Tag: mango

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 […]

Neon & Steel [And Some Food]

Neon & Steel [And Some Food]

I woke up in Cincinnati, Ohio and went to bed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This means that, likely, I will spend tomorrow evening in my own bed. New York. Though I am squeezing in brief stops as I pass through, this excursion is winding down. But […]

The First Coast to The Lowcountry

The First Coast to The Lowcountry

Jacksonville, Florida has vegan credibility. This I state enthusiastically in my head while the locals in Southern Roots Filling Station discuss New York City vegan eats. I could chime in, I suppose, and tell them that New York City isn’t all that spectacular. Well, I mean […]

Bday 2: The “Disconnect” Rant / <br>   Avant Garden Review

Bday 2: The “Disconnect” Rant /
Avant Garden Review

It annoys me how NYC food culture vultures and foodie scenesters so often snub vegan food… especially when they really have no experience with it. Well, wait. That’s not necessarily true. They have no experience with it as cuisine genre. Those who think that “vegan” […]

It’s a Helluva Day at Sea, Sir / Vegan on Holland America Cruise, Day 2

It’s a Helluva Day at Sea, Sir / Vegan on Holland America Cruise, Day 2

Today was our only day at sea without Alaskan scenery, not counting the glorious expanse of lapping waves that we are riding on. It was a day to explore the ship, to relax, to eat. The cruise seems far less booked than the other cruises […]

In the Air / First Vegan Meal in Alaska

In the Air / First Vegan Meal in Alaska

On the way to Alaska, finally! We spent most of the day traveling. Here are some of the pictures I took from the air… because there was no food around. Constellations on land. The land is organized in neat patchwork, dotted with the clouds shadows. […]

The Sweet of the Earth

The Sweet of the Earth

After almost 10 years of blogging, what more can I say about my love for the Earth’s candy? I have deconstructed the pleasure of eating fruit every which way. But it’s not enough. Now, finally–after many hours of rebooting and overhauling this here blog, fixing a […]

Typing Too Much about Vegan Banana Split Cupcakes

Typing Too Much about Vegan Banana Split Cupcakes

When it comes to serving vegan cupcakes to non-vegans, you have to capitalize on the opportunity–make a point about the delicious potential and non-weirdness of the v-word.  To increase the appeal, go with well loved flavors–or even better, nostalgic flavors. And you may need to […]

♕ Fruit Poetry ♕ by <i>V.V.</i>

♕ Fruit Poetry ♕ by V.V.

Imagine being the first to discover an orange accidentally piercing a thick, dull rind inventing a word to describe the burst a word to name the stickiness on your palms the stray rind in your teeth that tickles your tongue. Imagine the peachfuzz of a berry as […]

Bizarre Eats & Treats in the Bay Area

Bizarre Eats & Treats in the Bay Area

SOMA StrEat Food Park sets up next to the I-80, South of Market. Thanks to the rain (and the holiday?) we enjoyed this space with minimal crowding.  The apple of my eye? Hella Vegan Eats, “festive” all-vegan cuisine.  I had to get the bizarre Birthday Burger, a dense beet-based patty […]

Authentic Thai in North Merrick?!

Authentic Thai in North Merrick?!

Sometimes a “vegan” key word search in Yelp turns up a tucked away vegan option, one that might otherwise fly under the radar. After reading from a Yelper that Thai Chef Cuisine had a separate vegan menu, we made a b-line to the city I grew […]

Humane Education / Humane Eats [Prep Day]

Humane Education / Humane Eats [Prep Day]

Today I embark upon the first of many summer adventures. On this mix of business and leisure, I am heading far north to coastal Maine for an institute on humane education, a 4-day intensive workshop on IHE’s educational practice. I received a full scholarship for […]

March of the Mermaids

March of the Mermaids

There is nothing that says summer more loudly, perhaps brashly, than Coney Island in Brooklyn. And on the first day of Summer, the day of the annual Mermaid Parade, a merfriend and I took the streets to join the masses of scantily-clad seamen and women, including […]

The V-train to Queens & Brooklyn [pictorial]

The V-train to Queens & Brooklyn [pictorial]

Thirsty Koala‘s vegan tacos in Astoria, Queens… and their vegan Moussaka. Sweet Jane’s, a new ice cream shop with soy, coconut, and almond-based vegan ice cream. Also in Astoria, Queens. Did I mention vegan fudgesicles? My favorite sample was the mango basil. We sampled most […]

Sun & Rain: Vegan Options at Smorgasburg

Sun & Rain: Vegan Options at Smorgasburg

Dewy mornings in the backyard are a weekend highlight. During the week I leave at sunrise. So although I get to watch the sunrise from the train platform, I can’t check in on the Spring goings-on in the backyard. On the weekend I can see  all the activities. […]

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 […]

Dinner & a Sweet Bite in Williston Park

Dinner & a Sweet Bite in Williston Park

The one challenge of living on Long Island once again is the availability of vegan options. There has not been much progress since I went vegan here 16 years ago. Though this fact helps me save discretionary funds I would freely give away at restaurants […]

Buttons to Push Buttons

Buttons to Push Buttons

Certainly a knife can accomplish most, if not all, types of cutting. But those who grew up watching Inspector Gadget or admiring the inventions of Data from The Goonies know that sometimes there is innovation in perfecting a tool for a singular use. Case in point: […]

Heat Wave, Day 2: Summer Bruschetta

Heat Wave, Day 2: Summer Bruschetta

I kind of fell in love with this vibrant compilation of summer recipes. It got me thinking more creatively about what would be an tasty snack during these high temps. Easy, fresh, and colorful were musts. I diced some mango and basil and doused with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Out/About Vegan {Summer Edition 2}

Out/About Vegan {Summer Edition 2}

I can’t stop eating it. Mango and sticky rice. I love it. I think I need to do a search for the best–and really, when I say the best I mean the biggest portion. I really have never had a bad batch. Even after this […]