in school we had a salad bar with prepacked salads that the lunch ladies made daily. Maybe making a prepacked portion potato bar could be the answer.

The End of Tater Tots? A Proposal to Ban Potatoes in Schools
The Wall Street Journal

5/21/11 01:06 AM

The baked Alaska at Oleana in Cambridge, MA. OMG it is fantastic! The passion fruit drizzle is one of the best things that I have ever tasted!!

What's the Best Dessert You Ever Ate?
4/27/11 01:04 AM

Poached eggs on a whole grain english muffin, fresh fruit salad, and a green tea latte made with skim milk. I would love to eat it outside at a table in a garden, but with our apartment that is not possible.

Best Breakfast Ever: What's Your Dream Breakfast?
4/20/11 12:35 AM

I love crunchy pb mixed with tofu, sriracha, ginger, garlic, and soy on my sandwich. That sandwich is fantastic when toasted. Another weird, but delicious pb sandwich is crunchy pb, medjool dates, and tomato basil chips on 12 grain bread.

5 Pretty & Bizarre Peanut Butter Sandwiches
4/19/11 10:25 PM

I broil my grapefruit drizzled with a little bit of honey mixed with vanilla and cardamom sprinkled on top. Delicious!

Slurp It, Cook It, Can It: 10 Things to Do With Grapefruit
3/31/11 01:22 PM

It is extremely easy. Just put several sticks of unsalted butter in a pan. Turn the heat on medium and simmer, then lower the heat and when it turns a nice golden almost brownish color and it is no longer popping, turn it off. Pour through a fine wire mesh strainer into a jar.

How Can I Clarify Butter (Make Ghee) at Home?
Good Questions

3/25/11 02:48 PM

I actually found one of these mirrors at a Family Dollar for around $20.

Ask And You Shall Receive, Part 2: Starburst Mirrors Under $100
3/14/11 04:39 AM

That first recipe is fantastic if you add a little garlic. I like to dip raw green beans in it. Yum!

Two Vegan Mayonnaise Recipes
1/12/11 09:01 PM

We had the same problem in our small apartment. We used an ikea expedit bookcase as a room divider to block the crate from view.

How Can I Hide or Disguise a (Big!) Dog Crate?
Good Questions

1/11/11 12:16 AM

My husband is allergic to eggs and poultry, so I had to find a vegan version of chocolate mousse for valentine's day last year. I found a recipe for raw vegan chocolate mousse that was made from avacado. It is amazing.

Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Prep Time: 10 minutes

* 4 Ripe Organic Avocados
* 1 Cup of Sweetener (Agave Nectar or Evaporated Cane Juice)
* 1 Tbls of Pure Vanilla Extract
* 1 Cup of Organic Fair Trade Cocoa Powder (or Carob)

Slice each avocado open and scoop out the insides. Place the inside in a food processor or blender. Next add the sweetener, vanilla, and cocoa powder. Blend or process the mixture until fully blended. The mixture should be smooth and the color of chocolate. You can instantly serve the mousse, however we recommend you let it cool in the fridge for at least an hour. Serve in cups with fresh fruit or mint.

What Is the Best Recipe for Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse?
Good Questions

1/10/11 09:42 PM