Tag: chili

The Season’s First Chili!

The Season’s First Chili!

Sure, it’s freezing outside. Mounds of snow complicate walking and driving and dressing. ….But it’s chili time!   What I love about chili is how you can throw the kitchen sink in… then throw the kitchen sink on top of it.  It is a vehicle for […]

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. […]

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 […]

Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50

I enjoy a reason to cook all day. Not only does the Super Bowl offer that opportunity, it allows the menu to be gluttonous finger foods. This year I also took the opportunity to do some pantry turnover. I based my menu on what had […]

<i>Ok, It’s Winter</i> Chili

Ok, It’s Winter Chili

So the temperature is going in the 50’s this coming week… and last week’s blizzard is receding steadily exposing the backyard. But it’s winter. Before Spring, I need more chili. I used Contrary Cook’s recipe. Red, yellow, and orange bell peppers, onions, red and orange sweet […]

Chili For Chilly Nights

Chili For Chilly Nights

In these frigid days and nights, a coveted sunspot is boardwalk real estate. To Frankenstein, a concentrated dose of sun is well worth a bit of awkward positioning. It’s chili weather once again! These cold days have me craving a big bowl of hearty chili with […]

Chili & Cupcakes

Chili & Cupcakes

Three bean and three pepper chili improves a dreary winter day. Sneaking in salba (and its extraordinary nutritiousness) as an egg replacer, this scallion cornbread’s subtle sweetness balances the heat of the chili. A winter load of chili. Not much beats a hot bowl of chili […]

Chili is Appropriate Again!

Chili is Appropriate Again!

I have been thinking about a big bowl of chili since the first shivers of an always-short autumn. A big bowl of chili makes weekday lunch easy. And it gets better with every passing day. Chili is quite the texture-fest…  I gave the Follow Your […]

The Fifth of May

The Fifth of May

Pine Box Rock Shop, a vegan-owned and operated bar in Brooklyn, hosted a special Cinco de Mayo feast, courtesy of Yummy Eats [a pop-up restaurant] and Verily Baked Goods [an impressive baker that does both omni and vegan treats]. Here was the impressive pre-fixe: Having […]

Eastern Island Retreat

Eastern Island Retreat

I spent the week at an island retreat. Not an exotic island by any means. I have lived on this geographic island for 97% of my life [fraction to decimal conversion: 32/33 = 0.96969697], the latter 9 in Brooklyn proper, its western tip. But with […]

I made enough chili in my crockpot.

I made enough chili in my crockpot.

There’s no time of year I like more than autumn. Crisp and rustling days with their Earth tones, a thick-socked morning giving way to as-long-as-you’re-in-the-sun afternoons and a fleece blanket draped night, draped–not buried. And chili is appropriate again. Chili, the perfect cool-weather eat. With […]

Giving It Away

Still getting acclimated with my breadmaker, I’ve learned that I can barely put a dent in a 2 lb. loaf during the week. My olive and kale-pesto loafs had to find new life as croutons and, given my limited use of croutons, new homes. Determined […]

I’m going to turn dining back into eating

I’m going to turn dining back into eating

I have been ingesting far more calories than I need these days, in light of my sedentary lifestyle. Weekends of horrendous weather don’t help either. Catching up… I headed to the East Village’s cramped lil’ Kosher counter staple, B&H Vegetarian Restaurant, after the person who […]

Food Miscellany: Catch Up

Food Miscellany: Catch Up

Back at 3 Brothers again. I plan to take full advantage of this place’s proximity to me. There is so much to try too. This time, we got a little fancy-pants and ordered the eggplant rollatini appetizer, which was as huge as a stand alone […]

Wherever You Go, There You Are

Wherever You Go, There You Are

Ever since Wok Man and I retreated to Western Massachusetts for some rustic living in October of 2008 (blogged here), we’ve wanted to bring a large group to Noble View‘s farmhouse. This past weekend, about 5 months since the initial plan was brought to court, […]

Vegan in the MKE

Vegan in the MKE

I’ve blogged a good deal about vegan options in Wisconsin, the land of cheese and fish frys (see here and here). Contrary to the state’s license plate, there is plenty to eat for dairy-free cheeseheads. Particularly, the small city of Milwaukee continues to impress my […]

Winter = Chili

Winter = Chili

After a look at my finances, I put my foot down. No more runs to Zabar’s for lunch for their soup. If my brokeness weren’t enough, the recent cornbread recipe from the VegNews Recipe Club sealed the deal. It was time to step up to […]