Tag: chocolate chip cookie

Cook’s Illustrated, Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cook’s Illustrated, Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Firstly, a giggling me photoshopped the picture above… but it is not that far off an idea that Cook’s Illustrated, my favorite print magazine, would soon contain a vegan or “plant-based” feature.  To this point, the latest issue had write-up on the coconut whip, the […]

Getting Back Together With Brooklyn; Industry City

Getting Back Together With Brooklyn; Industry City

In September, I long for this October feeling… when the dust settles and I’m back in the swing of things. Routines are set, classroom is running smoothly, and Brooklyn and me are friends again. Good friends, maybe lovers.  I begin to re-appreciate her, her beauty […]

Oh, Beautiful

Oh, Beautiful

Another day in one of our nation’s national parks, my #21, Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. This park, like Shenandoah, feels more like home. Though spectacular they are, the geology of the western parks in their different biomes can be almost otherworldly. There […]

What’s the Story, Morning Glory? (Summer photo purge)

What’s the Story, Morning Glory? (Summer photo purge)

How gorgeous is this blue Morning Glory? It looks as if stroked by a partially dry paintbrush. This bloom mysteriously disappeared shortly after I took this picture. I wonder if blue plants are sought-after vittles for critters since they are so rare?   Hibiscus time. […]

Last Day in LA LA Land

Last Day in LA LA Land

On my last day in my second favorite city I headed to Chinatown. Mostly because when I saw the huge drive-in line at In-n-Out Burger I felt slightly disappointed I couldn’t partake in such a characteristic LA sociological gathering. But my friend told me that […]

Visiting the Isle of Manhattan

Visiting the Isle of Manhattan

A trip to Manhattan to visit to all-vegan eateries started with killing time at By Chloe’s Sweets shop. I was impressed with their extensive selection. Pies, bars, cookies, layer cakes, cupcakes… Everything sitting pretty.  I got a couple of old fashioned chocolate chip cookies. They […]

Waaaah.

Waaaah.

The bummer of my flight being cancelled seemed to infiltrate my food choices, too. I plan to make up for these less than wonderful options with a kick-butt breakfast tomorrow. But first, some roamings: The Babcock Building of the South Carolina Lunatic Asylum, now empty and […]

Vegan Marshmallows Now $2.99 Indefinitely!

Vegan Marshmallows Now $2.99 Indefinitely!

Trader Joe’s now has vegan marshmallows. That’s how Trader Joe do. They buy formulas and sell ’em under their brand. So it’s important to understand that these marshmallows are really… Dandies. The deal is helping spread vegan joy through Trader Joe’s massive distribution.  Now that they are […]

Allergic to Non-vegan Food

Allergic to Non-vegan Food

Have you ever told an eatery that you had an allergy that you didn’t have? I think in my two decades of being vegan I have, though probably not in the last 10 years. Although silly, it was easier than fighting or starting an irritating […]

January Recap

January Recap

2016 is 1/12 complete. January is new routines inside old comforts, like the best vegan chocolate chip cookies: your own. It’s taking care… with a Long Island rec. center membership bonus: nobody in the sauna with you. It is having fire with the snow… with tempeh. It’s inspiration from […]

Delicious Vegan Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Delicious Vegan Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies

My annual week of gluten-free is coming! I’m going to need cookies to munch on. I adjusted this recipe with very delicious results. They’re satisfying and not so gritty. Dry: 1 1/4 cups blanched almond flour 1 1/4 cups gluten-free flour blend (I used Namaste.) […]

Autumn Weekend Pictorial

Autumn Weekend Pictorial

With Hurricane Joaquin worries put out to sea, I had my first proper weekend after my first proper full week of working, finally. Summer is officially gone. It’s back to the grind.  Kitchen renovation cookies, with just a pinch of sawdust. Various gourds for the […]

From Anchorage to Seward, Alaska / Vegan on Holland America Cruise, Day 1

From Anchorage to Seward, Alaska / Vegan on Holland America Cruise, Day 1

We woke up with some goals. There were some cruise clarifications that were pretty important. Then there was breakfast, the sometimes-unattainable meal for a traveling vegan. And requisite basking in the breathtaking beauty of Alaska, the Last Frontier. For breakfast, a local favorite, Snow City […]

18 Hours: Upstate / Connecticut Loop {Day Trips, 101}

18 Hours: Upstate / Connecticut Loop {Day Trips, 101}

Travel tucks you into new environments, which facilitate different experiences. And experience is the basis of all learning, all growth. So, travel is enlightenment…. Luckily, there is no need to head to an ancient Buddhist temple to derive this wisdom. There is plenty of beauty, adventure, inspiration, oddity (and vegan eats) […]

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 […]

Bit by Bite

Bit by Bite

One can measure the the veg-friendliness of a city on many things. I suppose I have my own algorithm. Part of my measure: if vegan options penetrate mainstream “normy” places, like sports stadiums and airports. So in both of these arenas, San Francisco is decidedly veg-friendly. AT&T […]

Bare Naked Bakery & Cafe Drops the V-bomb

Bare Naked Bakery & Cafe Drops the V-bomb

To say “vegan” or not to say “vegan,” that is sometimes the question. Slowly but surely I believe hesitant proprietors are seeing the light. When you say it, they will come. By say, I mean signage outside and on the website. And by they, I mean […]

Midwest Vegan, Day 5

Midwest Vegan, Day 5

With this midwest jaunt winding down, it was time to head back to Chicago so check out some of their great vegan options before time runs thin. We returned to Chicago by way of Madison, Wisconsin, hitting two spots we missed on the way out […]

Humane Education / Humane Eats [Day 4 and Homebound]

Humane Education / Humane Eats [Day 4 and Homebound]

Lunch on Day 4 was a pile of veggies. Or–a scrumptious and wide variety of well-cooked vegetables covered in a delicious peanut sauce, in pile form. And paper-thin chocolate chip cookies that were almost tuile-like.  I’m going to miss these freshly prepared, flavorful vegan lunches… and these […]

Big Sky Backdrop {Animal Friends & Animal-friendly Eats in Montana}

Big Sky Backdrop {Animal Friends & Animal-friendly Eats in Montana}

It was a whirlwind of a day in Montana. I am grateful to have tasted some really good vegan options… I ate well! And today that started at Bernice’s Bakery in Missoula, which has vegan bakery options. I was there bright and early with some other […]

Green “Irish” Toast

Green “Irish” Toast

Breakfast is my favorite meal. It probably has to do with years of eating cereal for breakfast… and dinner. So I’m going to make it for lunch for this upcoming week. But in honor of my Irish heritage, I’ll add coloring to my French toast […]

I’m Thankful for Good Taste

I’m Thankful for Good Taste

My white and regular pumpkin puree layer cake with vanilla buttercream and cinnamon glaze. Jay Astafa‘s amazing cashew cheese wheel…  and his Thanksgiving meal, though my re-plating killed his presentation. Pecan-crusted seitan, parsnip puree, creamed corn and sauteed kale. Amazing.  An impromptu trip to Chelsea […]

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 […]

Vegan Long Island Roaming [Part 2]

Vegan Long Island Roaming [Part 2]

Sweet To Lick Vegan Bakery in Williston Park was 11 days old when I visited. The fresh space has been a bakery for many years… but now it is home to Long Island’s first all-vegan bakery.Baker and owner Michael had a delicious spread for us, as I […]