Product Reviews

Birthday Outtakes, Part 1

Birthday Outtakes, Part 1

I had the chance to stop at La Bella Pasta in Kingston, New York to score some of their vegan pasta.  Fresh made vegan pasta is a new blog reporting passion of mind. I hope as more accept plant-based as normal, other pasta makers will […]

When in Rome, do as the Romans.  So when in Nashville…

When in Rome, do as the Romans. So when in Nashville…

Cowboy boot outfitters are all over the place in Nashville–every style, color, bedazzled, and traditional. But, dear readers, would Nashville have vegan cowboy boots? (…suspenseful music…) As I perused the rainbow of boots, mostly to temporarily bask in the air conditioning and escape the sweltering […]

Superior Pasta in South Philly

Superior Pasta in South Philly

When I was a kid I loved ravioli. Meat ravioli. I remember joining my mother when she picked it up from the Italian market. I knew that the ritual was different than going to the generic grocery store a few doors down. And the meat ravioli […]

Bites of Time

Bites of Time

This picture was taken in June as a teacher pal and me rebelliously snuck out of a PTA-sponsored lunch for sundaes at Van Leeuwen. In some ways June seems like years ago. In other ways it remains piercingly vivid. I think I was in denial […]

More Vegan Winter Coats: Down Alternatives

More Vegan Winter Coats: Down Alternatives

Something happens that I’m head over heels.  I never find out till I’m head over heels. I was singing this fantastic song in my car the other day, and I thought: I totally agree. So I enjoy something at a moderate and healthy level. Fine […]

You were a bluebird; you were a brownie. You were a <b>New Vegan Girl Scout Cookie</b>.

You were a bluebird; you were a brownie. You were a New Vegan Girl Scout Cookie.

How exciting to have even more vegan Girl Scout cookie options this year! That’s right, ABC Bakers–the Girl Scouts’ west coast cookie manufacturer–added a new 5th vegan cookie option to their repertoire. I reported on the first three options a couple of years back. The next […]

Vegan Coats That Are Warm: Hoodlamb Hemp Tailors

Vegan Coats That Are Warm: Hoodlamb Hemp Tailors

Hoodlamb make all-vegan coats that are warm. Yes, warm… and vegan. Not accidentally, but on purpose. For a while, it was a pipe dream in my bookmarks because they’re pretty costly.  Even more so given the Euro conversion. But I bought one with my holiday bonus.  Because […]

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.

Nabisco Marshmallow Sandwich Cookies

Nabisco Marshmallow Sandwich Cookies

I’ve written about these cookies before, a cookie so ingrained in my memory that I can still vividly experience them. From the shuffling through the brown paper grocery bag, as tall as me, in the backseat of my mother’s car to find and be the first […]

A Mixed Bag

A Mixed Bag

These are a few of my favorite things: Mango & sweet sticky rice (from Thaism, my work Thai spot) Lunch after errands at Bareburger, because… Brooklyn date at M.O.B. because traffic was so bad to drive anywhere else! I got their delicious seitan meatball hero […]

Vegan Products I’m Digging

Vegan Products I’m Digging

Sometimes I get girly-girl. But for my lifetime, I am way out of practice. As a child, I gave my Barbies haircuts that challenged society’s standards of beauty. As a teenager, I tried in the ways I could–dying and bleaching my hair constantly, heavy-handed use of […]

Vegan Marshmallows Now $2.99 Indefinitely!

Vegan Marshmallows Now $2.99 Indefinitely!

Trader Joe’s now has vegan marshmallows. That’s how Trader Joe do. They buy formulas and sell ’em under their brand. So it’s important to understand that these marshmallows are really… Dandies. The deal is helping spread vegan joy through Trader Joe’s massive distribution.  Now that they are […]

Vegan-ish Hiking Boots

Vegan-ish Hiking Boots

A lot of shoes are made from animals. With a trip to Yellowstone coming up, I needed some vegan hiking boots. Here is my research in case it helps. To note: I was searching for women’s mid-cut hiking boots, so my list does not include low-cut […]

Signs of Spring, Part II: Time Outside And With Ice Cream

Signs of Spring, Part II: Time Outside And With Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry’s has gone vegan. Here are two of the four non-dairy flavors. Both flavors were delicious. Now I must find the vegan Chunky Monkey and the Chocolate Fudge Brownie. On my neighborhood walk, I saw these plush nests and their exotic inhabitants. Parrots! […]

Various Vegan Product Reviews

Various Vegan Product Reviews

New vegan-friendly products are springing up all the time. Here are an assortment, old and new, that I’ve purchased recently. It’s always a welcome site to see vegan specialty items at my conventional super market. Bee Free Honee, a sweetener made from apples, has that honey look and honey […]

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 […]

“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 […]

Follow Your Heart’s VeganEgg

Follow Your Heart’s VeganEgg

Though science-food isn’t my thing, I needed to try Follow Your Heart’s VeganEgg for you, dear blog. I preordered them from Food Fight a few weeks ago. I have never had a craving for a plate of eggs since going vegan and have evolved to not even consider them food, […]

Throwback Thursday: Chicago, 1999+

Throwback Thursday: Chicago, 1999+

I first ate at Chicago Diner in 1999 when I was driving cross country to settle in Seattle, Washington. Though I am not 100% sure I picked up this menu at that time, it’s all I got to remember this early visit. Before I blogged […]

(all new) Radical. Rainbow. Cookies.

(all new) Radical. Rainbow. Cookies.

I am happy to report on Long Island’s Pride Enjoy‘s Radical Rainbow Cookies. I first gave them a try earlier this year (post here) after they completed a successful Kickstarter campaign. Since then, the recipe has been overhauled and improved. This was evident immediately, as I stared […]

Summer Sweets: Sweet Annabelle’s Vegan Ice Cream Cakes

Summer Sweets: Sweet Annabelle’s Vegan Ice Cream Cakes

I am excited to report on Sweet Annabelle’s, an all-vegan ice cream maker from right here on Long Island. I made the trip to Northport to meet the magical lady behind Sweet Annabelle’s and collect my baby-sized chocolate chip ice cream cake. But c’mon, an ice […]

Photo Purge

Photo Purge

Dad & Sister coconut whip, blueberry, strawberry chocolate cake parfaits. Happy July Birthdays! Fluff keeping cool in the shade.  Collaborative craft for a special Momma. 5 people are better than 1! Symmetry is a kind of beauty. This salad is from The Purple Elephant in […]

Coconut Hide

Coconut Hide

How beautiful, a coconut. In each part and in all its forms. The meat of a coconut–rich, buttery in a way that no other plant food is. And what a wonderful idea to make jerky from that hearty, nutrient-packed coconut flesh. Thankfully CocoBurg, a Brooklyn-based maker of […]

The Red & The Green

The Red & The Green

Sometimes the green skin of a vegetable dumpling is comforting. It says, “there’s definitely not pork in here.” And the bamboo server says, “I’m a superior dumpling.”  SunSpire is the maker of this delicious bar, a long time no need to pack it in the […]