Tag: grilled

Summer Dinners

Summer Dinners

Lazy summer days–besides a ton of chopping vegetables. Who wants to cook in the summer? Fresh, chilled dinners are best in the heat. Like this salad of jicama, cucumber, tomato, and red pepper. And raw kale with some black beans for protein. I massage ’em […]

The Really Long Post About Yellowstone Park That Eventually Has Pictures of Vegan Food

The Really Long Post About Yellowstone Park That Eventually Has Pictures of Vegan Food

For a gal who always sees the first a.m. showing of movies in the theater to avoid people, going to Yellowstone National Park in August is a little counterintuitive. However, crowded in Yellowstone Country is far different than crowded in, say, the New York City […]

The New Grill / Garden Log, Spring 2016: Day 56: Promise

The New Grill / Garden Log, Spring 2016: Day 56: Promise

V marks the spot! The Electrician recently made this concrete and wood base for a set of new ‘his & her’s’ grills. My exclusively vegan grill is an upgrade from the separate grill rack that was all-veggie. I just had to mark my grill with […]

Sun Sandwich

Sun Sandwich

Isn’t it amazing how days are neatly organized, bookended by the rising and setting of a bright, hot, great ball of fire? Goodness. Gracious.  Inside them, other good things that bring you joy and sustenance, like a cracked chocolate-encased marshmallow… …Spring baseball in front of a plate […]

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 […]

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 […]

See Beautiful Glaciers, Relax, Eat (repeat) / Vegan on Holland America Cruise, Day 3

See Beautiful Glaciers, Relax, Eat (repeat) / Vegan on Holland America Cruise, Day 3

Mezze Plate: Baba ghanoush, chickpea hummus, stuffed grape leaves and tabbouleh salad, served with warm Pita bread. Pasta Fagioli: Flavorful tomato broth cooked with beans and vegetables and whole wheat pasta, seasoned with Italian herbs. Grilled Vegetable and Tofu Kebob: Served over brown pilaf rice […]

<b>V.V. Burger Showdown:</b> Match 3: The Battle of the Potato Buns <br>[M.O.B. vs. Pickle Shack]

V.V. Burger Showdown: Match 3: The Battle of the Potato Buns
[M.O.B. vs. Pickle Shack]

Hitting the corners of the V.V. Burger Showdown brackets, it’s time for Match #3: M.O.B. vs. Pickle Shack This is going to be a doozy. I have loved the M.O.B. and Pickle Shack veggie burgers separately–but for some of the same reasons. Restoring my lost hope and representing […]

Veg-heavy Days

Veg-heavy Days

This week’s gorgeous lunch photographed so well. Grilled tempeh, roasted beets, brown & wild rice pilaf with dill, cashew & diced red pepper, sautéed beet greens and Dino kale. Who wants to cook dinner in this sweltering heat? It was time to use my Asian market goodies and make […]

Colorful

Colorful

Push aside winter grey, summer is unofficially here. The irises are blooming at the zombie house next door, triggered by nature. There Will Come Soft Rains-style.  The backyard, once a bland backdrop along the walk to the back door, invites entry, holds glistening fruits and color […]

Spring, Finally {Pictorial}

Spring, Finally {Pictorial}

Frosty morning tulips in the backyard Later, sun-funned tulips in the afternoon The bulbs I planted in my parents’ backyard in September, all grown up Our lips are sealed. Spring means figs, one of my top 5 favorite fruits. Simpler Spring lunch: smashed avocado toast with this […]

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 […]

D-Town Vegan

D-Town Vegan

Fields and fields of corn. This is what’s inside the heart of the heartland. After hours of fields of corn, I was back in the Motor City area to sample some vegan eats. Lunch, finally was at Inn Season Cafe in Royal Oak. They have a promising […]

On Assignment, Vegan in Ann Arbor

On Assignment, Vegan in Ann Arbor

Sometime in August, lazily lounging on a couch, I thought it’d be a good idea to move my blog forward to “all states reporting” status. This thought during this determined August, the tail-end of a summer spent stacking my professional credentials, could not have known […]

Independence Day 2014

Independence Day 2014

I am glad to be back home for the 4th. Outside the Bennington flaps proudly. Inside, I get started crafting my 50 States Commemoration necklace that will celebrate my spending time in all of our 50 United States. I visit #48 next week… leaving two more. […]

Long Weekends

Long Weekends

The Beninngton flag waves on Memorial Day weekend. As does the Stars and Stripes on the beer. On the plate: my favorite summer side: corn grilled in its husk, Field Roast apple-sage sausage topped with the kitchen sink, and a delicious potato salad that The Electrician made. […]

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 […]

Acclimating to Summer

Acclimating to Summer

The lurking darkness that crept over me on Sunday afternoons has already been replaced with a light and airy feeling. For this teacher, summer is already in full swing. Brightly colored produce and food plans abound! Speaking of, did you ever see red scallion??I was […]

Time for the Beautiful Things

Time for the Beautiful Things

As we begin to tilt towards the sun and sunrise coincides to my morning train, I get to see fantastic colors in the sky. More beautiful things: Golden beets. Broccoli florets are sprouting up in my garden! I’m very excited. Fennel. I’ve never worked with […]

Welcome, Spring!

Welcome, Spring!

The gang’s all here… Bright and juicy… Wearing our best grill marks Everyone’s invited to this pilaf.

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 […]

Patriotic Parfaits & Grilled Nectarine-tempeh ‘bobs

Patriotic Parfaits & Grilled Nectarine-tempeh ‘bobs

Independence Day is all about strawberry/blueberry sweet concoctions! I made my patriotic parfaits mostly from scratch, save for the berries, and delivered them to my family as a sweet summer treat. After all, I can’t very well eat all of them! A cold parfait is […]

Here Comes the Summer

Here Comes the Summer

Last day in May, the afternoon: remember? Black marks off charcoal from the dune: remember? I thought it wouldn’t be too soon; we’d wait at least until its June. The twenty-ninth of March it rained: remember? You looked so sad that I explained: remember? You […]