Tag: summer roll

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 […]

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 […]

Summery Asian Eats

Summery Asian Eats

I can spend many hours in V & T Supermarket in Hempstead, Long Island. Well actually, I can spend many hours in the sauce aisle alone. I stopped in during some errands recently and felt inspired enough to cook a labor-intensive lunch along with a […]

Veg-heavy Days

Veg-heavy Days

This week’s gorgeous lunch photographed so well. Grilled tempeh, roasted beets, brown & wild rice pilaf with dill, cashew & diced red pepper, sautéed beet greens and Dino kale. Who wants to cook dinner in this sweltering heat? It was time to use my Asian market goodies and make […]

Summer, Wrapped in Rice Paper With Pickled Veggies

Summer, Wrapped in Rice Paper With Pickled Veggies

Another beach day, but this time: a bright blue sky and glorious sun. Summer Sistas! After, a late lunch of summer eats–Vietnamese in Farmingdale, The Rolling Spring Roll. It was such a delight to find a high quality, authentic Vietnamese options on Long Island. It […]

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: <b>Asian Grocery Stores</b>

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Asian Grocery Stores

I can spend hours in an Asian grocer, especially a gigantic supermarket like V & T in Hempstead. The packaging of the goods is a draw enough! But they are often very veg-friendly, albeit preservative and sodium-laden. Though Hempstead is a bit of a veg-void (except […]

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 […]

End of Summer Rolls {and much more}

End of Summer Rolls {and much more}

ith summer on the outs, and a stock of Asian noodles to utilize, I wrapped up some end-of-summer rolls. Fresh, vibrant and with a variety crunchy textures, these see-through beauties have all the elements of a delicious summer snack. Inside: vermicelli, basil and mint from the […]

90’s Vegan-style on Long Island’s East End

90’s Vegan-style on Long Island’s East End

Like its name implies, Long Island is looong. Heading east from my starting point in Freeport, it’s almost 100 miles to Montauk Point (a.k.a. The End). With a year-round Hamptons local as my guide, I spent the day on this long stretch of road, searching […]

A Rhode Island Welcoming

A Rhode Island Welcoming

The start of the a Vegan Foodie Weekend in Providence, Rhode Island started with a bang! Our hosts and their neighbors prepared a vegan spread that was jaw-dropping. Lime tortilla chips from Food Should Taste Good; roasted garlic, grilled tomato and basil bruschetta; cherries; hot and […]

Happy Birthday Andrea!

Happy Birthday Andrea!

My dear friend Artsparrow knows her medium. As a food lover, an illustrator, aspiring photographer and all around artist, she knows color equates emotion, the visual evidence of a feeling. Gathering with her near and dear, we celebrated her birthday at Nahm Thai Kitchen in […]

Summer Eats: My Thai

Summer Eats: My Thai

I love Thai food. That’s no secret to friends and loved ones. But now that I no longer have a favorite neighborhood Thai spot… (I speak of the end of my 5-year relationship with Lily Thai who refuses to stock a mushroom-based sauce for vegan […]

Forever West

Forever West

Cutting through the northern tip of the Rockies and passing over the Continental Divide, the I-80 west cuts through Wyoming’s southern mass in an predominantly undeveloped two-lane highway. For a gal used to the bustle of Brooklyn, the expanse of open space is unbelievable, almost […]

On Route 66

On Route 66

Though we’d left TX behind spent the evening just west of Oklahoma City, we needed to drive through the panhandle to reach our next destination, Santa Fe, New Mexico. A good 7 to 8 hours drive from where we had woken up, we pit-stopped in […]

Food Love {Never Eat Your Heart Out} {Half Kidding}

Food Love {Never Eat Your Heart Out} {Half Kidding}

See this food? I have eaten it and it has helped me to move from here to there to have me here typing this to you. See it? I put it in my mouth and chewed. Yeah, so what but: Have you ever paid attention […]

Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Mouth

Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Mouth

Ok, that is probably the silliest blog title I ever published. Here is a epicure rundown: Kate’s Joint‘s vegan French toast. Desperately in need of a pad of Earth Balance… if only the waitress could be found. Oatmeal raisin cookies from my vegan kitchen.Sura Thai […]

Eat ❁ Pray ❁ Love ❁

Eat ❁ Pray ❁ Love ❁

Sharing a meal with friends is always special. Since I haven’t been inside the kitchen lately, here are some highlights from Wok Man‘s welcoming dinner for his visiting family and the Annual Lifecycle Celebration of “Steven”. Gobo‘s smoked Beijing-style seitan with Chinese broccoli. and their […]

Oh Samui

Oh Samui

With mixed emotions, I headed towards the Donsak pier in Surat Thani to catch a boat to Ko Samui. Surat Thani is the gateway to this heavily developed and very expensive island and my home last night, the slick dealings and price of my room […]

Thailand Foodie!

Thailand Foodie!

Urai went out of her way to make sure I was properly nourished. She took great care in learning my taste preferences and dietary restrictions. Below is a partial list of some of the delicious food I’ve tasted in Bangsai: My first lunch: Fresh spring […]