Tag: cashew

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 […]

Bar Verde {More Matthew Kenney}

Bar Verde {More Matthew Kenney}

These nachos from Matthew Kenney’s new Latin place Bar Verde are spectacular: Butternut Queso. Black Beans. Pico De Gallo. Cashew Crema. Guacamole. Jalapeno. Radish. But we were underwhelmed by our other choices. But more so because the noise level of the space, the abrupt and […]

Unlabor Days are Over: Last Cabana Days

Unlabor Days are Over: Last Cabana Days

So what if it was cold and overcast? The last weekend before the new school year is time to hit the cabana and hold on tight.  That means eats, too.  Cous cous salad with kale, basil and tomatoes from the garden. The last of the […]

<i>Fatta In Casa</i>–Italian From Scratch

Fatta In Casa–Italian From Scratch

This little Italian girl always loved lasagna. Even though lasagna uses the same basic ingredients as other Italian dishes (noodle, sauce, cheeses), it’s the structure of lasagna I love.  It is organized.  And I am a big fan of things being organized.  I always was. […]

Autumn Beauty, Vegan Oneonta/Cooperstown

Autumn Beauty, Vegan Oneonta/Cooperstown

Before setting out on a road trip, a vegan has to consider how long it may be until a proper meal is available. Like a marathoner, it may be appropriate to load up on carbs to anchor the behind in for hours driving (not running). […]

The Gorge and Vegan Cheese Boards

The Gorge and Vegan Cheese Boards

Besides being beautiful, New York’s Finger Lakes Region has some spectacular vegan options. Like Veraisons, the restaurant located on Glenora Winery in Dundee. Honestly, this place was our main reason for this trip. After discovering the vegan options on its seasonal menus, I have been watching […]

Partial Detox Time

Partial Detox Time

When things are out of balance, this Libra takes action to enforce balance. Thinking of the rest of the gluttonous summer ahead of me, I began a brief partial detox–simplifying my food intake to mostly single-ingredient foods, along with experimental detox elixirs.  The first elixir: a mint green tea, lime […]

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 […]

2015, Pantry Turnover / From Scratch

2015, Pantry Turnover / From Scratch

I want to make more stuff from scratch in 2015. (I don’t know if it is the pouring over the Oh She Glows cookbook that I got for Christmas or a renewal/resolutions thing.) But I started doing just that, focusing on turning over the dormant items in […]

Getting Fancy

Getting Fancy

With plenty of banana cashew cream leftover from my raw stint, I spooned it into some chocolate cupcakes I made for a friend’s dinner party.  Then I got fancy with the garnish. As I was already late jumping in the shower, I ran with it: […]

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 […]

VeganSecretSupper {Goodbye, Brooklyn Part 3}

VeganSecretSupper {Goodbye, Brooklyn Part 3}

Chef Merida hosts Vegan Secret Supper-s in her apartment in Brooklyn. And a 4-course, from-scratch, all-vegan, local, and organic high-end break from cleaning out the last of my life in Brooklyn is just what I needed. Like me, Vegan Secret Supper (VSS) is moving on […]

A New Bliss (Goodbye Brooklyn, Part 1)

A New Bliss (Goodbye Brooklyn, Part 1)

There’s a lot I won’t miss about Brooklyn. Hipsters. Transplants. Or worse, hipster transplants. But I will miss the food. After a long morning of hauling 8 years of stuff out my apartment, CP and I needed a satisfying lunch. We needed carbohydrates, and plenty […]

Making Cheese Miracles

Making Cheese Miracles

A recipe works in print. Yes, ingredients. Hello, exact measurements–they’re easy in bold black type. They make sense in the curves of familiar letters, spaces, numerals. They are, in text, brimming with hope and potential. Often, however, in practice, they’re messier. Tenuous. Victims to countless […]

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 […]

Vegan on the Jersey Shore, Part 1: Karma Cafe

Vegan on the Jersey Shore, Part 1: Karma Cafe

Living in the shiny apple of the Tri-state area, I don’t get to New Jersey very often. But in the search of sun and sustenance not-so far from home, I was surprised at how plenty the Jersey Shore was with vegan options. It was time […]

An Italian Stocking

An Italian Stocking

I love a variation on a theme. Isn’t that what most cuisines are? Combining the region’s ingredients in different ways? In its simplest and most deconstructed form, Italian food consists of bread or pasta, sauce and cheese. But oh what these elements can accomplish! And […]

7 Layers of Mexican-inspired Stuff [Mexican Lasagna?]

7 Layers of Mexican-inspired Stuff [Mexican Lasagna?]

Loving the way I cut last week’s lasagna into four perfect sectors for the week, I wanted to this week’s lunch to also be a visual representation of my count-down to week’s end. Next week is mid-winter recess and I am off. So here it […]

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, […]

Vegan Tiramisu

Vegan Tiramisu

I have made vegan versions of dessert classics before, but there was always something that daunted me about attempting the well-known Italian cake Tiramisu. There is the multiple layers and components, all of which needed accurate veganization. And given all that alteration it’d still need […]

Interstate 70 to State Number 8

Interstate 70 to State Number 8

I prefer to shop in musky, dank barns; I like the effort and reward of the hunt. A rack of all of the same thing is very unappealing to me. This is why I have thrift shopped since I was old enough to make my […]

How To Date a Vegan Food Blogger, Cliff Notes/Spring Version

How To Date a Vegan Food Blogger, Cliff Notes/Spring Version

Above all, feed them well. (Vegan white cheese pizza with cashew ricotto dollops, tempeh roll and veggie meatball hero from 3 Brothers) Stock your pantry with friendly items. (Pineapple hot fudge soy ice cream sundae with sliced banana) Buy a separate vegan-only grill for the […]

Bare Pantries, Part 1

Bare Pantries, Part 1

It’s time to clear out the pantry and put to use the season’s leftover ingredients. This is first in a series of pantry cook fest postings: Pumpkin coconut and shallot soup, from the ton of puree from processing my Halloween pumpkin. Seitan loaf, stir-fried. I […]