MidWestern Holiday: Blind Faith Cafe

Senor Lanky and I traveled to Illionois to visit his family for a few days over the holiday. They took us to a wonderful vegetarian restaraunt in Evanston called Blind Faith Cafe which has been operating since the 1970s. They have a large and diverse menu and as I’m not used to having so many option, it was hard to make decisions. I ordered the … Continue reading MidWestern Holiday: Blind Faith Cafe

Healthier Cinnamon Raisin Granola

I made this granola, based on recipes from the cookbook Living More-with-Less (the classic world-inspired Mennonite cooking tome) for my work team. It has much less sugar and oil than most granolas, lots of healthy grains, and a hearty crunch. Nuts would add some additional protein, but I eat it over yogurt. Healthier Cinnamon Raisin Granola 4 c. rolled oats ½ c. coconut ½ c. … Continue reading Healthier Cinnamon Raisin Granola

Singapore Kosher Vegetarian

I organized our office holiday party at Singapore Kosher Vegetarian. Not only do they offer an overwhelming, all kosher vegetarian dim sum meal for only $10, they are also a BYOB, which I love. We arrive with almost 30 people and the staff was incredibly accommodating, cheerful, and helpful. I couldn’t cover all of the different dim sum that we ate, but I captured a … Continue reading Singapore Kosher Vegetarian

Squash Soup with Cumin Pumpkin Seeds

With the remaining half of the crookneck squash I used for the vegetable tagine, I whipped up this quick squash soup with zippy pumpkin seeds. Squash Soup with Cumin Pumpkin Seeds serves 4 soup 1 Tbs. olive oil (herb seasoned oil is nice) 3 shallots 1 carrot 1 celery rib 4 cups chopped and seeded crookneck squash 3 cups vegetable broth sea salt freshly ground … Continue reading Squash Soup with Cumin Pumpkin Seeds

Morrocan Vegetable Tagine with Couscous

I have a pantry and refrigerator full of winter vegetables to eat before I leave Philadelphia to spend the holidays in the Midwest. Ever since I tried a vegetable tagine* at a little Moroccan restaurant in the hilltowns of Southern France last spring, I’ve wanted to make my own. Luckily, my local middle-eastern market carries harissa** and I’ve had a small can waiting until winter … Continue reading Morrocan Vegetable Tagine with Couscous

Baltimore: The Golden West

Señor Lanky had some work to do in Baltimore, so I tagged along to visit our friends Laura and John, who moved down about a year ago. They took us to a wonderful and funny Tex-Mex restaurant called The Golden West Cafe, located on 36th St., “the avenue” in John Waters’ funky Hampden neighborhood. The Golden West has an extensive, vegetarian-friendly menu. Appetizer lovers that … Continue reading Baltimore: The Golden West

Huevos Mexicanos at Dos Segundos

On a particularly blustery Sunday I buttoned up my coat, held onto Senor Lanky to keep from blowing away, and went to meet friends for a late brunch at Dos Segundos. The place was almost entirely empty. Bad sign or bad weather? I had high hopes, as I really enjoyed the dinner I recently had at Cantina Los Caballitos. I ordered the Huevos Mexicanas which … Continue reading Huevos Mexicanos at Dos Segundos

Curried Soba Noodles with “Beef”

This dinner was loosely based on the Curried Udon Noodle Stirfry from Veganomican, but with more ingredients that I like! I added some vegetarian “beef.” Usually I’m not such a fan of fake meat replacements, but I’ve been experimenting more with them as an alternative to my usual tofu or tempeh option. It was delicious! Curried Soba Noodles with “Beef” 6 oz. soba noodles, cooked, … Continue reading Curried Soba Noodles with “Beef”

Spicy Soy Chorizo Enchiladas

Working from home the other day while contractors injected insulation into my roof and walls, I had the time to let a sauce simmer on the stove and make something a little more complicated for dinner. I also had a some leftover groceries from Trader Joe’s, and a hankering for enchiladas, and this recipe was born. Enchilada Sauce 1Tbs. olive oil 3 cloves of garlic, … Continue reading Spicy Soy Chorizo Enchiladas