Tag: horseradish

Creamy Cauliflower Horseradish Soup

Creamy Cauliflower Horseradish Soup

Though it doesn’t seem like soup weather this weekend, I made A Virtual Vegan‘s Creamy Cauliflower Horseradish Soup for the week.  I made one small tweak–cooking the onion and garlic up with the thyme in the pan till nice and flavorful instead of stewing all […]

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. […]

Dirt Candy Revisited

Dirt Candy Revisited

I went to Dirt Candy back in 2012 when they were a tiny, dark, bustling space. Sadly, the tiny, dark, bustling space was all I could remember years later. But now–Dirt Candy is in a much, much larger space. It was quiet and relaxed on […]

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 4: Bluegrass to the Blue Ridge

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 4: Bluegrass to the Blue Ridge

Another jam-packed day ahead of me and needing the boost, I had the tart from Louisville’s Flora Vegan Treats for breakfast. Clearly by observing Exhibit A below you can see it was light and crisply satisfying–like you want these kinds of tarts to be. The filling was blackberry, the […]

Last Hurrah in San Francisco

Last Hurrah in San Francisco

Almost time to head back east! So I started the day with a donut, a Pepples Donut. The Ferry Building has a market place with high-brow eats, and this Oakland-based all-vegan donut maker has a little outpost there.  The selection was extensive.  I choose the […]

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 […]

Midwest Vegan, Day 1

Midwest Vegan, Day 1

Home very briefly, it was time already to head back into these United States… by way of Chicago. But first, a scenic overlook in which we gaze upon the isle of Manhattan, New York City’s shining man-child and it’s pleasingly sharp rectangular Central Park. We’d […]

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 […]

Fall Fling

Fall Fling

I would probably name Garden Cafe on the Green in Woodstock, New York as one of my favorite restaurants. But maybe it’s because if I’m there, I’m upstate. I’ve fought the Cross Bronx Expressway, and won, then was lulled by green and early foliage splotches […]

Horseradish.

Horseradish.

I was so excited to see that Fairway finally had horseradish! I had never even seen the flavorful root before–just glass containers of Gold’s white and purple varieties. The real deal… and rung up mistakenly as the cheaper celeriac. After gazing at it now and […]

Love Me Tender

Love Me Tender

After reading this article about Fritzi Dog in Los Angeles, I was inspired to make less complicated “carrot dogs” for the week’s lunch. I can’t cook them sous vide, but I can roast them till they’re tender. It’s a simple method to making a true veggie […]

Hello 2013! Let’s Eat.

Hello 2013! Let’s Eat.

2013 is officially here! To start the year off on the right foot, I needed a good meal and a sweet treat. First, the savory. Lasagna. Enormous noodles started the layered deliciousness. Then a creamy tofu ricotta with huge parsley kick. Then grilled eggplant. Repeat. […]

{Philadelphia: This is a long drive for dinner.}

{Philadelphia: This is a long drive for dinner.}

Ever since I saw the Philadelphia’s Memphis Taproom on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives and learned it had a couple of vegan options, I’ve been wanting to go. The draw? Their vegan “bacon”. Not a packaged meat analog but coconut. Smoked coconut, smoked in a smoker. This ingenious […]

A Vegan Wedding!

A Vegan Wedding!

My beloved friends Andrea and Tim tied the knot this past Friday! If that isn’t happiness enough, the bouncingly happy couple brought the quasi-wedding party and both sides of the family to the beloved Candle 79, New York City’s best vegan upscale restaurant. The very […]

Victuals in Buffalo: The Eights

Victuals in Buffalo: The Eights

I praise many eats and eateries on this blog. My praises are merited as are my critiques. I know food. I care about it deeply. So when I have a meal like this, like the meal I had at Buffalo, New York’s The Eights, it’s […]

Vegan New England, Part 4: The Red Lentil

Vegan New England, Part 4: The Red Lentil

Wait. What? Do you see that? The billboard right outside of our cheap motel in Foxboro, Massachusetts. “Go Vegan!” Well, what do you know. This billboard, part of Peta‘s “Be Healthy. Be Happy. Be Vegan.” campaign was a nice siting. Nicer than the true but […]

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

“The girls” and I embarked upon dinner and a movie in this past Friday. Our intention was to make VeganYumYum’s fried green tomatoes and watch the movie Fried Green Tomatoes. But a long agenda of topics to be addressed on top of multiple bottles of […]

Raw Soul?

Raw Soul?

When I think of raw food, I think of fresh vegetable layers, ground nuts and soaked beans; the upscale Manhattan address and accompanying price tag. Never does soul food come to mind… and yet Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s new raw restaurant, Rockin’ Raw, fuses raw and soul […]