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Some Vegan Things I Like Lately

Some Vegan Things I Like Lately

My Canon PowerShot G9X is always with me.  It’s a lovely point and shoot with a throwback design that reminds me of my grandfather’s old cameras.  I was excited to find a faux leather case that suits its aesthetic.  I was also excited about this […]

More Vegan Stuff On Long Island

More Vegan Stuff On Long Island

I am having a hard time keeping up with new vegan offerings.  And since “plant-based” was named the number one food trend for 2018, I’ll be very busy. Here is a quick run-down on some new-to-me vegan options on la isla largo. Real Food, Real […]

Burgers & Catchup: V.V. Burger Battles Rage On

Burgers & Catchup: V.V. Burger Battles Rage On

It’s been a while, I know. But there are NYC vegan burger happenings that have brought me out of “retirement.”  Here are a few notes on the updated brackets above. These are entirely new* burgers from my last battle. And there are many more. Ok, […]

Allergic to Non-vegan Food

Allergic to Non-vegan Food

Have you ever told an eatery that you had an allergy that you didn’t have? I think in my two decades of being vegan I have, though probably not in the last 10 years. Although silly, it was easier than fighting or starting an irritating […]

Grönsaksbullar: Ikea’s cheap, plastic vegan food

Grönsaksbullar: Ikea’s cheap, plastic vegan food

Ikea, the Swedish big blue monster now serves a vegan version of their meatballs. So… you know, I had to go and try them. That’s right, Vegetable Balls. They are made of… no, not plastic but chickpeas, kale, peppers, sweet corn, peas, onions, turnips, pea […]

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 […]

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 […]

Long Island Gems: Apna Bazar {Part 1}

Long Island Gems: Apna Bazar {Part 1}

Apna Bazar is a large Indian grocer in Hicksville, Long Island. I spotted it the last time The Electrician and me doorbusted Ikea for some stuff for my classroom. I knew I had to return. So with spring break upon me, I stopped by one […]

Sweet Sticky Rice

Sweet Sticky Rice

Mango and sticky rice. There are certain foods that, once before you, are bittersweet to begin to eat. That’s because every bite makes the end nearer; every taste, though supremely satisfying, is marked with a tinge of anxiety. Soon it will no longer be present […]

Strip Mall “Heavens”

Strip Mall “Heavens”

Living fairly close to Manhattan’s Little India and Curry Hill areas, going out for Indian is not so much something I do during a Long Island escape. However Hicksville’s vegetarian Indian restaurants have been on my radar after some repeated perusing of LI’s VegGuide. So a […]