Sunday, December 30, 2007

Saturday, December 22, 2007

senegalese fried tofu & plantain gnocchi


Senegalese crisp-fried tofu (in lieu of fried chicken) over fried plantain gnocchi and baby bok choy, with dijonnaise sauce
From A Bistro, in Brooklyn.
One of the tastiest meals I've ever had... honest!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

kale & kasha latkes


A tasty Hanukkah experiment - kale, kasha, and potato latkes
(not pictured: horseradish topping)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

breakfast tacos

for lunch!
a roadside treat on a recent trip to Austin, Texas.


fried potatoes, beans, peppers, and onions


the fried avocado special on the right!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Indian cauliflower greens


Don't throw out those cauliflower greens! Just cut the leafy parts off of the stalks and sautee them for around a half hour with your favorite seasonings, and they're really tasty.
These greens were added to fried onion, garlic, mustard seeds, fenugreek, urad dal, salt, whole red pepper, and a dab of brown sugar, then sauteed till soft.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

veggie pita




I apologize for the horrible photo (the restaurant was lit with bright red lights!) but this pita sandwich was too good to not post. It's from Pita Saha, a great little student joint here in Syracuse. Their menu clearly lists which sandwich fillings and sauces are vegan (along with vegan appetizers like stuffed grape leaves, salads, spinach turnovers, etc.)

I got my pita with all the veggies: lettuce, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, bell peppers, hot peppers, cucumbers, cabbage, and some other ones I'm forgetting, and I asked for plenty of tahini sauce. This really hit the spot, and for a shade under $4 was a great reward after a long day of research and writing in the library.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Watermelon with Bittersweet Chocolate Shavings



On the eve of an ice storm, I want to remember this summertime dessert courtesy of Vegetables Italian Style, by Viana LaPlace. Watermelon pieces are mixed with brandy and sugar and then chocolate shavings are sprinkled on top.