Tag: italian

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 […]

Vegan Fest at The Refuge

Vegan Fest at The Refuge

With vegan options popping up and expanding all over the place, my vegan radar has a constant and continuous bleep-bleep. From new eateries to new options and special events, I wish my appetite can keep up. But when I saw the invite to The Refuge‘s […]

3 Brothers Again: Italian Vegan on Long Island

3 Brothers Again: Italian Vegan on Long Island

I have been blogging about 3 Brothers for many years now… since the unstyled and less fabulous Jay Astafa first created the vegan menu for their original Rockville Centre location in 2009. And since then, I’ve tried most of his casual food endeavors… his dinner […]

I Tiramisu

I Tiramisu

Tiramisu translates to “pick me up” in Italian. That’s adorable. Beside that, it’s such a lovely dessert.  It is worth making just to sit a slice on a pretty plate and take a picture of.  After seeing Seitan is My Motor‘s recipe, I was inspired […]

<i>Fatta In Casa</i>–Italian From Scratch

Fatta In Casa–Italian From Scratch

This little Italian girl always loved lasagna. Even though lasagna uses the same basic ingredients as other Italian dishes (noodle, sauce, cheeses), it’s the structure of lasagna I love.  It is organized.  And I am a big fan of things being organized.  I always was. […]

Superior Pasta in South Philly

Superior Pasta in South Philly

When I was a kid I loved ravioli. Meat ravioli. I remember joining my mother when she picked it up from the Italian market. I knew that the ritual was different than going to the generic grocery store a few doors down. And the meat ravioli […]

Italian French Toast

Italian French Toast

Sometimes, you don’t eat the loaf of Italian bread soon enough and it turns into stone, like some food fairy tale. But there is a way to revive it, give it a metaphorical kiss and transform it into Prince Charming.  First you cut it into […]

Where’s the “Meat” Ravioli?

Where’s the “Meat” Ravioli?

Although there are plenty of vegan ravioli options abound, most of the fillings are vegetable or tofu-based “ricotta.” In fact, in my almost 20 years of being an informed vegan, I have never seen vegan “meat” ravioli–either on a restaurant’s menu or at the store. […]

Old Brooklyn

Old Brooklyn

Crafting after-school works up an appetite. So teacherT and I took a brief walk from our Carroll Gardens school to taste a bit of Old Brooklyn. Deep-fried Sicilian deliciousness at Ferdinando’s Foccaceria, est. 1904. Yeah, 1904. I was excited for their Panelle, a simple chick pea flour […]

The Sauce.

The Sauce.

Whenever I am heating up a sauce, I pour way more than enough into the pot. Because I slurp it by the spoonful at each degree it rises. I love sauce. And that’s what this collection of food pictures have in common. Sauce. What a […]

Day 7 in Deutschland, Baking a Cake

Day 7 in Deutschland, Baking a Cake

Today was a special occasion for my friend’s family… so we made a vegan cake! I was excited to use Biovegan’s Zuckerstreusel on top which I had picked up at Bio Bio. We used a coconut-rice milk with the only vinegar in the pantry, white vinegar, […]

Day 2 in Deutschland, Vegan Eats in Rothenburg o.d. Tauber, Germany

Day 2 in Deutschland, Vegan Eats in Rothenburg o.d. Tauber, Germany

Day 2 in Germany started with a trip to the army base, where photography is prohibited unfortunately. My friend pays American prices for gas on the base, thank goodness, as European gas prices are so high not even tacking on the exchange rate. We missed […]

Birthday Luau

Birthday Luau

My mother has been looking forward to throwing my sister and father a birthday party for months. My sister’s 40th and my Dad’s 70th are, after all, big milestones. I signed on for the planning fun and it almost swept me away. Luckily, I’m on […]

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. […]

The Last of the Mozzarella

The Last of the Mozzarella

Gorgeous heirlooms and the backyard basil is the best for the last of the buffalo mozzarella. A little puddle of good olive oil goes far…

Little Anthony’s, Italian Vegan in Albany

Little Anthony’s, Italian Vegan in Albany

Little Anthony’s is a pretty standard-seeming pizza parlor. Wood decor, a map of Italy on the wall, green/white/red, and an inviting counter with pizzeria-type guys (My definition of pizzeria guys: aimable, hard-working, Italian)… but they have a menu filled with vegan options! Vegan pizza… vegan […]

L.I. Vegan Eats: Maggie’s Raw Love Cafe

L.I. Vegan Eats: Maggie’s Raw Love Cafe

The Blue Firmament Holistic Centre in Rockville Centre, Long Island is a source for mind, body, and spiritual sustenance. It is also home to Maggie’s Raw Love Cafe, Nassau County’s only raw eatery.The inviting cafe takes up a large space in the center’s main floor. […]

West Coast Eating Extravaganza, Day 1

West Coast Eating Extravaganza, Day 1

Planning this trip, an extravagant foodie frenzy of all the west coast vegan eats I have craved and bookmarked through the years, was a bit overwhelming. Time is sometimes a cruel thing… time and the whole getting full thing. With so much to eat in […]

Vegan Toasted Ravioli

Vegan Toasted Ravioli

Deep fried ravioli is as good as it sounds. And easy. Next time you are in the mood for simple and delicious, let some frozen raviolis thaw overnight in the refrigerator. You’ll likely be in the the same mood the next day. Deep fried ravioli, […]

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, […]

Pounding the Dough

Pounding the Dough

How to start a new year right: Don’t do anything all day. Load up on carbohydrates; it’s going to be another swift year. Clean out fridge leftovers by piling them on pizza dough. Eat the pizza. Eat the pizza twice. $4 from the local pizzeria […]

Old World Italian with a Vegan Menu

Old World Italian with a Vegan Menu

John’s Of 12th Street in Manhattan’s East Village, is a landmark of authentic Italian dining that’s been around since 1908. Stepping off East 12th street into the long narrow procession of starched white table clothes and napkins, you become a part of the pulse of […]

Vegan Tiramisu

Vegan Tiramisu

I have made vegan versions of dessert classics before, but there was always something that daunted me about attempting the well-known Italian cake Tiramisu. There is the multiple layers and components, all of which needed accurate veganization. And given all that alteration it’d still need […]

Colorado | Kansas

Colorado | Kansas

After a strenuous drive back east on I-70, succumbing to the erratic weather fits of the land’s high elevation, we arrived back in Denver, Colorado, a quick stop-over on our route into the Great Plains. I will happily bid the Rockies a fond farewell and […]