Have Some Autumn Latkes With a Side of Applesauce

Have you been apple picking this season yet? I haven’t, but tentative plans to go have inspired me to make applesauce. And if you’re going to have applesauce, you’d better make some latkes to go with it. I recently tried out an Autumn Latke recipe with beets, sweet potatoes and carrots that you should probably know about. Continue reading Have Some Autumn Latkes With a Side of Applesauce

Tell Me More About This Whole Eating Seasonally Thing

Eating fruits and vegetables in the season when they are harvested leads to fresher, better tasting food. Seeking seasonal foods can have a positive effect on the environment, your wallet, and best of all, your palate. Don’t let the idea of shopping seasonally for produce be intimidating!

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New York Egg Cream is a Sweet Though Confusing Confection

Contrary to common sense, the New York Egg Cream contains neither eggs nor cream, so let’s get that out of the way.  An egg cream is a fountain drink made popular in New York in the 1900s and may be my favorite use of seltzer to date.  Several places in New York are now offering vegan versions, and with three ingredients you can mix up the treat yourself.  Continue reading New York Egg Cream is a Sweet Though Confusing Confection

It’s Time to Toss the Tradition of Carriage Horses in NYC

A recent New York Times editorial “Some Carriages Should Not Be Horseless” has renewed the debate surrounding the carriage horse industry in New York City.  While some (read: those few left in the industry) argue it’s a humane tradition that brings much joy to those who visit NYC every year, animal advocates disagree.

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Cold-Brewed Coffee: It’s a fancy thing, and you can make it too!

More ways to enjoy my coffee? Yes please! Cold-brewed coffee by way of New Orleans offers a more concentrated caffeine punch minus the bitter acidity. If you have some coffee grinds, a container with a lid and enough patience to let the concentrate brew overnight, the following recipe may well change the way you enjoy iced-coffee forever.

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Vegans Aren’t Always Debbie D’s! Going Vegan with Ellen and other Fun(ny) Stuff

Why did the tofu cross the road? To prove he wasn’t chicken! [laugh track] What do you call a vegan post-punk band?  Soy Division! [laugh track] This week Ellen DeGeneres launched her website about going vegan, so I thought it might be nice to share some more light hearted and comedic vegan stuff including an awesome comedian Myq Kaplan, and the incredibly talanted illustractor of the absurd and hiliarious comic Bizarro, Dan Piraro.

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More Vegan Beach Food! Sandwich Edition

Biking to the beach on the weekend is becoming a habit for my girlfriend and I as of late. Did you know you can jump on your bike in Brooklyn and be at a beach in less than two hours? It’s true! And as much as I’d love to just drink tallboys and eat a plate of fries every time we go, I find packing a lunch reduces the chances of this unwise decision happening.

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