Raw Falafel Shortcut

I saw this recipe for dehydrator-free raw falafel on Choosing Raw and had been wanting to make it for days. It voiced pure refreshment to me. I couldn't believe how easy it was. One bowl. Some spice grinding. The recipe turned out 6 falafel balls for me. There was a ton of spice flavor but sweetness from the coconut and...

Be Our Guest

Our out-of-town wedding guests are coming in this week and we thought, what better way to welcome them than with some Josh & Kelly approved snacks? In each welcome package, we included pretty glass bottles of water, organic, dark-as-my-soul Chocolove bars, a Kind bar, and some dried fruit from our Fruit & Nut Guy (I will never remember the...

The Candle at Both Ends

Mister Vedge was in NYC for work and I had a final dress fitting last week, so we spent a few days avoiding wedding madness and ingesting plenty of vegetables and burying ourselves in crisp hotel linens. I've always wondered why Candle 79 and Candle Cafe are both on the Upper East Side, a few blocks away from each other....

Excerpts from February: Sexy Food Shots

A word: Please practice sexy in moderation. Buffalo Blue Blini, Thoreau Vegan Treats Peanut Butter Bombe, Mugshots

Quinoa & Cocktails: Potential Pet Names or Really Correct Way to Spend a Wednesday

If I do Wednesday right this week, I will myself to be at the next Vegan Cocktails mixer, in South Phillytown this time. Cantina Los Caballitos is my preferred cantina of this world, and I dearly miss it. I even had my first vegan tacos there. Nostalgia-mole. Last go, I whined about the grease. This time around, they've got some non-trashy...

Updates on Your Date Making

Kanella has a 4-course $60 option for vegetarians: 1st Course Saganaki: Fried Cheese with ouzo, lemon, fennel salad and rustic bread 2nd Course Tabuleh: Lebanese salad of parsley, tomatoes, mint, onion and bulgur wheat or Horiatiki: Village salad of chopped vegetables 3rd Course Lahanodolmades: Cabbage leaves stuffed with rice, sultanas, pine nutes, feta and dill - braised in tomato sauce and garnished with Greek yogurt Dessert Warm open apple...

Another Post Concerning Coffee

New coffee walks into this place a lot. I'm always on the lookout for some insane offering from the many roasters that sell online. This year, I've been all over the Verve. We happened to be in need of some new mugs for guests. When we inquired about the coffee mugs on their website, Verve informed us that they weren't...

The Conscious Cook: Black Pepper Shortcakes, Blackberry Basil Sauce and Cinnamon Cream

Upon first glance at Tal Ronnen's vegan cookbook, the Conscious Cook, I was completely put off by the use of a chicken-like protein, Gardein, in his recipes. There was a lot of other valuable information and techniques mixed in with those Gardein recipes (why not just use seitan?) so I decided to add it to my collection. I'm glad...

Come Get Brain Freeze With Me Tomorrow, This Weekend, and Beyond

I'll be at the Vegan Scoop Ice Cream Tasting and book signing tomorrow if anyone wants to show me their best ice cream mustache. I will even fight you for the honor. The Humane League is having a holiday party on Saturday at the Ethical Society if you're trying to win something for your dog. As I'm not the world's...

The Cranberry Finally Realizes Full Potential

I've been baking so much in the past month that by the time Thanksgiving comes, I will just drink the blackest coffee I can blacken and eat rice crackers. But not without cranberry cinnamon monster rolls. I made some cranberry orange sauce and slathered it on my sheet of dough with Earth Balance, brown sugar, and cinnamon. It was a much...