Friday, September 28, 2007

red velvet cake

100% vegan and delicious
from Smooch cafe in Brooklyn, and enjoyed in the park (hence the slight messiness)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


making good use of some late summer produce: peaches, raspberries, orange juice and soymilk.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

squash blossom tostadas

squash blossoms lightly sauteed with garlic and topped with cilantro, on tortillas tostadas
in the background: guacamole and black bean tostadas

Friday, September 21, 2007

veggie" fish"

Sheets of fried tofu stacked like millefeillle into little sticks, wrapped in seaweed, served with veg and sauce. From Cafe 668 in Toronto.

mango salsa with wonton chips

mmmm! From Cafe 668 in their new location. Diced mango, water chestnuts, almonds, red peppers, celery, shredded coconut and wonton chips to scoop it with!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

mushroom pepper & carrot cilantro spring rolls

The mushroom spring rolls had black rice noodles, shitake mushrooms, cabbage, black pepper, and a bit of soy sauce.
The carrot cilantro ones had white rice noodles and cabbage.
Not pictured: tamarind and peanut dipping sauces.
Also not pictured: surrounding summer picnic perfection on Governor's Island in New York.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

sweet sticky rice with mango

sweet purple rice topped with mango and coconut cream. best. dessert. ever. (from Lao Village restaurant in Syracuse, NY 208 W Genesee St, (315) 435-8151)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

jerk beans & roasted plantains

A Caribbean meal: beans and spinach flavored with homemade jerk seasoning, topped with roasted sweet plantains.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

tofu steak with rhubarb cherry sauce

The tofu was marinated in olive oil, black pepper, and a bit of red wine vinegar and soy sauce before baking. Rhubarb cherry sauce adapted from Everyday Food recipe: cherries, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, onion, rhubarb, sugar, nutmeg, and salt and pepper.
Served with roasted carrots and celery on the side.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

black-eyed peas with greens & corn

black-eyed peas sauteed with collard greens, pickled jalapeños, slivered carrots, onion, garlic, and lots of salt and pepper, with fresh corn on the cob on the side.
a great summer meal!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Airplane Snack!

vegan biscotti on a United Ted flight - happy surprise!

Monday, September 03, 2007


A very rooty veggie dinner: salad (romaine, bell pepper, cucumbers and turnips with a vinaigrette), oven-roasted potatoes, roasted beets served atop beet greens.