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
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
As you may have noticed by now, I’m vegan. It’s sort of a big “thing” about me. So when I introduce my girlfriend to my friends, it’s with a bit of a surprise that they discover she isn’t vegan. Continue reading
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.
While many people are becoming more aware of the myriad reasons to abstain from meat, the egg question is much less explored by the mainstream. Unfortunately, egg-laying hens likely suffer the most and on the largest scale of any animals in the modern food industry. Given this fact, the news that The Humane Society of the United States and United Egg Producers are introducing a major agreement this month for legislation seeking to set national standards for animal welfare in egg-production is no small matter.
My passion for popcorn knows no bounds. I see a bag full of kernels of organic corn and my mind begins to marvel at the possibilities! I will now share with you some of the best ways to season and enjoy a heaping bowl full of popping corn. Continue reading
Welcome, beach weather! I relish the time of year when I once again revisit the dishes that are best packed up and munched on lazily between dips in the ocean. This Russian Potato Salad recipe is pretty simple and quick to make once you have all the ingredients.
Food is personal. Politics are personal. Food politics is incredibly personal. Finding a way to be conscious and healthy about the food we eat is something that takes time and energy. Vegan food politics have often been associated with a very hard line approach to the issues, but Kathy Freston (who recently appreared on both Oprah and Marth Stewart’s vegan shows!) and others who approach food politics in a similar manner are chosing to focus on the positive rather than the negative.
Throughout the day I’ve actively refreshed #NY4M on Twitter for updates on the status of the highly-anticipated vote. A few hours ago Politico reported that undecided senator Greg Ball, potentially the vote to tip the scales in favor of passing marriage equality in NY, is asking Twitter and Facebook followers for an opinion on whether he should vote in support of the legislation. Continue reading
When I was younger, I would often hang out with some kids from the nature center where I volunteered. Being around a family of ethically sensitive hippie types in Southeastern Oklahoma was a bit like heaven for me, but I never did understand the stinky and frankly startling brew the family drank everyday. Until now! Continue reading