Tag: cookies

Hanukkah Rainbow Cookies

Hanukkah Rainbow Cookies

I made beautiful ombré holiday cookies a couple of years back, taking inspiration from Bon Appetit.  This year I made Hanukkah Rainbow Cookies!  And they are possibly the most beautiful cookies I’ve ever made, receiving lots of social media love.  So here is a lot […]

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 […]

You were a bluebird; you were a brownie. You were a <b>New Vegan Girl Scout Cookie</b>.

You were a bluebird; you were a brownie. You were a New Vegan Girl Scout Cookie.

How exciting to have even more vegan Girl Scout cookie options this year! That’s right, ABC Bakers–the Girl Scouts’ west coast cookie manufacturer–added a new 5th vegan cookie option to their repertoire. I reported on the first three options a couple of years back. The next […]

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 […]

Nabisco Marshmallow Sandwich Cookies

Nabisco Marshmallow Sandwich Cookies

I’ve written about these cookies before, a cookie so ingrained in my memory that I can still vividly experience them. From the shuffling through the brown paper grocery bag, as tall as me, in the backseat of my mother’s car to find and be the first […]

Gainesville, FLA

Gainesville, FLA

Gainesville is a university town, so you know vegan options are good… for them educated, idealist types. Starting early, breakfast: The Tempeh Scramble with potatoes, toast with vegan butter and housemade jam at The Jones B-side.  Good, hearty fare, but soy-saucey marinade made the dish […]

A Vegan Staten Island Excursion

A Vegan Staten Island Excursion

Finally! Some Staten Island reporting! Staten Island is a borough of New York City, but besides the familiar MTA bus signage and towering NYCDOE public schools, the Island is an island unto itself. The hilly land contains a city-suburb hybrid mix of residential spans and all […]

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.) […]

Vegan Holiday Treats For Sweets

Vegan Holiday Treats For Sweets

I hadn’t made vegan rainbow cookies for years! And since then my baking skills and kitchen set-up has improved a great deal. With dessert duty for a work potluck and inside the inspiration of the holiday cookie issue of Bon Appétit, I had to step it up. I […]

(all new) Radical. Rainbow. Cookies.

(all new) Radical. Rainbow. Cookies.

I am happy to report on Long Island’s Pride Enjoy‘s Radical Rainbow Cookies. I first gave them a try earlier this year (post here) after they completed a successful Kickstarter campaign. Since then, the recipe has been overhauled and improved. This was evident immediately, as I stared […]

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 […]

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 6: Homeward Bound

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 6: Homeward Bound

I took several winding mountain roads inside morning’s low-hanging clouds, much to the surprise of feasting deer families, to reach Unger, West Virginia’s Farnham Colossi, the home of George and Pam Farnham… and their collection of colossal lawn ornaments. I had driven the extra mile for roadside attractions before, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vegan Queens Reporting

Vegan Queens Reporting

Queens is more often an in-between. But once my bookmarked leads were a bit brimming, it was time to purge with a vegan tour of Queens, starting at Richmond Hill’s Veggie Castle, the Queens version of the long defunct Veggie Castle on Flatbush avenue in Brooklyn.  I […]

Sweet, Sweet Indy

Sweet, Sweet Indy

Some stops I just can’t resist. A mostly-vegan bakery inside an office building in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana, a city with a dearth of vegan offerings, was one such stop: Pembroke Bakery & Cafe. Being this was my first bite of food today, I bought […]

Crossing the Mason-Dixon: Vegan Eats in Richmond, VA

Crossing the Mason-Dixon: Vegan Eats in Richmond, VA

For how many times I’ve been in Virginia, I have never blog reported on vegan eats! Well, here I am… exhausted and amazed by what is available here for a vegan. We had our first vegan stop in downtown Richmond at a spot only open 7-3, […]

Breaking in my Scandinavian Krumkake Iron

Breaking in my Scandinavian Krumkake Iron

I picked up this ol’ cast iron Krumkake iron from an antique shop in Wisconsin somewhere, knowing it’d make an interesting addition to my kitchen items that have to be stored in the basement. I’d need a thin batter. A crepe batter. I used this one. […]

Humane Education / Humane Eats [Day 2 & 3]

Humane Education / Humane Eats [Day 2 & 3]

Days are jam-packed with learning. Luckily I am fed well. Here are the last couple of days’ eats, taken with my crappy camera phone. Mushroon no-quessadillas with nooch cheese sauce. Homemade chocolate ice cream Black bean and corn salad and pico de gallo Root veggie […]

Humane Education / Humane Eats [Day 1]

Humane Education / Humane Eats [Day 1]

I woke up to the sound of Green Frogs calling me out through the forest and to the Bay with their rubber band snaps. And other morning sounds-a cacophony of sorts. Morning is so loud. Luckily, there was deep, dark coffee to sip as I walked down […]

Pantry Clean Out Bars

Pantry Clean Out Bars

I used pretty Chef Chloe‘s Beach Bar recipe to turnover some pantry items before some summer travel!First was a bunch of different chocolates from Mast Brothers and Sunspire. Date Lady date syrup from my most recent VeganCuts box. If I don’t use this thing now, […]

Sweet Teeth

Sweet Teeth

The week is easier with sweet snacks.A baby vegan cupcake from Sprinkles… And a bag of almond cookies from High Hopes Vegan Bakery, the ridic-delish Etsy shop based out of my own Long Island.  Besides being the type of gal who orders herself a bag of […]

Cheese From the Trees

Cheese From the Trees

I was so delighted to learn that Dr. Cow, delicious vegan cheesemakers, had opened up the front of their production space, creating the area’s first specialty vegan cheese shop. With cheese from the trees on the rise, it is a delight to visit and chat with […]

Vegan Girl Scout Cookies Exist

Did you know that vegan Girl Scout cookies exist? Yes! Four varieties, too. Here is the scoop on vegan Girl Scout cookies. ABC Bakers and Little Brownie Bakers are the only two licensed Girls Scout bakers in the country. Little Brownie supplies most of the […]