Tag: thanksgiving

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 […]

the Vegan Thanksgiving Spread

the Vegan Thanksgiving Spread

Happy Thanksgiving! I am grateful for a successful Thanksgiving meal created in our new kitchen. The renovated space improved work flow in a tremendous way. And the dishwasher–a game changer. Here are the food highlights: A flavor-packed stuffed seitan roast, mashed potatoes, apple pomegranate pumpkin rice, and […]

Walking in a Vegan Wonderland: Bryant Park Winter Village

Walking in a Vegan Wonderland: Bryant Park Winter Village

It isn’t a coincidence that there are a tons of vegan vendors in Bryant Park’s Winter Village. The owner of the company that organizes this annual set up of holiday shops around Bryant Park’s ice rink is a vegan. I found my way nearby and […]

Classroom Pumpkins Transformation

Classroom Pumpkins Transformation

Every year I take home the pumpkins in my classroom and turn them into cupcakes, highlighting the delicious circle of life.  After baking the different pumpkin varieties until tender, I scoop out the flesh… …and blend away in the food processor. Ok, so I processed one of […]

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 […]

Processing the Classroom Pumpkin

Processing the Classroom Pumpkin

Processing my pumpkins marks the unofficial start of the holiday season! The first one to get roasted is my classroom pumpkin. I usually make cupcakes from the puree. The kids get excited about it… and I like showing them that vegan baked goods can knock their […]

Thanks.

Thanks.

I’d like to cook a proper Thanksgiving feast, but it’s not that simple unfortunately. It’d have to be a reheated prepared meal. And thankfully, that ain’t bad at all. With a Whole Foods near, it’s convenient enough. I ordered their Vegan Field Roast with an extra […]

In Two Words: Thanks. Giving.

In Two Words: Thanks. Giving.

Maple. Buttercream. Sloppy. Piping. Cinnamon. Snow. Wheatmeat. Croute. “Who’ll. Win?” Left. Over. Weekend. Morning. Super. Pretzels.

From Pumpkin to Cake

From Pumpkin to Cake

Two little pumpkins have sat on my desk at work since I thought “Pumpkins! Already?!” Now Halloween is long gone and Thanksgiving is upon us. I brought those cute little pumpkins home today to help me bake up some seasonal cupcakes for my grade’s Thanksgiving […]

Giving Thanks, Part III:

Giving Thanks, Part III:

I am thankful to survive, and thrive, through the love and support of friends. Thanksgiving plans changed drastically at the last minute due to reasons a trained psychologist will need to help me understand. Luckily, I was able to find a place to feast. Here […]

Giving Thanks, Part II: Food Not Bombs

Giving Thanks, Part II: Food Not Bombs

I am thankful for the ability to put my ideals in action. This past weekend I had the chance to partake in a very special event hosted by Long Island Food Not Bombs. I helped share thousands of pounds of packaged foods, hot, prepared vegan […]

Giving Thanks, Part I

Giving Thanks, Part I

I am thankful for friends who value food. Holidays, like Johnny Dangerously, are just another excuse to gather the gang and to eat… and eat well. The hiatus-ed FoodSparrow and her dapper gent hosted a wonderful vegan Thanksgiving potluck over the weekend in their gorgeous […]

ThanksLiving in Woodstock, NY

ThanksLiving in Woodstock, NY

This past Sunday was Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary‘s Annual Thanksliving Feast! It was a wonderful few hours filled with amazing eats, good peeps, numb toes and some extraordinary guests of honor: the turkeys.  Besides those feathered friends, there was much to see at the farm. […]

Buy Nuttin Day

Buy Nuttin Day

  This past Wednesday during my lunch break I had errands to run. Pancake, my canine life partner, was in dire need of a shampoo and, in order to avoid weeks of a clogged tub and no response from the landlord, I set out to […]