Tag: brussels sprouts

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 […]

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 […]

Detox Salad Days

Detox Salad Days

Your body needs an internal scrub every now and again. Preparing a week’s worth of detox salads means you are eating raw for a good portion of the day. I’ve been experimenting with combining powerfully detoxifying veggies during a pre-summer detox. Shredding all ingredients helps body […]

Mixing it and Matching it

Mixing it and Matching it

I am starting a month of salads! So most of my week’s groceries were from the produce section. In order to hold my interest while sustaining my nutritional needs, I was going to do a lot of mixing and matching. You know what they say about […]

“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 […]

Dirt Candy Revisited

Dirt Candy Revisited

I went to Dirt Candy back in 2012 when they were a tiny, dark, bustling space. Sadly, the tiny, dark, bustling space was all I could remember years later. But now–Dirt Candy is in a much, much larger space. It was quiet and relaxed on […]

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 […]

Winter Dins: A <i>Vegan Victuals</i> Dinner Party

Winter Dins: A Vegan Victuals Dinner Party

Sometimes you just want to spend the entire day in the kitchen and the entire night in the dining room eating and giggling with friends. It was time for a Winter Dins vegan victuals dinner party. For starters, “Deviled” Polenta Yukon Golds. Rye, Kale & Eggplant […]

All-Vegan Done Right.

All-Vegan Done Right.

Philadelphia is very vegan-friendly. They have eateries that far surpass played out, crowded, lesser-quality Manhattan options. Vegan Commissary is one such eatery. Brunch at Vegan Commissary was perfect. As the name suggests, it’s all-vegan. But there is no need for restriction; Vegan Commissary hits every mark, […]

<i>Isa Does It</i> Best

Isa Does It Best

I trust Isa Chandra Moskowitz. Not just because she’s got punk cred I can relate to–like pen pal-ing with MRR (which, I’m shocked to learn, is still in publication and has a Twitter), “salad days” of all-ages punk shows, zine culture and the general coolness […]

Da’Ves Pop-up Dinner: Bobbing for Apples

Da’Ves Pop-up Dinner: Bobbing for Apples

Not that I need another reason to eat an all-vegan apple-themed dinner by an aspiring chef, but my birthday is here again. And a Monday night dinner with some dear, old friends is just what I needed to start celebrating. But it was Da’Ves Lee Malone, […]

Humane Education / Humane Eats [Prep Day]

Humane Education / Humane Eats [Prep Day]

Today I embark upon the first of many summer adventures. On this mix of business and leisure, I am heading far north to coastal Maine for an institute on humane education, a 4-day intensive workshop on IHE’s educational practice. I received a full scholarship for […]

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail

If I am going to pass through Spokane again, I’d have to make it worth my while. A visit to the zombie-themed donut shop with vegan options, Dawn of the Donut, was just the trick. The shop is in a stretch of storefronts outside of downtown. […]

Weekends mean…

Weekends mean…

Quality time with the cats… after they had quality time in the basement by the saw. All-you-can-eat Indian lunches, in a strip mall. The day-after cupcakes for breakfast. Visits to a jaggedy smile-like skyline. A lounge in the sun inside. [A shaven Fluffster recouping from […]

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.

Datenight: Family Recipe

Family Recipe on Manhattan’s Lower East Side has a satisfying assortment of vegan options, clearly marked as us vegans love. The Electrician and I shared a delectable meal after a horrendous drive into the city. As you may be able to tell from the “ambiance” lighting […]

Autumnal Check-in

Autumnal Check-in

Cauliflower White Bean Risotto with sun dried tomato, spinach and pine nut. I love cauliflower, like I love all the veggies in the Brassica oleracea family but… if you’re storing some up for the week you have to deal with a little bit of stink […]

Welcoming Autumn

Welcoming Autumn

This is entitled “I’m strong to the finish, cause I eats me spinach.” I tend to eat more greens during the autumn. Likely to balance all those fantastic autumn starches. As I wait for my garden’s Brussels sprouts to grow into thick knobby delights, I’ll […]

How My Garden Grows

How My Garden Grows

Some exciting happenings in my garden! My very first tomato showed its face. These are plum tomato plants, a favorite of my for roasting. I look forward to a fruitful harvest. Purple skin of my very first eggplant! Discovering this made me giddy. My Brussels […]

Eat Your Yard!

Eat Your Yard!

The Electrician made me a garden! I planted transplants because I’m not cool enough to sow seeds (yet). In the ground: arugula, red bell pepper, plum tomatoes, eggplant, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and basil. My grandmother’s garden gnome is finally back on duty. In other plant […]

My Garden’s Progress

My Garden’s Progress

It’s been a couple of weeks and things are getting taller, especially the arugula. It’s also sprouting flowers, which isn’t a good thing. They are seeding themselves. I love that I can see the start of a Brussels sprout here… and the beginnings of broccoli. […]

Winter Feasting

Winter Feasting

The “Blizzard of 2013” came and left us with a covering of cotton white. In moon boots and pajamas, I checked it out. Vitamix fun: white bean artichoke cilantro pestoAnd fool-proof roasted Brussels. So delicious! Beets two ways. Veggie-Go’s fruit leather. (Best. 15 calories. Ever.)Roasted […]

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 […]

{Philadelphia: This is a long drive for dinner.}

{Philadelphia: This is a long drive for dinner.}

Ever since I saw the Philadelphia’s Memphis Taproom on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives and learned it had a couple of vegan options, I’ve been wanting to go. The draw? Their vegan “bacon”. Not a packaged meat analog but coconut. Smoked coconut, smoked in a smoker. This ingenious […]