Red Pepper, Shitake Mushroom and Tofy Stirfry

The simplist little stir-fry – my own version of a recipe in How to Cook Everything Vegetarian – was delicious and packed with flavor. I served it with baby bok choy, steamed with garlic in a dash of rice wine and soy sauce. Red Pepper, Shitake and Tofu Stir Fry serves 4 8 oz extra-firm tofu, pressed and cubed chili sesame oil 2 Tbs. sesame … Continue reading Red Pepper, Shitake Mushroom and Tofy Stirfry

Victor Cafe, a musical rendezvous

My parents were visiting from Indiana, so I took them (and Senor Lanky) to Victor Cafe in South Philadelphia. Known as a “musical rendezvous” spot since it opened in 1933, the entire waitstaff at Victor are opera students who break into song, while the restaurant guests listen. It’s definitely an experience out of the ordinary! Senor Lanky and I split the Victor salad – field … Continue reading Victor Cafe, a musical rendezvous

Guatemalan brunch and plantain recipe

My parents were in town and I had a ten mile walk along the Kelly Drive planned to celebrate the sunny afternoon and the blooming cherry blossoms. What better way to fill our bellies – high protien style, than with a Guatemalan brunch. Pictured above, eggs fried in plenty of olive oil, warm corn tortillas, fried sweet plantains, black refried beans (brought home in a … Continue reading Guatemalan brunch and plantain recipe

Go Phillies – Eat Vegetarian!

Our World Champion Phillies are set to open this Sunday. Let the games begin! The Phillies also happen to play at the ballpark PETA has named “No. 1 vegetarian ballpark in Major League Baseball. ” The Philly City Paper reports that this year many Citizen’s vendors are going more “local” as well as increasing their vegetarian options offering “black bean burgers with cilantro sour cream … Continue reading Go Phillies – Eat Vegetarian!