Holiday Rolls #1 – Herb and Cheese Poppers

Every holiday season invariably I attend at least one potluck in which I’m the person who brings the rolls. I try to change it up a little bit every year. These petite biscuits from the Nov. 2009 Bon Appetit are flaky (you have to fold them over and over while rolling them out, like croissants, and rich enough to satisfy with just a few bites. … Continue reading Holiday Rolls #1 – Herb and Cheese Poppers

Coup de Taco truck

I love truck food. I love tacos. I love food trucks right by my office that serve up super-special vegetarian-friendly tacos. The sudden surge of young, college-grads starting food trucks to realize their culinary dreams (and work their butts off) has recently brought Honest Tom’s tacos, Hubbub Coffee, and now Coup de Taco. Their website commands “Welcome to the Taco Revolution. Savor the Conquest. Join … Continue reading Coup de Taco truck

Roasted Carrots and Parsnips with Herbs

I love to find new recipes for my in-season vegetables, and often I turn to for inspiration. The Epicurious website catalogues recipes from Bon Appetit, Food and Wine, and the late, great, Gourmet. Gourmet was one of my favorite magazine because of it’s beautiful photographs and in-depth foreign food explorations. I decided to submit a few recipes this month to the website Gourmet Unbound, … Continue reading Roasted Carrots and Parsnips with Herbs

Winter Vegetable Gratin

Sometimes you want to cook something, and you have a fridge full of vegetables, and you have to figure out how to combine your craving with your desire to use everything up before your next CSA delivery. That how this dish was born. A basic gratin, (cream, milk, cheese) with turnips, savoy cabbage, and amazing fractal-style cauliflower. Between the layers of vegetable I added dollops … Continue reading Winter Vegetable Gratin

December GRID Happy Hour Tonight

Hey everyone! Our favorite magazine about sustainability in Philadelphia hits the stands today! Check out my recipe for butternut squash and mushroom lasagna (pictured below) in the print addition or online. GRID Cover December 2009 And join us to celebrate its release: WHERE: The Abbaye (3rd and Fairmount) WHEN: 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9 $3 drafts and ½ price appetizers! See you there! Continue reading December GRID Happy Hour Tonight

Brunch at Royal Tavern

I really like Royal Tavern. They have a beautiful bar, dim lighting, and are very veggie/vegan friendly. Unfortunately, I don’t live close, so I don’t get there very often. But when I can convince someone to make the trip, I go. I’ve been thinking about this amazing “BLT” since a friend ordered it the last time I was there. Double-decker, marinated tempeh, tempeh “bacon,” lettuce, … Continue reading Brunch at Royal Tavern

Roasted Cauliflower

I have to admit that there are few ways that I like to eat cauliflower. Ever since childhood, “trees” (cauliflower and broccoli) don’t much appeal to me. But it turns out that Iove it roasted! There are many different ways to flavor roasted cauliflower, but this is the basic: Thinly slice one head of cauliflower and place on an oiled cookie sheet. Brush to slices … Continue reading Roasted Cauliflower