Tag: asparagus

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 […]

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 […]

Neon & Steel [And Some Food]

Neon & Steel [And Some Food]

I woke up in Cincinnati, Ohio and went to bed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This means that, likely, I will spend tomorrow evening in my own bed. New York. Though I am squeezing in brief stops as I pass through, this excursion is winding down. But […]

Finally, Florida

Finally, Florida

Hey, you know what? By the end of this year I will be 49 states reporting! I’m currently in Central Florida on an extended weekend jaunt to officially report on its offerings for the first time. There’s plenty here… now. That wasn’t always the case. A […]

Last Hurrah in San Francisco

Last Hurrah in San Francisco

Almost time to head back east! So I started the day with a donut, a Pepples Donut. The Ferry Building has a market place with high-brow eats, and this Oakland-based all-vegan donut maker has a little outpost there.  The selection was extensive.  I choose the […]

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 […]

Impending Summer

Impending Summer

With design ideas for my next year classroom fresh in my brain, I took another trip to my happy place: Materials for the Arts. Light summer drafts to cut the deep-friend delights of the Pickle Shack is the perfect end to a sun-drenched day. Also […]

Veggie Roast-a-thon [Pictorial]

Veggie Roast-a-thon [Pictorial]

This week’s lunch. Brussels. Asparagus. unroasted Edamame miso puree. Turnip. Kabocha squash. Baby kale.

Autumn Dins {A Vegan Victuals Feast}

Autumn Dins {A Vegan Victuals Feast}

Autumn comes and goes fast. In an attempt to slow down the season already pushed into streetlamp snowflakes and Christmas music, let us eat its bounty and keep in mind that the about a Winter Solstice is a month away. Autumn Dins is here. Lite […]

West Coast Eating Extravaganza, Day 1

West Coast Eating Extravaganza, Day 1

Planning this trip, an extravagant foodie frenzy of all the west coast vegan eats I have craved and bookmarked through the years, was a bit overwhelming. Time is sometimes a cruel thing… time and the whole getting full thing. With so much to eat in […]

Lower East Vegan

Lower East Vegan

Pala on the Lower East Side has a great vegan menu. It also has gluten-free options. Given its proximity to the Sunshine Theater, it makes for an easy option for a vegan and a one with gluten intolerance. So we, vegan and one with gluten intolerance, dined […]

2010: The Year in Food

2010: The Year in Food

In the year 2010, more than any other, the camera was angled down, capturing flicks of food. Sure, there are people on the other side of the table. Had the camera lifted its head, it’d see. But for a gal who sorts time through food, […]

Wild Asparagus Is Kinda the Coolest Thing Ever

Wild Asparagus Is Kinda the Coolest Thing Ever

There’s wild asparagus growing in my boyfriend’s backyard. You probably don’t understand how cool I think this is. But let me try to explain… I write love letters to beets. There is not one single vegetable that I don’t adore. Tubers, stems, bulbs, leaves, buds, […]

The Aphrodisiac Prix Fixe

The Aphrodisiac Prix Fixe

The regular menu at Pawtucket’s Garden Grille, a vegetarian restaurant north of downtown Providence, was wholly promising. I very much looked forward to dining there, the most asterisked entry of my Providence hit-list. But in town for heart-day, we would feast on their special 5-course […]

Bare Pantries, Part 2

Bare Pantries, Part 2

The quest for pantry turnover and a fresh beginning of 2010 continues! Making my class a batch of mini-cupcakes for their celebratory pizza party used up an old bag of confectionary sugar, right in time for my upcoming sugar detox, and a container of hydrongenated waxy […]

Vegan Perfection in Portland

Vegan Perfection in Portland

Nutshell in Portland is absolutely delicious. For starters, the menu of fresh breads, upscale olive oils and salts (top left and right): mmmmm. My entree (bottom left, crispy risotto cakes: local asparagus, saffron onions, lemon aioli & arugula) was so flavorful I lost a few […]

4 Play

4 Play

A recipient of their weekly emailing, the menus of 4 Course Vegan have long been textually tempting my tummy. My arrival back in the States was the push needed to finally make a reservation. The dining concept was interesting: a weekly changing menu at a […]