Cooking Stuff

So Purdy.

So Purdy.

The ocean next door. Without Pickle Shack, M.O.B. will have to do. Ground’s jewels. Complete protein. Roasted vegetable aftermath art. Happy cupcakes. Manmade on majesty. “Even if you’re on the right track…”

Easy, Vegan Red Velvet Pancakes

Easy, Vegan Red Velvet Pancakes

Easy Vegan Red Velvet Pancakes (adapted from here) 1.5 cups unsweetened soy milk, less 1.5 TB 1.5 TB apple cider vinegar 0.5 cup whole wheat flour 0.75 all-purpose flour 0.75 cup granulated sugar 2 TB cocoa powder 1.5 tsp baking powder 0.25 tsp baking soda […]

Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50

I enjoy a reason to cook all day. Not only does the Super Bowl offer that opportunity, it allows the menu to be gluttonous finger foods. This year I also took the opportunity to do some pantry turnover. I based my menu on what had […]

<i>Ok, It’s Winter</i> Chili

Ok, It’s Winter Chili

So the temperature is going in the 50’s this coming week… and last week’s blizzard is receding steadily exposing the backyard. But it’s winter. Before Spring, I need more chili. I used Contrary Cook’s recipe. Red, yellow, and orange bell peppers, onions, red and orange sweet […]

“Very clever dinner. Appetizing food fit neatly into interesting round pie. (It’s a Quiche.)”

“Very clever dinner. Appetizing food fit neatly into interesting round pie. (It’s a Quiche.)”

A quiche with a shredded potato crust? It’s just enough effort for the special occasion of New Years. I never made a quiche before! And with VeganEggs in my pantry taking up space, this was the best way to jumpstart the annual pantry turnover. Quiches need […]

the Vegan Thanksgiving Spread

the Vegan Thanksgiving Spread

Happy Thanksgiving! I am grateful for a successful Thanksgiving meal created in our new kitchen. The renovated space improved work flow in a tremendous way. And the dishwasher–a game changer. Here are the food highlights: A flavor-packed stuffed seitan roast, mashed potatoes, apple pomegranate pumpkin rice, and […]

Bountiful

Bountiful

With autumn comes a whole new set of seasonal veggies. I anticipate this change in the fruit and vegetable racks in my local grocer like how some other do clothing lines, a new sneaker, or tickets for whatever millennial-deep (puddle) marketing exec-made “musician” who doesn’t […]

Soup Season Starts Now!

Soup Season Starts Now!

If you’re like me, you follow strict soup seasons. And autumn is the start of soup time! So I am finally making a recipe from Nava Atlas’s Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews For All Seasons, a years-old gift from The Electrician. I started with a parsnip […]

Autumn Weekend Pictorial

Autumn Weekend Pictorial

With Hurricane Joaquin worries put out to sea, I had my first proper weekend after my first proper full week of working, finally. Summer is officially gone. It’s back to the grind.  Kitchen renovation cookies, with just a pinch of sawdust. Various gourds for the […]

Boozy Bootleg Brunch Buffet: <br>A <i>Vegan Victuals</i> Meal Photospread

Boozy Bootleg Brunch Buffet:
A Vegan Victuals Meal Photospread

  Whiskey Maple Syrup goes back in the bottle for serving. (recipe credit) Macerated blueberry, blackberry & raspberry with Brandy & Grand Marnier  Coconut whip Charred Eggplant Bacon (marinade recipe credit) Orange Brandy Marmalade with ginger bits Sweet Potato Beer Biscuits Coconut rum-soaked French Toast  Some appetizers: […]

Veg-heavy Days

Veg-heavy Days

This week’s gorgeous lunch photographed so well. Grilled tempeh, roasted beets, brown & wild rice pilaf with dill, cashew & diced red pepper, sautéed beet greens and Dino kale. Who wants to cook dinner in this sweltering heat? It was time to use my Asian market goodies and make […]

Back in the Saddle Again

Back in the Saddle Again

I feel like I haven’t made food in weeks. With a stretch of no travel, it was time to get back in the kitchen. For an ambitious lunch for the week, I tried out milkingalmonds‘ fantastic (fish style) parsnip filet recipe. Such a great idea! […]

{More} Freshwater Life / Vegan in the Poconos

{More} Freshwater Life / Vegan in the Poconos

Hawley, Pennsylvania is a resort town in the Poconos Mountains Lake Region located just far enough from the thriving metropolis New York City to feel like you’ve entered an entirely different habitat. Though most of the area resorts are for various outdoor adventuring, The Lodge […]

Partial Detox Time

Partial Detox Time

When things are out of balance, this Libra takes action to enforce balance. Thinking of the rest of the gluttonous summer ahead of me, I began a brief partial detox–simplifying my food intake to mostly single-ingredient foods, along with experimental detox elixirs.  The first elixir: a mint green tea, lime […]

Colorful

Colorful

Push aside winter grey, summer is unofficially here. The irises are blooming at the zombie house next door, triggered by nature. There Will Come Soft Rains-style.  The backyard, once a bland backdrop along the walk to the back door, invites entry, holds glistening fruits and color […]

Sunday is For Lunch Making

Sunday is For Lunch Making

A while ago, Vegan Cuts gave me a full sized bag of brown rice noodles. I hate to have things sit around too long, so I decided to make Pad Thai for my lunch this week. There are a ton of vegan Pad Thai recipes […]

Where’s the “Meat” Ravioli?

Where’s the “Meat” Ravioli?

Although there are plenty of vegan ravioli options abound, most of the fillings are vegetable or tofu-based “ricotta.” In fact, in my almost 20 years of being an informed vegan, I have never seen vegan “meat” ravioli–either on a restaurant’s menu or at the store. […]

Chili For Chilly Nights

Chili For Chilly Nights

In these frigid days and nights, a coveted sunspot is boardwalk real estate. To Frankenstein, a concentrated dose of sun is well worth a bit of awkward positioning. It’s chili weather once again! These cold days have me craving a big bowl of hearty chili with […]

Home for the Super Bowl 49

Home for the Super Bowl 49

The Super Bowl is great reason to make a lot of food. Counter-clockwise: I made potato skins, blank canvases for assorted fixings. Cashew sour cream. Field Roast corn dogs. Mini omelet bites from leftover batter. Green onion. Nacho cheese from Oh She Glows. Sauteed sweet […]

Snowbound

Snowbound

My sister and I planned a trip to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania this past weekend–nerdy mini road trip to watch the prognostication of the famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil. I was all ready to write an article about the hailed groundhog’s living conditions and how the associated hullabaloo impedes on […]

Posting in the Snow Day, Part 1

Posting in the Snow Day, Part 1

In advance recognition of heading to state #49 this summer, I finally finished my United Great States commemorative necklace. Another batch of granola bars. A visit to Three Brother with my sister. Crab cake benedict. Did you know that Girl Scout Thin Mints are vegan […]

January is a blur.

January is a blur.

I feel like January always flies. In the gung-ho of setting productive routines for the new year, time is used optimally. And so it is moves swiftly. Here are some photos of its food choices. I did a week of gluten-free-ness, which started with these gluten […]

Mid-January Eats

Mid-January Eats

Ever notice that the start of the year flies in one big chunk? It’s already January 17. So here are so pictures of recent food within the weeks of TCB. Ground dates are such a delicious, sweet accompaniment to chocolate. And these scratch-made date caramels from […]

My Breakfast and Lunch, and Why I Don’t Like New Music

My Breakfast and Lunch, and Why I Don’t Like New Music

I’m thinking of the piano chords to Morning Has Broken by Cat Stevens. They’re kind of thundering, like a definitive decision, like a confident first step of something. I love how that song makes me feel. What is so delightful about music is that you get to pick […]