Cooking Stuff

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving 2017

I love to cook for hours. It’s true. Give me time, space, and the radio and I’ll happily create numerous dishes from scratch with loving care. This Thanksgiving my goal was to use a lot of the ton of pumpkin puree I have. So I […]

Pumpkin Pieces

Pumpkin Pieces

This is how I look when I wake up… next to a pretty large pumpkin I would go on to process.  I used my head for scale, though I kind of have a big head. Processing pumpkin is one of my favorite seasonal rituals.  The […]

Unlabor Days are Over: Last Cabana Days

Unlabor Days are Over: Last Cabana Days

So what if it was cold and overcast? The last weekend before the new school year is time to hit the cabana and hold on tight.  That means eats, too.  Cous cous salad with kale, basil and tomatoes from the garden. The last of the […]

<i>Fatta In Casa</i>–Italian From Scratch

Fatta In Casa–Italian From Scratch

This little Italian girl always loved lasagna. Even though lasagna uses the same basic ingredients as other Italian dishes (noodle, sauce, cheeses), it’s the structure of lasagna I love.  It is organized.  And I am a big fan of things being organized.  I always was. […]

Italian French Toast

Italian French Toast

Sometimes, you don’t eat the loaf of Italian bread soon enough and it turns into stone, like some food fairy tale. But there is a way to revive it, give it a metaphorical kiss and transform it into Prince Charming.  First you cut it into […]

Summery Asian Eats

Summery Asian Eats

I can spend many hours in V & T Supermarket in Hempstead, Long Island. Well actually, I can spend many hours in the sauce aisle alone. I stopped in during some errands recently and felt inspired enough to cook a labor-intensive lunch along with a […]

Summer Dinners

Summer Dinners

Lazy summer days–besides a ton of chopping vegetables. Who wants to cook in the summer? Fresh, chilled dinners are best in the heat. Like this salad of jicama, cucumber, tomato, and red pepper. And raw kale with some black beans for protein. I massage ’em […]

Seasons Change

Seasons Change

Beautiful snow striations. Winter’s last word. Dumpling peaks. Blackstrap yolk. Who dun it? M.O.B.‘s California burger in Brooklyn. Carrot poker chips.

Happy Hydrongenated New Year!

Happy Hydrongenated New Year!

Did you know that Pillsbury Crescent Rolls are “accidentally” vegan? This I learned after realizing I didn’t have enough time to make vegan puff pastry dough from scratch to make Pigs in a Blanket with the Field Roast breakfast links we picked up. So I took […]

Purging Drafts

Purging Drafts

Did you ever see someone’s inbox and realize that maybe you’re a bit neurotic about clearing your inbox? I don’t like when I have drafts just sitting around. So here, a blog post that has no theme or elaboration that fizzles out text-wise but still […]

Pieces of Downtime

Pieces of Downtime

Flying over the sandbar that is home. Raspberry alien hands: I’ve always wanted to do this. Delicious vegan Halloween candy from Justin’s and Unreal. Soup weather–or at least it was last week: Red Pepper and Corn Chowder.

Good Things I Ate Recently

Good Things I Ate Recently

Tofu is only going to be as good as you make it. It’s ready to suck in flavor and build its texture–but that takes you. After creating a powerful marinade and letting these Lincoln logs bathe in it all day, I build texture, roasting each side 25-ish […]

The New Grill / Garden Log, Spring 2016: Day 56: Promise

The New Grill / Garden Log, Spring 2016: Day 56: Promise

V marks the spot! The Electrician recently made this concrete and wood base for a set of new ‘his & her’s’ grills. My exclusively vegan grill is an upgrade from the separate grill rack that was all-veggie. I just had to mark my grill with […]