Ripe From Around Here and More!

Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

Strawberries, rhubarb, and spelt flour make for one heck of a muffin! These beauties are for the upcoming book Ripe From Around Here by Jae Steele and the recipe can be found on her site. Yes folks, I am testing for another book and am truly enjoying Jae’s recipes which focus on local ingredients. These pictures don’t do these muffins justice, they are fabulous:
Strawberry Rhubarb Muffin

Strawberry Rhubarb Muffin

I also made this very tasty roasted cauliflower:
Roasted Spicy Cauliflower

Roasted Spicy Cauliflower

I definitely have other recipes that I am excited to try out so stay tuned for more RFAH porn!
This week I also made Spring Onion Pancakes. If you’ve never had these chinese delights I highly encourage you to. They are pretty simple to make and with the abundance of spring onions at the farmer’s market it’s a great time!
Spring Onion Pancakes

Spring Onion Pancakes

The recipe is pretty standard: for 4 pancakes I used 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 cup boiling water, and 1 tbs. of cold water. Stir to form dough and then on a lightly floured surface knead for a few minutes. Cover and let rest for about half an hour. Divide dough into 4 balls and roll each into a disc. Spread some sesame oil and sprinkle chopped onions. Fold in half and roll into a log and then roll the log lengthwise to make a spiral (kinda like a cinnamon roll). Let rest for 15 minutes. Flatten out each one into a flat disc and your onions should be incorporated into the pancake.  In a skillet add a 2 tbs of oil and fry til golden.


They are oh so tasty! Next time I will defintely make more because these were gobbled up in a minute. The dipping sauce is Blackberry Wine Soy Sauce with some toasted sesame seeds and onions added. Here’s a close-up of the dipping sauce in my cute little fish bowl!

Fish Bowl

Fish Bowl

And last but not least, have you tried Coconut Bliss  yet? If not, what are you waiting for?? Best vegan ice cream EVER! Seriously!

Coconut Bliss

Coconut Bliss

This is the Naked Coconut flavor with some sliced strawberries – pure bliss! Luna & Larry definitely got the name of their product spot on – this is coconut bliss! So go out and get some, you won’t be disappointed!
Til next time…

5 Responses to “Ripe From Around Here and More!”

  1. 1 Nora June 27, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    i love the pics of the green onion pancakes!

  2. 2 Vince at the Bliss mothership (Eugene, Oregon) June 27, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Thanks for the shout out for Coconut Bliss! We try hard, and we (Luna/Larry/the whole team of us 8) appreciate your comments. We are in Whole Foods, but also in many small health food markets and coops in the 50 states. In LA, we’re everywhere (Los Angelino, right?) If you want to know the closest store near you, here’s the link:

    (and check out the new flavs, they just arrived last week in many stores)


  3. 3 Vegiegail June 28, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Your food photos are seriously amazing! Those strawberry-rhubarb muffins and spring onion pancakes are making my mouth water. Even the spicy roasted cauliflower looks incredible! WOW!

  4. 4 mihl July 20, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Both the muffins and the pancakes look very delicious.

  5. 5 Cheryl Keller May 12, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    it all looks good gona try the spring onion pancakes tonite, cant wait

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Los Angeleno. Vegan. Buddhist. Punk Rock. Local Food Reviewer. English Bulldog Lover. Searcher of the perfect vegan cheese, among many other things...

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