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Bits of Winter Renewal

Bits of Winter Renewal

On the Winter Solstice our sun takes a nice long and potent look at the Tropic of Capricorn… and then turns around all poignant-like, tossing her golden rays–all resolved in beautiful definiteness.  Winter comes and she seems farther away… but really it’s just because you’re […]

A Fond Farewell to Charleston

A Fond Farewell to Charleston

With only a few hours to get my munchy on, I hit Nana’s Donuts in doorbust fashion. Nana’s Donuts used to be Diggity Donuts, which I have been peeping on Instagram for a bit. I was excited to learn that what seemed to be electronic evidence […]

Haines, Alaska / Vegan on Holland America Cruise, Day 4

Haines, Alaska / Vegan on Holland America Cruise, Day 4

After several days at sea it was very exciting to disembark finally. The first port was Haines, Alaska, a sleepy, small city (number of graduating high school seniors in 2015: sixteen) with plenty of natural beauty and wildlife. The kind of stuff people come to […]

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 […]

Breakfast for Lunch Again

Breakfast for Lunch Again

When I get a pancake craving, it’s hard to disseminate. Do I want the ultimate vehicle for sweet and savory? Do I want several airy, thin cakes with crispy browned corners? It depends. Whichever the case, I can certainly half my pancake recipe so as […]

New Jersey || New York Vegan

New Jersey || New York Vegan

In one of those wonderful random gifts to the vegan world, Rutherford, New Jersey’s Rutherford Pancake House serves vegan breakfast options. They had me at “Vegan Challah” French Toast. I devoured the plate of moist halves of scrumptious French toast thinking, “Is this really vegan?” I get […]

A Day in NYC

A Day in NYC

Essex, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, is a huge brunch destination. It must be listed in the NFT Guide or something. I have wanted to try their lone vegan dish, the Vegan Mexican Matzo Brei, for quite some time. So with a few days off at […]

A Visit to Three Brothers

A Visit to Three Brothers

Hadn’t been to Rockville Centre’s Three Brothers in awhile. It was time for a visit. Their mozzarella sticks are the star of the show. I am happy they are a bit narrower in girth than the earlier recipe. I think most know how I feel […]

Vegan Monkey Bread.

Vegan Monkey Bread.

I’ve never had Monkey Bread before. But I’ve made dough. So surely I was able to take the dough and drench it in Earth Balance, sugar and cinnamon. Using this recipe from Yes, I Want Cake, it was fool-proof and deceivingly easy! Cutting the dough into […]

Autumn Dins {A Vegan Victuals Feast}

Autumn Dins {A Vegan Victuals Feast}

Autumn comes and goes fast. In an attempt to slow down the season already pushed into streetlamp snowflakes and Christmas music, let us eat its bounty and keep in mind that the about a Winter Solstice is a month away. Autumn Dins is here. Lite […]

How Ya Like Them Apples? Sauced.

How Ya Like Them Apples? Sauced.

With a bag of plump, delicious apples to ingest, it was time to start cooking. First, applesauce. It’s so easy and will make a nice dent in my bag. Using both varieties in the sauce, I’ll get a nice texture–soft, mashed Macintosh with bites of […]

Apple Use #2: Caramel Apple Upside-down Cake

For apple use number 2, I made the Gluttonous Vegan‘s spectacular recipe for Caramel Apple Upside-down Cake. Rich, delicious vegan caramel sauce: 1/2 cup Earth Balance, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 & 1/2 TB Blackstrap molasses cooked stovetop. What a yummy finger-lickin’ caramel. I would use a […]

Vegan Day on Long Island

Vegan Day on Long Island

I have to give props to Vegguide‘s community members. This guide is so robust with locations offering options for vegetarians and vegans. Whether it’s a completely vegan restaurant or an omnivorous place with a single veg-friendly dish, the community covers the entire world (yes, all […]

Thanks.

Thanks.

I’d like to cook a proper Thanksgiving feast, but it’s not that simple unfortunately. It’d have to be a reheated prepared meal. And thankfully, that ain’t bad at all. With a Whole Foods near, it’s convenient enough. I ordered their Vegan Field Roast with an extra […]

In Two Words: Thanks. Giving.

In Two Words: Thanks. Giving.

Maple. Buttercream. Sloppy. Piping. Cinnamon. Snow. Wheatmeat. Croute. “Who’ll. Win?” Left. Over. Weekend. Morning. Super. Pretzels.

The Real-Deal Vegan Brunch

The Real-Deal Vegan Brunch

On sunny Sunday, August 1, 2010, I found inspiration in the pages of The Electrician‘s omnivorous cook books as he manually labored in his yard. A proper vegan bunch! Complete with the works: traditional brunch staples, both sweet and savory, served on vintage China and […]

A Nibble Here, A Nibble There

A Nibble Here, A Nibble There

What a delight to find Caserta Vecchia on a nice spring-I-don’t- want-to-go-underground-to-the-subway-yet walk after work. It quickly made my list of things to do. Caserta Vecchia, named after a medieval village in Italy, offers cashew-based vegan cheese substitution on all their pizzas. Again, indicating the […]

Food Catch Up

Food Catch Up

Between class starting up again and several special occasions, I have spent way too much time in restaurants as of lately. Most notably was dinner at Blossom with Wok Man and some visiting friends from Chicago. It has been on my “to go” list for […]

4 Play

4 Play

A recipient of their weekly emailing, the menus of 4 Course Vegan have long been textually tempting my tummy. My arrival back in the States was the push needed to finally make a reservation. The dining concept was interesting: a weekly changing menu at a […]