photo by Claire Matern
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A Decadent Eight Course Vegan Tasting Menu for The Illuminati Ball

For the last few months I have been creating and perfecting the menu for the immersive excursion “The Illuminati Ball”  created by artist, protectress of animals and all around bad ass Cynthia Von Buhler. The Illuminati Ball is a surrealist

photo by Claire Matern
/ Erin

A Decadent Eight Course Vegan Tasting Menu for The Illuminati Ball

For the last few months I have been creating and perfecting the menu for the immersive excursion “The Illuminati Ball”  created by artist, protectress of animals and all around bad ass Cynthia Von Buhler. The Illuminati Ball is a surrealist

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Sautéed and Salted Medjool Dates with Whiskey

At The Illuminati Ball, we serve Medjool Dates sautéed in very good olive oil and sprinkled with Maldone salt as an amuse bouche.  Pairing sweet dates with salt, usually bacon or goat cheese is pretty classic.  I didn’t invent the

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Sautéed and Salted Medjool Dates with Whiskey

At The Illuminati Ball, we serve Medjool Dates sautéed in very good olive oil and sprinkled with Maldone salt as an amuse bouche.  Pairing sweet dates with salt, usually bacon or goat cheese is pretty classic.  I didn’t invent the

Creamy Lime Shots with Dark Chocolate and Ginger (Vegan)
https://bigsislittledish.com/2016/03/05/creamy-lime-shots-with-dark-chocolate-and-ginger-vegan/
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Creamy Lime Shots with Dark Chocolate and Ginger (Vegan)

I created this dessert to finish the 8 course vegan tasting menu that I am cooking for The Illuminati Ball.  We will try it out for the first time at the March 12th show.  It has been pretty fabulous having

Creamy Lime Shots with Dark Chocolate and Ginger (Vegan)
https://bigsislittledish.com/2016/03/05/creamy-lime-shots-with-dark-chocolate-and-ginger-vegan/
/ Erin

Creamy Lime Shots with Dark Chocolate and Ginger (Vegan)

I created this dessert to finish the 8 course vegan tasting menu that I am cooking for The Illuminati Ball.  We will try it out for the first time at the March 12th show.  It has been pretty fabulous having

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Crispy Yuba Mock Duck with Vietnamese Pickles and Herbs (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

On select weekends over the next few months, I am cooking a tasting menu for 30 guests attending The Illuminati Ball.  The creator of this fabulous event, Cynthia Von Buhler, gave me free reign over the menu and made just two requests.  The menu

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/ Erin

Crispy Yuba Mock Duck with Vietnamese Pickles and Herbs (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

On select weekends over the next few months, I am cooking a tasting menu for 30 guests attending The Illuminati Ball.  The creator of this fabulous event, Cynthia Von Buhler, gave me free reign over the menu and made just two requests.  The menu

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/ Erin

My new favorite biscuit dough (gluten-free)

Before I had to give up gluten, biscuit making was my super power.  I served biscuits with homemade marmalade and jam for breakfast and tea time.  In the summer  I used biscuit dough as crust for Tomato Pie and Peach Cobbler.

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My new favorite biscuit dough (gluten-free)

Before I had to give up gluten, biscuit making was my super power.  I served biscuits with homemade marmalade and jam for breakfast and tea time.  In the summer  I used biscuit dough as crust for Tomato Pie and Peach Cobbler.

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Cardamon Orange Cakes with Coconut Topping (Gluten-Free)

This is the best smelling cake I’ve ever made.  Cardamom is by far my favorite dessert spice.  I know that there are already a ridiculous number of cardamom desserts on this blog, but I just can’t help myself.  I have

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Cardamon Orange Cakes with Coconut Topping (Gluten-Free)

This is the best smelling cake I’ve ever made.  Cardamom is by far my favorite dessert spice.  I know that there are already a ridiculous number of cardamom desserts on this blog, but I just can’t help myself.  I have

Nordic Brunch
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Snow Day Nordic Brunch- Potato Pancakes, Poached Eggs and Smoked Salmon

It finally snowed in New York City!  As far as I’m concerned, the timing is perfect.  I know that the warm weather that we’ve been having is probably a sight at the end is near, but I loved it.  As

Nordic Brunch
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Snow Day Nordic Brunch- Potato Pancakes, Poached Eggs and Smoked Salmon

It finally snowed in New York City!  As far as I’m concerned, the timing is perfect.  I know that the warm weather that we’ve been having is probably a sight at the end is near, but I loved it.  As