Tag: low brow

Red Robin…. Meeeeh.

Red Robin…. Meeeeh.

The burger chain/casual eatery Red Robin has opened its doors close to home.  As I saw its construction progress on Merrick Road in Bellmore, I became slightly excited.  After a couple of weeks of it opening its doors, we hit it prime time on a […]

Another Vegan White Castle Slider

Another Vegan White Castle Slider

Ok, I don’t make a big deal out of fast food… but White Castle now has two, yes two, vegan slider options. Vegan buns, separate grill–no worries. So I visited the White Castle in Lynbrook for lunch.    Stepping into a White Castle is sociologically interesting. It […]

Cheese Your Hunger Away: Vegan Combos

Cheese Your Hunger Away: Vegan Combos

After updating this site’s F.A.Q., I decided I needed to veganize Combos, since no one else had. Much like meat ravioli, this is an untapped market in the vegan world. Using a recipe for hard pretzels and a non-vegan homemade vegan attempt from the world wide web […]

Making Vegan Big Macs / “Dissent is the Highest Form of Patriotism.”

Making Vegan Big Macs / “Dissent is the Highest Form of Patriotism.”

Celebrate some baffling American-style food ideals this holiday weekend: Eating large quantities of poor quality, industrially processed food! All sarcasm aside, war was the catalyst for a shift and food manufacturing in the United States. One of our first processed foods was created in 1941 to […]

Vegan Big Mac Attack

Vegan Big Mac Attack

You know a place like Doomies. They’ve got “down-home,” gluttonous eats, the kind you mostly swore off as a vegan. Their space is a bit dank and sticky, which is part of the overall dining experience. I ordered the Vegan Big Mac off the “secret […]

Day 1: The Best of Central Florida

Day 1: The Best of Central Florida

The Sanctum has a fresh, vibrant vegan breakfast items that are the perfect start for a long day of sites. Any place with a mural like that is bound to deliver on plant-based goodies… equally important, kick-butt French press coffee equivalent to nine cups of hotel’s […]

L.I. Vegan: Burrito Report

L.I. Vegan: Burrito Report

Today I reserved a table at a new vegetarian restaurant by a Michelin-starred chef in Manhattan… then ran out to a bunch of burrito counter spots in the suburban sprawl of Long Island. I capture both sides of the spectrum, all for you dear blog. Though Long Island is […]

Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50

I enjoy a reason to cook all day. Not only does the Super Bowl offer that opportunity, it allows the menu to be gluttonous finger foods. This year I also took the opportunity to do some pantry turnover. I based my menu on what had […]

Vegan Freakies Cereal

Vegan Freakies Cereal

Cereal was a huge part of my childhood. My siblings and I would race down to the kitchen in the morning to get the “fat spoon” (really the lone soup spoon with the bunch of teaspoons) and eat refill after refill of bright, colorful sugary […]

Grönsaksbullar: Ikea’s cheap, plastic vegan food

Grönsaksbullar: Ikea’s cheap, plastic vegan food

Ikea, the Swedish big blue monster now serves a vegan version of their meatballs. So… you know, I had to go and try them. That’s right, Vegetable Balls. They are made of… no, not plastic but chickpeas, kale, peppers, sweet corn, peas, onions, turnips, pea […]

Home for the Super Bowl 49

Home for the Super Bowl 49

The Super Bowl is great reason to make a lot of food. Counter-clockwise: I made potato skins, blank canvases for assorted fixings. Cashew sour cream. Field Roast corn dogs. Mini omelet bites from leftover batter. Green onion. Nacho cheese from Oh She Glows. Sauteed sweet […]

Is White Castle’s Veggie Slider Vegan?

Is White Castle’s Veggie Slider Vegan?

Who would have ever thought that White Castle, purveyor of sacks of itty bitty beef sliders, would offer its customers a Veggie Slider, an old school veggie burger from Dr. Praeger, king of the visible veggies veggie burger? Now, I have never really loved a Dr. Praeger’s […]

Vegan Options at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center

Vegan Options at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center

Scoring some primo seats for a Brooklyn Nets game, that included all food, I made it my mission to find all the vegan eats at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn’s newish, rusted arena on Atlantic Avenue. Oh, and there was a basketball game on, as well. […]

Lowbrow Genius: Rice Krispy Treats

Lowbrow Genius: Rice Krispy Treats

In the middle of Back to School chaos, these easy treats are a welcome break. Sure, they’re for my nieces and nephew, but I am going to enjoy a sample of each step, each ingredient. Ingredient 1: Dandies from Chicago Vegan Foods.   Ingredient 2, Step 1: […]

Voodoo Doughnut… finally.

Voodoo Doughnut… finally.

Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, Oregon was the first vegan doughnut option I ever heard of. Like real doughnuts. Not circular cakes with holes in them. And I’ve never had them. It didn’t sit right with me. In fact, having only a handful of blog posts on […]

Long Island Vegan-ops in Chains

Long Island Vegan-ops in Chains

I always giggle at myself for enjoying my weekend bagel the way I do. I really feel a sense of loss at its last bite. It’s simple perfection. An everything bagel, of course. Then toasted to activate all those seeds’ flavors. A layer of Earth […]

Super What?

Super What?

Cashew-based nacho cheese with Brad’s Organic And Beanfields salty snacks. A cup o’ corn dog beer batter Skewered dogs Dip… and FRY!!! The Electrician partakes in the oily fun. Deep-fried in the cast iron. All fried up Superbowl 47 means gluttonous salty stuff.  

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 […]

Lowbrow and Highbrow Brilliant

Lowbrow and Highbrow Brilliant

The East Village’s Cowgirl’s Bakery makes deep-fried Kool Aid balls. A sucker for kitsch, nostalgia and an all-vegan bakery, I had to partake… once. I chose orange, the preferred artificial flavor of my youth. They also had the flavor of “red” and the flavor of “purple.” Though […]

¬ ¬ Vegan Scooter Pies (a.k.a. Vegan Moon Pies)

¬ ¬ Vegan Scooter Pies (a.k.a. Vegan Moon Pies)

I’ve made scrumptious strawberry shortcakes, heavenly black and white cookies, the vegan-elusive rainbow cookie, delectable Milano cookies, huge and fatty cinnamon buns, savory Red Lobster cheese and garlic biscuits, sweet bread, even cashew-cream-based vegan cannoli… all-vegan versions of the tempting treats I grew up craving. […]

Vegan Grand Slam

Vegan Grand Slam

Not really but there is a pretty good vegan option at Denny’s. Never you mind that they’re in the middle of a slovenly celebration of Bacon. Never you mind that separate menu with the bacon ice cream sundae and bacon pancakes. And never you mind […]

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 […]

Taste the Rainbow

Taste the Rainbow

When it comes to being gelatin-free, vegans have some allies. Halal Muslims, Jews who keep Kosher, Hindus along with all others who’d rather not eat the by-product of boiled pig tendon, tissue and gristle. In light of this company, we often see clear labeling and alternatives. […]

White Trash Dinner Party: The Food

White Trash Dinner Party: The Food

Me and my vegan Twinkies… and stained spouse-sweeper, Confederate-inspired belt buckle and undersized jeans. Plenty of cheap beer was a necessity. Here is an extra large “Danish Lager Beer” Southern fried tofu from FoodSparrow with a veganaise aioli. CandyPenny chomping on my Red Lobster bun […]