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...

Vegan Chocolate Times

Someone recently asked me about chocolate gift basket ideas for vegans. Which led me here, here, here, and here. The Nicobella chocolates look polished and suave, darker and flaxxier.Bluestockings Bonbons had me gyrating in disbelief. Coconut Cream Pyramids! Coriander Beet Truffles! bittersweet chocolate vulva with pink peppercorns and Hawaiian pink sea salt You see. You get 12 vulvas for $12....

Moments in Ohmymy, Round 2

Feeding Zahav hummus to 90-year-old grandmothers is just a perk of the job. The mushrooms were picked that morning and delivered to Zahav. They rose from the smooth mound of hummus, exalted, sauteed specimens. It was like they grew in that hummus and plucking them from an already fertile, rich-in-ohmymy landscape was what separated the hunters from the gatherers. Yes,...

Whole Foods Pizza on the Daiya Cheese Train

I certainly don't go to Whole Foods for pizza and promise not to start. It's typically some obscure baking ingredient that I've come to procure. So for the past few weeks now, I've ignored the vegan pizza in the prepared foods section. I didn't realize it was made with the Great Daiya, the latest dairy-free and allergen-free cheese alternative,...

Potluck Blondies

For my first vegan potluck, I turned out some cashew butter blondies by modifying Vegan Diva's recipe here. I used cashew butter instead of peanut butter, chopped macadamia nuts instead of peanuts, 2 flax eggs instead of egg replacer, and removed the chocolate chips. I topped them with coconut and let it toast for the final 15 minutes. They...

Veg Out: Arbol’s New Veggie Menu

Arbol has strong drip coffee that's not La Colombe, which is a huge plus, but I had never tried a sandwich there. They recently debuted a vegetarian menu that's posted on Meal Ticket. Be prepared to ask a lot of questions if you're vegan. When I ordered a Wyck with vegan cheese on brioche (choice of brioche, bagel, or croissant),...

Why Vietnamese Bruschetta is So Hot Right Now and Other Questions

Check out this week's Good Word, featuring my attempts to further promote seitan. Thanks, Drew!

What If I Told You About Stumptown and Pub & Kitchen Sold From a Truck?

I hadn't even picked out which Stumptown to order for next week's coffee delivery when I saw this on Philly Mag: The Hub Bub, a caffeine truck that will pair bites from P&K with brew from the legendary Stumptown, the Portland-now-sleeping-with-New York roaster. The roaming truck will appear sometime next week. Anyone wanna meet for a cup? What's even more...

Opening Day at Sweetie’s Pie Diner: Pie Dinner

On my way back from Whole Foods last night (canned pumpkin! soy Nog! things you cave and go to WFM for), I was attracted to the warmth of Sweetie's Pie Diner. Vegetarian pie excites me. There were many hands working in the open kitchen and an array of rustic-looking pie slices(read: not perfect and uniform and factory-made) swirling around in...