Tag: indian

Tofu Pasanda From Vegan Richa

Tofu Pasanda From Vegan Richa

I love Indian food. What other cuisine would have me using 8+ spices to prepare?  8+ spices plus tons of garlic and fresh ginger… Heavenly.  Because the warmth of those spices and it’s crockpot-friendliness, Tofu Pasanda is my lunch for the week.  The recipe is […]

Off the Beaten Path: Photographic Missions (Queens)

Off the Beaten Path: Photographic Missions (Queens)

Like many neighborhoods along the L-train, Ridgewood, Queens, which sits next to Brooklyn’s Bushwick and East Williamsburg, is pretty hipster-invaded. There’s nothing that a natural born weirdo dislikes more than someone who is simply in a weirdo costume.  Eh.  If you still have your appetite, […]

Vegan Amsterdam, Part Two

Vegan Amsterdam, Part Two

One thing that Europe does right is their train stations. Besides being within massive and ornate cathedrals, they are always wide open and airy, contain several flapping pigeons for effect, and are very easy to navigate. Like this here Amsterdam Centraal Station. Why are they so beautiful? Perhaps […]

Good Things I Ate Recently

Good Things I Ate Recently

Tofu is only going to be as good as you make it. It’s ready to suck in flavor and build its texture–but that takes you. After creating a powerful marinade and letting these Lincoln logs bathe in it all day, I build texture, roasting each side 25-ish […]

Ya Got Options.

Ya Got Options.

Bushwick, Brooklyn is now home to Elisa’s Love Bites, a gluten-free bakery with a few vegan options always on-hand. At the time of my vist, marked v-options included the Black Heart Cake, Original Sin Cake, Fig Buddies and Fluffers, aquafaba meringue cookies.   The Black Heart Cake […]

A Vegan in the Black Hills (Day 2)

A Vegan in the Black Hills (Day 2)

Wall Drug is a very well-known roadside attraction with a long history of enticing drivers. It all began in 1931 when a persistent couple bought a drug store in the middle of nowhere. Determined to bring customers in they began luring the travelers with promises of free ice […]

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 […]

Chocolate  /  Spice

Chocolate / Spice

Guittard‘s Cocoa Rouge is a wonderful red Dutch processed cocoa powder, the first in my quest of finding a go-to cocoa powder.  The reddish brown is Earthy and clay-like. The deep brown chocolate cake boasts the cocoa’s richness. Those light chocolate smears are melted chocolate […]

Freshwater Life

Freshwater Life

Not too far from the New York-Pennsylvania border is a small vacation town of Hawley, on the Lackawaxen River and close to better-known Delaware river. Though this is a summer haven for campers and other nature enthusiasts (and hunters), a friend of mine had year-round residence here […]

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 1: PA to OH

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 1: PA to OH

In my goal of V.V. hitting “all 50 states reporting” status, summer is the time to pack on the states.  Getting out of New York and past the tristate area to make it to these unreported on states is a daunting task… as is the return […]

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 […]

Weekends mean…

Weekends mean…

Quality time with the cats… after they had quality time in the basement by the saw. All-you-can-eat Indian lunches, in a strip mall. The day-after cupcakes for breakfast. Visits to a jaggedy smile-like skyline. A lounge in the sun inside. [A shaven Fluffster recouping from […]

Live Free Or Die.           (Vegan New Hampshire, Day 2)

Live Free Or Die. (Vegan New Hampshire, Day 2)

I love New England. This I knew but had forgotten. As the hours of watching the scenery went by, I remembered. Here are some food highlights from our Day 2 in New Hampshire. Spoon Revolution is Concord, New Hampshire’s only all-vegan eatery. They offer a […]

Making Vegan <i>Palak Paneer</i>

Making Vegan Palak Paneer

Paneer is an Indian cheese. Palak Paneer is the spinach and cheese dish I’ve long noticed on Indian menus. I was so excited to see that the amazing blog Olives For Dinner veganized it. Pressing tofu is step one. I opted for the TofuXpress then 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 […]

Time Passes In Bites

Time Passes In Bites

Shirley’s birthday dinner at Bhojan. Leftover 3 Brothers pizza, weekday, Electrician‘s. Chocolate chip cookies without the chocolate chips: “sweet treat” fix, weekend, Electrician’s Pancake’s vegan birthday cakes, Pancake’s 9th Birthday Party, Merrick

What’s New: Food Update

What’s New: Food Update

There is a little Indian convenience store next to my Sunday restaurant favorite, Dosa Diner, in Hicksville, Long Island. In this store you can find a ton of cheaply priced pantry staples, many aligned with Hindu vegetarianism. It is worth a stopping by– their products […]

Bring on the winter.

Bring on the winter.

I’ve been working on my layer of blubber, getting myself ready. Inadvertently. Here’s what’s anchoring me in for a long winter: Roasted zucchini sandwich with way too big a bun X’s 5 days a week. Huge tofu dosa from House of Dosas in Hicksville, Long […]

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 […]

Food & Friends (not photographed)

Food & Friends (not photographed)

Tall Guy recently hosted a hungry bunch for brunch. Though the theme of this event took on a life of its own, the delicious offerings of food and beverage were the constant. My offering was the pineapple upside-down cake from Vegan Table. This moist and […]

Food Catch Up

Food Catch Up

Between class starting up again and several special occasions, I have spent way too much time in restaurants as of lately. Most notably was dinner at Blossom with Wok Man and some visiting friends from Chicago. It has been on my “to go” list for […]

The Vegan in Dairy Land, U.S.A.

The Vegan in Dairy Land, U.S.A.

Joining Wok Man for a post-Christmas extended family dinner, the Wok-mother strove to satiate my cheese-free appetite. For protein, lentil patties drenched in portobello gravy alongside a vegan version of her “party time potatoes” made with Follow Your Heart cheddar. Yummy. Once again, food accommodation […]

Neighborhood Eats

Neighborhood Eats

In my head, I’m still just visiting Brooklyn but I am reclaiming my home bite by bite. Williamsburg’s Alligator Lounge gives out free personal pizza pies with every drink purchase and has long been my compromise of convenience. But the flaked fixings still leave the […]