Tag: lentil

Yankees Stadium (V)

Yankees Stadium (V)

The last time I was at a New York Yankees game was 11 years ago in the old stadium. And though sports rivalry can raise the stakes in an enjoyable way, this Mets fan doesn’t project repressed and misplaced anger upon sports franchises…or their fans. […]

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 […]

<b>V.V. Burger Showdown, Round 2!</b><br> Fogwood & Fig vs. No. 7 Veggie

V.V. Burger Showdown, Round 2!
Fogwood & Fig vs. No. 7 Veggie

Fogwood & Fig vs. No. 7 Veggie   It’s not surprising that Diane Bezanski has a background in photography. If the images of her veggie burgers, under the name Fogwood & Fig, were all I had, they might still win a few battles. It is true that […]

Teton Chaser

Teton Chaser

Everything in Jackson, Wyoming revolves around the Tetons. And proving this, I spent my day finding a variety of ways and circumstances in which I could see the Tetons. Starting at the crack of dawn. The striking hues of a beautiful sunrise can do pretty fantastic things to […]

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 […]

Taco Tuesday at Los Veganos Hermanos

Taco Tuesday at Los Veganos Hermanos

On Tuesdays there are all-vegan tacos from Los Veganos Hermanos at Good Co. Bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  After we watched los veganos make the tortilla from scratch and sipped on some cocktails, I ate one of each of their tacos. From left to right, Mushroom “Carnitas” Taco with […]

<b>V.V. Burger Showdown:</b> Match 2: Gentrification Burgers <br>[Toad Style vs. Champs Family Diner]

V.V. Burger Showdown: Match 2: Gentrification Burgers
[Toad Style vs. Champs Family Diner]

The Burger Showdown continues with the first Brooklyn showdown: Toad Style vs. Champs Family Diner Just when my burger brackets were set, along comes Toad Style‘s all-vegan menu, batting its housemade cheese and sage butter and lime aioli. Those kinds of words indicate an eatery who not only […]

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 5: Take Me Home, Country Roads

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 5: Take Me Home, Country Roads

And now state 42 in the V.V. record blog: West Virginia. In the middle of nowhere, West Virginia–the “unincorporated community” of Vegan. Mission Savvy is the only all-vegan eatery in the entire state. It’s in Charleston, the capital city.  The space is vibrant, like its food […]

Mid-January Eats

Mid-January Eats

Ever notice that the start of the year flies in one big chunk? It’s already January 17. So here are so pictures of recent food within the weeks of TCB. Ground dates are such a delicious, sweet accompaniment to chocolate. And these scratch-made date caramels from […]

Vegan in Westchester County!

Vegan in Westchester County!

Even though this born and raised New Yorker has travel to the far reaches of the Us of A to sample vegan eats, I haven’t really explored the vegan options in Westchester County, New York City’s northern suburb. I am usually passing through early in […]

Inside-out Arepas

Inside-out Arepas

I recently bought a huge thing of corn flour. I needed to use some for a gluten-free recipe and was left with a ton. Since I don’t like things sitting around the pantry too long, I looked into how to use a whole bunch of […]

VeganSecretSupper {Goodbye, Brooklyn Part 3}

VeganSecretSupper {Goodbye, Brooklyn Part 3}

Chef Merida hosts Vegan Secret Supper-s in her apartment in Brooklyn. And a 4-course, from-scratch, all-vegan, local, and organic high-end break from cleaning out the last of my life in Brooklyn is just what I needed. Like me, Vegan Secret Supper (VSS) is moving on […]

{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 […]

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

It isn’t the most colorful meal but it sure is yummy. In fact, besides a scoop of Sriracha sauce, there would be no flair at all! In the weeks winding into the holidays there is so much to do. A hearty meal mid-day is just […]

Birthday, Part 1: V-Note

Birthday, Part 1: V-Note

The Upper sides of the isle of Manhattan might as well be in another state. I’m rarely there. I despise the 4-5-6 trains, and I still don’t know how on Earth to get to the Uptown 6 from Houston street. But I’ve traveled farther and […]

Meatballs

Meatballs

As soon as I saw Isa’s recipe for Spaghetti-Nos with Mini Lentil Meatballs, I have been craving it badly. After a week of splurging way too much on food out, I knew I needed a week of a lunch worth looking forward to… even if […]

Goodbye, Counter

Goodbye, Counter

The East Village’s Counter, one of the only higher-end vegetarian restaurants below 14th street, is closing its doors. So the usual vegheads and I had to have one more taste. I have always enjoyed Counter’s food, especially their brunch, but after each visit I did not soon […]

Snow Days and Nights/Pantry Turnover

Snow Days and Nights/Pantry Turnover

My buddy and I woke up to the chime of my phone. 10 minutes before I received the NYC Alert text, The Electrician delivered the sweet, sweet news of the snow day. I texted the other 5th grade teachers and went back to bed, lulled […]

January Pantry Turnover

January Pantry Turnover

I miss my good camera, my SLR. While my baby is getting a preventative maintenance and cleaning, here we are. This ol’ point & shoot 6 mega-pixel is hardly the powerhouse it was years ago. And so in the midst of January Pantry Turnover, an […]

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 […]

The Staff of Life

The Staff of Life

For the past two years I have made yearbooks to celebrate the turning of time’s speedometer. Fiddling with Blurb‘s bookmaking software in December, I was forced to meditate on just how much I could fill in a week, a month, a year. In 2009, the me […]

What’s the Best Vegan Burger in New York City? [Part 2]

What’s the Best Vegan Burger in New York City? [Part 2]

The search continues, in intervals of 12. What is all this burger-eating leading up to? My decision on who makes the best vegan burger in New York City, of course. It is forthcoming. The Organic Grill‘s Organic Grill Burger (East Village) Pro: Very tasty, housemade, […]

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 […]

What’s the Best Vegan Burger in New York City? [Part 1]

What’s the Best Vegan Burger in New York City? [Part 1]

That is the question. A good, hearty and satisfying veggie burger is an occasional must. And luckily it they’re pretty much a menu staple at both veg and omni eateries alike. But where to go? A group of vegan field reporters and I bring you […]