The Metanomicon

Food, Art, and Miscellaneous Whimsy

Foodblog: vegetarian

Does not contain any meat, poultry, or fish. May contain other animal products, such as eggs, dairy, etc.

Kale Chips

kalechips

A quick, easy, and extremely healthy snack made from fresh kale, high in vitamins C and A.

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Tabbouleh

Lemony quinoa parsley salad. Unlike many American variants of this traditionally Middle Eastern dish, this is a green salad, not a grain salad. Great as an appetizer or side paired with hummus. I love to eat tabbouleh as a topping for Lebanese pita bread.

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Piña Colada

A delicious sweet cocktail reminiscent of the tropics. Especially nice on hot days in the summer. Please enjoy alcoholic beverages responsibly.

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Vanilla Milkshake

This basic vanilla milkshake is delicious, creamy, and incredibly simple to make. Serves two, can be doubled for more.

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Meringue Drops

meringue

Alternatively, this recipe can be used to make Pavlova. Instead of forming mounds, use a flexible spatula to spread meringue into an 8in circle on a parchment lined baking sheet. Use the back of a spoon to thin out the center and build up the sides. Bake the same and when ready to serve, top with whipped cream and poached fruit.

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Baklava

Baklava

A sweet and aromatic Middle Eastern dessert made from nuts, spices, honey, and phyllo dough. Prepare to put some time into this one, but the outcome is more than worth it! Please note that this is a highly aromatic dish with a blend of delicate flavors and it is important not to leave out or replace any ingredients with lower-quality substitutes.

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Chocolate Thumbprints

Chocolate Thumbprints

A good cookie for holiday gifting- chocolate cookies studded with white chocolate, toffee, and maraschino cherries.

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Tiramisu

Tiramisu

This classic Italian dessert is a delicious confection made from whipped cream, mascarpone, coffee, and ladyfingers. A great treat to impress friends and family!

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Veggie Lasagna

Veggie Lasagna

A hearty vegetarian lasagna with spinach, broccoli, and mushrooms and three types of cheese.

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Tomato-Artichoke Bruschetta

bruschetta

This garden-fresh appetizer is the perfect preface to any Italian-style meal. Bruschetta can also be served as a snack and is great with white wine.

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Cranberry Almond Biscotti

Cranberry Almond Biscotti

A delicious sweet and fruity biscuit to enjoy with coffee or simply as a cookie.

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Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles

Homemade chocolate truffles of four varieties: coconut, orange, espresso, and almond. A decadent treat that is simple to make.

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White Russian

White Russian

A delicious rich, creamy, sweet drink. Perfect for kicking back and watching The Big Lebowski. Please enjoy alcoholic beverages responsibly.

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Chocolate Bark

Chocolate Bark

Bittersweet and White Chocolate swirled together. A great gifting idea for the holidays or a super simple dessert to whip up for company.

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Savory Couscous

A tasty couscous preparation to go with almost any main meal. Matches particularly well with poultry. This was the result of experimentation, and the amounts may not be precise; play around with the recipe and tweak it to your personal tastes!

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