Tag: cauliflower

Creamy Cauliflower Horseradish Soup

Creamy Cauliflower Horseradish Soup

Though it doesn’t seem like soup weather this weekend, I made A Virtual Vegan‘s Creamy Cauliflower Horseradish Soup for the week.  I made one small tweak–cooking the onion and garlic up with the thyme in the pan till nice and flavorful instead of stewing all […]

Brunch at Double Zero

Brunch at Double Zero

A new Matthew Kenney restaurant is kind of a big deal. His food is nearly perfectly composed, flavorful and looks beautiful. He is creating an empire of all-vegan… whilest not watering down his brand. Each eatery has a distinct style of cuisine. Today’s: Brunch at […]

3 Brothers Again: Italian Vegan on Long Island

3 Brothers Again: Italian Vegan on Long Island

I have been blogging about 3 Brothers for many years now… since the unstyled and less fabulous Jay Astafa first created the vegan menu for their original Rockville Centre location in 2009. And since then, I’ve tried most of his casual food endeavors… his dinner […]

Greetings From Nashville, Tennessee

Greetings From Nashville, Tennessee

I arrived in Nashville in the early a.m.  One, because of entering the Central Time zone and two, more so, because I left Sweetwater, TN at the crack of dawn. I just didn’t know what to expect as far as traffic. But it was smooth […]

Yankees Stadium (V)

Yankees Stadium (V)

The last time I was at a New York Yankees game was 11 years ago in the old stadium. And though sports rivalry can raise the stakes in an enjoyable way, this Mets fan doesn’t project repressed and misplaced anger upon sports franchises…or their fans. […]

Delicious California (in pictures)

Delicious California (in pictures)

{ A crème brûlée donut from Donut Friend. } { Plant Food + Wine‘s Polenta + Hash: wild mushrooms, sweet potato hash, harissa } { Their potato-heavy Breakfast Burrito } { And their Chickpea Fritatta, dressed to the nines. } { A side of barbecue tempeh […]

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. […]

Los Angeles.

Los Angeles.

Los Angeles a city that feels immediately comfortable to me, like an old friend. So it’s doubly comfortable visiting an old friend in Los Angeles. Friends that know you got to eat… and eat we did! First at Chavela. They have a excellent menu with […]

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. […]

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 […]

Bountiful

Bountiful

With autumn comes a whole new set of seasonal veggies. I anticipate this change in the fruit and vegetable racks in my local grocer like how some other do clothing lines, a new sneaker, or tickets for whatever millennial-deep (puddle) marketing exec-made “musician” who doesn’t […]

Bday 2: The “Disconnect” Rant / <br>   Avant Garden Review

Bday 2: The “Disconnect” Rant /
Avant Garden Review

It annoys me how NYC food culture vultures and foodie scenesters so often snub vegan food… especially when they really have no experience with it. Well, wait. That’s not necessarily true. They have no experience with it as cuisine genre. Those who think that “vegan” […]

Grönsaksbullar: Ikea’s cheap, plastic vegan food

Grönsaksbullar: Ikea’s cheap, plastic vegan food

Ikea, the Swedish big blue monster now serves a vegan version of their meatballs. So… you know, I had to go and try them. That’s right, Vegetable Balls. They are made of… no, not plastic but chickpeas, kale, peppers, sweet corn, peas, onions, turnips, pea […]

Photo Purge

Photo Purge

Dad & Sister coconut whip, blueberry, strawberry chocolate cake parfaits. Happy July Birthdays! Fluff keeping cool in the shade.  Collaborative craft for a special Momma. 5 people are better than 1! Symmetry is a kind of beauty. This salad is from The Purple Elephant in […]

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 1: PA to OH

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 1: PA to OH

In my goal of V.V. hitting “all 50 states reporting” status, summer is the time to pack on the states.  Getting out of New York and past the tristate area to make it to these unreported on states is a daunting task… as is the return […]

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 […]

Bushwick, Brooklyn–Gentrified Vegan Eats

Bushwick, Brooklyn–Gentrified Vegan Eats

Now that I don’t live in Brooklyn anymore, I’m a visitor. And I am kind of glad I can leave after tasting a newish vegan option in the middle of a once-working class or once-industrial area now overrun by hipster locusts. So I can take […]

Pantry Turnover, Part 1

Pantry Turnover, Part 1

Stale holiday cookies be gone! I processed them to adorn the tops of cupcakes. There were several peanut butters in the pantry. An oily natural kind you have to stir went into the cupcake batter. Used it all: check! The I made peanut butter buttercream […]

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 […]

Live Free Or Die.           (Vegan New Hampshire, Day 2)

Live Free Or Die. (Vegan New Hampshire, Day 2)

I love New England. This I knew but had forgotten. As the hours of watching the scenery went by, I remembered. Here are some food highlights from our Day 2 in New Hampshire. Spoon Revolution is Concord, New Hampshire’s only all-vegan eatery. They offer a […]

Dad Day Blondies (Better Late Than Never)

Dad Day Blondies (Better Late Than Never)

Happy Father’s Day! Here I am with my Dad. Kid #4, I was Daddy’s little girl for sure. I was a blond baby but grew into a brunette. My toddler hair status was categorized as “dirty blond.” This term, I remember because it seemed silly. […]

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 […]

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

It isn’t the most colorful meal but it sure is yummy. In fact, besides a scoop of Sriracha sauce, there would be no flair at all! In the weeks winding into the holidays there is so much to do. A hearty meal mid-day is just […]

A Rhode Island Welcoming

A Rhode Island Welcoming

The start of the a Vegan Foodie Weekend in Providence, Rhode Island started with a bang! Our hosts and their neighbors prepared a vegan spread that was jaw-dropping. Lime tortilla chips from Food Should Taste Good; roasted garlic, grilled tomato and basil bruschetta; cherries; hot and […]