Tag: eggplant

Purging Drafts

Purging Drafts

Did you ever see someone’s inbox and realize that maybe you’re a bit neurotic about clearing your inbox? I don’t like when I have drafts just sitting around. So here, a blog post that has no theme or elaboration that fizzles out text-wise but still […]

Finally: A Champion is Crowned / The Preview of the Next Burger Battle

Finally: A Champion is Crowned / The Preview of the Next Burger Battle

Here we are. The long overdue conclusion of my first New York City Vegan Victuals Burger Battle! After 16 burgers, a champion has emerged. And it’s Brooklyn’s Toad Style! With a commitment to housemade excellence, Toad Style sets a high standard for all those who hope […]

Moon Flower / 3 Brothers Vegan Cafe

Moon Flower / 3 Brothers Vegan Cafe

The start of a new school year is a taxing time. From freedom to strenuous furniture moving, room design and set-up, to planning units of study.. then the delivery, and all teaching entails. No one day alike, ever-changing variables and constant stimulation. And with the […]

Finally, Florida

Finally, Florida

Hey, you know what? By the end of this year I will be 49 states reporting! I’m currently in Central Florida on an extended weekend jaunt to officially report on its offerings for the first time. There’s plenty here… now. That wasn’t always the case. A […]

I ♥ Vegan New York

I ♥ Vegan New York

Will walk for vegan food: On a beautiful afternoon, I strolled from Brooklyn to Manhattan to check out Nix, a new casual restaurant from Michelin-starred chef John Fraser. The attention to detail–from the space to the water to the service to the, of course, the menu–was impeccable. […]

V.V. Does A.C.

V.V. Does A.C.

It seems the world gets more and more vegan-friendly everyday. As a vegan food blogger, the surge in vegan options near, kinda near, far and very far is overwhelming. From big cities to small locales, I can’t keep up. But I try… And I looove […]

Bday 2: The “Disconnect” Rant / <br>   Avant Garden Review

Bday 2: The “Disconnect” Rant /
Avant Garden Review

It annoys me how NYC food culture vultures and foodie scenesters so often snub vegan food… especially when they really have no experience with it. Well, wait. That’s not necessarily true. They have no experience with it as cuisine genre. Those who think that “vegan” […]

Grape Stomp / Lagusta’s Luscious / New World Home Cooking <br>{Upstate Adventures}

Grape Stomp / Lagusta’s Luscious / New World Home Cooking
{Upstate Adventures}

Robibero Family Vinyards in New Paltz, New York had its annual grape-stomping festival this weekend, the first weekend of autumn. It was the perfect excuse to run north for the day with CP. After managed expectations, I was delighted by the peaceful, bucolic property and the opportunity to check […]

Ketchikan, Alaska / Vegan on Holland America Cruise, Day 6

Ketchikan, Alaska / Vegan on Holland America Cruise, Day 6

Alas, it’s another day of fog and rain, unfortunately. And another cancelled excursion. I would not be able to test out my underwater camera in Alaska’s waters during a snorkeling adventure after all. I was pretty bummed about that. As one of two cruise ships […]

Final Day: Vegan Eats on Holland America Cruise Advice

Final Day: Vegan Eats on Holland America Cruise Advice

With one more day of being vegan on Holland America’s Oosterdam, I made sure to try everything I could for you, dear blog. And because I would have loved to been able to know this vegan intel prior to boarding, I’m going to lay it […]

Boozy Bootleg Brunch Buffet: <br>A <i>Vegan Victuals</i> Meal Photospread

Boozy Bootleg Brunch Buffet:
A Vegan Victuals Meal Photospread

  Whiskey Maple Syrup goes back in the bottle for serving. (recipe credit) Macerated blueberry, blackberry & raspberry with Brandy & Grand Marnier  Coconut whip Charred Eggplant Bacon (marinade recipe credit) Orange Brandy Marmalade with ginger bits Sweet Potato Beer Biscuits Coconut rum-soaked French Toast  Some appetizers: […]

Lawn Guy Land

Lawn Guy Land

When I lived in Brooklyn, I had better access to vegan food options. Living on Long Island, I make my food more often. This is a good thing. But on occasion I’ll hunt down food leads, determinedly, like I would if I was staying for just a […]

Winter Dins: A <i>Vegan Victuals</i> Dinner Party

Winter Dins: A Vegan Victuals Dinner Party

Sometimes you just want to spend the entire day in the kitchen and the entire night in the dining room eating and giggling with friends. It was time for a Winter Dins vegan victuals dinner party. For starters, “Deviled” Polenta Yukon Golds. Rye, Kale & Eggplant […]

Crossing the Mason-Dixon: Vegan Eats in Richmond, VA (Day 2)

Crossing the Mason-Dixon: Vegan Eats in Richmond, VA (Day 2)

There is nothing more fantastic than a tofu scramble in the morning… especially when you group the classic vegan breakfast with a good cup of Joe and the freedom of having the whole day at your disposable. No errands. None of the normal routines that […]

Datenight: Family Recipe

Family Recipe on Manhattan’s Lower East Side has a satisfying assortment of vegan options, clearly marked as us vegans love. The Electrician and I shared a delectable meal after a horrendous drive into the city. As you may be able to tell from the “ambiance” lighting […]

Misc. Food Stuff

Misc. Food Stuff

I’ve been making mostly one-pot lunches these days. Here is my eggplant stew… with a ton of cilantro for garnish. This is why I do one-pot meals now. My personal Crockpot! I love this thing. No more microwaving. And here’s a banana chocolate cupcake I […]

New Years Dinner

New Years Dinner

All’s well that ends well. So 2013 would end with a good meal…Kumatoes are a “designer” tomato variety. They’re sweeter and have a brownish skin. And they look like a bunch of skee balls in this picture. I thought I’d roast them and make them […]

School Lunches

School Lunches

This week’s lunch–lasagna with spinach, tofu ricotta, and roasted eggplant and tomato right out of my garden. Sauce is Paesana, thee best jar sauce. Looking forward to lunch this week. I loved this past week’s beet cake so much that I tried another beet cake […]

Last Weekend of My Summer Vacation

Last Weekend of My Summer Vacation

After a trip to the farmers market (and Williams Sonoma), it was time to test out the brand new grill pan. Fresh veggies transformed into smokey delicious charred delights, atop quinoa. A hands-off amazing meal. Speaking of fresh veggies, my plum tomatoes are almost ready […]

Hello, Home

Hello, Home

I brought back some German cat treats for the kitties… …and de Rit Organics hazelnut and white chocolate spread for me! In my absence there was some great growth in my garden. Big fat eggplants blooming!Plum tomatoes taking shape…Stark white blooms. The Electrician picked me up […]

Day 12 in Deutschland, Easy Vegan in Bremen

Day 12 in Deutschland, Easy Vegan in Bremen

After brief appreciation (Griswald Grand Canyon style) of Kölner Dom, I moved on from Köln. With my days counting down quickly, I needed to do some cities flash pan speed. I boarded an early train north, foolishly thinking it’d be a quiet and secluded ride. […]

3 Meals in 3 States {Vegan Eats in LA/MS/AR}

3 Meals in 3 States {Vegan Eats in LA/MS/AR}

There are a small handful of these United States that I have not seen. I’ve never set foot in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Alabama…  and I am intrigued by what vegan options in these states look like. So given their proximity to each other and time […]

How My Garden Grows

How My Garden Grows

Some exciting happenings in my garden! My very first tomato showed its face. These are plum tomato plants, a favorite of my for roasting. I look forward to a fruitful harvest. Purple skin of my very first eggplant! Discovering this made me giddy. My Brussels […]

Eat Your Yard!

Eat Your Yard!

The Electrician made me a garden! I planted transplants because I’m not cool enough to sow seeds (yet). In the ground: arugula, red bell pepper, plum tomatoes, eggplant, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and basil. My grandmother’s garden gnome is finally back on duty. In other plant […]