Tag: caramel

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 […]

Grape Stomp / Lagusta’s Luscious / New World Home Cooking <br>{Upstate Adventures}

Grape Stomp / Lagusta’s Luscious / New World Home Cooking
{Upstate Adventures}

Robibero Family Vinyards in New Paltz, New York had its annual grape-stomping festival this weekend, the first weekend of autumn. It was the perfect excuse to run north for the day with CP. After managed expectations, I was delighted by the peaceful, bucolic property and the opportunity to check […]

Candle 79, And Now Some NYC Love

Candle 79, And Now Some NYC Love

With the start of the school year, I am in Brooklyn everyday again. Urban machinery and subterranean air have united me with 8 million more parts. I remember why I love her. And I remember why I hate her. She’s like me–impractical and strained while magnificent in […]

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 […]

Salvadoran

Salvadoran

More and more, I am finding vegan option leads through my followees on Instagram. Sure, a new all-vegan spot gets around the campfire quite easily… but unearthing a “vegan option” is a challenge. Being not so thrilled with the all-vegan places in my home city (I’m waiting […]

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 2: Bloodbuzz Ohio

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 2: Bloodbuzz Ohio

What is hard about being a roadtripping blogger is that all your pearls of wisdom–the thoughts and ideas born on the road, inside its motion and pace–are diminished into imperceptible dots by the time you’re in a place you can write. Even thoughts that build […]

Mid-January Eats

Mid-January Eats

Ever notice that the start of the year flies in one big chunk? It’s already January 17. So here are so pictures of recent food within the weeks of TCB. Ground dates are such a delicious, sweet accompaniment to chocolate. And these scratch-made date caramels from […]

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, […]

On Assignment, Vegan in Ann Arbor

On Assignment, Vegan in Ann Arbor

Sometime in August, lazily lounging on a couch, I thought it’d be a good idea to move my blog forward to “all states reporting” status. This thought during this determined August, the tail-end of a summer spent stacking my professional credentials, could not have known […]

Philly Eats Via Jersey Shore

Philly Eats Via Jersey Shore

In my quest of reporting vegan eats near and far, I have grown quite adept at planning trips with maximum “umph.” To follow, my most recent excursion to Philadelphia by way of the Jersey Shore, two destinations with thriving vegan options. In the interest of […]

Long Weekends

Long Weekends

The Beninngton flag waves on Memorial Day weekend. As does the Stars and Stripes on the beer. On the plate: my favorite summer side: corn grilled in its husk, Field Roast apple-sage sausage topped with the kitchen sink, and a delicious potato salad that The Electrician made. […]

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. […]

{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 […]

Nougat / Caramel / Marshmallow in the Vegan World

Nougat / Caramel / Marshmallow in the Vegan World

Every now and again I make an order from Vegan Essentials. When there are enough new sweet, packaged treats I want to try. Here is my latest order’s goodies: Desiderio makes vegan treats in Grand Rapids, Michigan, though the branding and packaging seems European. That’s because the […]

Holidaze is clearing.

Holidaze is clearing.

A few weeks before Christmas, I had grand fantasies of holiday treat-making for friends and loved ones.. And with a small stash of Medjool dates, those oh-so delicious vegan and gluten free Twixes from Fork & Beans were to feature prominently. The simple date caramel recipe […]

Vegan Twix, Or the Most Delicious Thing I Ever Made

Vegan Twix, Or the Most Delicious Thing I Ever Made

I thank the amazing Fork & Beans for this amazing recipe that I plan to make, like, every week. Date caramel. Dates are deceptive little darlings, aren’t they? This stuff is perfect. The Twix base. Clever. All topped with date caramel. Try not to eat […]

A Day In Connecticut

A Day In Connecticut

Vegan food is just like “regular” food. You put it in your mouth, chew it, then swallow. And just like “regular” food, it can be made of junk or it can be made of quality. Vegan foods are not exempt from the simple truth that […]

I Have OCD.

I Have OCD.

That’s Obsessive Confection Disorder, “kinder, gentler sweets” that are all-vegan and all-delicious. I ordered a sampler from VeganCuts. The sale price sealed the deal. As did that words: “Vanilla Bean Caramel with Sweet & Sara Vanilla Mallows tucked inside, then covered with dark chocolate.” Yes. […]

Vegan Salted Caramel Pecan Bars

Vegan Salted Caramel Pecan Bars

It’s a rare day that I have brown rice syrup, dark brown sugar, and a whole bunch of pecans lying around in the pantry. Combining their delicious forces, I whipped up VeganCookiesInvadeYourCookieJar‘s caramel pecan bars. I tried this recipe out before with great results. This time around […]

Food Miscellany.

Food Miscellany.

Rainbow Boba’s January VeganCuts box. (I’ve since picked up another bag of Beanfields.) Eli’s treasure bar. I’ve had one of these before… but this one was so very fresh and delicious. A world of difference! I had to experiment with the freekeh right away. I […]

Chocolate Makes Things Better.

Chocolate Makes Things Better.

As I go on the 5th day without power, I’ll bring you a sweet picture spread of a recent VeganEssentials‘ order: a box of vegan chocolates from Sjaak’s, a worldly chocolatier specializing in vegan organic fine chocolates. It arrived early Tuesday, quite suprisingly, as I hunted […]

JJ’s Sweets Cocomels

JJ’s Sweets Cocomels

Have you heard of JJ Sweets? They make coconut milk caramels! They’re completely vegan… GMO free… and absolutely delicious. I ordered a bunch on a whim, drooling since I saw them mentioned in some free health food store magazine. I had the high hope they’d […]

Apple Use #2: Caramel Apple Upside-down Cake

For apple use number 2, I made the Gluttonous Vegan‘s spectacular recipe for Caramel Apple Upside-down Cake. Rich, delicious vegan caramel sauce: 1/2 cup Earth Balance, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 & 1/2 TB Blackstrap molasses cooked stovetop. What a yummy finger-lickin’ caramel. I would use a […]

Driving To Eat {Connecticut}

Driving To Eat {Connecticut}

Life is like a… (box of vegan chocolates) You never know what you’re gonna get. Back at the amazing Divine Treasures in Manchester, Connecticut, CandyPenny and I had a breakfast of chocolate. This vegan gem of a chocolate shop sandwiched between the Chinese take-out and […]