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Playing with Fire

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Lavender Non-Dairy Crème Brûlée

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Playing with Fire

Chrystal and I began another “vegan” challenge at the beginning of 2013 with a few of our friends. I like to think of it as an exercise in disciplined and thoughtful eating. Each one of us, however, built in a few of our own separate dietary modifications this time around–which is why “vegan” rightfully is in quotations. For me, I’m giving myself the okay to consume honey, as one example. But all in all, we’re committed to 90 days of meatless, non-dairy eating.

This Christmas I was gifted a culinary blow torch. I was itching to fire up my new kitchen toy the moment I opened the box. Of course, the first dish that comes to mind that utilizes a torch is the popular dessert crème brûlée, or “burned cream.” It’s made up of very few ingredients, but the main players of the dish are always eggs and cream. No bueno! That doesn’t work with our new break on dairy. Nevertheless, I was determined to have my crème brûlée and eat it too!

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Celebration Is In Order

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Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows

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Celebration Is In Order

We can’t believe just two years ago to the day we signed up on WordPress and started We were just two college friends who moved to California independently of one another, coming together with one strong common passion: to experience amazing food by our own hands. We genuinely began this site as a means to share our favorite recipes with friends and family. We could dish at the dining room table on all the best dishes that came across our forks with our own style and flair, motivating the people around us to tie on an apron and start playing in the kitchen. Never did we expect to amass any sort of following in the foodie community, nor make new friends, continuously renew cooking inspirations, or retain our own voice in the ever-growing virtual exchange of food opinions, ideas and thoughts. But we did. And it’s been a beautiful experience from day one until now.

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