La vie sous la pluie
La Duni euro coffee.  Tasty.

La Duni euro coffee. Tasty.

My vegan adventure has ended. While I can now indulge in my beloved croissants and souffles, my body cries out the next day for a veg cleanse!

Dinner : stuffed peppers.  Mi amor preferred the sweet red pepper to the peppery green.  I concur!

Dinner : stuffed peppers. Mi amor preferred the sweet red pepper to the peppery green. I concur!

Twirling like the whimsical beauty she is, full of grace and wonder.

Twirling like the whimsical beauty she is, full of grace and wonder.

Celebrating the last few days of summer!  School started for my Antonio earlier this week.  How quickly the months went by, and they were brutally hot ones at that!

Celebrating the last few days of summer! School started for my Antonio earlier this week. How quickly the months went by, and they were brutally hot ones at that!

Lovely ballerina!  Leilani started her first class this past Saturday.  She was the epitome of beauty in her dark bodice-fitted costume, dancing free-spirited with such happiness.  I glanced over at my husband tearfully, we couldn’t take our eyes off of her.

Lovely ballerina! Leilani started her first class this past Saturday. She was the epitome of beauty in her dark bodice-fitted costume, dancing free-spirited with such happiness. I glanced over at my husband tearfully, we couldn’t take our eyes off of her.

10 kitchen tools essential for my culinary survival

1. Kitchenaid stand mixer
2. Cuisinart food processor
3. Microplane (multifunctional for citrus zest, grated nutmeg, and parm)
4. All-Clad measuring cups and spoons
5. Bright yellow lemon squeezer
6. Williams Sonoma cookie sheets
7. Wooden/bamboo spoons
8. Salad/herb spinner
9. Silpat mats
10. Sur la table muffin tins

Dejeuner

Spinach and romaine salad with red onions, grape tomatoes, and chickpeas

First vegan dish : gingery tofu, carrots, and soba in mushroom scallion broth

First vegan dish : gingery tofu, carrots, and soba in mushroom scallion broth