Tag: chocolate chip

Pumpkin Pieces

Pumpkin Pieces

This is how I look when I wake up… next to a pretty large pumpkin I would go on to process.  I used my head for scale, though I kind of have a big head. Processing pumpkin is one of my favorite seasonal rituals.  The […]

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Macarons

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Macarons

I never posted about these for some reason! But I made them like a year ago. And they were feeted and everything. Macaron success! I used Floral Frosting’s wonderful recipe.  She has such great recipes for fun, veganized sweet treats.

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 […]

Classroom Pumpkins Transformation

Classroom Pumpkins Transformation

Every year I take home the pumpkins in my classroom and turn them into cupcakes, highlighting the delicious circle of life.  After baking the different pumpkin varieties until tender, I scoop out the flesh… …and blend away in the food processor. Ok, so I processed one of […]

Connecticut Day Tripper

Connecticut Day Tripper

Connecticut, New York’s northern neighbor, has plenty of vegan eats to feast upon. It’s an ideal destination for a day trip. I can get to Connecticut without heading far into the New York City area and her more messy crossings. The Throgs Neck Bridge is […]

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 […]

Bundt.

Bundt.

Christmas means running around… with cakes. It was the gorgeous whirlpool bundt that decked the halls. First, in pumpkin chocolate chip, using the last of the fall’s pumpkin puree. A breath of downtime with the Netflix yule log and the waiting Christmas tree. Another bundt […]

Cupcake Holidaze

Cupcake Holidaze

The holidays means increased baking duty. I deliver eleven–a poison test out of respect for recipients of course. This batch was for my class’s fundraiser. Then there was my classroom holiday celebration. They got unfrosted cupcakes to dress up how they pleased. My chocolate butter cream-filled […]

Back to Lunch

Back to Lunch

Sundays in Fall means back to lunch. As the school year continues to kick my butt, I adjust slowly–feeling my best at some point on Sunday morning. In the middle of my making lunch for the week. Sweet potato mash, roasted red beets, and roasted […]

Manhattan Vegan Option Cupcake Crawl!

Manhattan Vegan Option Cupcake Crawl!

Sometimes–in the world of restaurants–a lone “vegan option” beats an “all-vegan” menu. But would this be true of bakeries too? On a bright Saturday afternoon, a friend and I accumulated research on this query, visiting 6 omnivorous bakeries in the isle of Manhattan in the […]

Coconut Milk Turnover

Coconut Milk Turnover

With several cans of coconut milk to use up, I packed this week’s lunch with rich, creamy coconut milk. Starting with coconut quinoa! A huge fan of coconut sticky rice, it was an opportunity to transform dare-I-say boring quinoa. I was going to to this […]

Processing the Classroom Pumpkin

Processing the Classroom Pumpkin

Processing my pumpkins marks the unofficial start of the holiday season! The first one to get roasted is my classroom pumpkin. I usually make cupcakes from the puree. The kids get excited about it… and I like showing them that vegan baked goods can knock their […]

Summer Starts Now.

Summer Starts Now.

In late June, my morning train to Brooklyn coincides with the glorious sunrise. It’s a fantastic way to start the day. The recent “Super Moon” gave way to a Super Sun, a flaming pink sun whose expanded diameter blazed across pastel blots of morning colors. Summer […]

Little Anthony’s, Italian Vegan in Albany

Little Anthony’s, Italian Vegan in Albany

Little Anthony’s is a pretty standard-seeming pizza parlor. Wood decor, a map of Italy on the wall, green/white/red, and an inviting counter with pizzeria-type guys (My definition of pizzeria guys: aimable, hard-working, Italian)… but they have a menu filled with vegan options! Vegan pizza… vegan […]

Birthday, Part 3: Whose Streets?

Birthday, Part 3: Whose Streets?

I don’t work on my birthday. It’s kind of a rule. I usually flee town, hitting the road for vegan eats and roadside attractions. But times are tight. With cash flow low, I planned to spend the day in my city, New York City, enjoying […]

Visions of Sugar Plums

Visions of Sugar Plums

Snowflake time. Christmas morning and Santa came! Making quick use of the Electrician‘s new waffle maker and Williams Sonoma waffle tongs. Christmas sugar cookies. All dressed up. Banana everything cookies from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar Santa came again at my folks’. Pancake in […]

two words.

two words.

crunch. berries.pesto. veganaise. tofu. scramble. bayview. seasoning. chocolate. chip.

Getting Out of the Kitchen

Getting Out of the Kitchen

I’ll be the first to admit that the end of the semester crunch has taken me out of the kitchen. I haven’t chopped more than a potato in weeks! I rationalize this lack of D.I.Y. by talking of the importance of supporting local joints offering vegan […]