It has been an awfully long hiatus from our last post and we do apologize for that. As you are all quite aware Easter was last month. Unfortunately not everyone lives close to family to invite over for dinner on a Holiday. My neighbor Alice one door down from me in my apartment complex came over to enjoy a four course, Easter Sunday meal. Two days before I was scrambling to find the perfect ingredients at several stores. I shopped at Whole Foods, Ralph’s and Bristol Farms. We made Southern Style Cabbage, which consists of cabbage, tempeh bacon strips, earth balance non dairy spread and sweetened with agave. Other items on the menu included black eyed peas, rice topped with mildly spice fermented cabbage known as Kimchi, cornbread and baked sweet potatoe. The main course: faux Italian sausage, with leeks and spinach in marinara sauce. For dessert we all shared a slice of carrot cake courtesy of Bristol Farms. Alice described the meal as a ‘Symphony of flavors’. We were glad the outcome was a success since this was the second time she has tried our food. We owed it to her since she bought us dinner a couple of months ago to one of our favorite vegan/ kosher restaurants called Bodhi where we had spicy eggplant over rice, pumpkin curry and Thai sticky rice and mango for dessert . We look forward to inviting Alice over again to enjoy the blend of flavors we love experimenting with in the kitchen.