Tuesday, December 28, 2010

open-faced coconut chipwich

Open-faced vegan and gluten free chipwich, courtesy of Allison: chocolate chip cookie topped with coconut icing and chocolate chips. In background, vegan black and white cookies.

Monday, December 20, 2010

tempeh sausage, sweet potato hash & strawberry ketchup

Brunch: tempeh sausage crumble (recipe from Vegan with a Vengeance), white sweet potato hash, and strawberry ketchup (just mix ketchup and strawberry jam).

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

sunckoke slivers

Slivered raw sunchokes (aka jerusalem artichokes) with toasted almonds, olive oil, salt, and parsley, from La Verdure at Eataly in New York.

acorn squash with lentils & caramelized onions

Roasted acorn squash with black lentils, caramelized cipollini onions, and balsamic vinaigrette, from La Verdure at Eataly, in New York

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

coconut lemon rice pudding

Coconut milk & lemon rice pudding topped with candied apricots and almond slivers, from Adams Mountain Cafe in Manitou Springs, Colorado.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

carrot ginger soup with roasted potato topping

Carrot ginger soup topped with roasted cubed potato (a great alternative to croutons) and parsley. All ingredients chopped by yours truly (and others) at a fabulous knife skills class at the National Gourmet Institute in New York. After slicing and chopping for hours, we enjoyed this (and other) fruits and vegetables of our labor.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

lentil cookies

"Lentil cookies" from New Sunshine Restaurant in Staten Island, NY. They weren't super sweet, so maybe croquettes would have been a better name, but tasty either way!

Sri Lankan feast

The vegan dishes of the day from New Asha Restaurant in Staten Island, NY. Coconut pumpkin curry, dal, fried sweet and sour eggplant, and chili-fried vegetables, with fresh roti on the side. Well worth the trip!

Monday, November 08, 2010

ancient grains granola

Six grains of cereal, with banana and soy milk. Raisin bran, rice krispies, cheerios, and Ancient Grains granola (courtesy of Nature's Path) = rice, oats, spelt, kamut wheat, quinoa, and amaranth. The granola was crisp and sweet, with a deep nutty flavor - a great topping for cereal.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

bucket of tater tots

"Bucket of Tots" with vegan mayo sauce, from Sticky Rice in DC. Warning: not for individual consumption.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Canadian Thanksgiving dinner

Our potluck Canadian Thanksgiving feast. Clockwise from top: bok choy slaw, candied yams, roasted root veggies, tofurkey, apple cranberry stuffing, mushroom sausage stuffing, green beans with almonds, wild rice salad, veggie Italian sausage and peppers, mashed potatoes, Celebration Roast, and gravy! Not pictured: homemade pumpkin pie, apple crisp, and almond milk ice-cream.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Mizuna Soba

An experiment with a different type of leafy green, mizuna. Mizuna with soba noodles.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Thursday, October 07, 2010

broccoli greens with coconut, cashews & roasted broccoli

From the Eat Your Greens series:
Tender broccoli greens with mustard seeds, Patak's curry paste, coconut, cashews, onions, and garlic, topped with masala roasted broccoli. Rice and tamarind chutney on the side.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

seaweed & potato crisp salads

Potato chips + salad? Why not?
Mesclun, daikon, carrot, and crispy potato with ginger dressing.

Wakame and green and red seaweeds. Vegetables in tofu sauce in the background.
From Hibino in Brooklyn.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

monstera deliciosa

Monstera deliciosa, a tropical mexican fruit that tastes like a cross between a pineapple and a banana. It ripens when the scales start to fall off, like in the picture. A bit high-maintenance, but absolutely worth it!

Monday, September 20, 2010


A mini-tiffin plate from the canteen at Ganesh Hindu Temple in Flushing, New York City. From top left: mini idli (steamed lentil cakes) in sambar soup, world's smallest dosa, cilantro chutney, curried lentil and veggies, vada (fried lentil donut), orange semolina dessert, and more sambar and coconut chutney. All for $6!

idiappam (South Indian rice noodles)

Idiappam: rice noodles fried with mustard seeds, curry leaves, nuts, and other spices, with coconut tomato sauce on the side. From the canteen of the Ganesh Hindu Temple in Flushing, New York City.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

korean buffet feast

A cheap buffet platter from Woorjiip, in New York. Clockwise from top left: vegetable rice, glass noodles, vegetable and kim chi pancakes, inari sushi, fried nori roll, bok choy, shitakes, tofu, chili somen noodles.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

fava (yellow split peas)

Fava: Greek yellow split peas, with lemon, onion, olive oil, and parsley, from a cafe in San Torini.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Greek baked eggplant & green beans

Eggplant, green beans, tomatoes, garlic, herbs, and olive oil = perfection. From a cafe in Olympia, Greece.

Gemista (stuffed tomatoes)

Gemista - baked tomatoes stuffed with rice and herbs, plus roasted potatoes and a healthy portion of olive oil. From a cafe in Olympia, Greece.

Monday, August 23, 2010

mercimek corbasi (turkish lentil soup)

Mercimek Çorbası, the ubiquitous turkish red lentil soup, silky smooth and perfect for bread-dipping. From a soup shop in Kuşadası.

Friday, August 20, 2010

marinara & friarielli pizzas

Marinara pizza and friarielli pizza (with broccoli rabe grown on the volcanic slopes of Mt. Vesuvius), from Pizzeria Castel Nuovo in Naples, birthplace of pizza. Both absolutely amazing... dough crisp on the outside and tender on the inside, with a sauce so perfect you don't want toppings.

Monday, August 16, 2010

seared tofu with yuca cake & strawberry

Seared marinated tofu with braised kale, sauteed fresh strawberries, crimini mushrooms and a crispy yucca cake in a strawberry vinaigrette, from A Bistro in Brooklyn.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Seared maple-glazed seitan sandwich

Seared maple-glazed seitan sandwich with eggplant chutney and miso spread, from Calico Cafe in Toronto. In background, grilled veggie sandwich.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

kim chi six ways

Six kinds of complimentary kim chi from Sunrise House in Toronto (clockwise from left): bean sprouts, potatoes & carrots, seaweed, glass noodles, cucumber, cabbage.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

massaman curry roti

Amazing pan-fried roti wrapped around fried tofu sticks, topped with massaman curry, pineapple, sweet potato, avocado, and fried onion. From Manee Thai in Brooklyn.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

radish leaf soup & carrot green quinoa

From the Eat Your Greens series...
Radish leaf soup: radish leaves, onions, broccoli stalks, white pepper, nutmeg, celery seed, and soy milk, pureed after cooking.
Carrot green quinoa (with lime juice, cumin, chili & garlic sauce, onion) with roasted broccoli.
Don't throw away your greens - they're tasty if used right!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

chickpea curry on grilled eggplant

Chickpeas in ginger and fenugreek curry, over grilled eggplant steaks. With roti, cucumber salad, and mint chutney on the side. From Vij's Rangoli in Vancouver.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

szechuan potato sticks

Back from vacation, with some catching up to do!
Szechuan potato sticks with lots of chili, scallion, and garlic vinegar sauce, from Chinese Traditional Buns in Toronto.

Friday, May 28, 2010

mocha latte

Mocha latté from Candle Cafe in New York: mocha soy ice cream, coffee, soy milk and fudge.

Monday, May 24, 2010

tempeh, sweet potato & kale sandwich

BBQ tempeh, sweet potato, wilted kale and grilled red onion on toasted multi-grain bread, from Candle Cafe in New York. Served with a shallot sage aioli and a mesclun salad drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

dulce de guayaba

Dulce de guayaba sandwiched between cookie wafers, direct from Colombia.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

char siu potato & greens hash

Fried potatoes and Chinese greens with char siu sauce (Chinese barbecue sauce), and tempeh bacon on the side.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

edamame & pickled ginger rice pancakes

Crisp fried jasmine rice pancakes, filled with edamame and pickled ginger, and topped with a hoisin dipping sauce.

Friday, April 23, 2010

veggie steak sandwich

Veggie Steak Sandwich, from Karyn's Cooked in Chicago.
Thinly sliced seitan steak grilled with onions and peppers, topped with romaine lettuce and chipotle sauce on a toasted whole wheat bun. With slaw and fries on the side.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

chocolate covered pretzel brownie

Brownie topped with faux meringue, chocolate puff, and white-chocolate covered pretzel. Totally vegan, totally amazing. From Atlas Cafe in New York.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

ugli fruit

Ugli fruit: Nice and sweet, but were it not for the thick skin it'd have terrible self-esteem issues.