Tag: marshmallow

Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving 2017

I love to cook for hours. It’s true. Give me time, space, and the radio and I’ll happily create numerous dishes from scratch with loving care. This Thanksgiving my goal was to use a lot of the ton of pumpkin puree I have. So I […]

It’ll be so long until it’s soon; it’ll be so long until it’s June.

It’ll be so long until it’s soon; it’ll be so long until it’s June.

There are signs of the end of the summer season that teachers are highly attune to.  They’re small things that collectively gain power in quantity.  Cicadas, REI’s Labor Day sale, football teasers, Halloween candy, a bunch of meaningless games for The Mets because they didn’t […]

A Love Letter to You (Philadelphia)

A Love Letter to You (Philadelphia)

There’s always a reason to go to Philadelphia. Usually it’s food. But the food invites you to make a day of it, to explore other things. Then, the duration of exploration makes you hungry again. (So yes, it’s mostly about food.) But Philadelphia is only […]

Bites of Time

Bites of Time

This picture was taken in June as a teacher pal and me rebelliously snuck out of a PTA-sponsored lunch for sundaes at Van Leeuwen. In some ways June seems like years ago. In other ways it remains piercingly vivid. I think I was in denial […]

Los Angeles: How to Pick Where to Eat

Los Angeles: How to Pick Where to Eat

The variety of vegan options in Los Angeles is overwhelming. While meal destinations are carefully deliberated, there are some guidelines that can help differentiate a good vegan options with a meh vegan option. The first guideline: forget the eateries that have packaged foods on the […]

June Traditions

June Traditions

My bag packed for the 5th Grade overnight trip, I had my sweet tooth covered. But that’s about it… It would be our last year at Club Getaway, so we’d have to make it count. This included sneaking off from my group to take scenic […]

I want S’more

I want S’more

Sometimes I make enough cupcakes, enough that I have to drive to work. With a staff potluck and a bake sale that I organized, this was the case this past week. Both events called for a special load of cupcakes. I opted for the nostalgic s’mores […]

Birthday Stuffs

Birthday Stuffs

Luckily, my birthday celebrations expand many weeks–there’s me-time travel involved (the sloths), us-time travel (London), family, friends. Eventually, all sides have been represented, leaving me smiling and grateful. I love October; and I love how my birthday delivers me to the excitement of autumn and winter holidays. […]

Nabisco Marshmallow Sandwich Cookies

Nabisco Marshmallow Sandwich Cookies

I’ve written about these cookies before, a cookie so ingrained in my memory that I can still vividly experience them. From the shuffling through the brown paper grocery bag, as tall as me, in the backseat of my mother’s car to find and be the first […]

Gainesville, FLA

Gainesville, FLA

Gainesville is a university town, so you know vegan options are good… for them educated, idealist types. Starting early, breakfast: The Tempeh Scramble with potatoes, toast with vegan butter and housemade jam at The Jones B-side.  Good, hearty fare, but soy-saucey marinade made the dish […]

Through the Night With the Light From Above {Backyard/Independence Day 2016}

Through the Night With the Light From Above {Backyard/Independence Day 2016}

Porno for pyros Pink, white & teal, close enough Fountainhead Marshmallow meringue parfaits Independent lunch–Field Roast burger, potato salad, corn on the cob Black-eyed Susan up, with ladybug superfly friend A Big Galoot snuck in to cool off. So handsome. Lilies are up. Tomatoes dropping […]

Makki Deli & Grocery = Confectionery!

Makki Deli & Grocery = Confectionery!

There is a place where vegans can get French macarons, pretty chocolates with caramel inside, pretty/decadent things… in New York City. Finally! The funny thing is that they’ve been available in New Paltz for quite some time. It’s Confectionery: the East Village home of Lagusta’s Luscious […]

Vegan Marshmallows Now $2.99 Indefinitely!

Vegan Marshmallows Now $2.99 Indefinitely!

Trader Joe’s now has vegan marshmallows. That’s how Trader Joe do. They buy formulas and sell ’em under their brand. So it’s important to understand that these marshmallows are really… Dandies. The deal is helping spread vegan joy through Trader Joe’s massive distribution.  Now that they are […]

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 […]

Sunrises, Foods, and a Cat

Sunrises, Foods, and a Cat

I can make a book of the lovely sunrises I get to see on my daily commute to Brooklyn. I think I love Sweet & Sara‘s smores thingy because it reminds me of Moon Pies… or what I called them Scooter Pies.” Sara makes the […]

Yellow-Orange

Yellow-Orange

Sunrise on the train station. Vegetable Mofongo and yucca fries from Mi Casa Restaurant, unlikely vegan options are my favorite. Stripes and dots.  Pumpkin Dandies really taste like pumpkin.  Kitchen color.  Quickly go the days.

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 […]

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 […]

Happy Pi Day: vegan marshmallow chocolate cream pie

Happy Pi Day: vegan marshmallow chocolate cream pie

Finally, perfect marshmallow fluff using Versawhip and this recipe!

Jersey Day Trip

Jersey Day Trip

Treating my home, and its surrounding cities, like I would an unknown city—subject to the same fine tooth comb in search of vegan options—my list of vegan leads in the neighbor state New Jersey was growing. And preferring a random and mysterious lone vegan option […]

Beautiful Things & Cupcakes

Beautiful Things & Cupcakes

Sometimes the sky blazes. And it makes even a suburban street beautiful. A beautiful birthday orchid. Spider art. The new dining room. And Frank. Cupcake Monster prep. Dandies + edible markers = Weird monster cupcakes. You lookin’ at me?

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: […]

Philly Eats Via Jersey Shore

Philly Eats Via Jersey Shore

In my quest of reporting vegan eats near and far, I have grown quite adept at planning trips with maximum “umph.” To follow, my most recent excursion to Philadelphia by way of the Jersey Shore, two destinations with thriving vegan options. In the interest of […]