Tag: holiday

8 Easy New Years Resolutions for Health: Diversifin’

8 Easy New Years Resolutions for Health: Diversifin’

Eating the same thing, especially a diet that is imbalanced with starches and sugar, leads to all sorts of health ailments. But big changes can also be difficult to sustain.  That is why I resolve to welcome more healthful yet simple additions to my usual […]

Happy Hydrongenated New Year!

Happy Hydrongenated New Year!

Did you know that Pillsbury Crescent Rolls are “accidentally” vegan? This I learned after realizing I didn’t have enough time to make vegan puff pastry dough from scratch to make Pigs in a Blanket with the Field Roast breakfast links we picked up. So I took […]

(Ghosts of) Christmas Past

(Ghosts of) Christmas Past

Balsam Fir Yule log/Tree Torturing Franky Catnip wine, just out of reach L: Failed bundt cake; R: New York-style crumb cake

Pieces of Downtime

Pieces of Downtime

Flying over the sandbar that is home. Raspberry alien hands: I’ve always wanted to do this. Delicious vegan Halloween candy from Justin’s and Unreal. Soup weather–or at least it was last week: Red Pepper and Corn Chowder.

“Very clever dinner. Appetizing food fit neatly into interesting round pie. (It’s a Quiche.)”

“Very clever dinner. Appetizing food fit neatly into interesting round pie. (It’s a Quiche.)”

A quiche with a shredded potato crust? It’s just enough effort for the special occasion of New Years. I never made a quiche before! And with VeganEggs in my pantry taking up space, this was the best way to jumpstart the annual pantry turnover. Quiches need […]

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 […]

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

The Electrician‘s Betsy Ross flapping in the wind. Fresh cut fruit. Oh watermelon, why art thou so temperamental? I husked 20 ears of corn for a big party. Here they sit waiting for a boil. Chopped peppers and onion prepped for the grill. Dinner is […]

The Fifth of May

The Fifth of May

Pine Box Rock Shop, a vegan-owned and operated bar in Brooklyn, hosted a special Cinco de Mayo feast, courtesy of Yummy Eats [a pop-up restaurant] and Verily Baked Goods [an impressive baker that does both omni and vegan treats]. Here was the impressive pre-fixe: Having […]

2010: The Year in Food

2010: The Year in Food

In the year 2010, more than any other, the camera was angled down, capturing flicks of food. Sure, there are people on the other side of the table. Had the camera lifted its head, it’d see. But for a gal who sorts time through food, […]

New Years Eve Dinner: MMX meet I

New Years Eve Dinner: MMX meet I

he couch is a nice place to welcome in the New Year, especially when one has drastically altered their sleep schedule since the start of winter break. Head-bobbing by 11:15 p.m. and already hung over, dinner in was a deterrent to an unproductive morning after: […]

Lotza Vegan Latkes

Lotza Vegan Latkes

We celebrated Chanukah in my classroom last week. That meant the motherload of potato latkes, fried to perfection right there next to the math bulletin board. Though the wonderful morning already seems like months ago, the classroom still smells of bubbling oil. My kids’ parents […]

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.

Deep Fryday

Deep Fryday

Deep-fried vegan Twinkies. Deep-fried vegan chocolate bars. Deep-fried vegan cupcakes {not pictured, eaten too soon} The Electrician and his dedicated fryer crisped up a slew of vegan goodies for Deep Fryday, proving that vegans can be greasy and gluttonous too. In my quest to never […]

From Pumpkin to Cake

From Pumpkin to Cake

Two little pumpkins have sat on my desk at work since I thought “Pumpkins! Already?!” Now Halloween is long gone and Thanksgiving is upon us. I brought those cute little pumpkins home today to help me bake up some seasonal cupcakes for my grade’s Thanksgiving […]

Twin Peaks Halloween

Twin Peaks Halloween

All photos by Artsparrow and her life partner. Shelly, Denise Bryson, Bob, Laura, Agent Cooper & AudreySpecial Agent Coop & Audrey Horne; Heavenly berry pie: Dale Cooper and Laura PalmerBobCoopBob attacksLaura, Coop, ZebraAudreyAudrey Horne, Shelly Johnson, Laura PalmerAaaaaah!Bob and Laura

Happy Father’s Day c/o Orange Glazed Scones

Happy Father’s Day c/o Orange Glazed Scones

My family gets to try a lot of my goodies. I bet my this fact doesn’t excite them half as much as it excites me to have an opportunity to bake! For Father’s Day I knew I needed to switch up my usual offering of […]

Christmas Cookie Marathon!

Christmas Cookie Marathon!

I had to be very selective about who received a holiday cookie care package this year. Next year, when I am through studying to be a master of the universe, you’ll all get them. The chocolate chip cookie is a must in any cookie assortment. […]

Chocolate Pumpkin Pie & the 5th Graders

Chocolate Pumpkin Pie & the 5th Graders

Having a big, fat still-healthy pumpkin leftover from October, I decided against purchasing the easy can of pumpkin puree for my chocolate pumpkin pie for my class’s holiday breakfast. No, no no, I would process the big gourd myself! Sure, I have a whole day […]

Giving Thanks, Part III:

Giving Thanks, Part III:

I am thankful to survive, and thrive, through the love and support of friends. Thanksgiving plans changed drastically at the last minute due to reasons a trained psychologist will need to help me understand. Luckily, I was able to find a place to feast. Here […]

Giving Thanks, Part I

Giving Thanks, Part I

I am thankful for friends who value food. Holidays, like Johnny Dangerously, are just another excuse to gather the gang and to eat… and eat well. The hiatus-ed FoodSparrow and her dapper gent hosted a wonderful vegan Thanksgiving potluck over the weekend in their gorgeous […]

Abuelos, Grande y Grande, Grande

Abuelos, Grande y Grande, Grande

There is a freedom in surrendering to far more powerful phenomena, accepting its influence. The billions of seconds and billions of variables that decided you be here right now– the percentage of them that had nothing to do your own motion, nothing to do with […]

Half-Irish Soda Bread

Half-Irish Soda Bread

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Participating in the St. Patrick Day festivities, I made a loaf of Irish soda bread. And what a cinch it was  to make! I used Joy’s recipe here, opting to get a little excited with the green food coloring. The bread […]

If This Blogs-a Rockin’ Don’t Come-a Knockin’

If This Blogs-a Rockin’ Don’t Come-a Knockin’

Happy Valentine’s Day!   Red Heart Cutters Red Metal, Luna Mortis‘s Brian Little Red Dresses Red Car Bumper Chained Red Red Route New York City Red Tomato Red Cowboy Snowboot Red