Family Stuff

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To start off, here are the last two pictures of my trip to Boston and NYC: Picture #1 is of a scrumptious coconut curry-seitan meal I ordered from Quantum Leap, near NYU. Quantum Leap’s menu doesn’t list desserts, but the day I went they had four types of vegan cheesecake– chocolate, key lime, coconut, and pumpkin! […]

Portabella Pizzas, Take Two

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I so enjoyed my portabella pizzas from a few weeks ago that I decided to make them again. This time, after covering the mushroom caps in sauce, I liberally sprinkled vegan parmesan on top (Last time, I used Follow-Your-Heart cheddar, which was great). Then, I put the portabellas in my toaster oven for about 10 […]

Candle Cafe, mi amor

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I absolutely ADORE the Candle Cafe, in New York City (its sister restaurant, Candle 79, aint too shabby either!). This photo of my dinner does NOT do the restaurant justice (it’s in a to-go box because I ate it in the airport before going back to Texas). But it’s the only photo I managed to […]

Stop by for Pie!

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Lately, many vegan bloggers have been incorporating pumpkin into delicious-looking recipes; I was beginning to feel quite jealous… Then I realized– Hey, I can enjoy a yummy pumpkin recipe too! All I needed to do was stop lazily coveting OTHER peoples’ foods and get my butt into my OWN kitchen! Behold the autumn-y goodness of […]

Gobo Goodness and Hangawi Heaven

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After Boston, I took a few days off from school to accompany my dad on a business trip to New York (my professors all agreed to let me do this, since I was so far ahead in my classwork anyway– sometimes hard work pays off!). The first stop was my favorite NYC restaurant, Gobo. The […]

More of Boston

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The real reason I was in Boston– my little sister. Aint she cute? We went to a yummy restaurant one night, called Noodle Street. This is my meal– a tofu and vegetable str-fry in ginger-black-bean sauce (with brown rice). Omni-sister digs into her dessert.

Wonder no More!

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So where have I been? My sister goes to school in Boston, so my parents and I took a few days off from school/work to visit her. And a super-fun event just *happened* to coincide with our trip… . . . . . . . . . . First of all, kudos to Kati for […]

Mysterious Absence

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I won’t be blogging for the next week… but if you check back on October 26th, you’ll be rewarded with some great vegan-themed pictures to explain my whereabouts ;o) Anyone want to venture a guess?

The OTHER College Bar Scene

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As a college student, it sometimes feels as if I’m in a perpetual rush. There’s always another class, another party, or another study group to attend. I often find myself in need of a fast, portable snack… that’s where energy bars come in. Over the years, I’ve become quite the vegan-energy-bar connoisseur, having sampled a […]

A different Veggie Garden

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Within 20 minutes of my house, there are two vegetarian restaurants with the SAME NAME! And no, they are NOT affiliated! Is that not one of the weirdest things you’ve ever heard? (Well, maybe not the weirdest, but still, it’s pretty weird!) I posted a few weeks ago about my most recent trip to Veggie […]

Sometimes, simple is best

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What to make on a rainy day, when you’ve been stuck in class and are in no mood to undertake some new frou-frou recipe? Time for a meal you KNOW won’t let you down– Pasta Marinara! My comfort food, with a side of perfectly-sautéed zucchini in olive oil and garlic.

Banana Bread in a Bowl

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Bananas for Bananas. This recipe has all the flavor and nutrition of moist, delicious banana bread, just in a different form. It also makes a great snack. . Nutritional Information: This banana version will have about 245 calories, 7 grams fiber, 7 grams protein, and 3 grams fat. The pumpkin version will have about 175 calories, […]

Muffins and vegan cheese and brussel sprouts… Oh my!

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Although the plethora of cake posts on this blog may suggest otherwise, I am actually a very healthy eater. Above, dinner from the other night. I marinated a bunch of seitan in Jamaican Jerk sauce, then served it with quinoa pilaf, steamed broccoli, and a salad with tahini dressing. Healthy and delicious; no crumbs left. […]

Vegan Gumbo

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These delightful little gems are straight from our garden. . . . . . . . . . . . . After brainstorming all sorts of possible uses for the peppers, I decided on something I’ve been wanting to try for a while– Gumbo. I found a recipe in one of my mom’s cookbooks and […]

I am Cheesecake; Hear me Roar!

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Hello to everyone in Blogland! My name is Cheesecake… except I’m not really cheesecake, because I am made out of tofu. But please don’t discriminate against me, as I taste even more delicious than “real” cheesecake (and I am much healthier for you!). Here I am in all my glory. Don’t pay any attention to […]