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TEFF Noogies

TEFF Noogies

Ok, so I tried another ancient buzz-worthy grain: Teff. Teff means “lost” in Amharic… because it’s so damn tiny.  Each grain is like a third the size of a single quinoa seed.  First originating in Ethiopia and Eritrea between 4,000 B.C.E. and 1,000 B.C.E. , it’s […]

Some Vegan Things I Like Lately

Some Vegan Things I Like Lately

My Canon PowerShot G9X is always with me.  It’s a lovely point and shoot with a throwback design that reminds me of my grandfather’s old cameras.  I was excited to find a faux leather case that suits its aesthetic.  I was also excited about this […]

An Idiot’s Guide to Making Vegan Marshmallows

An Idiot’s Guide to Making Vegan Marshmallows

(It’s a marshmallow world in the winter.) I am the smartest idiot I know.  In fact, a lot of my smart parts efficiently glean wisdom from my idiocy.  It’s like a regenerating pool of experience and folly, raw material for unlimited life lessons.  In the […]

The Season’s First Chili!

The Season’s First Chili!

Sure, it’s freezing outside. Mounds of snow complicate walking and driving and dressing. ….But it’s chili time!   What I love about chili is how you can throw the kitchen sink in… then throw the kitchen sink on top of it.  It is a vehicle for […]

Breakfast is my superpower.

Breakfast is my superpower.

This powerful breakfast helps my morning person-ness. I make a batch of this on the weekend and divvy it up so it’s ready to bring to work. This is a revamped version of my usual chia oatmeal that incorporates new and exciting magical powders. Cacao […]

January’s Full Wolf Moon

January’s Full Wolf Moon

Here are the best shots of a ton by my fumbly frozen hands: the gorgeous supermoon waking up Brooklyn.  And here is that same supermoon the evening before saying goodnight. That’s all: “With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?” (Oscar […]

8 Easy New Years Resolutions for Health: Diversifin’

8 Easy New Years Resolutions for Health: Diversifin’

Eating the same thing, especially a diet that is imbalanced with starches and sugar, leads to all sorts of health ailments. But big changes can also be difficult to sustain.  That is why I resolve to welcome more healthful yet simple additions to my usual […]

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things: <b>Cardinals in the Snow</b>

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things: Cardinals in the Snow

I am enchanted by chubby male cardinals in the winter.  I can photo-stalk them for hours. Though my camera insists on trying to focus on the falling snowflakes, I got a few good shots. 

Heck No, Fairway.

Heck No, Fairway.

When do I boycott a supermarket? When they send me this: Foie Gras is downright despicable. Like absolutely horrible in this kind of Dystopian way.  I will gladly fork over my ‘whole paycheck’ at Whole Foods who finds foie gras just as unacceptable as I […]

<b>Traveling {Vegan} Series:</b> Preparation 1: Pack Wisely

Traveling {Vegan} Series: Preparation 1: Pack Wisely

I have said before and I will say it again, it over and over and over.  This country is absolutely breathtaking.  Though the densely populated urban and suburban landscapes are mostly my backdrop, I crave to be within all that is wild, remote, and free.  […]

Bits of Winter Renewal

Bits of Winter Renewal

On the Winter Solstice our sun takes a nice long and potent look at the Tropic of Capricorn… and then turns around all poignant-like, tossing her golden rays–all resolved in beautiful definiteness.  Winter comes and she seems farther away… but really it’s just because you’re […]

Christmas in the Raw.

Christmas in the Raw.

The holidays are typically a gluttonous time… the last hurrah of the year where many have a well-accepted excuse to dip into excess.  So this year, I choose to bring a raw dish to my parent’s home.  I made Raw Pad Thai using the list […]

Let’s Talk About Socks …Warm, Vegan Socks

Let’s Talk About Socks …Warm, Vegan Socks

For many years it was difficult to find warm socks that did not contain wool.  But thanks to modern science and technology, that is no longer the case.  Mostly with the demand of socks staying not just warm but also dry, winter sports outfitters have […]

Everybody Gets A Cookie

Everybody Gets A Cookie

I made marshmallow chocolate chip cookies for holiday gift-giving.  And I’m too tired to say much more about it.  But a picture is worth… yadda yadda yadda.

Vanilla Buttacream Advice

Vanilla Buttacream Advice

I’m so vanilla. I’ll take it over chocolate any day. But vanilla buttercream can be easy to mess up. And many do. So here are some tips to create perfect fluffy buttercream. 1.) Use Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s buttercream recipe from VCTOTW. It’s tried and true, […]

Morning Perfect.

Morning Perfect.

Walking into a sunrise like this on my way to work does all kinds of things to perspective and priorities. And it makes me later than usual. What is better than a pressed, warm sandwich with your favorite morning foods within… in your hand and […]

The Brooklyn Battle of the Almighty Thin Veggie Burgers

The Brooklyn Battle of the Almighty Thin Veggie Burgers

I’ll be straightforward here.  New York City’s vegan burger game has evolved incredibly since I endeavored to find The Best.  But I’m at a point where I need to start a ‘best of the best’ bracket.  It is such a shame to bid some burgers […]

Hanukkah Rainbow Cookies

Hanukkah Rainbow Cookies

I made beautiful ombré holiday cookies a couple of years back, taking inspiration from Bon Appetit.  This year I made Hanukkah Rainbow Cookies!  And they are possibly the most beautiful cookies I’ve ever made, receiving lots of social media love.  So here is a lot […]

Let the Holiday Bling-a-thon Begin

Let the Holiday Bling-a-thon Begin

I love these Nicely Festive shoes from Irregular Choice.  In fact, I love a whole lot of their crazy shoes.  Their styles are this wacky version of exaggerated whimsy and impracticality.  (And they clearly label shoe materials, which is a plus.)  Trouble is, they cost […]

More Vegan Stuff On Long Island

More Vegan Stuff On Long Island

I am having a hard time keeping up with new vegan offerings.  And since “plant-based” was named the number one food trend for 2018, I’ll be very busy. Here is a quick run-down on some new-to-me vegan options on la isla largo. Real Food, Real […]

Nature > Pantones, Mermaiding

Nature > Pantones, Mermaiding

Art always imitates nature.  I like this fact.  It’s why I don’t often feel the need to go to an art museum.  Not to sound like some stoner or the American Beauty guy watching the plastic bag, but there is so much magic and beauty […]

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

On a warm morning this past July, I tried my luck at obtaining a timed entry pass to the new Smithsonian museum in Washington D.C., National Museum of African American History and Culture.  I had been excited about the museum since seeing a segment on […]

The Capital of the United States of America

The Capital of the United States of America

It was kind of hard for me not to hum the intro to House of Cards during my visit. It is kind of the best part of the show. The Capital building peeks out. The White House.  Whoopie. Washington’s phallic monument The National Mall, Lincoln’s Memorial […]

Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving 2017

I love to cook for hours. It’s true. Give me time, space, and the radio and I’ll happily create numerous dishes from scratch with loving care. This Thanksgiving my goal was to use a lot of the ton of pumpkin puree I have. So I […]