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Roaming About the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Badlands in New Mexico

Roaming About the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Badlands in New Mexico

In the northwest corner of New Mexico, just east of the Navajo Nation, is 45,000 acres of wild land: the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Badlands. 70 million years ago the land was a river delta from an inland sea that used to flow from the present-day Arctic Ocean to […]

Weird Vegan Valentines & Divine Treasures

Weird Vegan Valentines & Divine Treasures

I read this one as “You do all the others” at first.  The beet is an important part of the sentence. You are the dapper apple guy of my eye… Wait what? Your unkindness? You have a red pepper temper, my dear. We would make […]

Vacation in New York City

Vacation in New York City

Oh that? That’s a steak tartare from the all-vegan French place in the West Village, Delice & Sarrasin. I took a vacation in my city, making an occasion of booking a hotel room in Times Square for a friend’s birthday celebration. On the way in… […]

Super Bowl 52 Tater Tot Nachos

Super Bowl 52 Tater Tot Nachos

Happy Super Bowl! I made tater tot nachos with homemade tater tots for the occasion.  And now I’m going to sit on my butt for a while. Vegan Nacho Cheese (adapted from here) 1 medium Yukon Gold potato, peeled and diced 1 medium carrot, peeled […]

Eggloo Goes Vegan

Eggloo Goes Vegan

In this Insta-age of eating, a photogenic meal can create quite the buzz. Like Eggloo and their specialty dessert from Hong Kong, Gai Dan Jai (translation: Little Eggs). After they tried a vegan waffle out at the Vegan Food and Drink Festival at Randall’s Island in […]

XYST-entialism in Chelsea

XYST-entialism in Chelsea

Yet another Matthew Kenney eatery has opened its doors: XYST.  As with all Matthew Kenney eateries, the plates were pretty and the Chelsea space was a beautiful refuge. Here is the brunch pictorial on my recent visit. Falafel Waffle: smoked tofu scramble with cashew hollandaise […]

Tofu Pasanda From Vegan Richa

Tofu Pasanda From Vegan Richa

I love Indian food. What other cuisine would have me using 8+ spices to prepare?  8+ spices plus tons of garlic and fresh ginger… Heavenly.  Because the warmth of those spices and it’s crockpot-friendliness, Tofu Pasanda is my lunch for the week.  The recipe is […]

In the Gray of Things

In the Gray of Things

And just like that, 2018 is 1/12 done.  Here’s to the color in the gray. 1) Fire in the sky. 2.) A complicated vegetable sushi roll with greens and pickled things  3.) Summer-inspired vegan macarons from Confectionery! in the East Village: orange creamsicle, mango-lime, strawberry milk, […]

Checking In On Me/These are a few of my favorite things: <b>introspection</b>.

Checking In On Me/These are a few of my favorite things: introspection.

A while back when I met an age milestone, I made a book of 50 things life had taught me so far.  And I think I gave it to my Mom? After another milestone, I am now revisiting these and am set to create a […]

Creamy Cauliflower Horseradish Soup

Creamy Cauliflower Horseradish Soup

Though it doesn’t seem like soup weather this weekend, I made A Virtual Vegan‘s Creamy Cauliflower Horseradish Soup for the week.  I made one small tweak–cooking the onion and garlic up with the thyme in the pan till nice and flavorful instead of stewing all […]

<i>Blue On Blue:</i> Oat & Millet Blueberry Pancakes with Blue Beauty Protein

Blue On Blue: Oat & Millet Blueberry Pancakes with Blue Beauty Protein

Like that annoying woman in Pulp Fiction, I wanted blueberry pancakes last night.  So I decided to tweak a recipe to include Moon Juice’s Blue Beauty Protein. And I wanted to use the way healthier oat and millet flours over all-purpose. They turned out great […]

TEFF Noogies

TEFF Noogies

Ok, so I tried another ancient buzz-worthy grain: Teff. Teff means “lost” in Amharic… because it’s so damn tiny.  Each grain is like a third the size of a single quinoa seed.  First originating in Ethiopia and Eritrea between 4,000 B.C.E. and 1,000 B.C.E. , it’s […]

Some Vegan Things I Like Lately

Some Vegan Things I Like Lately

My Canon PowerShot G9X is always with me.  It’s a lovely point and shoot with a throwback design that reminds me of my grandfather’s old cameras.  I was excited to find a faux leather case that suits its aesthetic.  I was also excited about this […]

An Idiot’s Guide to Making Vegan Marshmallows

An Idiot’s Guide to Making Vegan Marshmallows

(It’s a marshmallow world in the winter.) I am the smartest idiot I know.  In fact, a lot of my smart parts efficiently glean wisdom from my idiocy.  It’s like a regenerating pool of experience and folly, raw material for unlimited life lessons.  In the […]

The Season’s First Chili!

The Season’s First Chili!

Sure, it’s freezing outside. Mounds of snow complicate walking and driving and dressing. ….But it’s chili time!   What I love about chili is how you can throw the kitchen sink in… then throw the kitchen sink on top of it.  It is a vehicle for […]

Breakfast is my superpower.

Breakfast is my superpower.

This powerful breakfast helps my morning person-ness. I make a batch of this on the weekend and divvy it up so it’s ready to bring to work. This is a revamped version of my usual chia oatmeal that incorporates new and exciting magical powders. Cacao […]

January’s Full Wolf Moon

January’s Full Wolf Moon

Here are the best shots of a ton by my fumbly frozen hands: the gorgeous supermoon waking up Brooklyn.  And here is that same supermoon the evening before saying goodnight. That’s all: “With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?” (Oscar […]

8 Easy New Years Resolutions for Health: Diversifin’

8 Easy New Years Resolutions for Health: Diversifin’

Eating the same thing, especially a diet that is imbalanced with starches and sugar, leads to all sorts of health ailments. But big changes can also be difficult to sustain.  That is why I resolve to welcome more healthful yet simple additions to my usual […]

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things: <b>Cardinals in the Snow</b>

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things: Cardinals in the Snow

I am enchanted by chubby male cardinals in the winter.  I can photo-stalk them for hours. Though my camera insists on trying to focus on the falling snowflakes, I got a few good shots. 

Heck No, Fairway.

Heck No, Fairway.

When do I boycott a supermarket? When they send me this: Foie Gras is downright despicable. Like absolutely horrible in this kind of Dystopian way.  I will gladly fork over my ‘whole paycheck’ at Whole Foods who finds foie gras just as unacceptable as I […]

<b>Traveling {Vegan} Series:</b> Preparation 1: Pack Wisely

Traveling {Vegan} Series: Preparation 1: Pack Wisely

I have said before and I will say it again, it over and over and over.  This country is absolutely breathtaking.  Though the densely populated urban and suburban landscapes are mostly my backdrop, I crave to be within all that is wild, remote, and free.  […]

Bits of Winter Renewal

Bits of Winter Renewal

On the Winter Solstice our sun takes a nice long and potent look at the Tropic of Capricorn… and then turns around all poignant-like, tossing her golden rays–all resolved in beautiful definiteness.  Winter comes and she seems farther away… but really it’s just because you’re […]

Christmas in the Raw.

Christmas in the Raw.

The holidays are typically a gluttonous time… the last hurrah of the year where many have a well-accepted excuse to dip into excess.  So this year, I choose to bring a raw dish to my parent’s home.  I made Raw Pad Thai using the list […]

Let’s Talk About Socks …Warm, Vegan Socks

Let’s Talk About Socks …Warm, Vegan Socks

For many years it was difficult to find warm socks that did not contain wool.  But thanks to modern science and technology, that is no longer the case.  Mostly with the demand of socks staying not just warm but also dry, winter sports outfitters have […]