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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 […]

Phoenixville: A Cute Small Town With Vegan Eats

Phoenixville: A Cute Small Town With Vegan Eats

An hour from Philadelphia is the lovely borough of Phoenixville. Once the site of iron and steel mills, Phoenixville now has a thriving downtown strip containing diverse eateries, watering holes, and breweries. And some vegan eats! It is one of those places that feel like […]

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 […]

Out & About London on my Birthday

Out & About London on my Birthday

After two days of walking about London, we bought an Oyster Card and went to the underground. Our room is just a couple of minutes from Baker Street station, of Baker Street (the song) fame, which plays eerily from some unknown source. The London Underground is […]

wi. / mn.

wi. / mn.

Lest you think me a sunflower stalker (I am), please know that Babbette’s Seeds of Hope was the first field of sunflowers I knew about, though I suppose I realized they existed, and the very first field of sunflowers I intended to visit… the reason […]

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 […]

Vegan Products I’m Digging

Vegan Products I’m Digging

Sometimes I get girly-girl. But for my lifetime, I am way out of practice. As a child, I gave my Barbies haircuts that challenged society’s standards of beauty. As a teenager, I tried in the ways I could–dying and bleaching my hair constantly, heavy-handed use of […]

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 […]

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 […]

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 2: Bloodbuzz Ohio

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 2: Bloodbuzz Ohio

What is hard about being a roadtripping blogger is that all your pearls of wisdom–the thoughts and ideas born on the road, inside its motion and pace–are diminished into imperceptible dots by the time you’re in a place you can write. Even thoughts that build […]

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 1: PA to OH

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 1: PA to OH

In my goal of V.V. hitting “all 50 states reporting” status, summer is the time to pack on the states.  Getting out of New York and past the tristate area to make it to these unreported on states is a daunting task… as is the return […]

Coconut Hide

Coconut Hide

How beautiful, a coconut. In each part and in all its forms. The meat of a coconut–rich, buttery in a way that no other plant food is. And what a wonderful idea to make jerky from that hearty, nutrient-packed coconut flesh. Thankfully CocoBurg, a Brooklyn-based maker of […]

All-Vegan Done Right.

All-Vegan Done Right.

Philadelphia is very vegan-friendly. They have eateries that far surpass played out, crowded, lesser-quality Manhattan options. Vegan Commissary is one such eatery. Brunch at Vegan Commissary was perfect. As the name suggests, it’s all-vegan. But there is no need for restriction; Vegan Commissary hits every mark, […]

Raw Cleanse

Raw Cleanse

After a particularly gluttonous summer so far, I needed to take it down a few notches with a grain-free cleanse–2 days of raw food and juice. I also wanted to take this opportunity to try out some products that I’ve had on my radar in […]

Midwest Vegan, Day 3

Midwest Vegan, Day 3

Morning in Sparta, Wisconsin started with a much anticipated roadside attraction: the fiberglass mold graveyard on the grounds of FAST (or the Fiberglass Animals, Shapes, and Trademarks Corp.) The owner is fine with you wandering around at your own risk—perusing the molds and taking pictures–and so we did. […]

Cheese From the Trees

Cheese From the Trees

I was so delighted to learn that Dr. Cow, delicious vegan cheesemakers, had opened up the front of their production space, creating the area’s first specialty vegan cheese shop. With cheese from the trees on the rise, it is a delight to visit and chat with […]

I’m Thankful for Good Taste

I’m Thankful for Good Taste

My white and regular pumpkin puree layer cake with vanilla buttercream and cinnamon glaze. Jay Astafa‘s amazing cashew cheese wheel…  and his Thanksgiving meal, though my re-plating killed his presentation. Pecan-crusted seitan, parsnip puree, creamed corn and sauteed kale. Amazing.  An impromptu trip to Chelsea […]

Day 13 in Deutschland, Stick a Fork In Me (I’m sorry Hamburg)

Day 13 in Deutschland, Stick a Fork In Me (I’m sorry Hamburg)

Hamburg–you big, noisy thing, you–I’m spent. Had I arrived in your arms days, even hours, ago, I may have had the moxy to embrace you back. But I’m tired now. I don’t even want to force myself to go through the motions of an excited […]

Live Free Or Die.    (Vegan New Hampshire, Day 1)

Live Free Or Die. (Vegan New Hampshire, Day 1)

I am very excited to have the opportunity to do some summer traveling! The season commences with a weekend in Concord, New Hampshire with The Electrician. Bright blue skies and white cotton candy clouds, covered bridges and affirmations of beauty on the bathroom stall doors, it […]

Summer Starts Now.

Summer Starts Now.

In late June, my morning train to Brooklyn coincides with the glorious sunrise. It’s a fantastic way to start the day. The recent “Super Moon” gave way to a Super Sun, a flaming pink sun whose expanded diameter blazed across pastel blots of morning colors. Summer […]

<i>Still Using Pumpkin Puree</i> Cupcakes

Still Using Pumpkin Puree Cupcakes

I made beautiful pumpkin spiced cupcakes and a pastry bag of vanilla buttercream for my classroom party. Luckily I made enough to have a bunch to take back home. The kids didn’t know what to make of cupcakes that were not chocolate or vanilla. After […]

L.I. Vegan Eats: Maggie’s Raw Love Cafe

L.I. Vegan Eats: Maggie’s Raw Love Cafe

The Blue Firmament Holistic Centre in Rockville Centre, Long Island is a source for mind, body, and spiritual sustenance. It is also home to Maggie’s Raw Love Cafe, Nassau County’s only raw eatery.The inviting cafe takes up a large space in the center’s main floor. […]

West Coast Eating Extravaganza, Day 3

West Coast Eating Extravaganza, Day 3

Follow Your Heart, a natural foods market and brand of dairy substitutes, has a cafe offering traditional vegetarian fare in Canoga Park. The natural food store has been around since the 70’s. The shelves are thoroughly stocked with a ton of great products but is […]

Truffled Hummus Crêpes and Vegan <i>Mallomars</i>. And Drool.

Truffled Hummus Crêpes and Vegan Mallomars. And Drool.

I spent 5 years of my life working across the street from Chelsea Market, a unique indoor market of some of New York City’s finest culinary upstarts and the homebase of the ubiquitous Food Network. It has been quite some time since I checked Chelsea […]