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A Fond Farewell to Summer: I can tell you my love for you will still be strong after the selfies of summer have gone.

A Fond Farewell to Summer: I can tell you my love for you will still be strong after the selfies of summer have gone.

This is kind of how summer is… and kind how the days after summer are, too. They are potent… and in the rear view seem further away when they’re gone. Seeing pictures from the summer once the school year starts is surreal.  Time passes with a […]

It’ll be so long until it’s soon; it’ll be so long until it’s June.

It’ll be so long until it’s soon; it’ll be so long until it’s June.

There are signs of the end of the summer season that teachers are highly attune to.  They’re small things that collectively gain power in quantity.  Cicadas, REI’s Labor Day sale, football teasers, Halloween candy, a bunch of meaningless games for The Mets because they didn’t […]

Yankees Stadium (V)

Yankees Stadium (V)

The last time I was at a New York Yankees game was 11 years ago in the old stadium. And though sports rivalry can raise the stakes in an enjoyable way, this Mets fan doesn’t project repressed and misplaced anger upon sports franchises…or their fans. […]

New Vegan Eats at Citi Field

New Vegan Eats at Citi Field

At Citi Field again… and in the rain again. I’ve gone to 3 games this season and it has rained each time!  The Mets have also won each time, too, so I won’t complain about the pattern.  Anyhow, this game was completely packed. No, it […]

🇺🇸 Beer, Baseball, Veggie Dogs 🇺🇸

🇺🇸 Beer, Baseball, Veggie Dogs 🇺🇸

It is the 4th of July long weekend so it was time for baseball and beer.  And veggie dogs.  Sometimes I think that I get a Citi Field veggie dog just to have a vehicle for piles of stuff from the fixin’s bar.  Lucas Duda’s […]

Spring’s First Visit to Citi Field

Spring’s First Visit to Citi Field

Veggie dogs are more a vehicle for fixin’s. Even more so now as Citi Field now seem to have a new dog that is very, er, tasteless. Not exactly sure of what changed from previous years? Perhaps it is no longer from Yves Veggie Cuisine or maybe they changed […]

American Football in London

American Football in London

Yes, American football in London. It’s a thing. The NFL International Series started in 2007 to promote the game and its brand abroad. The American Bowl, preseason exhibitions games, were not doing enough. The International Series are games held in London during the regular season. […]

Golf in the Day / Baseball in the Evening

Golf in the Day / Baseball in the Evening

It was a sporty day. First, it was The FedEx Cup (Bubba) in the morning at Bethpage’s Black Course. I’m a fan of Bubba. He’s a total weirdo. This is a good thing.  And baseball in the evening! This is the joy of summers off, […]

Summer Sights

Summer Sights

Summer–on the way home. Summer–with mustard, onion, and relish. Summer–on the field.

Sun Sandwich

Sun Sandwich

Isn’t it amazing how days are neatly organized, bookended by the rising and setting of a bright, hot, great ball of fire? Goodness. Gracious.  Inside them, other good things that bring you joy and sustenance, like a cracked chocolate-encased marshmallow… …Spring baseball in front of a plate […]

Day 1: The Best of Central Florida

Day 1: The Best of Central Florida

The Sanctum has a fresh, vibrant vegan breakfast items that are the perfect start for a long day of sites. Any place with a mural like that is bound to deliver on plant-based goodies… equally important, kick-butt French press coffee equivalent to nine cups of hotel’s […]

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 […]

Autumn Beauty, Vegan Oneonta/Cooperstown

Autumn Beauty, Vegan Oneonta/Cooperstown

Before setting out on a road trip, a vegan has to consider how long it may be until a proper meal is available. Like a marathoner, it may be appropriate to load up on carbs to anchor the behind in for hours driving (not running). […]

Mets Play-off Cupcakes

Mets Play-off Cupcakes

The Mets are in the play-offs. With a tough loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers last night, I’m baking up these blue and orange wonders.  Let’s go Mets!

Back to School Blues (Silver Linings)

Back to School Blues (Silver Linings)

September means up at the crack of dawn to return to my Brooklyn classroom. Silver lining: Seeing the sun rise. G train suspended due to derailment. Silver lining: Brooklyn views. Driving to Brooklyn. Silver lining: good tempeh at Brooklyn Ball Factory. Vegan Shop-up being swarmed with […]

Even Hotter in the Citi

Even Hotter in the Citi

Apple up. Veggie dog with the fixings.  

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 3: O.H./K.Y./T.N.

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 3: O.H./K.Y./T.N.

I woke up in Cincinnati ready to say goodbye to Ohio. Ohio is chock full of metropolises… Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, and other such C-words. But with this being my third day about, the inevitable turn back east had to be soon. So it was fare […]

Night Game–Citi Field Vegan

Night Game–Citi Field Vegan

The second to last row in Citi Field is first row for the sunset viewing. First course munchies: A slice of V for Vegan from Two Boots‘s stand. Though I’m not a fan of the Daiya fake cheese, it’s a rule you get to splurge at the ballpark. […]

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 […]

Vegan Options at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center

Vegan Options at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center

Scoring some primo seats for a Brooklyn Nets game, that included all food, I made it my mission to find all the vegan eats at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn’s newish, rusted arena on Atlantic Avenue. Oh, and there was a basketball game on, as well. […]

Tempeh of the Dog

Tempeh of the Dog

As a vegan, most food I eat softens up quickly. I enjoy tempeh because it offers some resistance. I made a kitchen sink marinade for these long strips and gave them a good sear. Pack a hoagie with caramelized onion and said tempeh strips and you […]

Sport-inspired Vegan Treats

Sport-inspired Vegan Treats

Coming up for air from the chaos of a new school year, I baked some “12 Men on the Field” cupcakes: rich chocolate cake (I used Chloe‘s celebration cake), vanilla buttercream filling, chocolate ganache-topped with a vegan royal icing football laces. 3 types of icings […]

Play Ball!

Play Ball!

Before the baseball game, we hit the all-vegan bakery on Long Island, Sweet to Lick. I got the orange creamsicle cupcake. Then a vegan hot dog at Citi Field, with all the fixins. A delicious day topped with a free canvas of David Wright’s tongue. 

{Super Bowl 48 Eats Pictorial}

{Super Bowl 48 Eats Pictorial}

Guacamole on guacamole action. I made more of that spectacular date caramel from Fork and Beans because I had a ton of dates staring at me every time I opened the fridge. and because I’d be partaking in a ton of savory bites. I fed the […]