Tag: cake

Vegans can go nuts at FOUGHNUTS in Great Neck.

Vegans can go nuts at FOUGHNUTS in Great Neck.

So there is a donut shop in Great Neck, Long Island that is mostly vegan.  How fantastic, right?!  Foughnuts bills itself as a more healthful donut.  And that means… vegan options! (Don’t tell the folks that are still scared of the v-word.)  I stopped by on […]

Carrot Cake Break

Carrot Cake Break

Despite being pretty organized and calculated in many areas of my life, there are other areas in which I am reckless, irrational, and possibly quite stupid. Eh, definitely quite stupid. One minor example of this is how I go veggie-crazy at farmers markets. I buy […]

Independence Day 2017

Independence Day 2017

A birthday this big requires a great cake. So, I will make one.  These colors are from the Rockville Centre Farmers Market. Happy Birthday, U.S.A.! Ok, more sweet treats for America with the leftover batter and berries. These are for my parents. And some pyrotechnics… […]

Unicorns Are So Hot Right Now

Unicorns Are So Hot Right Now

I made this cute cake for a good friend of mine. I got a little cake-trendy with it. Besides the whole unicorn thing, I filled it with a mix of goodies that’ll pour out upon slicing…  To do this, use a biscuit cutter to punch […]

Vegan Amsterdam, Part Two

Vegan Amsterdam, Part Two

One thing that Europe does right is their train stations. Besides being within massive and ornate cathedrals, they are always wide open and airy, contain several flapping pigeons for effect, and are very easy to navigate. Like this here Amsterdam Centraal Station. Why are they so beautiful? Perhaps […]

Cienfuegos

Cienfuegos

I had been patiently waiting for restaurateur Ravi DiRossi’s Cienfuegos to go all-vegan… then I forgot about it. But then I remembered and went relatively soon thereafter for a friend’s birthday soirée. We tried most of the small plates on the menu. They were all fantastic, […]

Birthday Stuffs

Birthday Stuffs

Luckily, my birthday celebrations expand many weeks–there’s me-time travel involved (the sloths), us-time travel (London), family, friends. Eventually, all sides have been represented, leaving me smiling and grateful. I love October; and I love how my birthday delivers me to the excitement of autumn and winter holidays. […]

England’s Dreaming–High Tea and Tourist Attractions

England’s Dreaming–High Tea and Tourist Attractions

We are in London for many reasons. One of them is as tourists, another, for me, is as a vegan travel blogger. These two purposes would make up day one of our stay. Though jet-lagged and robbed of hours to sleep by the time difference, […]

Moon Flower / 3 Brothers Vegan Cafe

Moon Flower / 3 Brothers Vegan Cafe

The start of a new school year is a taxing time. From freedom to strenuous furniture moving, room design and set-up, to planning units of study.. then the delivery, and all teaching entails. No one day alike, ever-changing variables and constant stimulation. And with the […]

Ya Got Options.

Ya Got Options.

Bushwick, Brooklyn is now home to Elisa’s Love Bites, a gluten-free bakery with a few vegan options always on-hand. At the time of my vist, marked v-options included the Black Heart Cake, Original Sin Cake, Fig Buddies and Fluffers, aquafaba meringue cookies.   The Black Heart Cake […]

I’m So <i>Pride</i> of My Vegan Rainbow Cake

I’m So Pride of My Vegan Rainbow Cake

This year’s Pride celebration coincided with cake duty for a very special colleague who will be moving on to a new job. He is also fiercest gay man I know. Naturally, I’d express myself through cake, signing up for dessert at the goodbye potluck. It’s […]

Vegan Pizzas in Greenpoint

Vegan Pizzas in Greenpoint

I used to shy away from vegan pizza pie. Either it was piled high with heavy, wet veggies on a soggy crust or it was topped with the dreaded Daiya. But these days, vegan stuff is improving. Like at Greenpoint Brooklyn’s Adelina’s, who has been on my radar […]

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

                I get my beautiful brown bangs from mom, as evident in this picture of my Mom and her twin brother on trike patrol. On her day, my mother requested a chocolate cake with vanilla icing. So that […]

It’s All About the Benjamin Franklin [Not Really.]

It’s All About the Benjamin Franklin [Not Really.]

Like New York, Philadelphia’s vegan options are ever-evolving. From the vegan mock meat Asian restaurants I visited decades ago when I briefly contemplated moving to Philly with a friend to all the brief day trips through the passing years, today’s highlights are a quick skimming off the […]

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 […]

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 […]

I ♥ Vegan New York

I ♥ Vegan New York

Will walk for vegan food: On a beautiful afternoon, I strolled from Brooklyn to Manhattan to check out Nix, a new casual restaurant from Michelin-starred chef John Fraser. The attention to detail–from the space to the water to the service to the, of course, the menu–was impeccable. […]

vegan Maulwurfkuchen / vegan German Mole Hill Cake

vegan Maulwurfkuchen / vegan German Mole Hill Cake

I was so excited to try this cake out after seeing BestofVegan‘s post in Instagram. Always on the hunt for new baking adventures and always having a lot of bananas to use up, this was perfect! To start, you need to make a chocolate cake. I […]

Omusubi & Pizza in Manhattan

Omusubi & Pizza in Manhattan

There are many things I enjoy about omusubi, Japanese rice balls with goodies within. They are handheld, small, and contain the flavor punch of an entire meal… and, lastly, they are not a meal. I had a dinner reservation on the horizon, after all. At […]

Strawberry Basketcases

Strawberry Basketcases

I kind of have a thing for impractical cake bakeware, specialized Nordicware pieces that are intricate and fun. Of course most of my pieces are from the Williams Sonoma Outlet, as 50$ for a cake pan is a bit steep. My latest 60% of Nordicware pan seemed most […]

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 […]

Chocolate  /  Spice

Chocolate / Spice

Guittard‘s Cocoa Rouge is a wonderful red Dutch processed cocoa powder, the first in my quest of finding a go-to cocoa powder.  The reddish brown is Earthy and clay-like. The deep brown chocolate cake boasts the cocoa’s richness. Those light chocolate smears are melted chocolate […]

<b>V.V. Burger Showdown Semi-Finals Match 1: </b><br>I Must Break <br>You(r Brand Marketing) ​[Pickle Shack vs. Bareburger]

V.V. Burger Showdown Semi-Finals Match 1:
I Must Break
You(r Brand Marketing) ​[Pickle Shack vs. Bareburger]

Match #1 of the V.V. Burger Showdown Semi-Finals: I Must Break You(r Brand Marketing). Pickle Shack vs. Bareburger We are now in the Semi-Finals of the V.V. New York City Burger Showdown! Sixteen burgers in, I have tasted some amazing burgers. But with new burger options already in waiting for […]

Home Tidbits {Pictorial}

Home Tidbits {Pictorial}

Upcycled bread box. Yellow and teal. “You don’t bring me flours anymore.” Coke bottle crate spice holder. Vintage aesthetic / modern function. Animals on plates. Black radish heart procession. In the train, out at the station, the slither of pink sunset. Christmas is here. Fir on […]