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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 […]

Unlabor Days are Over: Last Cabana Days

Unlabor Days are Over: Last Cabana Days

So what if it was cold and overcast? The last weekend before the new school year is time to hit the cabana and hold on tight.  That means eats, too.  Cous cous salad with kale, basil and tomatoes from the garden. The last of the […]

What’s the Story, Morning Glory? (Summer photo purge)

What’s the Story, Morning Glory? (Summer photo purge)

How gorgeous is this blue Morning Glory? It looks as if stroked by a partially dry paintbrush. This bloom mysteriously disappeared shortly after I took this picture. I wonder if blue plants are sought-after vittles for critters since they are so rare?   Hibiscus time. […]

<b>V.V. Burger Showdown Semi-Finals Match 1: </b><br>I Must Break <br>You(r Brand Marketing) ​[Pickle Shack vs. Bareburger]

V.V. Burger Showdown Semi-Finals Match 1:
I Must Break
You(r Brand Marketing) ​[Pickle Shack vs. Bareburger]

Match #1 of the V.V. Burger Showdown Semi-Finals: I Must Break You(r Brand Marketing). Pickle Shack vs. Bareburger We are now in the Semi-Finals of the V.V. New York City Burger Showdown! Sixteen burgers in, I have tasted some amazing burgers. But with new burger options already in waiting for […]

From Anchorage to Seward, Alaska / Vegan on Holland America Cruise, Day 1

From Anchorage to Seward, Alaska / Vegan on Holland America Cruise, Day 1

We woke up with some goals. There were some cruise clarifications that were pretty important. Then there was breakfast, the sometimes-unattainable meal for a traveling vegan. And requisite basking in the breathtaking beauty of Alaska, the Last Frontier. For breakfast, a local favorite, Snow City […]

The Gorge and Vegan Cheese Boards

The Gorge and Vegan Cheese Boards

Besides being beautiful, New York’s Finger Lakes Region has some spectacular vegan options. Like Veraisons, the restaurant located on Glenora Winery in Dundee. Honestly, this place was our main reason for this trip. After discovering the vegan options on its seasonal menus, I have been watching […]

18 Hours: Upstate / Connecticut Loop {Day Trips, 101}

18 Hours: Upstate / Connecticut Loop {Day Trips, 101}

Travel tucks you into new environments, which facilitate different experiences. And experience is the basis of all learning, all growth. So, travel is enlightenment…. Luckily, there is no need to head to an ancient Buddhist temple to derive this wisdom. There is plenty of beauty, adventure, inspiration, oddity (and vegan eats) […]

{More} Freshwater Life / Vegan in the Poconos

{More} Freshwater Life / Vegan in the Poconos

Hawley, Pennsylvania is a resort town in the Poconos Mountains Lake Region located just far enough from the thriving metropolis New York City to feel like you’ve entered an entirely different habitat. Though most of the area resorts are for various outdoor adventuring, The Lodge […]

Photo Purge

Photo Purge

Dad & Sister coconut whip, blueberry, strawberry chocolate cake parfaits. Happy July Birthdays! Fluff keeping cool in the shade.  Collaborative craft for a special Momma. 5 people are better than 1! Symmetry is a kind of beauty. This salad is from The Purple Elephant in […]

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 […]

Colorful

Colorful

Push aside winter grey, summer is unofficially here. The irises are blooming at the zombie house next door, triggered by nature. There Will Come Soft Rains-style.  The backyard, once a bland backdrop along the walk to the back door, invites entry, holds glistening fruits and color […]

A Korean Donut / Caribbean Crown Heights

A Korean Donut / Caribbean Crown Heights

You come upon things… in the best way: naturally, without looking. You’re going about your day… and there it is. Something new for you. It’s special because it found you. No google searching. Just life’s natural search results delivered to your path. [pause for a […]

Floating Fast Like a Hummingbird

Floating Fast Like a Hummingbird

My first go at Hummingbird Cake, vegan style, was a bit of a fail. So I won’t share the recipe. But I was hopeful that the traditional South banana and pineapple spiced cake would be a success. Thank goodness for parchment circles.  Also parchment strips […]

Brunch Lunch (A Turnover Fairy Tale)

Brunch Lunch (A Turnover Fairy Tale)

Every now and again you need to use what you already have–make some movement in the refrigerator. My crisper drawer runneth over. It is not permanent storage. So for my week’s lunch, I’d use it all. It would be brunch for lunch. What better an idea to use […]

Vegan Long Island Roaming

Vegan Long Island Roaming

In a gesture of goodbye towards my old home of Brooklyn, I now have a brand new car! Embracing suburban life here on Long Island is a bit difficult without one… but more than that, I love to drive. Though it’s been less than a […]

Day 12 in Deutschland, Easy Vegan in Bremen

Day 12 in Deutschland, Easy Vegan in Bremen

After brief appreciation (Griswald Grand Canyon style) of Kölner Dom, I moved on from Köln. With my days counting down quickly, I needed to do some cities flash pan speed. I boarded an early train north, foolishly thinking it’d be a quiet and secluded ride. […]

West Coast Eating Extravaganza, Day 2

West Coast Eating Extravaganza, Day 2

It was time, finally, to try Las Vegas’ famous Ronald’s Donuts. Finally. Vegas is known for many things. But vegan donuts? Yes. Ronald’s Donuts, located in the city’s Chinatown area, has the most fantastic claim to fame: really fargin’ good vegan donuts. I’ve had plenty of […]

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: […]

New (to me) New York City Vegan Eats

New (to me) New York City Vegan Eats

The Vakery is New York City’s latest vegan cupcake supplier! Though founder and pastry chef L.A. Brandon’s operation is via online ordering, I caught wind of her goodies being at Atlas Cafe in the West Village. I set out early for my cupcake breakfast, needed fuel […]

Goodbye, Summer

Goodbye, Summer

Goodbye, dear summer. You moved so swiftly through your weeks. But first, a few more bites… Goodbye, peak season for juicy and tender summer fruits. Soon it’ll be time for apples, pumpkins and figs. Goodbye, peaches and characteristically-summer stone fruit, best warm-skinned and taunt on […]

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 1}

Out/About Vegan {Summer Edition 1}

Vegan Divas makes decadent treats for the health-conscious vegan… or the not-so health conscious vegan. The ladies predominantly distribute their goodies at the city’s upper-crust health stores. I nabbed this caramel pecan brownie at Elm Health, the wonderfully stocked space on 7th avenue and 14th street. […]

Refreshing Fruity Slushee

Refreshing Fruity Slushee

I like to add some sweet to a party, but it’s too hot to bake! And who really wants a piece of cake at a bar-be-que? I wanted something that could be made in advance, was nice and simple and… *cold*. A homemade slushy was […]

Berry Baby

Berry Baby

Strawberry pancakes–golden, thick and fluffy pancakes pebbled with slices of strawberry. Food Perfection. Use this recipe for perfect pancakes. Fruit salad with nothing but the best stuff. No pushing around boring cantaloupe and tasteless honeydew. Just the most coveted in the fruit salad: strawberries, pineapple and watermelon […]