Tag: carrot

Vegan Fest at The Refuge

Vegan Fest at The Refuge

With vegan options popping up and expanding all over the place, my vegan radar has a constant and continuous bleep-bleep. From new eateries to new options and special events, I wish my appetite can keep up. But when I saw the invite to The Refuge‘s […]

Eat with Your Eyes

Eat with Your Eyes

After I came across 2 unrelated and random references to The Morgan Library & Museum, I went. Because it was like someone was telling me to.  And when I have the time, I like to live life like a Wes Anderson character would, chasing whims […]

Out & About London on my Birthday

Out & About London on my Birthday

After two days of walking about London, we bought an Oyster Card and went to the underground. Our room is just a couple of minutes from Baker Street station, of Baker Street (the song) fame, which plays eerily from some unknown source. The London Underground is […]

Teton Chaser

Teton Chaser

Everything in Jackson, Wyoming revolves around the Tetons. And proving this, I spent my day finding a variety of ways and circumstances in which I could see the Tetons. Starting at the crack of dawn. The striking hues of a beautiful sunrise can do pretty fantastic things to […]

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 […]

My <i>Empire</i> of <i>Dirt</i>

My Empire of Dirt

Every now and again, walking through her streets, I remember that this city is the best one in the country… that the books and movies and art and culture and subculture that praise her are for good reason. And I am grateful to have known […]

Toast & Co.: Stepping Up Vegan Options on Long Island

Toast & Co.: Stepping Up Vegan Options on Long Island

Toast & Co. is a bustling breakfast spot right off Huntington Village’s main drag, New York Avenue. Once you visit, it is easy to see why it brings in such crowds. It’s got that old fashioned diner ambiance, great service, and… a separate vegan menu […]

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, […]

Raw Cleanse

Raw Cleanse

After a particularly gluttonous summer so far, I needed to take it down a few notches with a grain-free cleanse–2 days of raw food and juice. I also wanted to take this opportunity to try out some products that I’ve had on my radar in […]

Crossing the Mason-Dixon: Vegan Eats in Richmond, VA (Day 2)

Crossing the Mason-Dixon: Vegan Eats in Richmond, VA (Day 2)

There is nothing more fantastic than a tofu scramble in the morning… especially when you group the classic vegan breakfast with a good cup of Joe and the freedom of having the whole day at your disposable. No errands. None of the normal routines that […]

GustOrganics Goes Vegan (On Mondays)

GustOrganics Goes Vegan (On Mondays)

When they first opened their doors on 6th avenue in Manhattan, I thought GustOrganics would be a place I’d have an easy time eating at. But I was disappointed looking at the lack of tasty vegan options years ago… It irked me because it contradicted with all their “green” labeling. It […]

Brunch Lunch (A Turnover Fairy Tale)

Brunch Lunch (A Turnover Fairy Tale)

Every now and again you need to use what you already have–make some movement in the refrigerator. My crisper drawer runneth over. It is not permanent storage. So for my week’s lunch, I’d use it all. It would be brunch for lunch. What better an idea to use […]

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 […]

One Ingredient

One Ingredient

Summer is best with one-ingredient eats… Ok, maybe you need some olive and salt, too. candy cane beets. I am a skins-on beet-devotee. So I like making discs so I’m not overwhelmed with the fibrous skin. yellow carrots. I love roasting carrots because the different […]

Hello, Home

Hello, Home

I brought back some German cat treats for the kitties… …and de Rit Organics hazelnut and white chocolate spread for me! In my absence there was some great growth in my garden. Big fat eggplants blooming!Plum tomatoes taking shape…Stark white blooms. The Electrician picked me up […]

Day 13 in Deutschland, Stick a Fork In Me (I’m sorry Hamburg)

Day 13 in Deutschland, Stick a Fork In Me (I’m sorry Hamburg)

Hamburg–you big, noisy thing, you–I’m spent. Had I arrived in your arms days, even hours, ago, I may have had the moxy to embrace you back. But I’m tired now. I don’t even want to force myself to go through the motions of an excited […]

Day 10 in Deutschland, Vegan Fairy Tales {Bacharach}

Day 10 in Deutschland, Vegan Fairy Tales {Bacharach}

I left the bustle of Frankfurt by way of a double decker diesel train. Thankfully day 2 of my train adventure did not involve elbowing anyone in the head. It did, however, involve my missing a key transfer point. Thanks to the collective efforts of […]

Live Free Or Die.    (Vegan New Hampshire, Day 1)

Live Free Or Die. (Vegan New Hampshire, Day 1)

I am very excited to have the opportunity to do some summer traveling! The season commences with a weekend in Concord, New Hampshire with The Electrician. Bright blue skies and white cotton candy clouds, covered bridges and affirmations of beauty on the bathroom stall doors, it […]

Self-evident

Self-evident

With original copies of the Declaration of Independence & Bill of Rights on display at the New York Public Library, I knew I had to seize the rare opportunity to catch a glimpse of America’s most important historical documents on display together for the first […]

Retro Vegan: The Way It used to Be (Part 1)

Retro Vegan: The Way It used to Be (Part 1)

A young vegan in 1997.  The majority of my vegan years went down in the pre-internet days. And yet I managed to find sustenance. As “vegan” becomes more and more mainstream through the years, I thought it apt to take a look back. This is […]

Love Me Tender

Love Me Tender

After reading this article about Fritzi Dog in Los Angeles, I was inspired to make less complicated “carrot dogs” for the week’s lunch. I can’t cook them sous vide, but I can roast them till they’re tender. It’s a simple method to making a true veggie […]

Candy from the Dirt

Candy from the Dirt

CandyPenny and I finally got around to hitting Dirt Candy in Manhattan’s East Village.  With tough weekends under our belt, we needed some delectable eats during our debrief. Unfortunately we didn’t realize that the ambiance of this tiny, loud, upscale restaurant off East 9th street would […]

Snow Days and Nights/Pantry Turnover

Snow Days and Nights/Pantry Turnover

My buddy and I woke up to the chime of my phone. 10 minutes before I received the NYC Alert text, The Electrician delivered the sweet, sweet news of the snow day. I texted the other 5th grade teachers and went back to bed, lulled […]

Random Food Things

Random Food Things

I got a TofuXpress for Christmas. Yes, a handy dandy tofu press that squeezes out excess water. No more balancing books on plates and no more slanted bricks of tofu. This heavy duty spring keeps pressing, and pressing hard, as excess water pools above. It’s […]