prOjEct pOt pIE 2016 ~ sUccEss!!

Project Pot Pie 2016 was a TOTAL Success! RockStars and Babies teamed up with Sam Carlson and the Girl Scouts for the 4th year in a row to make and deliver hot, homemade, delicious, vegetarian Pot Pies to the homeless living in LA. Project Pot Pie started about 16 years ago in my tiny kitchen with an oven that wasn’t even…

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glUtEn frEE / vEgAn lAsAgnA

This recipe is for my friend, Dayna who is going to make this on Thanksgiving. I set out to make an ultimate lasagna for someone who is both vegan and gluten free. The first time I made it I honestly believed I had made it both GF and Vegan (it was off the hook, amazing) but I used noodles that…

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Project Pot Pie 2014 – Success!!!

To say Project Pot Pie 2014 was successful would be an understatement. For the past 13+ years that RockStarsandBabies.com have been serving up pot pies, each year a little more gets figured out and it becomes that much bigger of an experience the following year. For a little back story on how it came to be check out last year’s preparation blog. These…

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The Best Juice Scrap Vegan Burgers Ever

WITH CASHEW CHEESE These Juice Scrap Vegan Burgers Rock!!! I love to juice and I hate throwing away veggie scraps. It always feels like such a waste…. because it is. Don’t throw them away, make these veggie scrap burgers and feed yourself and your family for days. They freeze well and I’ll include how to make them vegetarian instead of…

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One Skillet Corny Kale

Uncle Alan and Auntie Kelly, This one is for you. One Skillet, Corny Kale: so easy! Wish I had more pics, these are from my iPhone, but this is such a simple dish that requires very little time and is packed with enough protein to be the main course (it is often the only course for us), but also makes…

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Sautéed Chard with Goat Cheese, Macadamia Grapes

This was so yummy and simple. Sautéed Swiss Chard with Goat Cheese Wrapped Grapes Rolled in Toasted Macadamia Nuts and Drizzled with a Balsamic Reduction…. so freakin’ yummy. I served 4 easy and quick courses. The first was a basic Caprese Salad – quick recipe: Basic Caprese Salad: 2 Organic Farmer’s Market Heirloom Tomatoes Imported Buffalo Mozzarella (from Italy, of course),…

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Happy Christmas – Vegan Sweet Potato Hash

Happy Christmas – Vegan Sweet Potato Hash with Black Rice and Brussel Sprouts: The pics are pretty crap because they were taken with my iPhone… I generally don’t have time to break out the real camera and style the food the way I would like to when I am cooking, especially when throwing things together which is just how I…

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Project Pot Pies 2013, success!

Project Pot Pie 2013, success!!!! We shopped for socks and milk and commenced the cooking about 11:30AM. Ashley’s mom, Cheryl dropped off about 50 care bags which were already beautifully filled in elegant backpack style bags. Ashley, Maya, Kelly and the kids started to fill the other 200 bags with the granola bars so generously donated by Julie Saliba at…

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Project Pot Pie 2013

RockStars and Babies are cooking them up again! Project Pot Pie 2013 will take place next week on Dec 14, 2013. This year there is a team and we will be making 200+ Pot Pies in 4 ovens. I started doing this about 12 years ago when I lived in a tiny studio apartment on the boardwalk in Venice Beach….

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Vanilla Almond Milk and What To Do With the Leftover Almond Meal

I recently began creating my own Vanilla Almond Milk.  Here is my recipe for Vanilla Almond Milk and What To Do With the Leftover Almond Meal. I only use 3 ingredients and lately have started using only 2 (plus water). I wanted to figure out something that worked for me. I like things sweet but not too sweet.  The almonds…

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Meat Eaters Challenge

Though I have been a flip-flopper on vegetarianism in the past, this time I will live as one forever (or go vegan). Previously, I only engaged in it for health reasons, now I do it not exclusively for health but also because I am educated on the factory farming industry. My “Meat Eaters Challenge” for family and friends is to…

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Farmers’ Markets

It’s November and everyone is posting on Facebook and other social media about what they are thankful for. I of course am very grateful for my husband, my family, my friends, and to be so blessed and blissful living on the magnificent southern California coast line. I am pleased to be a vegetarian and thankful for all the neighborhood Farmers’…

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Vegetarian Recipe- Grilled Pineapple Sandwich Stacks

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ohhh my gooooooodness! This vegetarian recipe rocks and I dream about making it again and again. I take a lot of time with this, honestly probably more time than necessary. You could really combine all the middle ingredients and make it so much quicker, but I have this weird layered thing in my head and am determined to make it…

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