Tag: sausage

Greetings From Nashville, Tennessee

Greetings From Nashville, Tennessee

I arrived in Nashville in the early a.m.  One, because of entering the Central Time zone and two, more so, because I left Sweetwater, TN at the crack of dawn. I just didn’t know what to expect as far as traffic. But it was smooth […]

Last Day in LA LA Land

Last Day in LA LA Land

On my last day in my second favorite city I headed to Chinatown. Mostly because when I saw the huge drive-in line at In-n-Out Burger I felt slightly disappointed I couldn’t partake in such a characteristic LA sociological gathering. But my friend told me that […]

Asbury Park

Asbury Park

When the seductive sun returns and undresses you, leaving the Southern hemisphere on the sly and randomly, you make an occasion of it. It was Spring in February! We had the plan to head to the Jersey Shore off-season for lunch before this forecast. Partly because […]

V.V. Does A.C.

V.V. Does A.C.

It seems the world gets more and more vegan-friendly everyday. As a vegan food blogger, the surge in vegan options near, kinda near, far and very far is overwhelming. From big cities to small locales, I can’t keep up. But I try… And I looove […]

Omusubi & Pizza in Manhattan

Omusubi & Pizza in Manhattan

There are many things I enjoy about omusubi, Japanese rice balls with goodies within. They are handheld, small, and contain the flavor punch of an entire meal… and, lastly, they are not a meal. I had a dinner reservation on the horizon, after all. At […]

Two Brunches in New Jersey

Two Brunches in New Jersey

I am delighted to kick-off the first V.V. report that highlights the vegan wonders of my neighboring states: the Tristate area. As you may or may not know, New Jersey has a lot to offer a vegan.  To start, take these two wonderful eateries… Vital Dining, […]

Where’s the “Meat” Ravioli?

Where’s the “Meat” Ravioli?

Although there are plenty of vegan ravioli options abound, most of the fillings are vegetable or tofu-based “ricotta.” In fact, in my almost 20 years of being an informed vegan, I have never seen vegan “meat” ravioli–either on a restaurant’s menu or at the store. […]

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 […]

Da’Ves Pop-up Dinner: Bobbing for Apples

Da’Ves Pop-up Dinner: Bobbing for Apples

Not that I need another reason to eat an all-vegan apple-themed dinner by an aspiring chef, but my birthday is here again. And a Monday night dinner with some dear, old friends is just what I needed to start celebrating. But it was Da’Ves Lee Malone, […]

Back to Lunch

Back to Lunch

Sundays in Fall means back to lunch. As the school year continues to kick my butt, I adjust slowly–feeling my best at some point on Sunday morning. In the middle of my making lunch for the week. Sweet potato mash, roasted red beets, and roasted […]

Day 4 in Deutschland, Hanging About Kemnath

Day 4 in Deutschland, Hanging About Kemnath

Day 4 in Germany was designated a relax day. I am not staying at a hotel, after all. I am invading a family. Laundry must be done, food shopping, etc. Today I spent the day the day hanging about Kemnath. Starting with a walk to […]

Day 1 in Deutschland, Vegan Eats in Bayreuth, Germany

Day 1 in Deutschland, Vegan Eats in Bayreuth, Germany

You can be tossed an awful lot of bad variables on a long flight. Luckily, my fight with Brussels Airlines was perfect–I had plenty of space with an empty seta next to me, a hot vegan meal, and plenty of mindless movies to lull my brain into […]

Autumn Dins {A Vegan Victuals Feast}

Autumn Dins {A Vegan Victuals Feast}

Autumn comes and goes fast. In an attempt to slow down the season already pushed into streetlamp snowflakes and Christmas music, let us eat its bounty and keep in mind that the about a Winter Solstice is a month away. Autumn Dins is here. Lite […]

Autumn Cooking: Apple Sausage Wild Rice Stuffing

Autumn Cooking: Apple Sausage Wild Rice Stuffing

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! When glorious autumn is seasonal. Chilly mornings give way to bright, potent sun. This often short-lived delicate balance is my favorite time of the year. And autumn eats are my favorite, too. Heartier, Earthier… I ❤ autumn!So now, […]

liXvb {id est. Long Island Vegan Brunch}

liXvb {id est. Long Island Vegan Brunch}

Bread. Hot, soft, fresh-baked bread. With a melon-ball of parsley-sprinkled soy spread, it’s a divine start to brunch. Sunday Brunch at Rockville Centre, Long Island’s 3 Brothers… after spying their brunch menu last week I knew I had to go sooner than later. It wasn’t […]

Me encanta la comida vegetariana

Me encanta la comida vegetariana

I recently stopped by Ms. CP‘s new apartment for some fierce empanadas. With scratch-made sausage and sweet potato-filled pastry, they were mucho delectable. Using Viva Vegan!, CP and her sous chef Em created these love pockets. ¡Me encanta la comida vegetariana! (I used google translator for that. […]

2010: The Year in Food

2010: The Year in Food

In the year 2010, more than any other, the camera was angled down, capturing flicks of food. Sure, there are people on the other side of the table. Had the camera lifted its head, it’d see. But for a gal who sorts time through food, […]

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 […]

And Misc. Birthday Tidbits

And Misc. Birthday Tidbits

Besides a memorable and fancy-pants meal at Blossum, care of The Electrician, I received a sweet and moist chocolate chip cake from my main gals, CandyPenny and Artsparrow. The picture (below) looks quite a mess as my unsteady hand had only the light from the Yankees-Rangers […]

Stray Eats

Stray Eats

V-Spot brunch in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Sweet Fruit Empanadas of banana and strawberry with some sausage. Yummy but could have used an accompaniment… compote, cream, etc Mango and sticky rice at Long Tan in Park Slope, again. Bless that towering cylinder of coconut milk sweetened […]

The Real-Deal Vegan Brunch

The Real-Deal Vegan Brunch

On sunny Sunday, August 1, 2010, I found inspiration in the pages of The Electrician‘s omnivorous cook books as he manually labored in his yard. A proper vegan bunch! Complete with the works: traditional brunch staples, both sweet and savory, served on vintage China and […]

The Other Wheat Meat

The Other Wheat Meat

In the early days of my veganism, veggie hot dogs were bright orange, the size of my index finger and quite rubbery. And packaged vegan sausages were grey and resembled commercial-grade meat. I suppose they were satisfying in their historical context, yes, but lacked a […]

The Staff of Life

The Staff of Life

For the past two years I have made yearbooks to celebrate the turning of time’s speedometer. Fiddling with Blurb‘s bookmaking software in December, I was forced to meditate on just how much I could fill in a week, a month, a year. In 2009, the me […]

Food & Friends (not photographed)

Food & Friends (not photographed)

Tall Guy recently hosted a hungry bunch for brunch. Though the theme of this event took on a life of its own, the delicious offerings of food and beverage were the constant. My offering was the pineapple upside-down cake from Vegan Table. This moist and […]